Ford Offers Seamless Sliding Window in 2015 F-150

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Under the heading "every detail counts," Ford is revealing another segment-first feature on the 2015 Ford F-150: an optional two-piece seamless sliding rear window. Many F-150 competitors offer a sliding rear window; however, they are usually three-piece units and don't allow for a defrost option on all three pieces.

The new seamless slider, from supplier Magna International, is the first of its kind to employ a two-piece system that uses fewer moving parts, allows for a complete defrost feature and saves the truck weight.

The new option essentially offers a large piece of rear glass with a cutout opening in the middle that allows for a weather-sealed piece of glass on the interior of the truck to slide open and closed. It's controlled by a roof-mounted switch. The new setup will allow for better pass-through ventilation but does not offer as much opening space as the three-piece drop-down slider in the Nissan Titan or the fully droppable rear window option in the Toyota Tundra.

Pricing has yet to be released. To read the full press release, click here.

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Comments

I think it’s pretty clever! I don’t understand people on this site that bash everything about a truck just because it’s not their favorite brand. This is just fine engineering and every manufacturer eventually benefits from the research and trials of their competitors.

I think it’s pretty clever! I don’t understand people on this site that bash everything about a truck just because it’s not their favorite brand. This is just fine engineering and every manufacturer eventually benefits from the research and trials of their competitors.

I think it’s pretty clever! I don’t understand people on this site that bash everything about a truck just because it’s not their favorite brand. This is just fine engineering and every manufacturer eventually benefits from the research and trials of their competitors.

WOW!!!!! How inovative!!!!! lol lol lol

The Toyota Tundra has had the WHOLE back window roll down since 2004 with DEFROST on the whole window, Hey ford why dont you try another one, the Tundra has had a windshield wiper de-icer grid to heat the windshield under the wipers standard since 2007 on SR-5 and up models...... There is inovation for you, 8 models years later and STILL nothing from any other manufacturer like either option..... Toyota puts it where it counts instead of something they can market the consumer lol lol wow just wow

I've owned many pickups in my days, however the thing I learned about these cab windows is that any dirt or leaves in the box soon find their way into the interior when the cab rear window is open.

@hemi lol
I guess all those tundra innovations is why they sell so much better than the f-150 lol lol lol

I like Toyota's rear glass that rolls down as one piece.

@ beebe

you further prove my point...... People dont even know about them simply because they pay too much attention to ford commercials lol lol. Toyota lets its product speak for itself, maybe they should market it better and maybe that as a company they should work on. Meanwhile those in the know understand the quality gap between the products...... I truly enjoy it when someone says " oh yeah toyota sells so many, thats why ford is the best because they sell so many" LOL LOL LOL you should hear yourself............ it sounds something like this....

McDonalds has the GREATEST cheeseburgers on the planet, i know this because they sell the most!!!!!................ LOL LOL LOL

In actuality they sell the most because they are CHEAP (especially fleet which is where alot of their sales come from)

Resale value of a tundra makes an f150 look laughable.......
EVERY 3rd party company says the tundra has the durability and reliability........ JD Power goes so far as to show the f150's problems per 100 trucks in five years is the same as a Tundra, It just takes the Tundra TEN years to have that many problems!! LOL LOL


Wheres your f150 now? thats right its just not the same quality as a Tundra...... Its just cheaper with much more rebates to cram em down everyones throat

Lou BC, glass when properly supported can add significant strength and stability to a body structure. It isn't the only thing holding up the roof, but until it helps considerably.

@Tom#3 -

"ANOTHER HD TEST NEXT MONDAY?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say it isn't true!
I can't go thru another victory for Ram! We are still recovering from Ram winning the last one!"


Funny and true.

Imagine how bad it will if the Ram 3500 looses?

Either way, it ain't gonna be pretty.

Take a chill pill hemi lol. I actually test drove a tundra when I bought my ram. I was totally unimpressed. It was at the bottom of my list. I do have a friend on his second tundra. I've ridden in it many times and driven it as well. Is most of the world blind or is it just not as fantastic as you think?

I like it. That would be a great area to stick my Confederate flag decal.

@Clint:
I'm with you. They were nice in a regular cab ruck, but don't make much sense in an extended cab. Plus, they usually don't defrost (maybe the new Fords do...I dunno) which is a huge problem where I live. However, my biggest concern would be what happens when you need to replace the window? You're loading stuff into the bed and something taps the window and CRACK! I shudder to think what it would cost to replace that fancy bastard...



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