The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty stands true to its name.
The rugged crew cab has passed the NHTSA crash test not just with a good rating but actually received an overall rating of 5 stars making it one of the safest models available.
The upcoming variant is about to replace the 2016 edition of the Ford F-250 and the engineers have made some strategic changes to the design that makes the new car extremely tough compared to the outgoing model. While last year’s version of the same crew cab received four stars in rollover and frontal testing, five in side impact that earned it an average of 5 stars, the 2017 Ford cab has received a much higher overall score of five stars.
With such significant improvement, it shouldn’t be difficult to convince existing owners to purchase the 2017 Ford F-250 super duty crew cab when they are planning to go for an upgrade. The Supercab and Regular cab received much lower ratings of just three stars in 2016. The newest editions however has got the same five star rating in all categories ensuring that the particular model you choose to buy from Ford will offer the best safety. The Ford Crew Cab 4×2 variant is coming but there is yet an announcement to be made after which we will be able to confirm the number of models scheduled for 2017 launch.
The Supercab and Regular Cab for 2017 is not confirmed yet. Only when these models are confirmed and tested by NHTSA, it is possible to check how safe they are. Given the fact that the super duty edition has scored much higher this year, the other variants which use similar platform and build will receive equally good ratings in a crash test.
Compared to the Ram and the GM, the Ford pickups are pretty much new to the market. The popular Silverado 1500 edition was launched in 2013 with a 2014 model year tag. The Ram is such an old school model by now as it was originally launched in 2008 and all of these cars are supposed to be extremely well when it comes to crash tests. The rugged design and materials used to construct them make these models a safe bet for buyers. The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab seems to have met the requirements with flying colors and if all other models in the series could follow suit, the manufacturer could retain existing users as well as bring new buyers onboard.