The pickup trucks over the years have evolved coping with the various demands of the customers. The functionalities of pickup trucks have evolved as a complete vehicle. Complete in the sense that all the necessary facilities like utmost comfort, advanced technological features, and a premium driving experience. Modern pickup trucks are solely based on this, and various vehicle manufacturing companies try to represent this the best way possible. Similarly, 2017 Ford F-350 is one model that is true to this. Besides offering the basic functionalities of a pickup truck, this model has almost everything in it. The defining characteristic of this new 2017 F-350 is its utmost power. And being a pickup truck, its utmost power is matched by superior control. In addition, modern facilities have been presented which increases the driver’s convenience.
2017 Ford F-350 – Exterior Body and Interior Cabin Specs
This new 2017 Ford F-350 is coming in 5 different trims which are XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. There will be 3 cab door variants which include 2 doors 3 passenger Regular Cab, 4 doors 5/6 passenger Super Cab and 4 doors 5/6 passenger Crew Cab. The makeover of exterior body of new 2017 Ford F-350 comprises of high strength steel components in the frame. This makes it stronger than its current predecessor. Aluminium has been used extensively in the outer body parts which reduce its total weight by 350 pounds. This reduction in weight will significantly improve performance. The front fascia is similar to its predecessor with the double stacked headlights and grille. The bumper is also pretty much the same with similar design and shape. New alloy wheel will features which will depend on upon the various trims. The rear horizontal window has a power sliding feature, a new trailer hitch will be added, and side steps will be improved. Towards its rear portion, a bumper is modified a bit with the exhaust pipes having new style and shape.
Interior cabin of this 2017 Ford F-350 is just as fine. Upholstery will depend on upon the different trims and will vary in cloth and leather upholstery. Fine materials have been selected for cloth upholstery. New features include tilt-wheel steering, power adjustable pedals, heated steering wheel and seats in the upper trims. Other features include driver’s memory settings, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, etc. New SYNC 3 infotainment system has been featured that can be integrated via Bluetooth. This infotainment system will be complemented by an 8-inch touch screen display with MyFord Touch technology. This display also includes a navigation system. A CD player with 6 speakers will be featured in all the trims, except some higher trims will get a Sony audio system.
Some of the optional equipment includes heavy-duty suspension components, a spray-in bed liner, towing equipment, power moon roof, a heavy-duty alternator, and rear axle ratios. This 2017 Ford F-350 pickup truck is coming with various safety features like ABS for four wheels, side-mounted airbags, stability, and traction control, post-collision safety system, rearview camera, and turn signal integrated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a remote anti-theft alarm and an SYNC 3 emergency telematics.
Engine Specifications of 2017 Ford F-350
Giving a brawny power to this new Ford F-350 2017 is a 6.2-liter Flex Fuel (FFV) V8 engine. This engine will be able to produce 385 hp and a torque of 405 pound-feet. This engine will be mated to a 6speed Torque Shift-G automatic transmission. With this combination, this pickup truck will have a towing capacity of 12,500 to 16,000 pounds. Another engine option is a 6.7-liter turbo diesel V8 engine that produces a horsepower of 440 hp and 860-pound feet of torque. A 6-speed shift automatic transmission system will be used and will give around 26,500 pounds of towing capacity. Both SRW and DRW drive configurations with RWD will be presented in the option. The RWD can also be converted into AWD via a 2-speed transfer case.
2017 Ford F-350 – Price and Release Date
Ford has not revealed the official pricing list for this new 2017 F-350 truck but it might be announced soon. It has been said that this new 2017 Ford F-350 will be released either during late 2016 or probably during the early onset of 2017.