2017 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year goes to the Ford Super Duty. This is not an award to be taken lightly. ” In this year’s field, the Ford Super Duty trucks emerged as the intuitive choice, one that had to be scrutinized, analyzed, and picked apart in subsequent days of testing. Some competitors rose in standing in the course of our evaluations, but none so much that the Super Duties needed to sweat.1”
The towing capacity of the new 2017 model Super Duty makes it class leading with a whopping 32,500lbs for gooseneck towing and 7,360lbs max payload. Conventional towing up to 21,000lbs.(Figures based on F-350 6.7L Diesel DRW Regular Cab 4×2) These figures will change depending on the model set up. There are 15 trucks to choose from, including short wheel base, long wheel base, single rear wheel and dual rear wheel. 4×2 probably isn’t going to be much use to use here in Wyoming and Nebraska though, so here are the specs on the 4×4.
Ford F-350 Regular Cab 4×4 142″ 8′ Box 6.7L V8 Diesel
- Conventional Towing Max Wt Carrying 18,000lbs
- Conventional Towing Max Wt Distribution 20,00lbs
- 5th Wheel limited to hitch rating of 27,500lbs
- Gooseneck 32,000lbs
For full towing specs, click here.
Styling wise, the interior is very similar to the half ton trucks other. The exterior is has a new rear arch design in the DRW trucks with exclusive boxy, square rear arches.
Cool features include the Trailer Reverse Guidance (standard on the F-350DRW) which is a system designed to ease backing up to a trailer. It uses 3 cameras with different views and helpful graphics to assist in hooking up to a trailer. Another new feature is the Smart Trailer Tow Connector that provide information to the driver on trailer connections, lighting and battery status. This is included with the optional towing packages.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.