2017 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Ford F-150
Few segments are more competitive than the half-ton pickup truck class and the iconic Ford F-150 has cemented its best-in-class status with the arrival of the 2017 Ford F-150. Complete with an improved powertrain, expanded model lineup and upgraded appearance packages, the revisionist Ford F-150 improves power, performance, style and fuel-economy. Delve deeper into the merits of the 2017 Ford F-150 at Donnell Ford of Boardman with this 2017 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Ford F-150 overview.
Available in seven fully-loaded trim levels - XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor - the 2017 Ford F-150 can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Three cab styles and three bed lengths allow car shoppers to further customize their truck for at home, on the jobsite or on the trail. When you add a new and improved powertrain to the Ford F-150 equation, the recently redesigned Ford F-150 has taken a leap forward when compared to its counterpart.
|2017 Ford F-150||VS||2016 Ford F-150|
|3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6||Top-of-the-Line Engine||3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6|
|375 Horsepower/470 Pound-Feet||Horsepower/Torque||365 Horsepower/420 pound-Feet|
|10-Speed Automatic||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|Yes||F-150 Raptor Trim||No|
What Are the Differences Between the 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Ford F-150?
Car shoppers who are considering the rough-n-tumble Ford F-150 as their next pickup truck will find that a revamped design and powertrain comes with an affordable price tag. Base MSRP will see no change and remains at $26,540 in this 2017 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Ford F-150 debate. Even upper trim levels equipped with the second-generation 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6 powertrain will see a modest increase in price.
What sets the 2017 Ford F-150 apart from its predecessor is the addition of the second-generation 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6. A turbocharged six-cylinder on steroids, the new engine will shell out a Herculean 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. These numbers represents an increase of 10 horsepower and 50 pound-feet of torque over the previous generation and will amplify performance and efficiency.
The new EcoBoost power source is married to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission for elite models and trim levels that will improve driving dynamics and fuel economy. Add an Auto Start-Stop e-pump to the equation and the top-of-the-line Ford F-150 powertrain will make 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Previous Ford F-150 models make 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Towing numbers remain at a mammoth 12,200 pounds for each model year.
An added advantage that car shoppers have when they opt for the 2017 Ford F-150 is the return of the Ford F-150 Raptor. Tailor-made to dominate the trail, the Ford F-150 Raptor plays host to a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that manufactures 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an off-road-tuned suspension and a terrain management system that provides Normal, Street, Mud and Sand, Baja and Rock Crawling and Weather modes, the Ford F-150 Raptor will dominate whatever Mother Nature can offer.