Flash Drive

2017 Ford F350

Model Tested: 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 4×4 Crew Cab King Ranch

All-new 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch Crew Cab 4×4 single-rear-wheel pickup offers Ford’s authentic, Texas-inspired luxury package that pays tribute to the pioneering spirit, stewardship and agricultural leadership of the historic King Ranch.

Engine: 6.7-liter Power Stroke Diesel V-8, 440 horsepower 925 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: fuel economy ratings not required for 1-ton diesels

Base Price: $58,650

As Tested: $77,760


Stump-pulling torque

Smooth quiet engine

Hard to tell it’s a diesel

Quick starting

Impressive economy—our best was 18.0-mpg

All-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers a new interior design, including a dual compartment glove box and overhead console-mounted auxiliary switches to operate aftermarket equipment. All vital controls are close at hand – including the integrated trailer brake controller switch.

Hill start assist

Manual locking hubs

Dash knob for 2H, 4H, and 4L

High ground clearance, but long wheelbase


A luxury home on the range

Loaded with comfort and convenience features

Bright, airy interior with panoramic sunroof

Power tilt/telescopic column

Thick, contoured, heated leather steering wheel

Power lumbar both front seats

Heated and ventilated front seats (3 temps)

Rear seat space and luxury are almost as good as the front seats.

Two temperature heated rear seats

Ample room for big, tall passengers in all seats


Great flexible rear seat storage options

Rear seats fold up

Totally flat floor

Neat folding package fence on floor

Outstanding trailer towing truck

Power running boards

Trick pullout step in rear bumper

Lots of cargo securing features

Huge, full-length door bins front and rear

Rear seat cargo area is big and flexible. The fold-up split seats reveal a flat floor with a neat folding package bin.

Oversize sunvisors

Big, sturdy grab handles

Locking, big, deep console bin

Medium glovebox, locking

Lots of storage bins in/around center console

Power sliding rear window

Tow hooks

WOW Factors:

BIG, impressive truck

Commanding road view and presence

Towing titan

Power running boards

The thick, multi-function, power tilt/tele steering wheel is also heated.

Great panoramic sunroof


Adjusting to massive size in city traffic

Sticker shock

Front styling almost too “big rig”

Blind spot warning light too small

Bottom Line:

The 2017 Ford Super Duty F350 King Ranch crew cab costs a lot of money, but then, it’s a lot of truck. Big, spacious, powerful, and luxurious are all apt adjectives. This is a super truck that

The 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty 4×4 has ample ground for the kinds of rough roads working trucks encounter.

truck guys drool over.