2017 Ford F-150 Review

The Ford F-150 takes power and performance up several notches as it enters the latest model year. Ford's iconic light-duty pickup received some noteworthy engineering innovations for 2017 and is poised to be a leader in its segment when it hits the streets this fall. 

The forthcoming F-150 works hard so you can work smart. It's garnered critical acclaim from truck experts nationwide and boasts a loyal fan base here in Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen.

To find out more about the Ford F-150's updates for 2017, check out Richmond Ford West's review below. Or you can read about the 2016 F-150.

2017 Ford F-150: Newer and Stronger Equipment

Perhaps the Ford F-150's most exciting update is the introduction of its all-new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6, which builds on the success of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® available on the 2016 model. Its cylinder dimensions are largely similar to the outgoing 3.5 liter, but a few subtle engineering tweaks have resulted in significant improvements to its performance. 

According to a press release issued by Ford, the EcoBoost® produces more torque than every diesel- and gasoline- powered competitor, including V8s that yield almost twice the displacement. The EcoBoost® ups its predecessor's torque by 50 lb-ft to a class-leading 470 lb-ft, delivering stout capabilities worth taking a second look at. The EcoBoost® sees horsepower jump by 10 horsepower to 375 and produces better low-end and peak engine performance for hauling hefty payloads and towing heavy equipment.

The 2017 Ford F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost® will pair exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission offered to car shoppers from any automaker. Together, the F-150's new powertrain is projected to improve acceleration and performance compared to its six-speed automatic transmission.

  • Second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 delivers 375 horsepower and a class-leading 470 lb-ft of torque.
  • The F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost® yields better low-end and peak engine performance to haul heavy loads.
  • The first-ever 10-speed automatic transmission yields better acceleration and performance.

Leading-Edge Technology to Keep You Connected

The 2017 Ford F-150 will be available with the voice-activated SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system. With features like a touchscreen, smartphone integration, and music streaming, SYNC® 3 keeps you in touch with the digital world around you. Your favorite media is just a simple swipe or voice command away with SYNC® 3's intuitive interface, which means you can use your favorite technology features without losing your focus on driving.

  • The 2017 Ford F-150 will be available with the SYNC® 3 infotainment center.
  • Music streaming, contacts, and mobile integration are a click away thanks to the SYNC® 3 interface.

New Engineering, Same Strong Performance

The 2017 F-150 is a tough truck with plenty of power, incredible torque, and technology features to keep you connected. We're excited for more information to come out about the F-150's latest design and capabilities and look forward to the day that it hits our showroom in the fall.

Reach out to Richmond Ford West online or by calling our sales department at (804) 474-0571 if you have any questions about the 2017 Ford F-150. If you think the F-150 is the right pickup for your driving needs, schedule a test drive at Richmond Ford West.


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