If you’re into pickup trucks, you’re at least aware of how the game-changing 2015 Ford F-150 burst onto the scene with an all-new aluminum body and set a new standard of excellence with its EcoBoost engine offerings. But did you know that the F-150 continues to improve each model year since the big redesign? It’s true! 2016 brought the new Limited model, as well as SYNC 3 technology and a safety upgrade that landed some F-150 models top scores in the IIHS’s notoriously hard-to-ace small-overlap frontal crash test.
So now as the 2017 model year approaches, the obvious question is: What changes and updates can we expect to see on the 2017 Ford F-150? While this model is largely remaining the tough, dependable truck we already know and love in the current generation, it’s receiving a few noteworthy upgrades and enhancements that might interest you!
How is the 2017 Ford F-150 different from the 2016 model?
Here’s a rundown of some of the key changes to the 2017 Ford F-150:
- New EcoBoost V6 engine option that increases torque by 30 pound-feet over the current version
- With the new V6 comes a 10-speed transmission, developed to offer unprecedented performance and efficiency
- Auto Start-Stop on the new EcoBoost helps you save fuel even more by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – unless you happen to be in tow or 4WD mode.
We’d say that for a mid-cycle refresh, these are some pretty significant changes that might just make you consider upgrading your Ford F-150 to the new 2017 model when it comes out. If you’re in the Grand Junction CO area and would like a chance to check it out in person, give us a call!