2017 Ford Super Duty Earns Top Overall Crash Test Ratings

At Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Spring on I-45 (serving great Houston, The Woodlands, Aldine, Cypress, Conroe), you and your family’s safety is paramount when selecting a vehicle. That’s Ford’s top concern too as they build out their tough, tech-packed and stylish vehicles.

It’s no surprise that Ford continues to show why they have earned to right to say they are “Built Ford Tough” as they continue to receive high praise, awards and ratings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×2 with a five-star overall vehicle score in its New Car Assessment Program – the highest possible rating. That makes this all-new truck the safest Super Duty ever!

Some of safety highlights:

  • Frontal driver rating improves to five stars; side crash ratings for front and rear remain five stars
  • Safety starts with Super Duty’s backbone – a fully boxed frame that is 95 percent high-strength steel; and its segment-exclusive high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body

Super Duty’s improved performance is enabled by weight savings of up to 350 pounds through the use of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy in the body and box. This leads to more local frame stiffness at strategic locations to deliver considerable improvement in occupant protection. The weight savings is then reinvested into an all-new fully boxed frame that is more than 95 percent high-strength steel and up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame.

But Ford didn’t stop with the truck’s body and frame – Super Duty sets a new level of technology availability for the segment. Options such as 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, lane-keeping alert and inflatable seatbelts help the driver to have more confidence and control while towing and hauling heavy loads from job site to job site.

When you’re ready for your new Ford truck, shop our selection at www.PlanetFord45.com or take the short drive on I-45 to the Planet Ford sign… you’re sign for great savings and award-winning service!

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