The thing about pickup trucks is that they have got to be strong. People don’t usually buy pickup trucks but when they do, they need it come with great towing capacity. But if all this costs too much fuel and cause too much emission then that couldn’t be good either. So basically a light yet durable pickup truck with great capacity is something that is needed and if you need one to then surely look into 2017 Ford F-350 because it has got all you need. This new variant of Ford’s pickup truck line up is coming with a lot of changes. For starters the durability of the steel of its body is about 95% which is like roughly better than the predecessor in order of 24. Then there is the lightweight aluminium body work and a whooping weight loss of 350 pounds with improved towing and handling abilities. There is a lot more to it that has been further revealed.
2017 Ford F-350 – Redesign
There isn’t much to say about 2017 F-350’s design in general. However there has been some unique changes done to 2017 Ford F350. First and the most striking feature is that it comes mounted with cameras everywhere such that it can help the driver to move around easy. The 2017 Ford F-350 features a similar steering as its old one whereas it needs a better one to unleash its full potential. Last but not the least there are as well many LED lights that has been fitted. Also in terms of interior upgrade, this variant will be coming with Sync 3 infotainment unit.
2017 Ford F-350 – Engine and Transmission
The 2017 Ford F-350 will be offered in two engine options and one of them is going to be a diesel unit. They will be same in terms of configuration with the engine of its previous model. Therefore for gasoline option, it is going to be a V8 6.2l whose output is likely to be around 385 hp and torque around 405 pounds per feet. Better of the lot is of course F 350’s diesel unit since it is not only more efficient but also offers greater outputs. This unit will also be a V8 but of 6.7l and will offer a much greater output of 440 hp. This unit’s torque is mostly likely to be 860 lb-ft. Mentioned engines are to be mated with automatic six-speed transmission unit and are available in both FWD and RWD. Exact towing capacity figures are not known yet. Nevertheless, as mentioned it will improve significantly. It will also vary slightly with different variants. In terms of efficiency, the engine of the Ford F-350 2017 does a pretty decent job too. From what is available, it seems that the efficiency of this unit is around 13.9 mpg.
Cost, Availability and Competitors of 2017 Ford F-350
As far as competitors are concerned, the 2017 Ford F-350 has got it all. Nevertheless these competitors belong to GM i.e. General Motors and come closes or rather at par with the truck. Trucks that could be considered of its stature are Dodge Ram 3500 or Chevy Silverado 3500. With improved towing capacity, the 2017 Ford F-350 has certainly got and edge over the others. Exact variant wise cost could be a little hard to reveal as it hasn’t been announced yet, but there are two things for sure. For one its diesel variant will be priced a little more steeply and other variants of this car are likely be available for a price tag that is roughly around $35,000. Official release date hasn’t been revealed either but it is most likely to hit showrooms by end of this year.