Editors of Edmunds.com take a sledgehammer to the F-150’s aluminum body

Everyone it seems wants a piece of Ford; actually, what they want is to take a crack at the F-150’s aluminum panels to see just how durable they are.

One of the biggest claims made by critics against the F-150’s all-aluminum body is that it is a more costly material to repair. Well, there’s only one way to find out.

The editors of the renowned automobile resources site, Edmunds.com, have devised a simple, yet sophisticated test to determine not only how well the new 2015 F-150 can handle an impact, but also to find out what it will cost to fix it.

Watch as the editors of Edmunds.com take a twenty pound sledgehammer to the Ford’s pristine finish – leaving some pretty deep (though not as bad as expected) dents. Up next for the Edmunds.com team: take the damaged F-150 in for a repair estimate.

Here’s what happened the following week:

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