It appears that Ford’s latest, new and improved version of the Ford F150 is not only turning heads out on dealer lots, but in crash labs from here in Utah to the most remote of rural locations out on America’s East Coast.
According to USA Today, federal regulators recently awarded its top five-star crash rating to the full-size Ford F150. General Motors’ newest line of midsize pickups, however, turned in a less stellar performance, earning just four stars.
Specifically, federal regulators tested the four-door Super Crew edition of the full-size F150 pickup truck. After a series of rigorous tests, the Super Crew received top marks for its front and side crash test results.
This year, the results were especially sweet, due to the F150’s new all-aluminum body which many industry leaders felt would underperform in the ways of safety regulations. Ford’s other F150—the two-door Supercab—has yet to have undergone testing.
Says Raj Nair, Ford’s Group Vice President for Global Product Development, of the feat, “Our truck team worked together for years to deliver this accomplishment, using an unprecedented combination of advanced materials throughout the all-new F150. The 2015 model is engineered to be the safest F150 ever.”
Needless to say, if you and your family are in the market for a full-size truck to use for both commonplace and recreational purposes here in Utah or elsewhere, this year’s Ford pickup is a safe—in more than just one sense—investment.