Handling power with the most pleasing way is the new 2017 Ford F-450. Even though this new Ford F-450 has been redesigned in the 2015 model, the company has still made improvements on different aspects in this new 2017 model. Basically, this 2017 Ford F-450 is almost the same as the on-going predecessor in terms of looks and visuals but changes, and improvement has affected the performance and some interior amenities. As a whole, this 2017 F-450 has been improved way better for the utmost convenience of customers. Let’s take a look at what these changes and improvements are.
2017 Ford F-450 – Exterior body details and Interior cabin
One of the main reasons as to why pickup trucks from Ford get highly popular is the body design. This new 2017 Ford F-450 is really a modern marvel as its body structures have been laid out very well. In this concern, it is crucial to mention that even though the body looks and is actually very strong, it is lightweight as aluminium has been used in its construction. This 2017 Ford F-450 carries the same look, which is also a part of Ford’s design language. In its front fascia, the grille has been double-stacked, and it is enclosed by a single cabinet which has chrome accents. This radiator grille is one of the prominent factors for giving this pickup truck a brawny look. Double stacked headlights can be seen on each side of this grille. These headlights are very powerful as they incorporate LEDs. Underneath these headlights sits a pair of fog light that are very powerful. The front bumper that houses these fog lights has been arranged a bit low towards the ground than the rest of its body as usual. Moving on to the sides, nothing seems to be changed; refinements have been made a bit on the footsteps. Wheel arches at the back are robust as seen before; it might be such that its cargo cabin might have increased a bit in space. The rest of its rear fascia is just the same.
Interior cabin is very well arranged in an ergonomic way. The 2017 Ford F-450 has four doors, therefore, maximum accommodation can be up to 5 people. A stylistic theme has been presented with brown color upholstery of leather. This leather upholstery has been done on the steering wheel, seats, dashboard, and the centre console. Above centre console sits various controls for the music system, AC, and an infotainment touchscreen display. A super duty logo has been imprinted on the section above the glove box. The surroundings of the gear shifter paddle have been made with genuine wood. The rest of this cabin is pretty much the same as it was before. Leg room has been expected to be increased; front seats will have power functions such as reclining. New durable floor mats will be used this time; a camera to monitor the trailer cabin has been added for the driver’s convenience. Several safety features have been presented in this new Ford F-450 2017, which are blind spot monitoring, traction and stability control, rear parking sensors and camera, tire pressure monitoring and automatic braking.
2017 Ford F-450 – Powerful Engine and Performance
For the base engine, a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline unit has been used. This engine is able to produce a torque of 405 pound-feet and 385 hp. Another engine option is going to be a 6.7-liter diesel variant that produces a horsepower of 440 hp and 860 pound-feet of torque. These engines will then are paired with a 6-speed automatic Torque shift-G transmission system with both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive configuration option. It has been said that with this new engine, the overall mileage will be improved by 10 to 11% which means that this pickup truck is going to have an average mileage of 24 miles per gallon.
Price,Release Date, and Competitors of new 2017 Ford F-450
The base model of this F-450 truck will have a price of $69,985, and this is just the starting price as it is expected to be more. This 2017 Ford F-450 is said to be released during early 2017 or maybe till the year’s 2nd quarter. The Dodge Ram 4500 and Chevy Silverado 4500 will be its greatest competitors.