2017 F-150 was the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 of it’s time, aided by a new powertrain featuring second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and all-new 10-speed transmission
All-new EcoBoost V6 engine delivers 50 lb.-ft. more torque for a best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. and added 10 horsepower over the previous engine
Advanced 10-speed transmission optimized power and torque curves for improved performance and efficiency
Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series – America’s best-selling truck for 39 years – continued to innovate for 2017 with a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. The combination delivered more torque and horsepower and an improved driving experience to make the 2017 F-150 the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost leveraged the best attributes of the first-generation design – power, reliability and efficiency – and improved it in almost every aspect. This included a new twin port and direct injection fuel strategy, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned turbocharger system with electronic wastegate, and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump.
Further F-150 powertrain improvements included the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models. Manufactured by Ford for maximum power delivery and efficiency, the transmission optimizes engine power and torque ranges with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls. Other improvements included an Auto Start-Stop e-pump, enhanced kinematics for minimal internal friction losses and a unique high-speed one-way clutch that allows for nonsequential shifting.
Additional transmission innovations include driver-select trailer/tow mode, adaptive learning for improved shift modulation, high-efficiency filtration system that extends fluid life, and a compact package that is only 25 millimeters longer than the previous six-speed transmission.
The results are a powertrain that delivers 50 lb.-ft. more torque for a class-leading 470 lb.-ft. and 10 extra horsepower to make towing and hauling even more effortless, while improving overall driveability, efficiency and emissions compliance.
Additional changes for the 2017 Ford F-150 included an available STX Appearance Package and available SYNC®Connect for XLT series and higher trucks. Lightning Blue, Avalanche and White Gold are new colour offerings.
- Ford Media