2017 Ford F-150


When Tough Jobs Are the Order of the Day, Get to Work Behind the Wheel of a 2017 Ford F-150


Projects abound, from here in Charles City, IA proper to Cedar Falls and Mason City, Waverly and Clear Lake, and beyond. How better to get down to them than from the cabin of a well-appointed pickup shown to stand the test of time? From XL, XLT, and Lariat trims to the off-road champion Raptor and apex King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims, the 2017 Ford F-150 proudly packs such a gamut of performance and hauling features to help get them done with panache, as well as the safety and driver-assist tech to deliver results with reliability.


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Directions Charles City, IA 50616

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Powerhouse Builds of Precision Handling from Jobsite to the Offsite


With a choice of four engines, 2017 Ford F-150 showcases a driven design no matter what Mother Nature or the jobsite sends your way. An 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 option offers up to 8,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity and 2,210 pounds of maximum payload support, so your equipment as well as the whole crew can come along for the ride. The hard-charging, up to 7,600-pound tow-rated 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 boasts an efficient design, with power optimized across its operating spectrum resulting in optimal output according to conditions. And the available 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine, built for hauling power, is matched only by its 3.5L EcoBoost sibling, proffering a line-crowning 12,200-pound maximum tow rating suited to some of the most grueling tasks.


Plus, 2017 Ford F-150 offers excellent fuel economy for light-duty trucks in its class, with an estimated up to 15-19 mpg in the city and up to 18-26 mpg on the highway depending upon trim. Select models are even fuel-flexible: compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane autogas come optional in F-150 models sporting the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 and available CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package. Choosing between alternative fuel or gas is as easy as a switch flip.


As pertains handling, 2017 F-150 shows itself as up to the task as its towing power, with Lariat, King Ranch, Limited, and Platinum trims putting on display the angling chops of an automatic four-wheel drive mode. An electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system with two four-wheel-drive modes, 4x4 low or high, as well as two-wheel drive make it a snap to tack into rough terrain, and you can shift with ease thanks to dial-turn convenience.


And it's the sporty F-150 Raptor that takes the strong performance turn, offering not only a two-speed automatic all-wheel drive as well as a mechanical locking four-wheel drive, but also 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox™ showing off custom internal bypass technology. These enable Raptor's damping rates to vary based on wheel travel for responsive off-roading and smooth cruising alike, and coupled with a Terrain Management System™, Raptor demonstrates the power to command the off-the-beaten-path. Six preset modes include normal, athletically-inclined sport, weather, mud and sand, Baja for high-speed desert travel, and Rock, to make possible low-speed crawling.


Durability and Diverse Utility Come Together, with Options to Make the Grade


The 2017 Ford F-150 prowess comes down not only to raw power, but to a smart design. A high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and 78-percent-high-strength-steel frame keep the pickup lightweight while increasing its strength, and within this rugged housing lays the storage you need for the long haul.


A work-ready pickup box proves itself capable of lugging high payloads, supplemented in-cabin by myriad storage capacity in the form of door-trim panel bins, an under-seat rear cargo area in models with 40/20/40 front seating, and a fully flat rear load floor with storage under the seats in SuperCab and SuperCrew builds. Step up to trims offering an available flow-through center console, and you can even tuck away a laptop for productivity on the go.


Plus, 2017 F-150 features numerous available smart towing features to help simplify the daily grind, from Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, dynamic hitch assist, and a Smart Trailer Tow Connector to a trailer brake controller that keeps truck and trailer brakes operating in synchrony. A Trailer Tow Package with a Class IV trailer hitch receiver, standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited, comes available on all trims, while Ford helps you make the most of your trailering by offering a Max Trailer Tow Package available for XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. You can even enhance your model's bed with an optional Heavy-Duty Payload Package, available on XL, XLT and Lariat. And an available BoxLink™ system features reinforced box sides and four lockable, removable cleats for cargo tie-downs as well as four interface plates supportive of available Ford and aftermarket accessories.


Safety Tech and Driver-Assist Functionality Put On the Finishing Touch of Peace of Mind


And if you're hitting the road, it might as well be with a sense of unshakable security. Here, 2017 Ford F-150 redefines your ride. An available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage enables keeping keen eyes on vehicles and obstacles at F-150's sides - helpful especially during towing - supplemented by a 360-degree camera with split-view display. A Lane-Keeping System helps you remain on track to your destination, with optional adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support for safe distancing during the ride. Should you traverse bends in the road too quickly, available Curve Control joins forces with AdvanceTrac® with RSC® to help reduce speed safely. And when you've arrived at your venue, active park assist not only helps select the optimal parking space but also assists in parallel parking.


A 2017 Ford F-150 Test Drive to Remember is Just Around the Corner Here at our Charles City, IA Ford Dealer


Our 1501 S Grand Ave. showroom is home to more than a few 2017 F-150 models as well as the friendly, knowledgeable sales staff to introduce you to all the Ford lineup has to offer. Stop by and visit us here at Mike Molstead Motors today, and we'll be delighted to answer questions and field concerns as well as set you up behind the F-150 wheel of your dreams.