2009 F-150 uses Ultra-high Strength Steel

The 2009 F-150, with an all-new hydro formed steel body structure including an industry-first use of tubular ultra-high strength steel, is engineered to earn top safety ratings from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

For additional crash protection, the F-150 safety cage features advanced hydroformed ultra-high-strength steel. Additionally, continuous tubes run from the A-pillar base through the roof rail to form a safety cage around the occupants of the truck, and dual hydroformed front tubes, located on either side of the engine bay, are shaped to absorb impacts.

Standard safety equipment includes: AdvaceTrac® with RSC®; ABS; Safety Canopy™ side curtain air bags with roll-fold technology for enhanced head protection in rollovers and side impacts; front seat-mounted side air bags.

Additional roof and B-Pillar information can be found on Ford F150 Roof and B-Pillar made of UHSS and Boron

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