The top truck in America has been updated for the 2017 model year but only now do we have the final specifications, coming to the party with a little more power – but also increased fuel economy.
Ford released the first official photos and information about the 2017 model year F-150 a while back, but only now do we have the full picture thanks to the release of the detailed specification sheets, namely for the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. Ready to reach dealerships later on this autumn, the 2017 F-150 can be had with the all new mill packing 375 horsepower and a 470 pound-feet of torque – which is up 10 hp and 50 lb-ft over the predecessor (still a 3.5-liter EcoBoost). The figures may seem low but it appears the second largest automaker is pretty proud of its accomplishment, especially the torque increase, calling it king over “all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement of the EcoBoost V6.”
Aside from the added oomph, the new engine also has new turbochargers, electrically-controlled wastegates, and a lighter turbine wheel that should make it quicker to react. There’s also a tart/stop system and an all-new “dual-direct and port fuel-injection system” that should get the fuel efficiency up as well. The new engine is also linked to an all-new 10-speed automatic gearbox – and since it replaces the older six-speed automatic it should also pave the way for longer trips and fewer fuel pomp stops. So far, the only ratings we haven’t been shared it are the crucial fuel economy figures – but they should be above the previous model’s 17 miles per gallon city / 24 mpg highway / 20 mpg combined.