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2015 Ford F-150 Leads in Safety Ratings

DEARBORN, Mich., July 30, 2015 Ė Fordís all-new F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever is the first pickup in America to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for its SuperCrew model.

The new Ford F-150 is also the only full-size, light-duty truck in the industry to earn the governmentís highest possible 5-star rating for the driver and passenger for all crash test modes and cab configurations Ė SuperCrew, SuperCab and Regular Cab.

The excellent crash test performance of the new Ford F-150 is enabled by its up to 700-pound weight savings through the use of high-strength steel in the frame; high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy in the body; and smart engineering.

A cross-functional group comprised of Ford truck product development veterans and researchers worked to optimize vehicle weight savings and manufacturing design to deliver improved durability, capability, fuel economy and crash-worthiness. The team created 31 safety-related innovations including new structures, materials and joining methods that were tested virtually with supercomputer simulations, then retested in Fordís advanced laboratories to engineer the safest F-150 ever.

Breakthrough innovation also applies to the repairability of the new F-150, thanks to its innovative modular structure that simplifies repairs.

Ford does not agree with the repairability costs and findings by IIHS and other stunts.  Fordís view is based on real-world accident repair data. In fact, real-world repair costs on the new 2015 Ford F-150 average $869 less than last yearís F-150 model, according to Assured Performance, an independent body shop certification company that works with leading automakers.

Additionally, both Allstate and State Farm say insurance costs for the new F-150 remain comparable with 2014 models.

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