Exclusive Content
Original Shows, Motorsports and Live Events
Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
  • |
  • |
  • 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x2 Gets Five-Star Safety Rating, 4x4 Gets Four Stars

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x2 Gets Five-Star Safety Rating, 4x4 Gets Four Stars

Both Models Achieve Top NHTSA Ratings on Frontal and Side Crash Tests

Jan 31, 2017
Two versions of the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty were recently put through their paces by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In its testing, NHTSA awarded the F-250 Crew Cab 4x2 with an overall safety rating of five stars, while the Crew Cab 4x4 took home four stars, owing to its greater risk of rollover, according to the organization’s protocols.
Photo 2/4   |   2017 Ford F 250 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 Front End
Both the 4x2 and 4x4 achieved top scores on all three of the government agency’s crash tests, including the front and side collision tests. The 4x2 was awarded four stars in the agency’s rollover calculations, with the 4x4 receiving three stars.
Further adding to the Super Duty’s safety record are available collision avoidance technologies. NHTSA specifically called out the truck’s available rearview camera, front collision warning, and lane departure warning as positive contributors to the truck’s safety.
Photo 3/4   |   2017 Ford F 250 XLT Super Duty Front Three Quarter 02
The Ford F-250’s performance in government safety tests compares well to those of its rivals. NHTSA has tested a variety of Ram and General Motors’ competitors to the Super Duty, awarding them both four stars in their most recent overall safety evaluation.
Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Ford
Photo 4/4   |   2017 Ford F 250 Super Duty Front Three Quarters 02 E1471974010796