King Ranch sits just under the Platinum trim of Ford’s super-duty pickup trucks. The F-series has been Ford’s pride since its inception and has long overshadowed the likes of Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, GMC Sierra 3500HD and RAM 3500. To keep the market to itself and continue its fame, Ford is likely to roll out the 2017 series its F-350s. Details about the 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch trim are elaborated here in this article.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch – Body Styles Changes and other Options
This is a list of features that won’t be available in other F-350 trims. The heavy duty pickup trim will come with:
- Larger bumpers with contrasting colors. This will change with the shade and may be up for sale as optional buys.
- Rain sensing wipers and LED brake lights. Headlights, taillights and fog lights will all be LED.
- Heated seats with ventilation features to come as standard. A specific kind of leather will drape the seats and dashboard.
- Steering wheel will be telescopic with power tilts. Unlike other trims, no manual operations here.
- Ford will provide Blind-spot monitoring system as standard in its new 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch. The pickup will also sport power-adjustable pedals.
A King Ranch Ultimate package will be on offer for an extra $2,960. This will include multi-contour seats, a tailgate step, cross-traffic alert system, twin-panel sunroof and power-deployable running boards. Optional roof rails may also be included.
The 2017 King Ranch will retain its infotainment unit. Ford is unlikely to feature a full LCD instrument cluster or touchscreen on its dashboard display, but expect a few redesigning with technical upgrades. Navigation will remain voice activated, and Ford may provide its interior cabin temperature control.
As for its safety, outside the Ultimate package, 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch will have forward collision detection, rear view cameras for parking assist and bed surveillance, electronic brakes, traction control and tire pressure monitoring system.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch – Powertrain
Ford may market two engine versions for its heavy-duty pickup trucks:
- A 6.2-liter V8 gas unit.
- A 6.7-liter Power Stroke Diesel Unit.
Both powertrains will make the 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch deliver a maximum power output of 440 HP. Torque figures will, only for the Power Stroke Diesel, peak to around 925 lb-ft at 1800 rpm rotational speed. The transmission will remain 6-speed automatic.
Towing capacity will hover around the 21,000 pounds mark. Maximum Gooseneck towing will reach the 32,500 pounds limit. Payload capacity will be limited to 7,630 pounds.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch – Expected Price
The 2017 King Ranch will come at a base price of around $56,600. Ford will provide a few add-on features that will drive the cost higher. They are:
- Changing from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive will cost around $200 extra for standard beds.
- Opting for all-wheel drive on long beds will raise the price by $3,100.
- The Dualie version of King Ranch will be long bed only and will carry a price tag on $1,680 extra. Ford will charge $3,195 extra for all-wheel drive layout.
Opting for every package possible, a King Ranch customer will not be paying more than $62,500.