Ford F-150, Freestar get top safety marks in test


DETROIT, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co.'s new F-150 pickup and Freestar minivan received top ratings in an insurance industry group's crash tests designed to simulate high-speed collisions. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said on Friday both vehicles earned "good" ratings in 40-mile-per-hour frontal crashes into barriers designed to strike only the driver's side of the vehicle. The institute says a good rating means that, in a real crash of similar severity, a belted driver ...

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