Motor Trend Named the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Truck of the Year
The 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is an all-new model, and it’s entered the market in style by being named 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. The ultimate fusion of brains and brawn, this is at once the toughest and smartest Super Duty that Ford has ever developed, and previous models had already set a phenomenally high benchmark. Here’s how it earned a nod as Motor Trend’s top pick.
The Motor Trend Truck of the Year
Among drivers more concerned with payload ratings and bed sizes than climate control systems and trunk capacities, there are few awards more important than the Motor Trend Truck of the Year.
Each year, they scrutinize everything available for American drivers, putting choices through a rigorous battery of tests to make sure they end up putting the right one at the top of the pile. For 2017, it appears that the decision was easy:
“Sometimes, one vehicle so clearly satisfies or exceeds our criteria that we spend more time looking for faults than attributes, just to be sure we haven’t gotten ahead of ourselves … Some competitors rose in standing in the course of our evaluations, but none so much that the Super Duties needed to sweat.”
What Sets the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Apart?
The team over at Motor Trend clearly found plenty to love about the new Super Duty. Firstly, they complimented the design, noting that the line looks ‘like no other truck on the road while keeping the customer mission front of mind’.
Of course, the most intense praise was reserved for capability, with the Super Duty able to offer:
- Best-in-Class 32,500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity
- Best-in-Class 7,630 lbs. Maximum Payload Capacity
- Segment-First Adaptive Steering and 360-Degree Camera System
- Best-in-Class 925 lb.-ft. of Torque and 440 Horsepower from an Available 6.7L Power Stroke V8.
Motor Trend also marveled over the vehicle’s efficiency; they rated the available diesel engine at 16.3 mpg in the city and 20.5 on the highway versus just 13.3 and 17.3 with the Ram 3500.
The 2017 Ford Super Duty Makes Winning 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Look Easy
The Motor Trend Truck of the Year award is hotly-contested, but the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty has taken the top spot with little trouble from the competition. To experience it for yourself, just contact River View Ford today. We can’t wait to get our Naperville and Oswego customers behind the wheel of one these coveted Super Duty trucks, so make sure you come see us soon to take it out for a test drive.