2017 Ford F-150 - Cocoa, FL

 

2017 Ford F-150

 

Exterior

The 2017 Ford F-150 was constructed from high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy to be lightweight and efficient without losing its rigidity and strength. In fact, the F-150 is a whopping 700 lbs lighter than the previous generation. The pickup itself comes in a variety of body configurations and truck bed sizes to adapt to whatever work environment you have to throw at it, allowing the Ford F-150 to conquer any obstacle.

 

Performance

Several different engine options await you under the hood of the Ford F-150. The capable standard engine is a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 that delivers 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 2.7-liter EcoBoost, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost, and 5.0-liter V8. The Raptor off-road trim level gets a special high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that delivers 450 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Other models give the choice of two different six-speed transmissions or the 10-speed.

 

Fuel Economy

The efficiency of the Ford F-150 depends heavily on which powertrain options you choose. However, the standard powertrain gets a fuel rating of 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined. This gets a slight boost with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, but other, more powerful engine options bring the fuel economy down.

 

Interior

The space in the interior depends on what kind of body configuration you choose, but no matter what, it’s been carefully constructed from premium materials to provide the utmost ride comfort whether you’re hard at work or enjoying the off-road experience of the Raptor trim. The F-150 also offers features like Trailer Backup Assist, an available remote tailgate release, and in-cab storage space for more capability.

 

Safety

In the Ford F-150, safety isn’t just about keeping passengers safe - though it does that well with a variety of cutting-edge Driver-Assist systems that use sensors and camera to watch the road for hazards. Additionally, there’s a number of trailer assistance features that let you secure your cargo without a care in the world.

 

2017 F-150 Driver Assist Technology 

What makes a truck the best on the market? Is it power? Capability? Comforts? Intelligent technology? As you might expect, it’s some combination of all of these things and more. Prioritizing and anticipating every possible driver’s needs is what has made the Ford F-150 America’s favorite truck for 40 years in a row. But even with that proud accolade under their belt, the innovation never stops at Ford. The 2017 Ford F-150 features some of the latest, brightest, and most helpful technology that’s sure to enhance the driving experience, no matter the destination of lifestyle.

 

One of these tools is the F-150 Driver Assist Technology. This suite of advanced gadgets makes maneuvering the F-150 easy and smooth, whether it’s towing a trailer or not. Drivers in all situations will benefit from adaptive cruise control, which adjusts its set speed based on the traffic ahead. It slows down when needed and picks back up to your set speed when traffic clears. This is paired with forward collision warning with brake support, which applies the brakes for you when needed if you don’t react in time.

 

Additional Technology

When trailering, the 2017 Ford F-150 is enhanced by tools like the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and the class-exclusive available 360-degree camera with split-view display. These features help you see your truck and trailer from every angle, making it easy to back into small spaces. One tool that assists in parking when you’re driving without a trailer is another class-exclusive, the active park-assist. This not only helps you choose the best space, but helps you parallel park there as well. Driving with or without a trailer becomes easier with the F-150 Lane-Keeping System** which keeps you from drifting, and the BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, another gadget that makes backing up easier.

 

When you look at this list of driver assist technologies that are found in the 2017 Ford F-150, it’s evident that this truck has both the brawn and the brain. To learn more about how these features work, or to see them in action, visit us at Paradise Ford today.