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2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns NHTSA 5-Star Rating

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/16/2015 Karla Sanchez

If you had doubts about the safety of aluminum vehicles, this should help put them to rest. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew an overall five-star rating, making the aluminum truck the safest F-150 ever.

2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns NHTSA 5-Star Rating

The pickup earned its overall five-star rating by receiving five stars in the frontal and side crash tests, and four stars in the rollover test. With the 2015 F-150 pickup performing so well in all of the tests, the automaker can now tout that its lighter, more fuel-efficient, and more capable truck is also safer. Its strong performance was aided by several safety-related innovations new on the 2015 model. The pickup was constructed from high-strength steel in the frame and military-grade aluminum alloy in the body, which not only made it tougher, but also lighter by as much as 700 pounds, according to Ford. With the weight loss, the truck can now tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds than its heavier predecessor. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Ford also added safety features to the 2015 F-150, including an advanced restraint system that comes with dual-stage airbags, side curtain airbags, and an adaptive steering column. A curve control feature that helps drivers stay on intended path, and inflatable rear safety belts are available on the pickup, as well as a number of other driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies. For maximum safety, buyers can choose to equip their trucks with adaptive cruise control, collision warning, active park assist, and lane-keep assist.

It’s safe to say all the new features have certainly paid off, as the 2014 F-150 SuperCrew model achieved an overall four-star rating, with three stars earned in the frontal crash test and four in the rollover test. As for the F-150’s steel-bodied rivals, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado also received a five-star overall crash as well as the 2015 GMC Sierra. Meanwhile, the 2015 Ram 1500 and 2015 Toyota Tundra have four-star overall ratings. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Source: Ford, NHTSA

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