Would You Buy a 2017 F-150 with the 10-Speed?
How Much Does the Addition of the New 10-speed Automatic Matter to You?
Ford Motor Company has introduced a new 10-speed automatic gearbox for the 2017 F-150 pickup that should offer improved performance and better fuel economy. The gearbox was engineered in cooperation with General Motors. In addition to the 2017 Ford F-150, a variation of this 10-speed transmission is found in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2018 Ford Mustang.
At first, the Motor Company had announced that the new 10-speed transmission would be introduced in the new Ford F-150 Raptor — paired with the high-performance 3.5L EcoBoost, which is packing 450 horsepower and 510lb-ft of torque. More recently, Ford expanded the availability of this new gearbox to all 2017 F-150 pickups with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 — Raptor or not.
This means that everyone who buys a 2017 Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will get the new 10-speed automatic transmission. The folks who buy the 2017 F-150 with the base model 3.5L V6, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or the 5.0L V8 will all get the “old” six-speed automatic transmission. With that in mind, we come to our newest “Ford Truck Enthusiasts Question of the Week.”
Are you more or less likely to buy the 2017 Ford F-150 with the 10-speed automatic transmission? If you are looking to buy a new F-150 right now, will you look to get a truck with the new 10-speed? Or will you opt for, say, the 5.0L V8 with the more proven six-speed automatic?
While the 10-speed automatic should offer superior performance and fuel economy over the six-speed, but with some buyers shying away from the newer high-tech gearboxes, we are curious how many members would lean towards a specific transmission.
Click here to head into the forum to share your views on the 10-speed automatic being standard with all 2017 F150 pickups with the 3.5L EcoBoost.