2017 Ford F-150 Review
There are lots of construction sites around Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, and Port Matilda as well as lots of farms and ranches, home renovation and landscaping projects, and many more jobs.
It doesn’t matter exactly what type of job you have to do – we understand that it needs to get done. That’s why our team at The Lake Dealerships wrote this Ford F-150 review. We hope you find this article helpful and learn a lot about what this durable, capable, and powerful pickup truck can do for you.
Ford F-150 Durability
Ford’s website says that the F-150 has undergone “over 10 million miles of cumulative torture testing.” What qualifies as torture testingin their book? Tests in the lab, on the highway, through high altitudes, through low valleys; tests while carrying huge payloads and towing massive trailers; tests in temperatures ranging from -20°F to over 120°F
Newsflash: The Ford F-150 passed all these extreme tests with flying colors. Why? Because its body is constructed with a lightweight yet tough military-grade aluminum alloy, and its eight-crossmember frame is comprised of about 78% high-strength steel.
Such a sturdy construction contributes to the truck’s overall safety as well as its durability. The lauded Ford F-150 received both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star Crash Test Rating* and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Award.
If the NHTSA and the IIHS put that much faith in the truck, then we do, too.
2017 Ford F-150 Capability
For truck owners and lessees, capability is a simple category, as it comes down to two things: towing and payload.
The Ford F-150 features several intelligent towing systems:
- Pro Trailer Backup Assist™for reversing with a cumbersome trailer
- Dynamic Hitch Assist and Smart Trailer Tow Connector for attaching the trailer as efficiently as possible.
- Trailer Brake Controller,which will make sure that the truck brakes and trailer brakes are operating synchronously.
Furthermore, the F-150 gives you a best-in-class maximum payload of 3,270 pounds.†
How does the 2017 Ford F-150 achieve such an incredible payload rating? With a powerful engine—just take your pick from the available options:
- 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6: 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6: 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque
- 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6: 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque
- 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8: 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque
Finally, on the Ford F-150 Raptor, you can go with the 24-valve high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. This monster puts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Test Drive the Ford F-150 at The Lake Dealerships
If you live in Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, or Port Matilda and you’re a hardworking driver who’d like to test drive the 2017 Ford F-150, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at The Lake Dealerships.
Just call us or stop by our showroom to schedule your test drive today.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov).
†When properly equipped. Class of full-size pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.