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Safest Pickup Trucks for 2012

Safest Pickup Trucks for 2012

By Jeff Youngs, November 09, 2012

Pickup trucks are among the best-selling vehicles in America, but only two qualify for this list of the safest pickups for 2012. The following 2012 pickups achieved an overall crash-test rating of 4 stars (out of 5 stars), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and each is called a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrewThe 2012 Ford F-150 is equipped with 6 standard air bags, 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, trailer sway control, hill-start assist, and roll stability control. All versions except for the base XL model have MyKey programmable safety features. A Sync smartphone pairing system includes 9-1-1 Assist service, which automatically contacts a 9-1-1 operator for help in the event of an air bag deployment. Optional safety equipment includes rear park-assist sensors, reversing camera, and rain-sensing wipers.

2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMaxEvery 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is equipped with 8 air bags, including knee air bags for the driver and front passenger. Additionally, the Tundra comes standard with 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, traction control, stability control, trailer sway control, and a Smart Stop system designed to prevent the truck from accelerating if the brake pedal is pressed. A reversing camera and front and rear park-assist sensors are optional.