Ford has applied the same wining redesign strategy from the best-selling F-150 to its lineup of Super Duty trucks and the result couldn’t be anything less than the most capable, toughest, powerful, and many more “the most” pickup ever. In that context for the buyers which need the truck which capabilities exceeds even the capability of the robust F-250 should consider Ford’s F-350 which offers dual rear wheel setup that greatly improves its towing capabilities and stability. Following its tradition Ford also offers this big ute in many configurations and for those who don’t just want bare bone work truck yet prefer also higher level features and unique styling should definitely consider western-themed 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch model.
Why is 2017 F-350 better?
Fully redesigned for the 2017 model year, the F-350 includes stiffer frame, upgraded engines, more spacious and upgraded cabins, upgraded tech, safety and convenience features, etc.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch: Chassis, Body
Like the rest of the lineup the 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch model is also underpinned with improved fully-boxed frame which consists of larger crossmembers and frame rails plus it is made of 95 percent high-strength steel. Because of that, engineers from Ford claim that with this the frame is 24 times stiffer than previous generation version. It weights more but Ford has made truck’s body panels of aluminum and thanks to than it saved hundreds of pounds. The total results of these improvements are truck’s better towing and driving performances.
From the visual point of view, the Ford also has introduced some modifications which made this ute looks more attractive. It has new two slat grille design and new C-shaped quad-beam headlights for the new look of its face. There are some slight changes in body sculpting and model is signed with Super Duty lettering front and rear.
As for the King Ranch version it has same unique styling elements. It rides on unique alloy wheels and standard is accent-color bumpers and lower trim of the body. It also has standard cab steps also available in several options, body colored door handles, fog lights, LED box lighting, special fender badges, etc. Headlights options include standard quad-dual beam xalogens and optional quad-beam led lights.
Interior of the model is upgraded and larger. Crew Cab version benefits from additional 3 inches. There is also high-performance Sync3 infotainment system with capacitive 8-inch center screen. It supports smartphone integration and features enhanced voice recognition. This version also offers heated and ventilated front seats, heated and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, driver memory settings, navigation, etc. Interior is also adorned with unique leather upholstery.
The King Ranch version is only available in crew cab body style. Bed length choices include 6.75 and 8 foot options. Standard is V-8 flex-fuel engine and as option comes Power Stroke diesel.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch: Performance
Powering the new 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch is two engine options. Standard is a 6.2 liter V-8 which can provide 385 hp and torque of 430 pound-feet. Alternative is improved Power Stroke turbodiesel which features 6.7 liter V-8 capacity and can produce 440 hp and impressive torque of 935 lb-ft.
Both engines work in combination with six-speed automatic transmissions. Standard is rear-wheel drive and as option comes all-wheel drive. This Super Duty version can also be configured with either single or dual rear wheel configuration.
Depending on configuration it can tow up to 32,000 pounds with gooseneck trailers. Fifth-wheel trailer are limited at 27, 500 pounds. In case of conventional trailers the version with single rear wheel allows up to 18, 000 pounds while with dual rear wheel configuration limit is 21, 000 pounds.
2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch: Price
The price of the 2017 Ford F-350 King Ranch starts form $58,630 and it rises with added Ultimate package or long bend, four wheel drive and so on.