Crash Test Ratings for the 2015 F-150 are Out-standing

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Ford’s decision to make its F-150’s body out of aluminum starting with the 2015 model year raised a lot of questions. How much will it cost to insure? How much more fuel-efficient will the truck become? (When will the new Raptor be coming out?!)

Now we have the answer to another big question about the lighter half-ton: How safe is it? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash-tested the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew (it hasn’t evaluated the Regular Cab and SuperCab variants yet). The four-door full-sizer earned five out of five stars in the frontal and side crash safety categories. The latter included tests of the truck’s protection of passengers in the events of side barrier and side pole impacts.

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The SuperCrew, with or without four-wheel drive, has a 19.1-percent chance of rolling over. Unfortunately, it only racked up four stars in the NHTSA’s rollover test. On the plus side, it ultimately came away from the safety organization’s grueling barrage of evaluations with an overall rating of five stars.

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via [Fox News]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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