AutoGuide on the 2017 Ford F-150 3.5-Liter EcoBoost: More Power and a 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It's already time for the second generation of the Ford F-150's highly-rated EcoBoost engine. Introduced just two years ago when Ford unveiled the fully-redesigned F-150 with its innovative new aluminum-alloy body paneling, the EcoBoost engine has been retooled for 2017, and delivers more power and better fuel efficiency. In a new review, AutoGuide notes that the addition of an also-brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission translates to even better road performance.

Although AutoGuide writer Stephen Elmer expressed initial concern that Ford may be overcomplicating things with addition of four new gear ratios, Elmer reports that Ford's bet on new technology is continuing to pay off handsomely. The 10-speed transmission performed flawlessly in Elmer's testing. He says shifting is smooth and prescient, keeping the truck in lower gears when power is needed and upshifting frequently to improve fuel efficiency. It uses a one-way clutch that enables seamless non-sequential shifting.

The new 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine is a beast, and uses a new direct-injection fuel delivery system to pump out 370 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which is now class-leading among half-ton pickups currently on the market. EPA-rated fuel economy for this new EcoBoost V6 is 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway when equipped with four-wheel drive.

We have a terrific selection of new 2017 Ford F-150 trucks in stock here at Park Rapids Ford, and as you can imagine, it is one of our most popular models. In addition to its new engine option, the F-150 is available with three different cab configurations, three bed lengths and six trim levels, as well as the special Raptor off-road edition. Our sales professionals know this truck inside out and can help you choose the F-150 that best suits your needs and fits with your budget. Stop by our dealership today - we're located at 1205 Park Avenue South in Park Rapids, MN - or give us a call at (888) 476-9774 to schedule time for a test drive.

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