The 2017 Ford F-150
is the most capable F-150 ever, with a high-tech powertrain featuring the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and all-new 10-speed transmission. Making the F-150 even more appealing, it comes with a wide array of advanced safety features.
Standard Safety Features in 2017 F-150
Even the base F-150 XL trim comes well-equipped with many safety features. This includes standard front, driver, passenger and Safety Canopy side curtain airbags, Curve Control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring system. Also, the F-150 offers available inflatable rear-seat safety belts in the four-door SuperCrew model. Additionally, the F-150 also comes standard with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. When corning too quickly or swerving to avoid an object, Roll Stability Control automatically employs its two gyroscopic sensors to measure vehicle roll and turning rates. Then the system selectively applies individual brakes and modifies engine power to help keep all four wheels firmly planted.
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2017 F-150 Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert
Depending on trim, the F-150 can be equipped with Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert. BLIS helps with detecting vehicles in your blind spot when changing lanes, with a detection area on both sides of your vehicle, extending rearward from the exterior mirrors to approximately 10 feet beyond the bumper. Cross Traffic Alert is designed to warn you of vehicles that are approaching the rear of your vehicle from the side when your transmission is in reverse.
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Additional Driver Assistance Features in 2017 F-150
In addition to the BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, the F-150's safety is further enhanced with other driver assistance features. Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob, while the 360-degree camera with split-view display is helpful for maneuvering in tight spaces. Lane-Keeping System helps keep you from unintentionally drifting out of your lane. Other features include adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, which slows your vehicle down as traffic ahead slows and enhances braking if you don’t react in time, and class-exclusive active park assist, which selects a parking space and assists you in parallel parking.
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