The Ford F-150 is an impressive truck, no matter which level of trim it's outfitted with. It works well as a down-and-dirty work truck, but it'll do just as well for a daily commuter from Elizabethtown to Shepherdsville or Bardstown to Louisville. Here in Radcliff and Fort Knox, we love the Ford F-150 for its impressive competence and comfortable driving.
With great towing capacity and payload ratings, it can handle a ton-- literally (depending on the model). The lowest payload rating you can find on a 2017 Ford F-150 is 1,590 pounds, and the maximum (with a 5.0-liter V8 engine) is 3,270 pounds. Towing capabilities range from 5,000 pounds to 12,200 pounds.
Among many other features, the 2017 Ford F-150 comes standard with an anti-theft system, SOS post-crash alert system, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.
Combine this handling proficiency with Ford's advanced safety measures, all the optional features you could want, and remarkable fuel economy in its class, and you've got yourself an exceptional pickup truck.
The biggest update to the Ford F-150 lineup is a redesigned engine. Ford revamped the optional turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and combined it with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It now provides better horsepower, torque and fuel economy. We'll take it!
Ford kept their off-road superstar Raptor off the F-150 roster last year, but it's back for 2017 with the aforementioned turbocharged V6, complete with some special tuning.
The Ford F-150 looks tough, with clean lines and a commanding appearance. To shine things up a bit you can opt for a chrome appearance package. You can get the Lariat with a dark tarnish grille with red accent if you're into the black and red combo, and this trim also comes in Shadow Black for a sleek all-black look.
The F-150 Raptor has the stand-out exterior. It's extra rugged, with a big front skid plate and cool signature FORD grille. The Raptor is such a mean-looking truck that nobody will know you're actually riding in the lap of luxury inside - unless they're familiar with the Raptor. Then they'll be jealous.
The interior is very comfortable at any trim level- it's spacious, with a high-end feel and quiet cabin. With interior packages and multiple trims, you can add the amenities and stylish design options that you like. The King Ranch, for example, features Mesa leather-trimmed seats in a deep brown embossed with the running W. With the F-150 Platinum SuperCrew, you get rich Brunello leather-trimmed seating. For a black interior with cool red accents, go with the XLT or Lariat Special edition packages.
The F-150 has plenty of in-cab storage space in the doors and under the seats. If you opt for the SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration of the F-150, you'll get rear doors that open 170 degrees and a flat load floor for easy loading. The available flow-through center console even has a designated space for your laptop.
Ford is the first manufacturer to offer Pro Trailer Backup Assist on a pickup truck. Simply turn a knob to point your trailer in the right direction and you're good to go. Even if you're a pro with a trailer, this is a cool option that can save you some time. Ford also offers a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which will alert you to a vehicle traveling in your blind spot- even if you're towing a trailer.
The available 8-inch productivity screen gives you all kinds of useful information, and you can customize your home screen view. This screen is standard in the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.
The XLT trim is a favorite of ours, with its standard fog lights, keypad entry system, and rear privacy glass. The XLT provides great value for a budget that might not stretch to the higher level trims.
We are enthusiastic about the Ford F-150 here at Knox Ford, and we'd love to share our excitement and show you our favorite features. If you're in the Radcliff, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, Fort Knox, and Bardstown area, come visit our showroom and pick your favorite 2017 F-150 package in person.