The Ford F-150 Has Set a New Bar for Full-Size Truck Performance
The kind of power described above offers a captivating taste of 2017 Ford F-150 performance, but those numbers only tell part of the story. What allows those engines to flourish is the vehicle’s groundbreaking aluminum-alloy body, which has helped drop up to 700 pounds from its overall weight. That’s created an impressive power-to-weight ratio, so the output of each engine can be directed toward carrying cargo and towing trailers rather than moving the bulk of the body.
To explore just what kind of effect that has had on performance, just look to the new F-150’s payload and tow ratings; you’ll be able to carry up to a best-in-class 3,270 pounds and haul up to 12,200 pounds. A new electronic 10-speed automatic transmission lends a hand, improving both acceleration and efficiency with optimized gear ratios. For leading backcountry performance, you can opt for the long-awaited 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.