Ford continues to knock its competition out by focusing on the key traits their F-250’s have been known for: brutish power and their payload capacity. But this year, the 2017 Ford Super Duty will have an aluminum construction bringing it into the modern era of trucks.
This redesign is the first one in quite a long time, and it has a lot of impressive changes, especially with it’s up to 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque, and can carry up to 7630 pounds in the bed or 32,500 pounds on a trailer depending on the model.
The Super Duty comes standard with a 6.2-litre V-8 engine, and with an optional 6.7-litre turbo-diesel V-8 engine (the one capable of towing up to 32,500 lbs).
Despite its size, the truck has an incredibly quiet ride and offers the options of a regular, SuperCab or Crew Cab. The truck bed comes in two sizes as well—6.75-ft and 8.0-ft bed.
Drivers will have the ability to keep tabs on their surroundings with the up to seven cameras available on the Super Duty. Of those cameras, there is a 360-degree bird’s-eye view provided by four HD cameras.
Keeping up with the current safety trends, the 2017 Super Duty employs blind-spot warning, modified with the trailer tow in order to account for the length of the trailer. Other options include adaptive cruise control with automatic breaking, in-cap tire-pressure monitoring, and a lane-departure warning. The latter three are making their appearance in the Super Duty for the first time.
Ford is calling their 2017 model the toughest and smartest Super Duty yet. Its military-grade aluminum alloy helped slash the weight of the body, allowing Ford to reinvest in a frame built of a high-strength steel that they boast is 24 times stiffer than the previous frame. The intelligence comes into play with the seven cameras, Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping and Collision Warning with brake support.
Other changes include stronger axles, an upgrade to the suspension and steering, and larger breaks.
Prices will start at $39,099 for the base model of the 2017 Ford Super Duty.