In the United States, pickup trucks are consistently among the top sellers. With all the competition among pickup trucks only 2 made the grade to rank, on this list, as the safest pickup trucks of 2012. To be considered among the safest pickup trucks they must first undergo rigorous testing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both of the pickups on this list came through the NHTSA and IIHS tests with flying colors.
2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
The 2012 F-150 by Ford has 6 standard airbags provided, all wheel vented anti-lock disc brakes, stability/traction/trailer sway controls, roll stability control and hill start assist. Of the more than 15 models of the 2012 F-150 all, excluding the base XL version, include the programmable, MyKey, safety features. Adding to the features making this one of the safest pickup trucks on the road is the Sync smartphone pairing system, which includes 911 Assistance service to automatically contact help if any airbags deploy. Other optional equipment for the 2012 F-150 includes rear sensors and camera for parking and reverse assistance and even an optional rain sensing wiper system.
2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
The 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, comes, standard in all models, with 8 air bags, this includes head, side and knee air bags for both the driver and a front passenger, passenger sensor for the airbags to automatically deactivate when there is no passenger. Other standard features that make this another of the safest pickup trucks to own are all wheel ABS and vented disc brakes as well as electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist, 3 point safety belts for all 3 front positions and stability/traction control and even a first aid kit.
It is easy to see why these two trucks are consider among the safest pickup trucks on the market. They are both literally packed with standard safety features and even have options to add to these. Both pickups on this list also come with a standard V6 engine and have an optional V8 available. This means plenty of power both on or off the road and it can be detrimental to everyone’s safety to not have adequate power available when it is needed. At this point anyone can tell that the many safety features, the high safety ratings by the NHTSA and IIHS and their available and abundant power prove these trucks to be a pair of the safest pickup trucks of 2012.