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2017 Ford F-150 Review

2017 Ford F-150 | Industrial Strength

Welcome to the future! In the 2017 Ford F-150, you receive a melding of industrial strength toughness in its cab and box fabrication and the luxury of the future in its technology. With options ranging from two to four-doors and seating ranging up to six persons, you will find whatever need you may have met in the available trim levels which are: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Raptor, Platinum, and Limited.

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You will be able to go anywhere, carry any load, and tow anything with the 2017 Ford F-150. Its cab and box are created from High-strength, military-grade, 600-series aluminium alloys, and it also has a fully-boxed frame made with eight cross members, five of which are through-welded, made of up to 78 percent high-strength steel. Factor in the over 16 million kilometers of cumulative torture testing and you have the peak of durability. Combine durability with a work-minded pickup bed and you are set for whatever work may require. The four interface plates of the available class-exclusive, configurable box link system allow you to attach and tie down multiple types of cargo while still able to accommodating Ford and aftermarket accessories. The optional LED box lights and the class-exclusive LED side-view mirror spotlights allow for working in any lighting situation. If you are concerned about ease of loading and unloading, there are many options to choose from. There are the stowable loading ramps, a class-exclusive integrated tailgate step with lift assist, class-exclusive remote tailgate release, and deployable box side steps. How easy could it get? Now when it comes to towing there is up to 12,200 lbs. (5,533 kg) available along with multiple possible amenities such as pro trailer backup assist, dynamic hitch assist, smart trailer tow connector, and trailer brake controller (TBC). The pro trailer backup assist is managed with a knob on the impressively fitted dashboard that can be fitted out with a 360-degree camera with a split-view display, active park assist, four-wheel drive electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOTF), and the option of SYNC, SYNC 390, or SYNC connect. There is also an available 8” LCD productivity screen that provides information from fuel consumption to towing data and allows you to create a customized home screen. Depending on the model there are also multiple storage options within the cab. From the framework out,  the 2017 Ford F-150 is truly made to handle anything you may ask of it.

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With its stand out power-to-weight ratio, the 2017 Ford F-150 has more than enough pulling-power, strength, and durability to meet your every need. Once you have determined your driving needs, you have the choice of the electronic 6-speed automatic transmission or the all-new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

2017 Ford F-150 Engine

  • XL and XLT – 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: 282 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Lariat (optional in other models) – 2.7L EcoBoost V6: 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque
  • King Ranch, Platinum (optional in other models) – 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 385 hp and 387 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Limited (optional in other models) – 3.5L EcoBoost V6: 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque

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With a 5 Star safety rating, the 2017 Ford F-150 is well-equipped to keep you safe and secure whether you are driving on or off the road. AdvanceTrac with RSC (roll stability control) ensures all four tires stay firmly grounded through selective brake and engine application while curve control will detect if you are taking a curve to quickly and slow you down. If you are getting tired while driving, the lane-keeping system will notice if you are drifting out of your lane and correct via the steering wheel or by sending vibrations to the tires. Additionally, the driver alert system will monitor your driving and send a message via the message board if you need a break. There is also the option for adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support that will monitor the pre-set gap from the vehicle in front of you and flash a warning message, sound an alarm, and pre-charge your brakes in the likelihood of a collision. All of these safety features along with blind spot information system (BLISS) with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow will have you out working, adventuring, and playing with peace of mind knowing your every need is covered. Come test drive the 2017 Ford F-150 at your local Greater Vancouver Ford Dealer – West Coast Ford Lincoln.

Nick Davis
West Coast Ford Lincoln

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