2019 Ford Ranger Gets a Good Overall IIHS Crash Rating, But No ‘Top Safety Pick’

Here is why it missed the top safety award from IIHS

The 2019 Ford Ranger gets a ‘Good’ overall crash and safety rating from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). IIHS says that ‘Marginal’ headlight performance prevented the Ranger from grabbing the “Top Safety Pick” award.

2019 Ford Ranger

  • Ford Ranger scores ‘Good’ overall in the IIHS safety rating
  • the truck scores ‘Good’ in front crash prevention
  • the truck misses the ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating dues to a ‘Marginal’ headlight performance score
  • the truck gets lower scores in Small Front Overall passenger-side crash test and Child Seat Anchors evaluation

2019 Ford Ranger: overall crash rating

The new 2019 Ford Ranger scores high marks in many of the important IIHS categories: Small overlap front driver-side, Roof strength, Head restraints & seats, and Front crash prevention.

Here is the IIHS video that shows how the truck performed.

Here is how the Ranger compares against its main competitors: Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and the Honda Ridgeline.

Note: the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck still do not have IIHS crash test results. We reached out to IIHS to get an estimated date when Jeep crash tests will be coming.

The Ford Ranger beats the rating of the Chevy Colorado and the Nissan Frontier. It virtually matches the rating of the Toyota Tacoma. However, the Honda Ridgeline is able to beat all midsize trucks with a “2019 Top Safety Pick” with a ‘Good’ headlights rating on some of its trims.

Many of the other new trucks also struggled to get a ‘Good’ headlight rating. Here is how some of the other midsize and full-size pickup trucks compare to the 2019 Ford Ranger.