Towing and hauling in the Grand Rapids MI area, you'll want your full-size, light-duty pickup as committed to the safety of you and your quarry as possible. On this count, among new trucks, Ford F-150 outshines the rest.

In fact, it was the only truck to earn from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety the highest rating of "Good" in every crash-test category. It was also the one that performed best among all 11 evaluated in passenger-side small overlap front crash tests. Sure, that owed to its high-strength steel frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. But it was also thanks to some intelligent engineering on the part of Ford.

For one, its engineers employed one patented extruded aluminum roof and one additional frame crossmember to enhance the truck's resilience. Secondly, they incorporated nylon hinge pillar reinforcements, saving weight and, with specially designed wheel blockers, improving crash force control.

Even better, Ford F-150 crew-cab models earned from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration both an overall five-star score and five stars in all driver and passenger crash tests. Needless to say, if you're looking for a new pickup in Grand Rapids, you needn't look further than Ford.

Ford F-150 has plenty of other active safety features to rein in the drive, too. For instance, adaptive cruise control, which helps it maintain a minimum safe distance from other vehicles in traffic around Rockford. Another two examples are pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking, which simplify avoiding accidents when it's congested in Comstock Park. Yet more are trailer sway control and LED headlamps and fog lamps, which, when working together, help stabilize your load while keeping the path ahead to your destination in Ada Township in clear view.

You can check out more than just the sterling safety credentials of the new Ford F-150, right here at Tony Betten & Sons Ford. Call us to schedule a test drive, then, take a ride out to 3839 Plainfield Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids. We'll be looking forward to giving you the grand tour!

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