The new 2017 Ford F-Series 350 Super Duty is a true beast of burden, providing the power and durability to tackle just about any task.
Ford recently redesigned the F-350, and the new model incorporates features that will make it the truck of choice among consumers seeking a serious truck. The 2017 Ford F-350 includes new features to make towing and hauling easier, and the vehicle has an increased towing and hauling capacity.
One of the biggest changes Ford made to the F-350 for 2017 was building the truck’s body from aluminum. Ford began using aluminum bodies for the F-150 in 2015, and the move has been a success for the smaller truck. Using aluminum shaves weight from the vehicle, allowing for greater fuel economy and allowing Ford to add some additional features to the truck without making it too heavy.
The shift to aluminum created controversy, as naysayers argued that aluminum wouldn’t be as durable as steel. Crash tests proved them wrong, and the new aluminum body has been a great success for the F-150 and stands to be one for the larger F-350.
The new Ford F-350 is powered by a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine that cranks out 440 horsepower and 925 ft-lbs of torque. All that power gives the F-350 some impressive towing and hauling capabilities. The F-350 Super Duty can tow 21,000 lbs. (up to 32,500 with a gooseneck trailer), and it can carry up to 7,630 lbs. in its bed.
Ford added some technical wizardry to make the vehicle even better for towing and hauling. The truck’s computer can provide readouts of trailer status and trip mileage. Cameras installed on the exterior help make backing up to a trailer and monitoring the load much easier. Trucks have been slow to adopt the electronic safety features available in most new cars, but the F-350 makes up for that lapse by adding features such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warnings, among others.
Ford pulls out all the stops in creating a comfortable and stylish cabin for F-350 buyers. Options available in the F-350 include leather seats, a dual-pane sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, decorative stitching, and much more.
Ford stepped up its game in terms of control convenience on the new F-350. The truck has a well-thought-out control set-up, including big buttons for radio and climate control. The truck’s infotainment system is easy to use, with an improved touchscreen interface.
The Super Duty does have a price tag. The F-350 starts at around $46,475, and top-trim versions can easily set you back more than $75,000. However, if you’re in need of a dependable heavy-duty hauler, the price is well worth it for this most capable work truck.
Indianapolis Ford dealers at Community Ford are ready to help you find just the right F-350 for your needs. Visit today to test drive the 2017 Ford F-350 or to check out any of the dealership’s wide selection of quality new and pre-owned Ford vehicles.