Several engines are available for the F-150, but we believe that one, in particular, is a real standout. Ford engineers redesigned the 2017 Ford F-150 with an optional 365 horsepower twin turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and paired it with a new 10-speed transmission. This is an extremely appealing combination. This powertrain can be matched with both rear- and all-wheel-drive models. This new combination between the engine and transmission delivers better fuel economy while providing more horsepower and torque than before. Ford is also including the high performance off-road Raptor model this year to its lineup with a high-output version of the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine.
You can’t go wrong with the 2017 Ford F-150 if you require safety. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has deemed it one of the safest full size pickup trucks on the market. It also earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA.
It’s no wonder that it has garnered these awards since Ford has equipped it with almost every advanced safety system available on passenger cars. Ford has added first-row side-impact airbags and electronic stability control and roll stability control.
Since you will probably being using your F-150 to tow boats or camping equipment, you’ll find the pickup’s backup cameras and rear parking sensors extremely valuable. Additional advanced safety tech includes blind-spot monitoring and a 360-degree camera. All in all, the 2017 F-150 is outfitted with a full array of safety and driver assistance features.
Now that you’re expecting a pickup truck with more than just rugged power, the 2017 Ford F-150 owner will be pleased with a variety of amenities. For instance, the clever Pro Trailer Backup Assist system allows a rookie driver to easily control the direction of the trailer with a simple instrument panel dashboard mounted knob. All you need to do is steer the truck in the chosen direction and the trailer will go where you want.
The F-150 is also the only pickup that can park itself with Ford’s available Active Park Assist feature. The backup camera incorporates guidelines that turn with the steering wheel.
If you’ve packed the pickup with your family and friends, you’ll enjoy the in-cabin tech of the F-150’s impressive Sync 3 infotainment system. It allows you to control numerous climate and audio functions. If you upgrade from the base model, you can add voice recognition, navigation, and Siri Eyes Free technology. While it may be considered an amenity, it’s also a safety feature to help you check and return texts and emails on your iPhone using voice commands. This eliminates the need for you to have your hands off the wheel and keeps your eyes on the road. Later in the 2017 model year, Ford will be adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to the F-150.
Depending on your budget, there are other amenities that might be applicable. To dress up your interior cabin, you can add optional carbon fiber accents or orange accents on the leather seats. Had a hard day at the office or ranch? Add some massaging seats for the ride home. Ford also offers a spray-in bedliner and a twin-panel panoramic moonroof for extra lighting. If you need help getting in and out of the truck’s bed, you can purchase an extendable tailgate step to help overcome the lifted suspension and get better access. For those who drive in cold weather temperatures, you can include a heated steering wheel and second-row heated seats for you and your passenger’s comfort.
We invite you to visit our dealership in person to learn more about the vast array of features, options, packages, engines, and bed configurations for the 2017 Ford F-150. Six primary trim levels are available on the 2017 Ford F-150: base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The base XL offers limited features while the XLT adds power windows and locks (including the tailgate), power mirrors, a cargo management system, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Sync voice controls, smartphone app integration, USB port, CD player, 17-in alloy wheels, carpeting, and extra cabin stowage areas.
For those seeking a higher level of luxury, take a look at the Lariat trim. It includes 10-way-power-adjustable, heated, and cooled driver and front-passenger seats, leather-trimmed front seats, 8.0-inch touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi hotspot, and power-adjustable pedals with memory.
For a more western flavor, the King Ranch model, named for the famous Richard King of Texas, offers power door locks with flip key and 8-inch productivity screen along with a 4.2-inch productivity screen and Sync 3 in addition to the Lariat’s features.
The Platinum trim provides rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated seats while the Limited trim gives its drivers a 360-degree camera with split view display and lane keeping system.