2020 Pickup Truck Crash Test Grades Tundra as “Poor” – How Did Your Truck Do?
Each and every year, the IIHS conducts crash testing to make sure that we all can ...
Each and every year, the IIHS conducts crash testing to make sure that we all can stay safe. While it might be painful to watch some of our favorite vehicles crumbled up, it’s all in the name of the greater good. At the end of the day, the agency stands to provide us with the information needed to make the best decision possible. This will protect not only us. It’ll also make sure that no harmful designs end up on the road to harm others.
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This time, we check in with a video that shows just that crash testing and how it all unfolds. YOUCAR delivers the action from 2019 testing of 2020 models, telling us, “The majority of pickups recently put through the passenger-side small overlap front test struggled to maintain their structure, but two trucks — the 2019-2020 Ford F-150 and the 2019-2020 Nissan Titan — earn a good rating.”
In a more updated test, things have changed a bit.
Among variations that were tested, Ford and Ram were able to obtain a “good” rating on the passenger-side small overlap front test. Meanwhile, Honda came in at “Average” and GM’s trucks were “Marginal.” At the bottom of the list, the 2020 Toyota Tundra was graded as “Poor.”
On the driver’s side, all vehicles were graded as “Good” aside from the Toyota Tundra that was graded as “Average” in extended cab and “Marginal” in crew cab configuration.
At the end of the day, it’s probably best to consider the full scope of the results before making a purchase. The complete results of crash testing can be found here at the IIHS website. For those who value safety before anything else, it doesn’t look like any pickups qualified for the IIHS top safety pick in 2020. Perhaps, that’s something that brands will be looking at when moving forward.