2015 Ford F-150 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Feds in All Configurations

WASHINGTON — All configurations of the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reassuring shoppers who may have been concerned about the truck's all-new aluminum body.

The 2015 F-150 is on sale now at Ford dealerships.

Earlier, NHTSA released crash-test ratings on the 2015 F-150 SuperCrew model. The SuperCrew received an overall five-star safety rating in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations.

The regular cab version of the 2015 F-150 and the SuperCab version also received the top five-star overall safety rating, NHTSA announced on Thursday. The rating applies to 4x4 and 4x2 versions of those models.

They received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

Ford said in a statement the F-150's development team "created 31 safety-related innovations, including new structures, materials and joining methods that were tested virtually with supercomputer simulations, then retested in Ford's advanced laboratories to engineer the safest F-150 ever."

In comparison, the 2014 Ford F-150 earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2015 F-150.

Standard safety features on the 2015 F-150 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In the event of a crash, the Sync system can use a paired cell phone to summon help from the authorities.

The 2015 F-150 SuperCrew can be equipped with optional second-row inflatable seatbelts. Other optional F-150 safety equipment includes curve control, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping and a blind-spot information system.

Key competitors to the F-150 include the Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Nissan Titan has not been rated. The 2015 Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra earned a four-star overall safety rating.

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