2017 Ford F-150 Release Date, Specs, MPG, Review, Price – With the new 2017 Ford F-150’s release date expected sometime next year, the new vehicle comes bigger and bolder than ever before. Some highlights include a terrain management system, robust V8, solid frame, and improved suspension.
The vehicle happens to be the most popular passenger vehicle in the United States, but that isn’t news at all, as the F-150 was able to outsell other models for years. With that in mind, the pickup has demonstrated just how it blends in with American buyers who undoubtedly value its comfort, better fuel economy, accessories, and utility.
For buyers who value an extreme approach, they can rest assured knowing the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is there beside them. The Raptor’s second-gen pickup comes with installed aluminum body panels, an all-new frame, and a twin turbocharged V6 able to offer more power in comparison to the existing V8 currently installed in the 2015 Raptor.
According to Ford, the frame of the forthcoming new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be very strong thanks to the extensive use of high strength steel. Additionally, it will now be wider by 6” in comparison to the F-150, come with a new terrain management system and offer more suspension travel.
Also, the vehicle will come with a lighter body and adding that to the aluminum skin should lead to significant fuel savings. According to unspecified rumors, the reduction in weight should amount to around 500 pounds.
Engine Specs – 2017 Ford F-150
Sadly, the automaker hasn’t divulged the exact power specifications of the engine fitted on the new 2017 Ford F-150. But we know that the engine will be a 3.5L V6 and will be able to offer more power than the existing 6.2L V8 engine. Therefore, we should expect anything above 411 hp and 434 pounds of torque.
According to Ford, this improved version of a 3.5L engine will be provided solely for the Raptor. The standard transmission system for the engine will be a 10-speed auto transmission system. And yes, you got that right, ten gears.
Wheelbase: 145.0 in
Length: 231.9 in
Width: 79.9 in
Passenger volume: 120 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4874 lb
Top Speed: 104 mph
0-60: 5.7 sec
MPG: 18/23 mpg
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: N/A
Exterior Changes & Interior photos – 2017 Ford F-150
As far as we know, Ford has only unveiled the extended cab style while the rest have been left for speculation at least for now. However, judging from the existing line-up we should expect the lineup to include a 2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew model, too.
Some of the features to expect from the new vehicle include a wide selection of driving modes: Normal, Weather, Street, Sand and Mud, Rock Crawling and Baja. With these driver adjustable terrain management system, expect them to alter the brake systems, engine transmission system, and traction control depending on the prevailing weather conditions and terrain.
For instance, the Weather mode calibrates the vehicle for snow, rain, ice, while Baja can be tuned to offer matching dynamics for high-speed desert cruising. Furthermore, a refreshed transfer case will lead to improved traction and stability control on either high of low speeds on any surface.
Polishing the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s performance and style is new 17” wheels, a new dual exhaust, and high performance tires.
Several rivals pose a threat to the dominance of the fresh 2017 Ford F-150. The closest rival is the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, which comes with a raised suspension, V8 power, skid plates, 18” wheels, and unique shocks. Meanwhile, the 2016 Ram 2500 matches the F-150 worthiness, however, its heavy duty and solid front axle, and long wheelbase make it only appropriate to low-speed burdens.
Keep an eye on this post’s future updates for more info concerning buying advice, including specs, and driving impressions as well.
Price & Release Date – Ford F-150 For 2017
According to credible sources, the new vehicle should be expected to hit U.S dealerships for sale sometime before the fall of next year. The pricing details are still a mystery, but expect the base 2017 Ford F-150 to set you back by around $46,000.
Some of the downsides to the new 2017 Ford F-150 include limited visibility and a shorter bed. In overall, the new pickup truck will probably remain at the helm of its segment. Needless to say, it will remain as America’s best-selling pickup able to surf through mountains and deserts with ease and at full throttle.
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