10 Great Changes to the 2017 Ford F-150

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2017 Ford F-150

Sure, we all know about the major changes to the 2017 F-150, but there’s more impressive updates here besides better drivetrain

At first glance, the 2017 Ford F-150 looks and feels a lot like the outgoing 2016 model. Sure, we all know about the major changes, like the second generation EcoBoost V6 and the new 10-speed automatic transmission. Those are the real attention grabbers, but there’s more impressive updates going on here besides just drivetrain improvements.

For starters, the latest Ford F-150 has an enhanced blind spot monitoring system, which unlike the 2016 system covers the area taken up by your trailer and truck. In addition, Sync Connect lets you to start or lock/unlock your truck with the Ford Pass mobile phone app from anywhere. Of course, a cellular connection is necessary.

The 2017 Ford F-150 also has connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, new exterior colors to choose from, and the return of the STX. Oh, and we can’t forget a revised BoxLink setup (with optional loading ramps). Plus, everyone knows about the return of the Raptor and its new engine.

All of these added or revised tech features are quite nice, even if you’re the type that hates having to learn new things. Having the ability to mirror your phone on your truck’s screen is a nice touch. It also keeps you from having to learn how to navigate yet another screen. Also impressive is the ability to lock your truck when you’re away on vacation, so you can worry more about what kind of weird food to order rather than your truck.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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