Published On Dec 12, 2016
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Pickup trucks are the most common type of vehicle on American roads. A light-duty half-ton truck can help anyone with a heavy load to haul, but some jobs call for a lot more than a light-duty truck, which is where Ford’s Super Duty pickup trucks make sense. A three-quarter-ton 2017 Ford F-250 can tow up to 21,000 pounds, or 32,500 pounds with a gooseneck rig, both of which are best-in-class capacities. Aluminum alloy body panels arrived for the F-150 in 2015, and they’ll show up on Ford’s Super Duty trucks this year. But the new Super Duties will also get a stronger frame and suspension, as well as options for a surround-view camera system, bed light, Sync 3, and a new grille.
The standard 6.2-liter V8 Flex Fuel engine should produce more than last year’s 385 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque, and it will use a new TorqShift-G shiftable 6-speed automatic with an active transmission warm-up system and better towing abilities. The available 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 should improve on its 440 hp and 860 lb-ft as well as its towing capacity. As usual, Super Duty trucks will be available with rear- or part-time 4-wheel drive. New safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision-mitigation braking, a blind-spot monitor, and lane-departure warnings. Read more on CarGurus: https://cargur.us/dbq1P
Presenter: George Kennedy
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