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Meet the New 2017 Ford F150
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The 2017 Ford F150 is one of the most powerful and versatile pickup trucks available. Offering stellar performance, durability and fine craftsmanship, the F150 is an All-American experience that’s offers practicality and ruggedness you can’t find in any other vehicle. This year’s F150, like the previous years, offers the same quality construction and performance you’d expect along with a touch of luxury, including state of the art features and ton of comfort. For 2017, the F150 offers 7 unique trims including the XL, XLT, LARIAT, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. If you’ve been considering a Ford F150 as your next vehicle, but aren’t quite sure which one to get. Any of these 7 trims would be a great introduction. The 2017 Ford F150 is one of the best pickups on the market today. But if you need help narrowing down your options, here are the top 3 2017 Ford F150 trims.

Ford Super Duty trim levels:

  • Ford F150 XLT
  • Ford F150 Raptor
  • Ford F150 Platinum

Ford F150 XLT

The 2017 Ford F150 XLT features a standard 3.5 liter V6 engine that delivers 282 horsepower. It offers some excellent fuel economy getting 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. An automatic transmission with progressive range select allows for smoother shifting. BoxLink, a power sliding glass window are some of the optional features, while keyless entry, fog lamps, manual air conditioning and the SYNC system comes standard. The SYNC system allows for convenient 911 assistance wherever you are, as well as smartphone connectivity. An optional SYNC 3 system allows for apps and navigation. With numerous package options, you can add as little or as much features as you’d like including a power moonroof. Finally, it offers 3 different cab options: regular cab, SuperCab and CrewCab.

Highlights:

  • Features a 3.5 liter V6 engine
  • Gets 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway
  • Features SYNC system

Ford F150 Raptor

The Ford F150 Raptor features a more powerful engine but sacrifices fuel economy in the process. It features a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost High Output engine that provides a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque for powerful acceleration and greater towing capability. Though it sacrifices fuel economy, it does so not by a significant degree. The F150 does surprisingly well when it comes to fuel economy, considering the performance it offers, getting 15 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The Raptor features a 400 WATT power inverter and LED lamps. It also comes standard with the trailer tow package, productivity screen, cruise control, satellite radio and steering wheel controls.

Highlights:

  • 3.5 Liter High Output EcoBoost engine
  • 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque
  • Comes standard with trailer tow package

Ford F150 Platinum

The 2017 Ford F150 Platinum offers a huge number of standard features and optional features. Here drivers will have the choice between a High Output EcoBoost Engine included in the Raptor, or a 5.0 liter V8 engine that generates 385 horsepower. It gets around 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. It comes standard with power-deployable running boards and blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, as well as leather-trimmed bucket seats. Dual zone climate control, a 360 degree view camera, lane keeping assist, and voice activated navigation all come standard. Best of all, the Platinum features the SYNC 3 system features a color touch screen, Hands-free iPhone support, Wi-Fi connection and continuous software updates to provide a state of the art infotainment set-up.

Highlights:

  • Only offers CrewCab
  • Offers a ton of features
  • 385 horsepower V8 option is available

Conclusion

The Ford F150 is a powerful and innovative pick up with a ton to offer. While the XLT offers the least amount of features it sports the best fuel economy and the most necessary features, as well as the most options when it comes to cab size. But the Platinum F150 offers the most features and the best performance of any model. Check out the top 3 trims at your local Ford dealerships, or any of the aforementioned trims.