2017 Ford F-150

Starting MSRP: $26,540 - $59,600

Estimated MPG: 18 city / 24 hwy

2017 Ford F-150 Review

With lots of engine choices, strong tow ratings and a generous assortment of amenities, the 2017 Ford F-150 offers everything most shoppers look for in a pickup. It's little wonder the F-150 is a sales leader. It's been the best-selling vehicle in the land for more than 35 years.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 07/05/2017

For 2017, the F-150 sees some notable upgrades. A revised turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 joins the lineup, delivering 10 more horsepower and 50 more pound-feet of torque. A new 10-speed automatic transmission has been added, and it improves performance and efficiency. The 2017 Ford F-150 benefits from the addition of an available STX Appearance package, and Ford's Sync Connect is now available for XLT and higher trucks. Finally, the 2017 model year sees the return of the Raptor, the F-150's rugged, trail-busting variant.

Regular, extended cab (SuperCab) and crew cab (SuperCrew) configurations are offered, along with three bed lengths (5.5, 6.5 or 8 feet). Buyers may select from seven trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited.

Exterior

Exterior

The 2017 Ford F-150 is boxy and assertive from all angles. A huge three-bar grille dominates the front fascia, and it's bordered by standard automatic halogen headlights and daytime running lamps. A rear view reveals a standard fixed window with solar tint and bold, angular headlights.

Standard features include a removable tailgate with a key lock, black sideview mirrors, black front and rear bumpers and a capless fuel filler. Options include a bed divider, box side steps, chrome or body-color front and rear bumpers, a drop-in bedliner, and a power-locking tailgate.

Interior

Interior

The F-150's cabin ranges from basic to plush, depending on the trim chosen. Base, regular cab models feature manual air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a 40/20/40-split bench seat. Available features include leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, genuine wood interior trims accents, heated rear seats and 10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats.

Performance

Performance

Despite its massive dimensions, the F-150 feels relatively agile on the road. Five powertrains are offered. The base 3.5-liter V6 provides 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque and delivers fuel economy of 18/24 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive and 17/23 mpg with four-wheel drive.

A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 provides 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, and models with this engine get an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 18/23 mpg with four-wheel drive. A 5.0-liter V8 delivers 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque, and manages EPA estimates of up to 15/22 mpg. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with these three engine choices.

An available turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 doles out 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and it helps the F-150 achieve an EPA rating of up to 18/25 mpg. Finally, Raptor models are motivated by a high-output 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 good for 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet or torque. The F-150 Raptor comes standard with four-wheel drive and is EPA-rated at 15/18 mpg. A new 10-speed automatic transmission comes with both versions of the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.

When properly equipped, the 2017 F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

Technology

Technology

The base F-150 comes standard with an AM/FM radio and an auxiliary input jack. Options include satellite radio, HD radio, keyless access, push-button start, Ford's voice-activated Sync system, an 11-speaker Sony audio system, navigation and the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen and integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Available driver-assistance features include a rearview camera or a surround-view camera system, as well as rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Ford’s MyKey system is also available, which allows parents to set parameters that encourage safe driving habits in younger drivers.