Ford’s best-seller F-150 is all new for model year 2015 and will remain the same for at least model years 2016 and 2017. That is to say, new 2017 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson full-size pickup will keep the momentum going and continue to offer what is one of the best packages in its niche.
There are no less than four powertrain options available with current, thirteenth generation of most famous American pickup. Even if diesel option is nowhere to be found, 2017 Ford F-150 will feature some modern turbocharged units including the efficient 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 making 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. Rest of the lineup includes base 3.5L V-6 engine with 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, and 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 unit which delivers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Last, but not the least, is 5.0L V-8 mill which is capable of putting up 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. Rear and all-wheel drive configurations are offered across these four engine choices, and so is 6-speed automatic transmission. However, by the time 2017 arrives, F-150 might incorporate a new 8-speed gearbox as well.
Thanks to a new aluminum structure, every single F-150 is now much slimmer. Actually, they aren’t exactly slimmer, but they still weigh up to 700 pounds less than in previous generation. Design is another category where new F-150 really pick things up. Full-sizer gets a large grille, sturdy bumper and dual headlamps which make its frontal fascia as intimidating as they come. Together with angular front end, pickup gets the boxy body overall, no matter which cab configuration or box length you choose.
Exterior and Interior
2017 Ford F-150‘s interior is as boxy as its exterior, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. There’s a number of classy design statements which make the pickup’s cabin both good looking and upscale in terms of refinement. Of course, for latter, you’ll at least have to go with third, Lariat trim level which is the first one in the lineup to offer standard leather seats and wood grain accents. Upper tiers add unique leather upholstery, front and rear heaters and standard Sony premium sound system, but still don’t upgrade standard 4.2-inch display. What they do, however, is to include standard navigation package. Safety ratings have earned the highest marks, and there are a few features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors and lane-keeping system which had a deal in those grades.
2017 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Price
Fuel economy figures go from high 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway generated by 2.7L turbo six to low 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway made by 5.0L V-8 engine. At least the truck manages to tow up to 11,900 pounds in few available configs. Prices could be slightly lowered by 2017 which means that F-150 could be available for between $25,000 and $51,000.
2017 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson will be pretty much the same vehicle as it currently is. Apart from additional cabin color options and occasional new feature, together with the possibility of a new transmission; it won’t offer anything revolutionary.
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July 11, 2016