Ever wonder why the Ford F150 is the truck of choice for so many drivers in Utah? Well, for starters, it’s the first-ever pickup in the nation to receive an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for its SuperCrew model, says the Ford Motor Company. In addition, it’s the only full-size truck on the market to earn five-star safety ratings from the government.
Based on superior crash test results, the Ford F150 has long been praised for its intelligent engineering and build. Safety performance is attributed to its frame’s high-strength steel and the body’s military-grade aluminum alloy. Over the years, manufacturers have continued to innovate and find ways to further improve the F150’s safety features.
The 2015 model has 31 safety-related features, all stemming from new structure, materials and joining methods. The trucks were tested in crash test simulations and in laboratories to determine which methods and materials were the safest. Clearly, Ford’s impeccable attention to detail in engineering paid off, as the new F150 has been praised as the safest pickup in the industry.
Driving a nifty set of wheels is one thing, but to ride in a five-star safety rated vehicle is even greater. Drivers in Utah and nationwide can ride comfortably in an F150, knowing that their truck is not only sophisticated, but it’s also the safest truck on the market. As 2015 comes to a close, expect great things to come from the 2016 model.