2015 Ford F-150 Earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

The 2015 Ford F-150 is a groundbreaking pickup truck in numerous ways—from its use of segment- and industry-exclusive technologies to its aluminum-alloy body panels. Now, the F-150 breaks new ground yet again, becoming the first pickup in America to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

The F-150 SuperCrew earned the distinction after performing well in IIHS’ safety tests, adding to its claim of being the safest truck in America. The 2015 F-150—in SuperCrew, SuperCab, and Regular Cab configurations—also earned a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it the only full-size, light-dusty pickup to do so.

Ford also confirms through statistics from Assured Performance that repair costs on the 2015 F-150 are averaging about $869 less than the average for the 2014 F-150. In about 8 months on the market, there have been 337 repair estimates collected at an average of $1,476, which compares favorably to the $2,345 average across 1,238 estimates in 2014.

The longer it remains on the market, the more it becomes apparent that there is no truck capable of matching the 2015 F-150 in terms of quality, intelligence, performance, and now safety. To see why the new F-150 is the perfect fit for you, test drive one at Shults Ford of Harmarville this weekend.

2015 Ford F-150 Earns Top Safety Pick

New Ford F-150 Boasts Power Rear Window Option

New Ford F-150Ford’s next-generation pickup truck, the 2015 F-150, is a radical redefinition of the entire pickup truck segment. It’s built on a new body frame that’s heavily infused with aluminum, which will make the pickup a segment leader in fuel efficiency, but the changes don’t stop there. In fact, you’ll find improvements throughout the vehicle’s design, including the rear window. Thanks to a supplier-made innovation, the new Ford F-150 will boast a power rear window option that directly responds to customer wants and needs.

The new window, a one-piece seamless sealing technology, was designed and created by Magna International in an open contest run by Ford.  “They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, a Ford manager for body exterior mechanisms. Magna International answered the bell with a perfect design.

In fact, the new window even allows you to defrost the window while it is open. Ford hopes to extend the technology to many other vehicles after a successful trial run in the F-150. Until then, though, we’re all very excited to finally get our hands on the vehicle here at Shults Ford of Harmarville. Check back with us on the blog often for more updates.