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How We Chose the 2017 Version of the Full Size Truck Ford F-150?


The Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck which is one of the best-selling models of its own segment to be found rolling on the streets. As it got most popular with the fleet business buyers, we got enough reasons to look forward to get this rugged truck to be included as our immediate business investment, and the offers we received from the dealership of the used Ford F-150 in Des Moines on a used 2017 version of the model, we knew it was the right time to drive it in. 

The 2017 used model of the Ford F-150 that we got to explore at the said dealership came in six trim flavors, named as  XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited and we were happy with the base version that itself brought so many goodies stuffed inside its sturdy structure. 

Order Sheet Options

The model of the Ford F-150 model we were looking for came only with the crew cab option, though it could be configured either as rear- or four-wheel drive model. The lineup had a hybrid system that consists of a 3.5-liter turbo V-6 engine which is also the standard one on the Limited trim but we had to pay an extra amount for the base model we chose. The engine is supplemented with a 47-hp electric motor that is also mated along with the engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission to enable the electric-only drive mode which can speed up at about 10 mph. under the hood lies a 1.5-kwh lithium ion battery pack as well which is mounted on the frame at the rear side of the cab. So the best part of this was that the cargo room did have to be compromised. With their joint effort, the Ford F-150 could raise 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque and scores an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city, 24 mpg in the highway, and 24 mpg from a combined trip of both with a four-wheel drive setting.

Features to Note

One of the best features we appreciated in the 2017 used version of the Ford F-150 truck was the collapsible storage locker that was placed under the rear seats to represent the clever packaging idea every truck model should emulate. 

The standard set of safety features offered in the used 2017 model year version of the Ford F-150 truck includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection system, automatic high beams, and active lane control. On the other hand, the optional safety features offered were a surround-view camera system, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and many other driver assist systems that make the truck safer to drive and easier to park. The special Active Drive Assist package offered with each of the Ford F-150 model were a driver-facing camera to allow hands-free driving while self-parking features were also included with the new 2021 versions of Ford F-150 model series, informed the dealership where we often see the promotional advertisement reading Des Moines used Ford F-150.

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