2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, aluminum body and steel backboneEdward Green ▼ | December 8, 2016
Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series continues to innovate for 2017 with a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Truck The best in America just got better
Further F-150 powertrain improvements include the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for bot, the transmission optimizes engine power and torque ranges with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls. Other improvements include an Auto Start-Stop e-pump, enhanced kinematics for minimal internal friction losses and a unique high-speed one-way clutch that allows for nonsequential shifting.
Additional transmission innovations include driver-select trailer/tow mode, adaptive learning for improved shift modulation, high-efficiency filtration system that extends fluid life, and a compact package that is only 25 millimeters longer than the previous six-speed transmission. The results are a powertrain that delivers 50 lb.-ft. more torque for a class-leading 470 lb.-ft. and 10 extra horsepower to make towing and hauling even more effortless, while improving overall driveability, efficiency and emissions compliance.
Additional changes for the 2017 Ford F-150 include an available STX Appearance Package and available SYNC Connect for XLT series and higher trucks. Lightning Blue, Avalanche and White Gold are new color offerings. America’s best-selling truck for 39 years is now even better. It doesn't matter are you into truck and such a big car, once you sit in you will love it. It's nice enough to take you to a theater and bad enough to stand the desert. Recommendation? Call your dealer, what else? ■