2017 Ford F-150 vs Ford F-250

2017 Ford F-150

Engine:

3.5 L V

Horsepower:

282 hp

Torque:

253 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

18 city / 25 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Ford F-250

Engine:

6.2 L V6

Horsepower:

385 hp

Torque:

405 lb-ft

Fuel Economy:

N/A *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-250

Serving Seneca, Anderson, Greenville, Greer, Clemson, SC

In the last three years, the 2017 Ford F-150 has grown lighter weight, more aerodynamic, and more technologically advanced. Not to be left behind, the F-250 is all new this year. It's more fuel efficient, more high tech, and more welcoming to its passengers. It’s not surprising that Ford has been named Truck Brand of the Year by U.S. News and World Report.

Improved Efficiency

The 2017 F-150 dropped about 700 pounds a few years ago. This was accomplished with military grade aluminum for the build and lighter weight components in the engine. Aluminum can’t rust, and the Ford build has been proven to be as tough as steel. For 2017, the F-250 gets its own aluminum makeover. The new fully boxed frame, made of 95-percent high strength steel, creates a chassis that’s 24 times stiffer than its predecessor.

For even more efficiency, the Ford F-150 offers two V-6 turbos. With the 3.5-liter Ecoboost, there's a new ten-speed automatic transmission providing best-in-class precision. Low-end torque is better utilized, and high-end torque is better managed. All of these technologies contribute to a meaningful reduction in fuel use. On the Ecoboost engines, stop-start technology improves fuel efficiency.

Automation and Safety

Catching up with the F-150, the F-250 now offers adaptive cruise control. This regulates the truck’s speed in slow-and-go traffic while the driver concentrates on steering. This first-in-class feature pushes the F-250 ahead of other medium duty trucks. Another first, it offers the blind spot monitor like its light-duty sibling. You can even employ BLIS to watch the end of the trailer to help with tow safety. Also, you can get the Trailer Reverse Guidance System. On either truck, drivers can enjoy help from two side-view cameras and a tailgate camera to help align their trailer safely. Both trucks lead their class by offering an autobrake with a forward collision warning system. In addition, the F-250 now offers Ford’s exclusive adaptive steering. This regulates the truck’s speed, matching conditions better. During slow maneuvers, it helps with understeer, and at highway speeds, it helps to prevent dangerous oversteer.

Capability

The F-250 offers a best-in-class payload of 4,200 pounds. Tow ratings range from 12,900 to 15,000 pounds. Gooseneck capability boosts that to 15,700. Ready for hard work, the 6.2-liter V-8 produces more torque than last year’s model. It kicks out 385 horsepower and a best-in-class 430 lb.-ft. of torque. If you want more than this, you can step up to the 6.7-liter PowerStroke V-8 Turbo Diesel. This engine generates 440 horsepower and more than 900 lb.-ft. of torque. The F-150 base engine generates 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque, and it can do more with it thanks to the better weight-to-horsepower ratio. The 2.7-liter Ecoboost is a twin turbo that tows up to 8,800 pounds and hauls up to 2,210 pounds. Stepping up, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost lets you tow up to 12,000 pounds. Offering best-in-class payload, the fourth engine is a 385-horsepower V-8.


Visit your local Ford dealership in Seneca, SC to test drive the 2017 Ford F-150 Light-Duty and the 2017 Ford F-250 Super-Duty line of trucks. Our knowledgeable staff will help you select the right truck for you needs.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.