Ever wonder how well the all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty – what with its aluminum-alloy body and fully-boxed steel frame – will hold up in a frontal collision?
We did, too, so we turned to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which has just finished testing the new F-250 SuperCrew for crashworthiness. Testing for other models and cab types is forthcoming.
The NHTSA has found that the two-wheel-drive version of the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty crew cab offers slightly better crashworthiness than the 4×4, awarding the former five stars overall versus four stars for the latter. Both variants received five stars in the NHTSA’s frontal and side crash testing; it was only in rollover evaluations that the the 4×2 outshined the 4×4, earning four stars to the 4×4’s three.
If you’d like to see for yourself what five-star frontal crash test performance looks like, check out the video above, which shows the 2017 F-250 Super Duty taking a 35-mph frontal impact in stride. We can’t say it’s easy to watch.