The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted a series of crash test of the 2019 Ford Ranger. It managed to earn the “Good” rating in 5 out of 6 tests, but didn’t outperform the rivalling Toyota Tacoma.
To meet stricter US standards, Ford improved the new Ranger’s safety features, especially in comparison with the 1998 vehicle (which the IIHS ran in a single test).
Usually mid-size pickup trucks score worse on the passenger’s side than on the driver’s side in a small front overlap test. In this test the 2019 Ford Ranger earned the “Acceptable” rating on the passenger’s side. It’s still better than competitors’ results: the GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado scored “Marginal” (pure).
The Ranger’s highest score (“Superior”) has been earned for the standard forward emergency braking in collision-avoidance tests.
The model got the lowest “Marginal” score for effectiveness of headlamps and child seats installing into the LATCH anchors.