2017 Ford F-150

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2017 MODEL

$27,110 - $36,205

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Detailed Review

The Ford F-150 pick up truck has been around since ages and has become a poster boy for all full sized American trucks. The truck has been one of the best selling vehicles in America for a long time and for good reason. In its 2017 variant, the F-150 is more opulent than ever while staying true to its roots.

Loaded with a base or an uprated V-6 engine with multiple powertrains to choose amongst and available in both long bed and short bed variants, there are a lot of options on the 150 and one of them is bound to suit your needs.

All the luxury and added niceties have sprung this Ford into an even higher realm of the truck world. Unfortunately, the price tag has seen a nudge too but, the 2017 Ford F-150 still appears destined to remain on the top spot for some time to come.


9.1/10
Features

 

8.9/10
Engine

 

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.1/10
Interior

 

8.9/10
Exterior

 

8.5/10
Safety

 
 
 

All the luxury and added niceties have sprung this Ford into an even higher realm of the truck world. Unfortunately, the price tag has seen a nudge too but, the 2017 Ford F-150 still remains on the top spot. Loaded with a V6 engine on the base model. The F-150 carries a price tag of $27,110 for the base model. 

2017 Ford F-150 Features

9.1/10

The 2017 Ford F-150 is offered in a total of 4 trims. The trims care called XL SB, XLT SB, XL LB and XLT LB. All the trims are available with an FWD or AWD configurations. The base trims XL SB comes with a price tag $27,110 and comes with a basic set of features like 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights etc. Then there is the mid-level XL LB trim that starts from $27,410 that comes with a bigger bed and same features as the XL SB.

Then there is the top end XL SB and XL LB variants that start with alloy wheels, chrome bumpers, privacy glass amongst other features. The price range goes from $32,480 and $32,785 respectively.

Trim

XL SB

XLT SB

XL LB

XLT LB

MSRP

(FWD)

$27,110

$32,480

$27,410

$32,785

MSRP

(AWD)

$31,775

$35,905

$32,055

$36,205

Key

Features

  • 17-inch steel wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Trailer sway control
  • Pre-wired trailer connections
  • A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • A driver information display
  • Air-conditioning
  • 4.2-inch central display screen and a four-speaker radio with an auxiliary jack.
  • Alloy wheels
  • Chrome bumpers
  • Foglights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Four-way-adjustable headrests
  • Manual driver and passenger lumbar adjustments
  • Additional interior storage bins and pockets.
  • Same as XL but having a long bed
  • Same as XLT but having a long bed

 

The XLT trim is the one you should look out for if you want any sort of passenger comfort in your truck. The XL variant focuses more on the work aspects of the truck rather than luxury.

2017 Ford F-150 Engine

8.9/10

"While many skeptics doubted a small-displacement V6 could ever replace the pulling power and longevity of big V8, Ford’s 2017 F-150 pickup has proved them all wrong. The F-150’s lightweight aluminum body shaves nearly 500 pounds off a conventional steel-body truck,"-KelleyBlueBook

Engine & Transmission

The engine duty on the Ford F-150 is done by a 3.5L turbo V-6 motor paired to a 6-speed auto box. The engine is good to produce 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The engine pulls from a standstill in a very calm fashion but struggles to get to highway speeds.

In comparison with rivals, the Nissan Titan S and the Toyota Tundra SR are both over 300 hp and are much more powerful than Ford F-150.

Models

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

MSRP

$27,110

$29,580

$29,610

$30,500

Engine

3.5L 6cyl

5.6L 8 cyl

4.3L 6cyl

5.7L 8 cyl

Transmission

6-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

Horsepower

282 hp

390 hp

285 hp

381 hp

Torque

253 lb-ft

394 lb-ft

305 lb-ft

401 lb-ft

Acceleration

When it comes to rapid acceleration, pick up trucks are the last thing that you associate it with. The Ford F-150 is certainly not a road scorcher but it is not a slouch either. The truck does a 0 to 60 mph run in 7.3 second flat which is certainly considerate at the very least.

The fastest truck in the segment is the Chevy Silverado 1500 which completes the 0-60 mph run in 5.3 seconds. Second in line is the Toyota Tundra which completes the same run in 6.5 seconds.

Models

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

0-60 MPH

7.3

9.3

5.3

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

13.2

15.4

13.6

NA

Engine

3.5L

5.6L

4.3L

5.7L

Ride and Handling

The 2017 Ford F-150 is perhaps the best handling truck in its segment. It is prone to body roll and a bouncy ride like all other trucks but it handles these obstructions rather well. The truck can zoom past corners at moderately high speeds without being too uncomfortable for the passengers.

Braking

The brakes on the F-150 features a set of 13.8-inch rotors in the front and 13.7-inch rotors in the rear. The brakes have a confident feeling about them and are the pedals are not too spongy and features just the right amount of travel.

The Ford F-150 features the best in class stopping distance of 119 feet. The second in line is the Nissan Titan which is some way from the segment leader at 133.7 ft.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

13.8

13.0

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13.7

13.6

13.6

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4051

5362

4510

4920

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

133.7

134

141

2017 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The fuel economy on the Ford-150 is modest to say the least. The car returns a gas mileage of 25 mpg combined which is actually much better than the rivals in the same segment.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

MPG (city)

18

15

18

13

MPG (highway)

20

21

24

18

MPG (combined)

25

18

20

15

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is the only one that is able to come close to the F-150 at 20 mpg combined while all the other rivals just fall way too short.

2017 Ford F-150 Interior

8.1/10

"Yesterday’s luxury sedan is today’s full-size pickup, and the F-150 has the space and equipment to prove it."-CarandDriver

Seating and Comfort

Cabin comfort where the Ford F-150 excels. The front seats are nicely bolstered and feature optimum level of padding. On the rear end, there is enough legroom for even the taller folks and being a truck, headroom is never a concern.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/63.3/41.8

42.40/66.73/45.27

39.7/66.7/42.5

In comparison with rivals, the Chevy Silverado is the top spot with the most amount of legroom. 2nd in line is the F-150 with a legroom of 43.9 inches.

Infotainment

Infotainment duties on the F-150 is handled by an 8-inch touchscreen featuring the Sync 3 MMI. The entire system is a breeze to use and fairly easy to learn. The touch response time would have certainly been better but the overall system is really good to use.

Interior Features

  • 8 inch touchscreen
  • Multifunctional steering wheel
  • Fabric seats
  • Adjustable headrest
  • 4 way adjustable seats

Cargo volume

Cargo volume on the F-150 features a generous 65.2 cube.feet space to store your stuff. The area is easy to get in and out of and the entire process is fairly easy and straightforward.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

65.2

97.7

61.60

N

Towing Capacity

Towing capacity is definitely the deciding factor with work trucks for a lot of people. The Ford F 150 has an official payload capacity of 9100 lbs. The car does feel under stress when at the higher end of the limit but does well with the moderate amount of load tucked at the back.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Capacity(lbs)

9100

9730

8900

10300

In comparison with rivals, the Toyota Tundra is the segment leader at 10,300 lbs towing capacity. 2nd in line is the Nissan Titan S with 9730 lbs. The finally there is the Ford and at the back end is the Chevy Silverado.

Payload Capacity

The Ford F-150 has a payload capacity of 1910 lbs which is about what the rivals in the segment offer. But, it's the Toyota Tundra SR which takes away the cake with 2080 lbs payload capacity.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Capacity (lbs)

1910

1940

1960

2080

2017 Ford F-150 Exterior

8.9/10

"Ford’s full-size F-150 pickup for 2017 has the only truck body that's made of aluminum, but that material doesn’t reduce the truck's capability or strength. When it comes to the F-150's exterior, the style is rugged and bold, but much of its appearance was inspired by function."-KelleyBlueBook

Dimensions and Weight

Even after being a full-sized truck, the Ford F-150 weighs in at 4051 lbs which is lighter than much lighter than the rivals. There is a not of a lot of trim that protrudes out of the body and the car looks well balanced from the front and the rear.

The Nissan Titan S is the heaviest truck in the segment at 5362 lbs and it is also the longest truck in the segment at 228.1 inches.

Model

Ford-150 XL Regular Cab

Nissan Titan S

Chevrolet Silverado-1500 LS

Toyota Tundra SR

Curb weight (lbs.)

4051

5362

 

4920

Length(in)

209.3

228.1

205.57

228.2

Width(in)

79.9

79.5

80.0

79.9

Height(in)

75.2

75.2

73.5

75.8

Ground clearance (in)

9.3

9.6

8.2

10.6

Wheelbase (in)

122

139.8

119.0

145.7

Exterior Features

  • Dual headlights
  • Multi Spoke alloy wheels
  • LED DRLs
  • Chrome front grille
  • Dual headlights
  • Multi-Spoke alloy wheels
  • LED DRLs
  • Chrome front grille

2017 Ford F-150 Safety

8.5/10

The Ford F-150 is one of the hot-selling vehicles for the manufacture and Ford has ensured that the sales are not let down by substandard safety measures. The truck has been well equipped with a host of safety features that ensure the safety of passengers at all times. The car has already been tested by the NHTSA and has scored a perfect 5 stars in almost all of categories.

Safety Features

  • Airbags Front-seat side
  • Airbags Safety Canopy System with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control
  • Alert chimes for headlamps-on, key-in-ignition, and front safety belts
  • Belt-Minder front safety belt reminder
  • Brake/shift interlock
  • Fuel pump inertia shutoff
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Trailer Sway Control

NHTSA Rating 

Overall Rating

5 star

Overall Frontal Crash Rating

5 star

Frontal Crash Rating Driver Side

5 star

Frontal Crash Rating Passenger Side

5 star

Overall Side Crash Rating

5 star

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat

5 star

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating Front Seat Rear Seat

NA

Side Barrier

5 star

Side barrier Driver

5 star

Side barrier Rear Passenger

NA

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

5 star

Rollover Rating

4 Star

IIHS Rating

Crashworthiness

Small overlap front driver side

NA

Small overlap front passenger side

NA

Moderate overlap front

NA

Side

NA

Roof strength

NA

Head restraints & seats

NA

2017 Ford F-150 Competition

Nissan Titan vs Ford F-150 

The Nissan Titan is a full sized heavy duty truck. The Titan certainly falls shorts on looks when compared to the rivals like the F-150. However, the car features tried and tested rugged V8 engines that are known for their bomb proof reliability and the base price even with options is fairly considerate.

The Nissan Titan is a capable vehicle but it still falls short of the Ford F-150 as a truck overall.

Chevy Silverado vs Ford F-150 

The Chevy Silverado is one of the more traditional looking trucks amongst the rivals. The vehicle features a rock solid and sturdy built. The cabin is nice to look at and even comfortable for the passengers.

But, the Ford F-150 is certainly the more modern vehicle both inside and outside while the Silverado is a more traditional vehicle.

Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150 

The Toyota Tundra is one most reliable trucks out there in the market. The interior quality on the truck is far superior to a lot of trucks in the segment. Even when it comes to the looks dept. The Toyota looks fairly modern and pleasing to the eye from all the angles.

2017 Ford F-150 Final Verdict

The Ford F-150 is the best selling pickup truck in America for a long time and for good reason. The vehicle features a brilliant interior set up. The power stats are also up to the mark. But, with luxury interiors comes at a premium price. The car has the tendency to get expensive, with optional packages real fast. There are a lot of trims to choose from and there is certainly at least one that will suit you at your price. 

Pros

Powerful uprated V-6 engine

Sharp 10 speed tranny

Comfortable interior

Lot of trims to choose from

Cons

Lethargic base V6

10-speed transmission only with top end trim

Expensive optional extras

What's New?

The F-150 lineup includes an all-new 10-speed transmission that is only available with the 365-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine

This powertrain can be matched with both rear- and all-wheel-drive models.

An available STX appearance package is also new, along with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity.

Exterior paint colors Lightning Blue, Avalanche, and White Gold are now offered, as well.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27110

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu. in.

horsepower

282 hp @ 6250 rpm

torque

253 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.7 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.8 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

122 in.

length

209.3 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

75.5 in.

curb weight

4051 lbs.

ground clearance

8.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

64.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

9100 lbs.

payload capacity

1910 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

13.7 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

5.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

206 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/25 mpg

highway range

575 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ford F-150 in White Gold color  2017 Ford F-150 in Magnetic Metallic color  2017 Ford F-150 in Blue Jeans Metallic color  2017 Ford F-150 in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2017 Ford F-150 in Race Red color
White Gold

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Ratings

Features

9.1

Engine

8.9

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.1

Exterior

8.9

Safety

8.5

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Ford F-150 XL

XL

power
282 hp @ 6250 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
20 combined

$27,110 - $32,055


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $27,110 MSRP (18/20/25) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $27,410 MSRP (18/20/25) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $31,755 MSRP (17/19/23) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA
XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $32,055 MSRP (17/19/23) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA

 2017 Ford F-150 XLT

XLT

power
282 hp @ 6250 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
mpg
20 combined

$32,480 - $36,205


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $32,480 MSRP (18/20/25) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $32,785 MSRP (18/20/25) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 3 NA
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $35,905 MSRP (17/19/23) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $36,205 MSRP (17/19/23) 282 hp @ 6250 rpm, 3.5 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 3 NA