Three Reasons Why the 2017 Ford Super Duty Pickup Must Be Targeted
When shopping for a new pickup, drivers may be limiting their focus to the lower-end offerings. After all, these vehicles seemingly provide everything these customers need, so why dish out the money for those extra amenities and capabilities?
Well, you’d opt for the high-end pickup truck because it takes all of a standard pickup’s advantages to a whole new level. That’s the case with the 2017 Ford Super Duty. While the F-150 is more than competent, you’ll be unlikely to find another vehicle that matches the capabilities of the more rugged offering.
Clearly, we aren’t alone when it comes to this opinion. The 2017 Ford Super Duty has already garnered a number of notable awards and accolades, including being named the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, 2017 Truck of Texas (via Texas Auto Writers Association), 2017 Truck Line of Texas (Texas Auto Writers Association), Best Overall Truck Brand (2017 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards), and best 3/4-Ton Work Truck (2017 PickupTrucks.com Work Truck Challenge).
Continue reading to see three main reasons why you should pursue the 2017 Super Duty. When you’re finished reading, you’ll surely want to start shopping for Ford trucks…
Reason #1: Engine Capabilities
The Ford Super Duty is the brand’s most rugged pickup offering, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that the vehicle can be equipped with a pair of incredible engine options. The pair of units can crank out an incredible amount of power, meaning you’ll be ready to overcome any odd terrain.
The 6.2-liter V8 engine is one of the most impressive offerings in the entire class, as it’s capable of cranking out an incredible 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Teaming up with the TorqShift six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission, drivers can still expect one of the smoothest driving experiences available, a trait that isn’t usually expected from such a hulking truck. Plus, with accompanying features like the Live-Drive Power Takeoff Provision with Mobile Mode, you can expect that power to be optimized. Meanwhile, thanks to the 34-gallon fuel capacity, owners also won’t have to take constant pit stops to the gas station.
Somehow, Ford has an alternative engine option that manages to pump out even more power. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine certainly earns its “power” moniker, delivering a practically unprecedented 440 horsepower and 925 pound-feet of torque (no, that is not a typo). Ultimately, if you’re seeking the utmost muscle from your new pickup truck, this is the proper target.
What impact do these engines have on the pickup’s other performance capabilities? Well, if you’re going to be relying on your new truck to serve as a worksite companion, you’ll surely appreciate the elevated towing capacity. Ultimately, drivers can expect to be able to tow up to 21,000 pounds, making it one of the most capable haulers in the entire industry. Thanks to the accompanying Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Hitch Prep Package (which is coined by the brand as a “best-in-class” offering), drivers won’t have any issues connecting the trailer and hauled cargo.
Furthermore, despite the lighter engines and body construction, the pickup truck’s payload has also been maximized. The 7,630-pound maximum payload is a best-in-class spec, and the brand included a number of additional amenities that will have driver’s capitalizing on this inclusion. For instance, the brand’s BoxLink system will assure that any cargo is secured to the vehicle, while the LED box lights allow you to see your cargo at any time of night. The “center high-mount stop lamp camera” (as well as the accompanying, class-exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance camera) lets drivers monitor everything that’s in their bed, allowing them to anticipate and loose cargo. Finally, the remote tailgate release and tailgate step make it incredibly easy to access those materials and aggregates.
Reason #2: Convenience
If you’re going to be relying on your new Ford Super Duty to serve as a worksite companion, you’ll appreciate the number of features that will help improve the vehicle’s overall convenience. For instance, if you’re going to need to use a computer or chargeable tool during the workday, you can keep them charged thanks to the exclusive 110-volt/400-watt AC plug-in outlet. Meanwhile, the array of up fitter switches means you won’t have issues connecting any type of cargo to the back of your ride.
Meanwhile, in regards to the quality of your ride, the exclusive Tire Pressure Monitoring System will alert you when your tires have declined to dangerously low levels. It can be risky driving on tires with low pressure, as it could compromise your safety and the well-being of your truck. With the ability to monitor the levels at all times, you’ll be assured that everything is working as it should.
The SYNC 3 system provides drivers with access to a number of applications that can improve the driving experience, including an extensive navigation unit that can help guide you to any destination. Drivers will also have the opportunity to listen to their favorite jams, whether it be via the radio or their smartphone. Finally, the rear seat storage area provides, even more, space to hide your most valuable cargo, assuring these materials remain safe during the workday.
Reason #3: Safety
Ford is generally commended for their safety functions, and they clearly made that an emphasis when it came to the 2017 Ford Super Duty. The vehicle includes a number of functions that should help keep drivers out of harm’s way.
For instance, the Blind Spot Information System can detect any vehicles that have snuck up beside you, preventing you from accidentally side-swiping another driver. Meanwhile, the Cross-Traffic Alert can detect if any object is about to cross your path, and it can manipulate the vehicle’s operation if necessary. The Lane Keeping Alert is another notable inclusion, as the system will notify the driver when they’re unintentionally swaying.
The Adaptive Cruise Control may be the most appreciated safety function, as drivers can take a brief break from driving without compromising safety. This unit works similar to a standard cruise control unit, but it can help detect when braking is needed. The accompanying Collision Warning/Brake Support will combine with this feature to provide drivers with the ultimate stoppage power, as the vehicle can detect an impending crash and adjust accordingly.