The new 2017 Ford F-150 offers a diverse lineup that meets most needs. Its diverse list of talents include laudable fuel economy ratings, a diverse engine lineup and trim levels, impressive tow rating, lightweight body structure, top crash test scores, a long list of available standard features, powerful engines with amazing capabilities, and a highly focused Raptor off-road model. Read on for more news on the F-150 release date, price, exterior and interior redesigns, and specifications for the engine.
The Ford F-150 has enjoyed a rather successful run on the segment thanks to its plenty of capabilities that don’t compromise on other deserving facets. The current model that the new 2017 F-150 is replacing continues to enjoy an illustrious streak in the segment despite the segment offering other similar capable alternatives.
For 2017, the new model comes with an upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system that Ford says is faster than before, and offers better graphics than the model it is replacing. See, the 2015 Ford F-150 offered the MyFord Touch system that was often critiqued due to its sluggish response and poor quality graphics. Beyond the improved infotainment system, other changes and refreshments are available as well depending on the trim level chosen.
Weight savings continue for the 2017 model. Body panels have all been constructed using aluminum metal. The result of this is considerable fuel economy savings and payload capacities. Although aluminum is expensive to repair, the panels are substantially resilient. Aside from that, the new model is offered in a multitude of trim levels and body forms ensuring that something is available for everyone.
Even the bare-bones F-150 XL model stocks a considerable amount of premium features that are unparalleled in its class. Opting for the top-of-the-line models only serves to get you up-to-the-minute technologies and equipment than you even need most of the time. Throw in the ample capability as the common denominator, and you’ll quickly realize the F-150 gives you value in abundant measure.
2017 Ford F-150 Release Date & Price
The F-150 release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017. This emerged after Ford said that engineers at Ford were working towards creating an all-new vehicle that features best-in class fuel economy yet offering top towing and payload capacities. This fete will require plenty of workmanship and time and therefore buyers should wait sometime until the fall of 2017 for the new model. Pricing details are yet to be released, but all indications are that the new model won’t cost significantly higher than the current price that stands at an MSRP of $26,500 for the F-150 Regular Cab.
2017 Ford F-150 Exterior
The grille is large and menacing, and gives an impression of strength and capability. It is chrome finished, as are the air intakes. The headlights and taillights alike have been reworked and offer the new model a bold look while still giving a premium work-truck expression. You should also look forward to a trailer sway control, 17-inch wheels, power windows and locks, electronic-locking differential, under-body skid plates, a tailgate assist step, chrome bumpers and exterior trim, 18-inch wheels (Lariat), front tow hooks, LED headlights and taillights, Western styling (King Ranch), and power-deployable running boards.
2017 Ford F-150 Interior
When we come to life aboard the Ford F-150 2017, the cabin inlay, seats’ upholstery, dashboard design, and interior accents give an impression of premium-ship regardless of the trim model. There’re lots of infotainment, convenience, and entertainment features available. Some of the basic accessories available include Bluetooth connectivity, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, manual crank windows, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, vinyl upholstery, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker audio system.
Six trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Ford F-150: XL, Lariat, XLT, King Ranch, Limited, and platinum. Again, these trim levels come in three cab styles: regular, extended, and crew cab. The 2017 Ford F-150 Shelby review is offered elsewhere on this blog, as is the F-150 Raptor.
Wheelbase: 12 ft. 1 in. (145 in.)
Length: 19 ft. 3.9 in. (231.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 7.9 in. (79.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 136 ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 5220 lb
Top Speed (governor limited): 106 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 14/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Flame Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Green Gem Metallic. Ingot Silver Metallic, Lithium Gray, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: 12 200 lbs
Four engines are offered: a 282-horsepower – generating 3.5L V6; a turbocharged 2.7L V6 cranking 325 hp; a 5.0L V8 able to offer 385 ponies; and a turbocharged 3.5L V6 good for 365 horsepower. Towing capacity is maxed out at 12, 200 pounds for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.
Government crash scores are high for the Ford F-150. It gets five stars for overall, side-impact, and frontal protection. It only gets four stars for rollover protection.