The new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is certainly on the right track. All that super weight, length, width, and height can make checking your surroundings challenging, so up to seven cameras feed data into the Super Duty’s electronic brain. Two side-view mirror cameras observe the flanks. A tailgate camera gazes behind. The F-series has been the best-selling truck in America for 39 years running and hasn’t seen much revision for the past 18 of those years. Still, the times, they are a-changing. The 2017 Super Duty Ford Super Duty trucks come in above the F-150s. Ford flew me to Colorado to sample the F-250, F-350 and F-450 models. These are the work trucks, the ones you buy to tow your horse trailer and haul your load of bricks. The 2017 models are capable and loaded with enough tech to satisfy hard-working.
2017 Ford F-Series Engine
To motivate all that mass, all Super Duty trucks are available with a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 putting out 440 horsepower and a massive 925 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 65 torques from the outgoing model. A gas-fueled engine is also available in the form of 6.2-liter V8, netting 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Again, torque is up from the outgoing model’s 405 pound-feet. Both engines employ a six-speed automatic gearbox.
2017 Ford F-Series Interior
The 2017 Ford F-Series redefines the pickup cab interior, with more front cargo space than the previous generation, plus features that help you work smarter and more productively. Both the SuperCab and SuperCrew have more interior roominess than the previous model, especially in the rear-seat area. Get information at a glance with the 2.3-inch productivity screen (standard on XL and XLT) on the instrument cluster and a 4.2-inch center-stack screen – plus SYNC AppLink® to voice-control certain smartphone applications.
The available SelectShift® automatic has two modes: Progressive Range Select, which allows the driver to reduce the range of available transmission gears while operating in Drive mode to limit the number of gears available for road and load conditions; Full Manual mode for the control of going manually up and down the gearbox without using a clutch.