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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty receives five star safety rating

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty receives five star safety rating

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The exceptionally popular Ford work truck, the F-250 Super Duty, has been awarded five stars in the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program. While safety isn’t as important as capability in this type of truck, it’s nice to know you’re safe while you’re working.

The Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x2 was the model awarded with the five star rating while the 4x4 was awarded four stars.

The truck won its five star rating thanks to its frame stiffness and new aluminium body shell. The AWD version didn’t perform quite so well, falling slightly short on the rollover test than its RWD sibling. Even so, four stars is still pretty good, so the Ford F-250 Super Duty is a safe truck to drive whatever the configuration.

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is a solid work truck that is, like the F-150, slowly winning people away from steel toward aluminium. While some say it’s more expensive and harder to work with, the Europeans have been making aluminium cars for over 20 years and they don’t do so bad.

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is powerful, comfortable, reliable and always there when you need it. As trucks go, it’s as capable as they come. This year’s model is fully redesigned with an aluminium body shell, stronger, stiffer chassis and a new set of features, there is a lot to recommend this truck.

The F-250 comes with either a 6.2-litre gas V8 that produces 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. There is also the pretty awesome 6.7-litre turbodiesel V8 that generates 440 hp and a staggering 925 lb-ft of torque. Both engines use a six speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels.

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty can tow up to 18,000 pounds without a fifth wheel or 18,600 with. In 4x2 guise the truck can carry 4,200 pounds while the 4x4 can carry 3,450 pounds.

Super safety
To help in achieving that five star rating, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty features antilock brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, hill start assist and a full suite of airbags as standard. There is the option to have inflatable rear seat belts, parking sensors, 360 degree camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support and lane departure warning too.

With a much stronger chassis, slightly higher cabin position and a lighter body, the balance has been struck between rugged ability, comfort and practicality. It’s a fine balance but one Ford has got just right.

The new 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty is an improvement on every level. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 to experience it for yourself!

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