Averaging each model derivative's insurance loss numbers, which factor in both cost and frequency of damages, the F-150's collision losses, which are the costs incurred after a crash, are 31.8% below the average, and the comprehensive losses, which are costs from theft or damage other than a crash, are 8.8% below average. Those numbers cover the 2015 to 2017 model years, all of which have the aluminum bodies. Compared with its steel-bodied predecessors from 2012 to 2014, the steel trucks had slightly worse collision losses at 30.3% below average. Though the steel trucks had better comprehensive losses at 21.8% below average. According to reporting by Automotive News, Ford dropping the price of aluminum repair parts and making many parts easier to install helped keep losses from getting worse.
The aluminum F-150 fares well against the full-size pickup competition, too. We'll start with the list of averaged collision loss percentages, in which the F-150 leads.
- Ford F-150 (31.8% below average)
- Ram 1500 (14% below average)
- GMC Sierra (10.7% below average)
- Chevy Silverado (10.3% below average)
- Toyota Tundra (8% below average)
- Nissan Titan (13.5% above average)
- Ram 1500 (10.6% below average)
- Ford F-150 (8.8% below average)
- Toyota Tundra (2.2% below average)
- Chevy Silverado (2% above average)
- GMC Sierra (7.5% above average)
- Nissan Titan (72% above average)