2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
We test drove a really nice '17 F150 among others before opting to buy a new one. The 2017 we drove had a smooth ride, solid handling, and more horsepower than anyone really needs, which is a delight too. This one had the small dash screen with navigation buttons. It works well, and I like way they have 10 easily accessible radio presets in that design. I'm partial to the touchscreen, but the "cheaper" option is pretty intuitive and has its advantages. Overall, if you're going to spend the big bucks for a truck, it should be an F150. They're the standard for pickups, and I can see why.
2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Primary drivers behind purchase was use as a tow truck for my boat (@ 2,960 lbs.) and secondarily as a comfortable, serviceable vehicle for long road trips. Daily driver stuff not a consideration. Got the XLT Supercrew with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost, 10 speed auto, 4WD, 302A, tow and off-road packages. The off-road package idea was to get a little more clearance and not scrape the driveway every time I hitched my boat. Being a 68 year old retired teacher the only way I'd normally go off road is if I fell asleep at the wheel on the interstate but you never know. Straight up saved me from being a Bigfoot meals on wheels while exploring a road/trail and accidently got into some deep, loose sand on the banks of the Trinity River. It was ugly. Popped that puppy into 4WD and drove right through it. Who'd a thunk it? Vehicle has the 20 inch tires that appear to be a foot wide, class IV hitch, and 36 gallon gas tank. After driving for almost 10 months, with a 7,220 mile road trip and a thousand mile round trip tow experienced very, very pleased. If I had it to do over again be tempted to go with the 2.7 liter Ecoboost. Little cheaper, little bit more economical. For me the 3.5 is overkill - it'll almost jerk the trailer out from under the boat. Then again truck isn't tasked heavily so maybe it'll last longer. Truck got 22.1 mpg on the long road trip and 16.1 mpg on the long tows. Very comfortable. Rides well - maybe a tad harsh unloaded but does so very quietly. Even at 80-85 mph you can listen to music or actually talk to your passenger. Instrument panel adequate. Synch 3 is great. Very intuitive. Stereo system sounds great. Listen to everything from classic rock and roll to classical and space music. Great truck.
2017 Ford F-150 SuperCrew King Ranch 4dr SuperCrew 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
This is my second F150 King Ranch in a row. The vehicle itself is phenomenal. However, I drive about 30,000 miles a year and the driver seat is the most uncomfortable see that I have ever had in her vehicle. My right leg has been experiencing terrible pain for months now. It wasn’t until my wife drove my truck that I was able to pinpoint it was actually the driver seat causing the pain. Apparently Ford decided to use a thinner top layer of foam and as a result the massaging mechanism pokes into your butt. If you are a driver of any distance, avoid this truck.