Choose to drive the 2017 Ford F-150 around Virginia, and you will have a more than capable pickup at your disposal. The F-150 builds on the previous versions of this light-duty full-size pickup, offering more power than before along with enhanced acceleration. This results in the ability to tow, haul, and take you off-road with ease no matter what you are looking for.
New Engine Joining the Lineup
In addition to the available engines from the previous Ford F-150, you can enjoy an all-new version of the EcoBoost. This new 3.5-liter V6 generates 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the second of which is the best in the segment. Compared to the previous EcoBoost engine, this is 50 pound-feet and 10 horsepower more. Combined with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 F-150 has even better performance and acceleration than before.
2017 Ford F-150 Towing and Hauling
Since the engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 is new, the official towing and payload capacities haven’t been released yet. However, the increase in power can definitely give you at least the same capacities as the previous model year. That means you should expect the F-150 to easily tow 12,200 pounds or more and haul at least 3,270 pounds. Of course, reaching these figures will require configuring your F-150 correctly. Make sure you get the tow package and talk to your salesperson about the configuration that is the most capable if you are concerned. In fact, the new engine has better peak engine performance along with low-end torque, both of which are necessary for towing or hauling at the peak capacity. As such, you should have no problem taking along your boat or a full truck bed of construction materials in the new F-150.
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