The 5-Star Safety Rated New Ford F-150 – Five Star Ford of Plano, Texas
The new 2015 Ford F-150 earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – the highest possible rating. The F-150 includes 31 new safety-related innovations, making it the safest F-150 ever.
The use of high-strength steel in the frame and military-grade aluminum alloy in the body allowed Ford engineers to save weight and increase the 2015 F-150’s crashworthiness. New shapes and structures were designed and tested with the new materials to ensure they were safer and more durable than the previous model.
Engineers designed the F-150 using supercomputers to simulate how the new parts and materials would react before ever crash-testing in a lab. Nearly 1.4 million separate elements were examined, which showed how even the smallest parts would perform in the event of a crash.
New techniques are being used in the building of the 2015 Ford F-150 as well to help improve safety, including hydroformed roof rails to create a cage-like structure around the doors. High-strength adhesives are being used in the place of welds to join some parts, which have been proven to provide equal or better strength.
Advanced active safety features are also being used to help keep occupants safe, no matter the conditions. Curve Control technology senses when the F-150 is going too fast for a curve, and slows the vehicle down to retain stability. Inflatable rear safety belts are also available, which is a segment-first feature.
Also available is adaptive cruise control, which ties in with the collision warning system, alerting the driver and pre-charging the brakes in the event of a potential crash. The 2015 F-150 can be equipped with active park assist for simple parallel parking and a lane-keeping system that alerts the driver when the vehicle is drifting out of its lane.
To learn more about the new 2015 Ford F-150 and its advanced safety features, visit us at Five Star Ford of Plano. We have a large selection of new F-150 models available, ready for you to take home.