For the buyers who need next-level hauling and towing capabilities Ford has to offer its Super-Duty series of trucks. The first in this line is three-quarter version Ford F-250 which brings more muscle than the light duty F-150 but can also be configured in similar manner as this top-selling model. That means, it offers three cab styles regular, extended and crew cab and also uses same trim strategy by including XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and top Platinum trim. It also offers two bed lengths but can also be had with two powertrains. The choice that you should definitely consider is new 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel.
Why 2017 F-250?
The 2017 F-250 is all-new truck which comes with revolutionary upgrades on almost all terrains. It applies the same redesign strategy as the 2015 Ford F-150 and brings improved powertrains and upgraded underpinnings for better towing and hauling. It also uses aluminum body panels for reduced weight and upgraded interior offers almost car-like treatment and features.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel: Design
Ford made the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel new from ground up. One of the most important aspects of this redesign is a new frame which gets high-strength steel treatment and adds more cross members. The result is new fully-boxed chassis that Ford’s engineers claim that it is 24 times stiffer than outgoing version and therefore it can allow better performance and towing.
On the other hand the Ford has made body panels of this truck of aluminum and with this it has saved hundreds of pounds compared to the outgoing generation. The new structure of sheetmetal is also followed with some styling changes which made this track more macho.
The F-250 gets reworked front fascia which dominating element is twin horizontal slat grille which sits between C-shaped headlights. Hood is also designed with different creases and it includes Super Duty stamping. Tailgate also includes the same signatures and step-bumper is also noticeable.
Interior design and comfort:
Interior is the form of the F-150 and it includes well-contoured seats and gains more inches. Extended cabs are 6 inches longer while crew cabs add 3 inches over the outgoing versions. Durable cloth upholstery is used in lower versions while upper trims features leather upholstery.
The same is with seats which in the top trims with multicontour design and available heating, cooling massaging and ten-way power functionality lift the comfort to the next level.
Tech and safety features:
On the technology front the new Super Duty models also offer upgraded features. A new Sync 3 infotainments system offers an 8-inch screen, voice commands, navigation, smartphone integration, and there are other entertainment features as well.
New Ford F-250 also benefits from new towing and safety technologies. There is new multi camera system which covers a 360-degree view. Pair of rearview cameras also monitor trailer. Other advanced system include blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, etc.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel: Engine Specs
The 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel is the right pick for the job with its improved Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8 engine. This 6.7 liter V-8 engine can produce 440 hp and impressive 925 lb-ft of torque.
It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional. Towing capacity reaches 18 ,000 pounds with conventional trailer while it hits 18, 600 pounds with fifth-wheel trailers.
Better ride quality:
The new version also offers improved ride quality thanks to beefier frame and well-tuned suspension. The turbodiesel V-6 also accelerates well and never feels short on power. Available adaptive steering is another advantage and it adjusts steering response depending on the speed.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel: Price range
The new 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel comes with additional cost of $8595 on all models compared to price with standard gasoline engine. So, the base XL regular cab starts from $33, 730 with gasoline engine and at the top of the line is the Platinum Crew Cab with staring price of $63, 305.