2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Is About Power & SIze

Feb 14, 2017 06:03 AM EST | Andrew Davis

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum pickup is high and mighty, and a bit intimidating given its size. Ford has rebuilt this mountain of a pickup from the wheels up and now shares a body with the smaller F-150. Imagine a vehicle that's around 3 tons or 6,000 lbs.

Despite its size, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum, is in fact, the lowest level of the Super Duty lineup, reports Business Insider. This includes its relatives the F-350 and the F-450 models.

Let's get to know this completely redesigned elite pickup. Since the F-250 is sharing a body with its older brother, the F-150, its body is made of lightweight aluminum, but trim and option packages are also available, which are as heavy as.

Front, grille, and side mirrors. Also, a newly designed front and rear make the F-250 stand out among its brethren. It has 2 panes of chrome in the grille with somewhat of a mesh-look, which perfectly fits. These are flanked by C-shaped daytime LED running lights. Plus, the same C-shaped LED taillights can be found in the rear, as well.

The side mirrors are equipped with LED lights and they are also movable, great for camping and you need an extra pair of lights. Also, you get the automatic running boards to easily get in and out of this enormous truck.

Rear, bed, and towing. A massive Platinum logo is at the back. This feels like you are announcing to the world that you are driving the most expensive 250 Super Duty on the market. Thanks to the hydraulics, you can watch the tailgate go down, hands-free. And just like the F-150, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum pickup comes with retractable steps to easily get to the bed. For towing, there are pre-drilled 5th-wheel towing in the bed. Don't forget the LED lights near the tailgate, which are great for working in the dark.

Engine and powertrain. Under the hood of the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum is a 6.7-liter turbo diesel V8, producing 440 horses and 925 lb-ft of torque, which is quite intense compared with any supercar in the world (talking about the torque). This translates to 21,000 lb of towing and 7,630 lbs payload capacity, which are both best in class. Ford's TorqShift six-speed automatic with updated tuning is the only transmission choice, according to Car And Driver.

Cabin tech and features. One of the best things about the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum is its Trailer Reverse Guidance system. It makes use of the 360-degree-view software with backup trailer cameras, allowing the driver to see important angles of the truck and trailer when backing.

Also, the Super Duty has so many cameras, well 5 to be exact, and can be equipped with extra ones if you plan on towing massive trailers. A panoramic sunroof with adjustable shades to go half-way through or to close it up fully is what's amazing inside. You have auxiliary switches and toggle for adjusting the back glass. The truck is equipped with Ford's Sync3 system which will be coming to all 2017 Ford vehicles.

Overall, the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum is handsome on the road that is a bit light thanks to its aluminum construction and is highly tech-equipped and very advanced. It base price is at $62,310.

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