Built Ford Tough isn’t just a slogan it’s the truth, especially when it comes to the Ford F-150. Recently the 2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew and Supercab were the only full-size pickups to earn the 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety pick.
“A truck like the F-Series, that has outsold the competition for 39 straight years, must be safe,” said Billy Genereux, Hoffman Ford Lincoln General Sales Manager. The F-150’s test performances speak to that. It received the highest possible rating in small overlap front crash tests, largely due to it’s high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum alloy body.
In a press release for Ford, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer said “This Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick is another example of Ford’s commitment to building the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever.” It was engineered by a team of Ford truck veterans to showcase improved durability, capability, fuel economy, and safety resulting in 31 safety innovations.
These changes from last year’s model enabled the truck models to do significantly better in safety tests. “Ford is leading the way among large pickup manufacturers when it comes to protecting people in a range of crashes and offering technology to warn drivers of imminent frontal crashes,” Raul Arbelaez, vice president of the IIHS’s Vehicle Research Center, said in a statement, as reported by The Detroit News. “We commend Ford for taking last year’s test results to heart and upgrading protection for SuperCab occupants in small overlap crashes.” In the event that you do get into an accident, Hoffman Auto Body, with locations in East Hartford and West Simsbury, are aluminum certified to fix your vehicle.
Additional safety features include Trailer Sway Control, SOS Post-Crash Alert, Curve Control, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Safety Canopy with side-curtain airbags. These features combined allowed the truck to receive a 5-star rating overall.
Come visit us at Hoffman Ford Lincoln today to see for yourself why the 2016 Ford F-150 is your best option for safety, durability and reliability. Schedule your test drive today by calling (888) 472-8497 or stop in at your convenience.
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