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Overview (Final Score: A)
The 2017is America’s best-selling vehicle and outsells all competitive pickups by almost two to one. For 2017 Ford added a lot to the F-150, including a new 3.5-liter V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission for improved power, performance and fuel economy.
That engine enters the Raptor with an outstanding 450 horsepower of output thanks to some turbo upgrades and engine tuning. The Raptor itself is unique in the class with its extreme off-road equipment and fast-paced styling and power.
The 2017 F-150 is offered with five engine choices, two transmissions, rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, and three cab and three bed size choices.
What We Love About the 2017 Ford F-150:
- Excellent tow and payload ratings
- Wide range of technology and comfort options
- Engine choices and packaging for every need
What We Don’t Love About the 2017 Ford F-150:
- Lighter vehicle weight can be a nuisance when towing
- Stiff ride on the highway
- Fuel economy is often not equal to expectation
Pricing and Value (9/10)
The 2017 Ford F-150 is one of the best-priced trucks on the market with diverse trims and package options to allow just about any need to be covered. The F-150 outsells the nearest competitor is the best-selling vehicle in America, bar none.
From the base level pricing up to the most expensive models at over $60k, the F-150 has a price point that matches just about anyone’s budget. Best pricing in terms of value for a consumer-grade pickup meant to do light-duty work and occasional weekend hauling is in the Lariat package and upper-edge XLT packages.
Most buyers will be best served with a 6.5-foot or shorter box, which maximizes payload and minimizes parking headaches. Especially with SuperCab and SuperCrew models with their valuable back seating.
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (76/80, 95%)
The full-size pickup truck market is full of strong competitors. The best-selling 2017 Ford F-150 is rivaled by the excellent Ram Pickup 1500, which includes a diesel option and the competitive Rebel package against Ford’s Raptor. The Chevrolet Silverado and its twin the GMC Sierra offer excellent towing and capability, but not as many engine choices or diverse packaging options by comparison. The all-new Nissan Titan is another excellent choice, including its heavy-duty half-ton XD model with both diesel and gasoline options. Buyers might be surprised with Nissan’s class-leading warranty.
The F-150 remains the most competitive in terms of pricing and value, and offers a good warranty and excellent packaging options. The 2017 Ford F-150 has a great all-around build and can be trimmed and packaged to meet most any need. With a huge choice of engine and powertrain options, excellent technology and top-shelf safety ratings, there isn’t much to knock about the F-150.
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