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2017 Ford F-150: Test Drive The Next Generation Of Truck

Those of you familiar with riding your dad’s old road bike before eventually upgrading to a brand new model know what a huge weight advantage aluminum has over steel. Ford engineers know this, too. That’s why the 2017 Ford F-150 has ditched steel for a first-in-its-class aluminum alloy body and bed.

So how much lighter is the 2017 Ford F-150? A lot. Compared to the previous generation, the new F-150 is up to 700 pounds sprightlier. This pays off in several performance categories such as improved gas mileage, acceleration, braking, towing, and handling.

To find out for yourself how wide the 2017 Ford F-150 widens the gap between it and the competition, contact River City Ford in Winnipeg, Manitoba to book a test drive. And if you’re looking to make your F-150 even more imposing, our dealership features a full service truck modification centre. We have the new F-150 ready for customers from anywhere in Manitoba, including Winnipeg, Regina, Steinbach, Brandon, and Winkler.

2017 Ford F-150 Engine Performance

How do you use your 2017 Ford F-150? Whether you’re building fences around your acreage, working in the feed lots, or hauling construction materials to the job-site, the new F-150 can be outfitted with one of four tough and fuel efficient engines:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: 282 hp, 253 lb-ft, and a combined 11.6 L/100km gas mileage
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: 325 hp, 375 lb-ft, and a combined 10.9 L/100km gas mileage
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: 375 hp, 420 lb-ft, and a combined 11.3 L/100km gas mileage
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 385 hp, 387 lb-ft, and a combined 13.2 L/100km gas mileage

The 2017 Ford F-150 debuts a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with the new second generation 3.5L EcoBoost Engine! This keeps your engine running to perfection.

2017 Ford F-150 Towing Capability

Among full-size pickups, the 2017 Ford F-150 is king. When ordered with the new second generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, the F-150 can tow up to 12,200 lbs., more than any other pickup in its class. What’s it feel like pulling five and a half tons of stuff behind your truck? Remarkably easy. With standard trailer sway control, and available hitch assist, smart tow connector, and trailer brake control, the 2017 Ford F-150 is cool and collected under the weightiest of tasks. The 2017 F-150 also features best in class Payload at 3,270 lbs.

2017 Ford F-150 Interior Features

Designers are often locked in a never-ending struggle between Form and Function. Of course, you’ll never really know how the 2017 Ford F-150’s interior fits with you until you check out an example in person and book a test drive, but we’re confident that they got the balance right and that you’ll love being behind the wheel of the 2017 F-150. Premium soft touch materials, available 8-inch productivity screen, improved outward visibility, and nearly twice the cargo volume in the first row mean that the 2017 Ford F-150 is just as comfortable at work as it is for leisure.

2017 Ford F-150 Parts & Accessories

The 2017 Ford F-150, backed by decades of truck building expertise, is bound to be a reliable workhorse and family vehicle alike. To ensure that your F-150 runs as it was intended, make sure you get your replacement parts from River City Ford dealership, a short commute from Morris, Stonewall, and Gimli. Our parts advisors only stock warranty-approved, Genuine Ford/Motorcraft parts and accessories. Plus, our factory-certified technicians can install them stress-free. To book your next service appointment, use our online booking form. It only take a minute to get scheduled!