(Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 10:46AM by Laurel Steele)
For more than 35 years, the Ford F-150 has ranked as America’s best selling vehicle. Undoubtedly, its unwavering support is due to the fact that it has continued to evolve and exceed industry standards. The Blue Oval's gold standard applies more than ever to the 2017 model.
Running on a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, this F-150 cranks out a brawny 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. When you pair that with its lightweight aluminum frame, you get a relatively fuel-efficient truck, which delivers 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The Car Connection says that the front suspension of the 2017 model is a coil-on-shock independent arrangement, with a solid axle on leaf springs in back. There are also intermittently placed outboard shock absorbers to cut down on windup. All of this means that you enjoy a smooth ride free from body roll.
When tooling around town, the F-150 handles more like a finely-tuned large sedan than a gargantuan truck. This should come as welcome news to city dwellers who worry about navigating congested traffic and parking lots.
Take this bestselling truck for a test drive today at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington. You can also explore our complete used F-150 inventory online for various powertrains and trim options.