When you need a combination of rugged capability and modern sophistication, the 2017 Ford F-150 is the perfect answer. It comes in 7 diverse models, so finding the one that's best-suited for your needs is easy. Each one is built to be tough, plus conserve fuel and guard against dangers. You can also outfit the cab with all kinds of available conveniences, so you stay informed, comfortable and entertained no matter where you venture.

Efficiency

Ford offers 5 engine options for the 2017 F-150. Each one uses clever designs to maximize efficiency, but without sacrificing performance.

A base 3.5-litre V-6 produces a peak 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. If you're looking to maximize fuel economy further, while also increasing performance, a 2.7-litre EcoBoost V-6 is the perfect solution. By combining turbocharging and direct injection, Ford is able to squeeze an amazing 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque from this engine.

If that's not enough performance, you can go with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V-6. It features twin turbochargers, plus direct injection, for an especially potent combination. The result is a peak 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.

The more traditional 5.0-litre V-8 engine still provides a solid offering. It's rated at a peak 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque.

For the most extreme performance, F-150 Raptor models use a High-Output 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine. It throttles out 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, for an incredible experience.

All of the engines, with the exception of the 3.5-litre EcoBoosts, work with an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission. The other two combine with a highly advanced 10-speed automatic.

Capability

Ultimately, the 2017 F-150 helps you do more. Ford outfits the truck with solid features, and offers even more, so you can tow and haul confidently. In fact, the truck can tow up to 12,200 lbs. (5,533 kg) when equipped with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost. The maximum payload rating is 3,270 lbs. (1,483 kg). That's enough to exceed all other trucks in the same class.

Reversing with a trailer attached can be tricky, but you gain more confidence with the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The system includes a knob you turn, instead of the steering wheel, simplifying navigating in reverse. You can also add a Smart Trailer Two Connector to quickly detect connectivity issues with a trailer, Dynamic Hitch Assist for a live video feed of the hitch area so you can line it up exactly with a trailer receiver and a trailer brake controller.

Practical Technologies

Other available and standard technologies address a number of daily needs, adding value to the F-150. One example is the 360-degree camera with a split view. Drivers can use it to quickly see everything immediately around the truck, making it easier to avoid obstacles.

With Sync 3, you gain access to Bluetooth connectivity, advanced voice commands, Siri compatibility, navigation and more through a full-colour touchscreen. It's compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can access apps from your phone through the dash.

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