2017 Ford F-350 Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - January 5, 2017

The beastly F-350 Super Duty benefits from the same complete overhaul that visited the F-150 last year. Ford's bruiser offers more technology and capability than ever before, as well as an all-new aluminum body.

What's New for 2017

The F-350 Super Duty has been completely redesigned.

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Choosing Your Ford F-350

The standard 6.2-liter V8 puts out 385 horsepower, the same as last year, but torque has increased from 405 to 430 pound-feet. The optional 440-horsepower 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 gets an even bigger boost in torque, from 860 to 925 pound-feet. As before, both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission and your choice of two- or four-wheel drive. Dual rear wheels are also offered for enhanced towing and payload capacity.

Models equipped with the 6.2-liter can tow up to 16,300 pounds. That figure jumps to 21,500 pounds with the turbodiesel under the hood. When equipped with dual rear wheels, turbodiesel models are rated to pull up to 32,000 pounds.

Payload capacity ranges from 4,470–7,630 pounds, depending on the configuration. Dual-wheel models with rear-wheel drive can haul the most.

As usual, you have a choice of three cab styles: the three-person Regular Cab; the Super Cab with rear-hinged access doors and a full-width backseat; and the Crew Cab with full-size rear doors and more legroom in back. All cabs offer more legroom and headroom this year.

The Regular Cab comes only with a long (8-foot) bed, which is optional on the others in place of the standard 6.8-foot bed. Models equipped with the long bed carry a new 48-gallon gas tank for extended range. A removable locking tailgate with lift assist is standard across the board.

Underneath is a beefier frame made of high-strength steel. However, the body itself is now aluminum, so the F-350 is up to 350 lighter than before.

Trim levels range from basic to plush:


Comes minimally equipped with vinyl seats and flooring, black exterior trim, and 17-inch steel wheels. Comfort features are limited to air conditioning and a basic AM/FM sound system.


Gets a thoroughly upgraded interior with cloth seating and full carpeting, power windows and locks, and Ford's Sync infotainment system with satellite radio. Outside are 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and full chrome trim. Other perks include a rearview camera, cruise control, keyless entry, and a vehicle alarm.

Lariat (Super and Crew only)

Offers a slew of trim and convenience upgrades, including leather upholstery, power front seats, power-folding mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, and a power-sliding rear window. You also get an upgraded infotainment interface known as Sync 3 and a 10-speaker Sony sound system.

King Ranch (Crew only)

Adds Western-themed design elements throughout, including exclusive leather upholstery and two-tone paint. You also get remote start, navigation, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory, automatic high beams and wipers, LED box lighting, and a heated power adjustable steering wheel.

Platinum (Crew only)

Carries an urban luxury design theme that includes 20-inch polished wheels, high-grade leather trim, power running boards, and LED exterior lighting. Functional upgrades include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a remote tailgate release.

The newly available Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System uses a network of seven cameras to provide panoramic views. Two of the cameras are specifically designed to assist with trailer hitching. In addition to that, you can order a Trailer Reserve Guidance System, which provides on-screen steering directions when backing up with a trailer, as well as a jackknife alert.

CarsDirect Tip

Many of the features found on the King Ranch and Platinum are optional on the lower trims, so you don't have to pay for scads of luxury to get the equipment you want. If your task list includes frequent towing at highway speeds, the turbodiesel engine is a worthy upgrade. You'll be amazed by how effortlessly it propels loads through grades and passing maneuvers.

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