All-New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Tougher Than Ever

All-New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Tougher Than Ever

Ford has unveiled its highly-anticipated 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks, which are all-new and tougher than ever.

Borrowing from what it learned when injecting aluminum into the F-150, Ford built a new high-strength military-grade aluminum-body alloy for the Super Duty, which helps it lose weight while gaining strength. The frame, of course, is still high-strength steel.

Using a lighter material for the body allowed Ford to use stronger parts in other areas, such as larger brakes, hitches, and axles and stronger driveline and transfer cases. In spite of this, overall weight was still down 350 lbs., allowing the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty to use more of its mighty power to haul something else rather than itself.

Speaking of which, we still don’t have exact figures as to what the Super Duty will be able to haul and trail, but we imagine they’ll be staggering. The truck will offer a range of engines, including a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 equipped with a new TorqShift-G transmission. And that’s the “weakest” one of the lot.

The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty will go on sale late next year at Courtesy Ford. Check out the official press release for all the details.

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

2015 Ford Edge Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Ford Edge has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), supplementing the 5-star Overall Safety Score it already earned in testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint categories, the 2015 Ford Edge earned a score of “Good,” the highest possible. Though it earned the second-highest “Acceptable” rating in the small overlap front crash test, its overall performance was still good enough to qualify it for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

The IIHS noted that drivers involved in a crash while at the wheel of an Edge would be at less risk of serious injuries and enjoy better airbag protection than in most other vehicles.

We’ve always known the 2015 Ford Edge was safe at Courtesy Ford, but it’s nice to have even more numbers to back it up!