Ford has always wanted the top spot in this segment, and it finally has. This 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel claims the spot with the most powerful engine in the segment with lung-busting amounts of torque. But that’s not the end of the story as Ford looks to ensure its spot with other added features as well.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
Cab configurations of 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel available are:
- Regular Cab.
- Super Cab.
- Crew Cab.
Two box lengths are there to be bought with these cab configurations – regular and long box which are 6.75 and 8 feet in length respectively. The long box will not come with the Super Cab option. AdvanceTrac is added to Roll-stability Controls in this truck to avoid body roll and trailer stability.
Color options include – Shadow Black, Oxford White, Race Red, Magnetic etc. among others. Multiple other packages such as 10,000 GVWR Package, Camper Package, Heavy Service Front Suspension Package and others can also be taken by buyers who want more utility out of this pickup.
Blind Spot Monitoring or Information System, Anti-Theft SecuriLock, Cross-Traffic Alert are some basic safety features which are obtainable as packages. They are standard features in the upper trims, though. Other features include Tow/Trailer and Rear-view cameras, Remote Ignition etc.
Loads of interior features come with this Ford F-250 Diesel 2017. Ford has made sure that it does not fall behind in this segment feature especially with Toyota, Chevrolet, RAM upping the ante. Optional and trim-specific standard interior features include:
- Sync 3.
- Radio Navigation.
- Ford Telematics aided Telogis.
- Radio Player plus Single-CD and 4-speaker Audio.
- Trailer Tow Camera System.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel – Engine, Transmission and Drivetrain
This engine won many applauds from pundits all over the world and had gained as much fame as the Dodge 7.7-liter Hellcat. But, this 6.7-liter Power-Stroke Diesel engine is meant to give one and only thing – torque. And this engine has 925 lb-ft of torque to prove the point.
Other than the 440 hp max output, it’s the pound-feet figures which give this 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel a lead even over the likes of RAM and Chevrolet. A 4-valve compacted graphite iron engine block makes sure that this engine is lighter but more powerful. The lumps of extra torque all come down to the basic design innovation of this engine.
Placing the turbocharger between the cylinder heads and the exhaust manifold close to the turbocharger – Ford has made the maximum possible air displacement thus power. It is the juxtaposition of the turbo, cylinder and cam heads and exhaust manifold that does the job or rather the torque.
- Payload – 3,180 lbs.
- Trailering – 14,000 lbs. [Plus Expected.]
A TorqShift 6-Speed Automatic with manual shift ability or SelectShift comes with this mammoth engine. This transmission is among the newest additions to Ford’s lineup. Along with this, buyers can choose from either 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains. But Single-Rear-Wheel drive is the only option available for this 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Minimum pricing for this 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel is from $43,000 although prices might vary between states and added packages. This is a pickup truck with a monster engine designed and engineered for hard work and therefore utility. For buyers looking for a heavy-duty full-size pickup which can get a job done – this is an unavoidable choice.