Reviews for the 2017 Ford F-150 are in, and drivers in Arlington Heights and Schaumburg can see what the experts have to say about this premium pickup truck. The experts love the F-150's new lightweight aluminum body, which means its powerful new engines get even better performance. Noted automotive websites also raved about its top-notch safety features and hauling and towing ability, as well as the smooth handling. Check it out today at Arlington Heights Ford.


Edmunds.Com Loves the New High Performance Body

Edmunds.com says, "You won't have any trouble finding a capable pickup that meets your needs in the diverse 2017 Ford F-150 lineup. The F-150 boasts impressive tow and payload ratings and some of the best fuel economy in the light-duty segment. To top it all off, the off-road-ready Raptor model is back and ready to fly over any terrain you put in front of it."

The 2017 Ford F-150 retains the same classic look that F-150 fans know and love, but with some modern tweaks and a whole new chassis. The steel chassis of previous generations meant safety and a solid build to many buyers, but the weight of the steel sheets meant that the F-150 didn't have the kind of performance the engine was capable of. The new aluminum panels are built on a ladder frame of high-strength steel, and then glued and riveted together with a buffer between the frame and sheets to make for a quiet and smooth ride.


Car and Driver Loves the Power and Performance


Car and Driver says, "The legendary F-150-now with an aluminum bed and body-remains the hard-working pickup it's always been. The base 3.5-liter V-6 makes 253 lb-ft; a 2.7-liter turbo V-6 (375 lb-ft) and 5.0-liter V-8 (387 lb-ft) are available, too, but the optional 3.5-liter turbo V-6 (420 lb-ft) is best for towing, boasting a maximum capacity of 12,200 pounds. All engines have a six-speed automatic. Regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew bodies as well as 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8-ft beds make the F-150 fit many needs."

The 2017 Ford F-150 may have lost some mass for the sake of performance, but it still has its impressive capability. It can carry up to 1,626 pounds of people and cargo in its cab alone, rated at a payload capacity of 1,740 pounds for cargo in the bed. The agile handling is surprisingly nimble for such a big truck, with light and quick steering that makes it easy to maneuver in and out of small spaces or during merging and passing maneuvers on the highway. The coil-spring rear suspension is one of the smoothest suspensions in the industry, with a drive that's more like a luxury car than a pickup truck.


The Car Connection Loves the Safety Features

The Car Connection says, "The F-150 is the only truck to be called an IIHS Top Safety Pick and received five stars overall from federal testers with only a four-star blemish for rollover protection. Pricier trucks get blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and around-view camera systems, but every truck gets a standard complement of airbags and stability control systems."

The second-row inflatable seat belt keeps your passengers safe in the event of a collision. You'll also get Curve Control, which helps automatically send braking torque to your wheels to control taking a tight curve. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically detects when the car in front of you is slowing down, and adjusts its cruise control speed to match. You'll also get a lane-keeping system, which uses cameras to keep track of the lane lines and using steering torque to make sure your car doesn't go over the double yellow line.

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Are you ready to get into a 2017 Ford F-150? For a test drive, call Arlington Heights Ford at 888-481-8607 today or come see us at 801 W Dundee Rd, Arlington Heights!

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