F-Series Pickups are the best-selling trucks in America for 40 straight years.
Since 1977, F-150 and Super Duty have been the world’s best-selling trucks. Whether it’s powertrain designs, interior and infotainment systems, or safety innovations, Ford has led the way for forty consecutive years. Proven durability combined with intense capability are just two of the reasons the Ford Super Duty series trucks continue to set the standard by which all other trucks are to be measured.
Vista Ford Oxnard
Our Horsepower Broadcasting team recently met up out at Vista Ford in Oxnard California, to get a first-hand look at the all-new 2017 Super Duty. Vista Ford continues to be one of America’s premiere Ford showrooms with an impressive inventory. Our test model was the F250 Super Duty with the monster 6.7 liter diesel and the six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is capable of almost indescribable power with equally mind-boggling low end torque. Our first time in the drivers seat made it immediately discernible that this truck is no ordinary pickup. With 440 Horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque it has freight train type pulling ability.
Strength and Durability define the Ford Super Duty®.
6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel with Best-in-Class Horsepower and Torque
6.2L FFV Gas V8
New Ford TorqShift® G SelectShift® 6-Speed Automatic
High-Strength Aluminum Body
Few people think about axle designs when choosing which new truck to purchase, more often style and aesthetic designs are key interest points. We offer this suggestion to those who are searching for a new truck; consider that the axles are the two points on which the entire platform rests. Just like with a home, the foundation is critical. The all-new Ford axles are stronger than ever before which means your Super Duty® can bear more weight and get more done because the foundation is solid. Hauling big payloads concentrate more weight on the rear axle, if the axle isn’t up to the task, poor results typically follow. Ford axles are designed to handle the 925 lbs. ft. of torque the available 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel delivers.
Class-Exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance
Another new feature that impressed us was the new available class-exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance feature. Cameras in the sideview mirrors and visual guides in the center dash screen give you a clear rear view of where the trailer is going, with the guidelines changing with the movements of the steering wheel. The camera view is digitally expanded and shows the direction of the truck and the trailer. Those that feared backing a trailer in, need not fear any longer.
Of all the systems we experiment with throughout the course of the year, we found the SYNC® 3 very easy to use and the responsive voice-activated technology is very impressive. The system’s quick reactions to our voice commands were equally impressive. The smartphone-like touchscreen is responsive and user-friendly when connecting to and controlling your smartphone. Locating restaurants, diners, and gas stations was surprisingly simple with the optional navigation feature.
Horsepower for an Hour
One thing was abundantly clear to our Horsepower for an Hour team by the end of the day: Ford has hit it out of the park with this all-new F-Series. If you’re in the Southern California area, we highly recommend stopping in to Vista Ford of Oxnard for a look at the complete line of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Tune into our weekly broadcast via your local radio station (click here for a station near you) or simply head to the app store on your smartphone and download the app, available for iPhone and Android devices.
We’ll see you there!