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If it’s safety you’re looking for in a truck, the Ford F-150 is the vehicle for you. Every model comes with the AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control as well as side curtain airbags in the front, rear row, front row, and torso sides of the truck. Crash test results for the latest models have also been very favorable. A score of “Good” (the highest possible rating) was achieved in front impact tests and side impact tests. According to Wikipedia, the F-150 also won “Top Safety Pick.” Detailed crash tests results include five stars for frontal driver; five stars for frontal passenger; five stars for side driver; five stars for side rear passenger; four stars for a two wheel drive rollover; and three stars for a four wheel drive rollover. It’s really hard to beat those results, and you won’t find any other truck that consistently performs so well in crash and safety tests.
The Ford F-150 also has the backing of having won several distinguished awards. In 2009 it took home Motor Trend Truck of the Year; Best Redesigned Vehicle; Truck of Texas; Best Luxury Pickup; Best Overall Half ton Pickup; Automotive Excellence; the Residual Value Award from the Automotive Leasing Guide; Motor Trend’s Truck Trend Top Five Trucks; and the Accessory Friendly Truck Design Award. It also sold a whopping 413, 625 times in the United States last year. People everywhere are buying this truck, because they know it’s one they can rely on. In fact, the Ford company proudly boasts one of the largest rates of highly satisfied repeat customers.
If you’re in the market for a new truck, the Ford F-150 is definitely one to consider. Take your time and be sure to do plenty of shopping around for the truck that fits your needs, your desires, and of course, your budget. Get the latest on auto insurance information as well - no need to pay too much in premiums!. Talk to used car dealers if necessary, but do be aware that you can actually find some pretty affordable rates on new models.