2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×2 Gets Five Stars from NHTSA
Naturally, if you are driving a heavy-duty truck, you feel a sense of control of the road that puts your mind a bit more at ease when it comes to safety. Still, no heavy-duty pickup truck from the current model year has earned the highest marks in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.
The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×2 earned an overall 5-Star Safety Rating by virtue of earning five stars in frontal and side crash testing and four stars in rollover testing. The 4×4 iteration of the same truck earned four stars overall, scoring the same in front and side crash testing but earning three stars in rollover testing.
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Ford was able to improve the Super Duty’s frontal driver rating thanks to the application of high-strength aluminum alloy in the body and use of 95% high-strength steel in the new fully boxed frame. Also helping the 2017 Super Duty’s case for being the safest heavy-duty truck on the road is optional technology including a 360-degree camera system, class-exclusive adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, inflatable seatbelts, and lane-keeping alert.
And, not for nothing, but those purchasing the 2017 Ford Super Duty for its performance prowess will not be disappointed—it boasts everything from best-in-class diesel horsepower and torque (440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque) to best-in-class payload (7,640 lb). Also, new cup holders. Primo stuff.
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