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A Trim-by-Trim Overview of the 2017 Ford F-150

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2017 Ford F-150 trims - XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited versions

When it comes to buying a truck, the tough decision usually isn’t deciding which model you want. Most people who bought an F-150 knew they want to buy an F-150 well before they walked into the store. But when it comes to choosing between 2017 Ford F-150 trims? That’s the hard part. This step is usually the most nerve-wracking of the entire buying cycle.

It’s at this point you’re asking yourself:

  • What features do I want standard?
  • How important are towing and payload capacities?
  • Do I want leather? Heated seats? 22-inch wheels?
  • And how much money am I looking to spend for all this?

There are dozens of questions and comparisons and reasons to pull your hair out as you try to decide the trim level that works for you. With the 2017 Ford F-150, there are seven different trims available. So we thought we’d make things a little easier on you and go over what comes standard on each.

This article is a great place for you to start. In the next 5 minutes you should have a better idea of what you’ll get with each trim, and what you’ll need to spend to get there.

(We’re going to skip over the 2017 Raptor. For more on that, check out our feature on it here.)

2017 F-150 XL

2017 Ford F-150 trims - XL version
– Starting at $29,599 –

The F-150 XL is Ford’s way of ensuring you can still get the job done, even at the lowest trim.

All F-150 owners enjoy a brand-new 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine, standard. In addition, the XL comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Modes.

If you’re just looking for a workhorse and could care less about the fancy stuff, the XL will meet your needs just fine.

Standard Features Include:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Trailer sway control
  • Black grille with three bar style black nostrils
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Electronic-Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) with Neutral Towing Capability (4×4 only)
  • Driver information display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine
  • Manual air conditioning, Single Zone
  • 2.3″ Productivity Screen
  • Trailer sway control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Curve Control
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

2017 F-150 XLT

2017 Ford F-150 trims - XLT version
– Starting at $32,899 –

 

The XLT, for just $2700 more, adds a number of features that make your like a heck of a lot easier.

With the 2017 F-150 XLT, your drive is focused a little more on comfort and ease of use.  In addition to power windows and locks you’ll enjoy new safety features, like perimeter anti-theft. Throw in some chrome, Ford SYNC, and app integration, and you get a much more connected ride without having to spend much more than the XL.

The XLT also offers the SuperCrew® cab configuration.

Standard Features Include:

  • Remote keyless entry
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Ford MyKey system
  • SYNC with AppLink
  • USB connectivity
  • Smartphone app integration
  • Chrome bumper
  • Power windows and locks
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
  • Manual air conditioning, Single Zone
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • SYNC®6 with AppLink™
  • 2.3″ Productivity Screen
  • Cruise control
  • Autolight – automatic on/off headlights with rainlight windshield wipers
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)
  • Tow/Haul and Sport Mode
  • Trailer sway control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Curve Control
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm

2017 F-150 Lariat

2017 Ford F-150 trims - Lariat version
– Starting at $47,499 –

You see the first significant price jump with the 2017 F-150 Lariat, but that’s because it comes with a ton of great upgrades from the XL and the XLT.

Not only does the Lariat’s body enjoy some refined changes, the interior is where the Lariat really shines. We’re leather upholstery, a wood grain console, heated seating, an 8″ productivity screen, a push button start, and more.

If you want to prioritize comfort while adding a bit more class, the Lariat is a great place to start.

Standard Features Include:

  • Heated, auto-dimming mirrors
  • Heated and ventilated seats and dual-zone climate control
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts
  • Leather upholstery
  • Chrome three bar grille
  • LED box lightening
  • 8” productivity screen
  • Wood grain interior trim accents
  • 10-way power driver seat and front passenger seat
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • SYNC® 3
  • Cruise control
  • Flow-through centre console with floor shift
  • Fully flat load floor (SuperCab and SuperCrew® models)
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console (SuperCab and SuperCrew®)
  • Autolight – automatic on/off headlights with rainlight windshield wipers
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® with Auto Start/Stop
  • SelectShift® automatic transmission with Progressive Range Select
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)
  • Tow/Haul and Sport Mode
  • Trailer sway control
  • 18″ machined-aluminum wheels with silver painted pockets

2017 F-150 King Ranch

2017 Ford F-150 trims - King Ranch version
– Starting at $64,699 –

If you want your F-150 to reflect your tastes from top to bottom, go with the 2017 King Ranch F-150.

Not only is the carpet color-coordinated with King Ranch floor mats, but the driver and front passenger enjoy leather bucket seats, a center flow-through console, and a floor shifter.

If you like tears in your beer and singing about your Fulsom Prison blues, the King Ranch is right up your alley. It’s perfect for drivers who are country, through and through.

Standard Features Include:

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
  • 18″ machined-aluminum wheels
  • Western styling
  • Surround view camera
  • Mesa leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warnings
  • LED headlights and taillights with automatic high beams
  • Automated parallel parking system
  • Universal garage door owner
  • Rear heated seats
  • Two-tone paint treatment
  • Seats – Front – Bucket seats with centre flow-through console and floor shifter, King Ranch™ leather
  • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • SYNC® 3
  • SYNC® Connect
  • Voice-activated Navigation
  • 110-volt/400-watt Power Inverter
  • 8″ Productivity Screen
  • Flow-through centre console with floor shift
  • Fully flat load floor (SuperCab and SuperCrew® models)
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console (SuperCab and SuperCrew®)
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Autolight – automatic on/off headlights with rainlight windshield wipers
  • BoxLink™ Cargo Management System
  • Tow/Haul and Sport Mode
  • Trailer brake controller
  • Trailer sway control
  • Rear view camera with Dynamic hitch assist

2017 F-150 Platinum

2017 Ford F-150 trims - Platinum version
– Starting at $67,299 –

The 2017 F-150 Platinum is for people who love the King Ranch, but want to take things a little further.

Instead of chrome grille, it’s satin. 17” wheels become 20” wheels. Door and tailgate handles enjoy body colored tones and chrome trim. Subtle (and not so subtle) that make a world of difference for some shopper. 20″ wheels are sick, am I right?

The Platinum is also the first time we see BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert as standard. If you’ve ever enjoyed these technologies, then you know they’re worth their weight in gold. Or, in this case, Platinum.

(That was a 10/10 dad joke, by the way. Just sayin’.)

Standard Features Include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-deployable running boards
  • Aluminum interior trim
  • Tailgate step with tailgate lift
  • Leather seats
  • Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert
  • Body-colored door and tailgate handles
  • Chrome trim
  • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 10-volt/400-watt Power Inverter
  • 8″ Productivity Screen
  • Black carpet with premium floor mats
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Autolight
  • BoxLink™ Cargo Management System
  • Heated mirrors
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
  • Tow/Haul and Sport Mode
  • Rear view camera with Dynamic hitch assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

2017 F-150 Limited

2017 Ford F-150 trims - Limited version
– Starting at $74,499 –

The F-150 Limited leaves no driver wanting. It’s the ultimate in convenience, technology, and performance.

A Lane Keeping System, a 360 Camera with Split-view Display, and Dynamic Hitch Assist come standard. Perhaps best of all is Ford’s electronic 10-speed transmission with Tow/Haul Mode and Sport Mode, which, again, comes standard on the Limited edition.

So not only do you enjoy the crème-de-le-crème of amenities, you’ll see improved fuel efficiency too.

Standard Features Include:

  • 22-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Wood interior trim accents
  • Twin-Panel Moonroof
  • Special styling
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • Bucket seats with centre flow-through console and floor shifter
  • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • Heated and cooled seats, front and rear
  • Heated steering wheel and mirrors
  • Voice-activated Navigation
  • 360 Camera with Split-View Display10
  • 8″ Productivity Screen
  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
  • Black carpet with premium floor mats
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 136 litre fuel tank
  • Electronic 10-speed Transmission
  • Tow/Haul Mode and Sport Mode
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® with auto start/stop
  • Rear view camera with Dynamic hitch assist
  • Remote Start System

Which is Your Favorite of the 2017 Ford F-150 Trims?

No matter what kind of work (or play) you’re into, there’s an F-150 that’s right for you. With the additional performance and technology packages available in the 2017 F-150, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more versatile truck this year. Or any year. The F-150 has been North America’s best-selling pickup for the last 40 years.

2017 should be no different.

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