2017 Ford F-350 SD

2017 Ford F-350 SD

The F-Series of trucks is wildly popular, and seeing what it can do makes that popularity make even more sense. When you're looking for the truck that can handle the loads that the others can't, you're looking for the newly redesigned 2017 Ford F-350 SD.

2017 Ford F-350 SD

At the end of the day, a truck has to look the way we expect it to and the F-350 certainly does. The less-than-subtle "Super Duty" branding is centered on the hood, but otherwise the bravado of the styling has been dialed down slightly. The previous generation's bulging hood has been shaved down into smarter creases, and the lower air dam also contributes to the more subtle style as it no longer disappears underneath the truck.

The all-new Ford F-350 has been reinvented, redesigned with a military-grade aluminum alloy body that follows the 2015 redesign of the F-150. This redesign proves that the lighter, more agile effect of the aluminum body doesn't affect the capability of the tough and rugged F-350. The "military-grade" aluminum of the cab body of the F-350 is more resistant to dents and dings than the previous steel construction, but perhaps the bigger reason for using aluminum is the weight reduction it delivers over the previous generation. In fact, the new materials have managed to drop an impressive 350 pounds off the new truck compared to the model it replaced.Even though the body is made of hi-tech aluminum, the fully boxed frame is made of good old fashioned high-strength steel. Up to 95 percent of the frame is created using this high-strength steel, which Ford claims makes the F-350's underpinnings 24 times stronger than those of the previous model.

You can opt for the all-new 2017 Ford F-350 SD in any one of five different trim levels: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. Your next choice is between the three Super Duty cab configurations of Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab, which have now been lengthened and also feature a fresh interior design. All of these options mean that you can customize your truck the way you want it, and to fit your budget.

What hasn't changed with the F-350 is the degree of capability it offers from a choice of two distinct engines. The F-350 may only offer one gas and one diesel engine, but they've certainly got all the heavy-duty bases covered between them. With a whole host of class-leading claims to their credit, including payload, towing, and 5th wheel towing capacities, you don't need many more options.

 King Ranch

F-350 SD King Ranch

If Texas Proud is your mantra, the F-350 King Ranch is your model. Decked out with a unique King Ranch branding throughout, this F-350 model features unique leather heated and cooled seats, 10-way power adjustable options, tailgate assistance and release, a rear view camera, a 10-speaker Sony sound system and an 8-inch touchscreen display with Ford's impressive SYNC3 infotainment system. The interior feels like a custom vehicle, and the exterior maintains the impressive Ford F-350 styling.

2017 Ford F-350 SD Best in Class Payload Capacity

Best in Class Payload Capacity

Load up the bed with the supplies you need, never worrying about the F-350's capacity.

2017 Ford F-350 SD Aluminum Alloy Body

Aluminum Alloy Body

Made of military grade aluminum alloy, the F-350 is lighter, more nimble, and more fuel efficient than previous generation.

2017 Ford F-350 SD Shift on the Fly Electronic 4WD

Shift on the Fly Electronic 4WD

Don't worry about stopping to shift into four-wheel drive when you hit challenging terrain.

2017 Ford F-350 SD Power Sliding Rear Window

Power Sliding Rear Window

Let the fresh air in or check on your cargo with this easy-access rear window.

Conclusion

Just because the Ford F-350 has been redesigned doesn't mean it has sacrificed its tough as nails reputation. Both engine options deliver heroic levels of pulling power to the rear wheels, and four-wheel drive is also an available option for those who need it. There's an F-350 in the 2017 lineup for a wide variety of jobs and budgets, so if you need the capability and durability of a heavy duty truck, the 2017 Ford F-350 SD is ready to deliver.

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