• 2017 Ford F-150 Limited Costs $67,000: By the Numbers Options Breakdown [Video]


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    2017 Ford F-150 Limited

    The 2017 Ford F-150 crew cab 4×4 Limited edition truck has an M.S.R.P of precisely $67,000. A base F-150 regular cab XL model with 2WD starts out at $27,110. What is the configuration and options price breakdown that takes the small base truck all the way up to luxury truck status?

    Cab Configurations

    If you take the two-door regular cab F-150 as the baseline, you would have to pay and additional $3,950 for an extended cab with “clam-shell” doors. Ford calls this the Super Cab. If you are stepping up from a regular cab to a crew cab (aka. Super Crew), then it requires an additional $6,540. These are big jumps in price, but building the larger cabs add much more complexity.

    I would recommend the crew cab for those with families. The four full-size doors are much more convenient than the “clam-shell” design of the extended cab.

    Engine Options

    The base engine is the naturally aspirated 3.5L V6.

    Next step is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6, and it adds $995 to the bottom line. I think this is a great and affordable engine option if you are not loading the truck with every option. We tested this engine in a 2015 Super Cab F-150, and the truck ran the quickest 0-60 MPH run for that year and performed great on the Ike Gauntlet – world’s toughest towing test.

    The 5.0L “Coyote” V8 is next at $1,795. If I was buying an F-150 right now, I would choose the V8. This engine is well-matched to the truck. It’s about as efficient as the 3.5L twin-turbo V6, and it has the V8 sound when you step on it. We tested the 2016 F-150 V8 and it won the 2016 Gold Hitch Award for towing.

    Finally, there is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. This one costs $2,895 more than the base engine. For 2017, this is the only engine option that is paired to the new 10-speed automatic transmission. All other engines for 2017 are mated to the 6-speed auto.

    If you are looking for a 4×4 system in the F-150, it adds $3,400 to the final price.

    If you start with the base XL-grade truck at about $27,000 and configure it as a crew cab 4×4 with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, then you are looking at around $40,000 MSRP. There are still $27K of equipment you can to the truck.

    The Limited is the highest level trim package for the F-150. This includes a host of driver aide features: adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with assist, 360-degree camera views, SYNC3 infotainment system with navigation, blind spot monitoring, and trailer backup assist. Luxury features include soft leather seats (front seats are heated/cooled and include massage), panoramic sunroof, wood trim, and more.

    The Limited model also rides on 22-inch rims, LED headlights, and retractable side steps.

    Do all these options and features add up to $67,000? The final answer will be determined by how many Limited F-150s Ford sells.

    Check out this live recording of a TFLtoday show as Roman and I discuss all the different price options of the F-150 lineup and features on the F-150 Limited.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    33 thoughts on “2017 Ford F-150 Limited Costs $67,000: By the Numbers Options Breakdown [Video]

    1. Good job, Roman and Andre – – –

      I am still laughing. What a great way to start Mother’s Day — with the “Mother of All Trucks”!

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      1. ADDENDUM – – –

        Actually, the “Mother of All Trucks” designation for this Ford may not be too far off, when considering history. Ford started producing the “Model T” (Henry’s third and final attempt at business success) about 1903 with help from the Dodge Brothers (yes, those Dodge Brothers), who did the chassis, suspension, transmission, and early differentials. By 1910-1915 or thereabouts, you could order a “Model T” without the backend, — and then various aftermarket suppliers added a box, forming a truck bed.
        But the term “pickup” appears first to have been used in advertising, in 1925, when Ford finally made the whole thing as one unit on his production lines. The vehicle was called: “Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body”. Being a light-weight, light-hauling vehicle, it was indeed used to “pick things up”, — like Aunt Matilda coming in on the 5:00 PM train with ALL her luggage (for that less than completely welcome extended stay); or Dad picking up the added feed bags for the animals down at the mill; or older son John picking up weekly groceries to feed seven in the family, when he went to town.
        ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickup_truck

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      2. A fool and his money are soon parted. At least in America , it goes to someone else who may use it for good. 🙂

    2. Nice review guys. Good call off on the towing reduction with the loaded models and tire choice. A lot of people don’t get that. My 2004 Denali had two options better than any option on this truck with Quad Steer and ride control andAWD and still pulled 10,000Lbs with a 1787Lb payload and that was 13 years ago. 15 years ago for the 2002 model. You could eliminate a lot of these options in an XLT trim and get Quad steering and ride control and still come in cheaper than this limited model and those two options will trump anything else offered on this limited model. And it’s offered on cars now such as Cadillac, Lexus, Porsche to name a few

      If they are going to do luxury trucks like this than I think they should do Cadillac versions and Lincoln versions and in the midsize too with quad steer and ride control

      Ram has a really good sales technique right now. Every add I hear they are offering 25% off their trucks which makes sense because the companies make a lot of profit off the loaded models. Right now in the adds they are saying you can get up to 18,000 off a loaded 1500 Ram that retails for 72,000 and dealers down South where it’s more competitive are affecting 30% so you can get 21,600 dollars off a loaded Ram right now in Ontario and it’s not even the Fall season yet.

      But a great review inside and out. I’ll be driving the new 5.0 with the 10 speed this fall hopefully and see if it’s the truck for me. I really wish they would lower the window so my elbow can rest outside the door old school on a hot summer day. I don’t like what they did with the button controls on the sill of the door either but definitely a nice truck. If it had 4 wheel steering and ride control and a mild boosted V8 I would pay 100 grand for it in a Lincoln trim.

      1. Hi Rambro – – –

        While Ford offers 4 engines, do they offer multiple transmission choices, or is it all the 10-speed automatic? (Ram currently has 3 transmission choices for pickups, including the 6-speed manual for the 2500/3500 diesel.)

        Just curious, actually very curious – – –
        1) While I know what 4-wheel steering (4WS) does, why do you especially need it?
        2) Are there difficult places where you must you park that are made easier with it?
        3) Does the rear-steering mechanism have a lower towing / hauling capacity than a solid live axle?
        4) Is 4WS more expensive to repair or maintain?
        5) Is it as robust as a live rear axle for off-road rock crawling?
        6) How much more does this option cost when you buy the truck?
        7) When used on trucks, does 4WS apply only to low-speed, opposite wheel-direction mode; or does it offer both modes, where the higher speed version points the front and rear wheels in the same direction? If so, what is the change-over speed?

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        1. Rambro can’t answer those questions. He doesn’t actually own one, just read about it on the Internet. It was a genius feature and a shame salesman weren’t educated enough to sell them. They rotated opposite for slow speed maneuvering and around 15-20 mph it functioned normal while at higher speeds 40 ish + they turned the same direction for lane changes without affecting trailer sway.

          Every additional component you add increases maintenance and increases probabilities of having troubles.

          Still, first manufacturer to release heavy duty 4 wheel independent suspension and steering is going to hold the performance crown for quite some time

          1. Daniel – – –

            “Still, first manufacturer to release heavy duty 4 wheel independent suspension and steering is going to hold the performance crown for quite some time”

            Good prognosis. My sense exactly. Since up-scale trucks are already so expensive nowadays, with prices ranging for $60K to almost $80K, why should it matter that much to add another $10K-12K for 4WD plus 4WS plus Dana 60 rear axles?

            RAM POWER WAGON PEOPLE: Hello? Are you there? Since you guys are into maximum off-road capability anyway, don’t y’all think this would make a really great option, — and preserve your being “King of the HiIl” for decades???

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        2. Bernie despite what Daniel said below, still being immature, I did own a Sierra Denali clam door in 2004 to 2014 when I bought my Tacoma. I wanted to buy new in 2007-2008 but nothing I drove could equal my truck. Even my payload was better and my engine was right up there with other models. The Dana 60 rear end gave it the added strength I assume that they had equipped with the 4 wheel steering with.

          I’ll answer all your questions the best I can

          1) That’s a loaded question when you consider I can ask why do you need power windows? Does this not add cost and complications as well? It’s a matter of convenience and luxury and safety. The vehicle is more stable in corners because the rear wheels steer. Daniel is right they turn differently at low speeds to aid in parking and then reverse directions at about 30km/hr. They only problem with that is, if you are under wheel spin in a corner at low speed and exceed wheel spin in that corner the wheels would safety default to two wheel steer and there would be a loud bang where springs locked them out. This happened to me a few times but you just press the button and it goes back into 4 wheel steer. If you had it you use it 100% of the time. Lane changes are so nice when passing it’s a luxury feeling to have the entire vehicle shift sideways not just the front end. This gives incredible safety since the rear end does not whip and cause a skid. Same with a trailer. If you force a skid then your natural reaction to turn out of the skid works amazingly as the whole truck straightens out. There is no back and forth trying to correct the front end to go straight. It automatically fixes itself without using the brakes. It’s impossible to fight the front steering to try to point the truck where you need it to go should you get into a skid it fixes itself immediately so the user has no fight to get the truck straight again. In two wheel drive you may whip back to your position but then the rear end of the truck whips the other way and you continue to fight to straighten it out. Now they offer abs braking to the front wheels which is really good but it’s not as good because putting brakes on in a skid is never as good as free wheeling and using rear wheels to steer. If you had both aspects combined with quad steer today then it would be even better. But you want to be able to turn these options off when Off Road in some situations. Parking was a breeze so I never had to back up to take a second swing to park. I can’t explain how nice that is to do in a big truck. Backing up a trailer is easy because you can control the trailer with a steer axle at the hitch. Now they have complicated programs trying to aid drivers when backing up with a bunch of cameras. If you watch Off Road buggies many have 4 wheel steering. Many 4×4 get trapped in ruts and get the front tires free but the rear end of the truck tires remain trapped in the rut but not with quad steer. All tires climb out of the rut when you turn. It also offered a 37 foot turn radius and my midsize truck is a 40 to 41 foot radius so it feels less nimble than the full sized Denali I had. Every turn you make is simplified with the system on and it’s an absolute luxury to drive one. You may not notice on a test drive but use it for a week and then turn it off and you will realize what it did.

          2) like I said I drove Tractor Trailers through downtown Jersey and New York. I went down 4 lane roads where cars were double parked on each side and the cars on the curb side were trapped from the second car which made the road a one lane. I turned down there with cars coming the opposite way and stalemated them. You back up or me. And they always back up because they know they are not going to win. I still had to park and unload. I can park a 2500 4 door 8 foot box in any parking lot. Not a problem except it’s not a luxury. Do you want to roll your windows down or do you want to press a button and let the motor and battery do it. With quad steer it’s a luxury to park a large truck and to drive it through a mall parking lot is way easier. No 4 point turns ever. U-turn where you want when you want and a lot less backing up to make it fit right into a parking spot. Fighting to straighten out a truck in a parking spot is just a waste of time and it’s a struggle. Same as rolling a window down it’s a pain in th ass if you ever had the experience to drive quad steer to compare it to.

          3) Not sure why the axle had a higher payload and towing. Was told it was a Dana 60 by the dealer; is why it had such a big advantage for payload and towing at that time.

          4) As Daniel said any option costs money to maintain. There was a special oil that had to be added just about every year and a Litre would cost me about 100 dollars. I think it was about a 280.00 dollar bill every year to change it. If you tried to go longer without changing the oil than it would keep switching to 2 wheel steer as the motors would strain trying to turn because the oil was getting to thick and gummy. This would happen too if you strained the motors with larger tires. But I’m sure this is correctable by today’s standards had it stuck around.

          5) The axle was bullet proof. The system with the maintenance schedule never failed and many others who own them will say the same thing. But eventually they will break I hear and you can no longer get parts for it. Need a machine shop to fix it. Mine had 100,000 miles on it without an issue unless it was the oil that needed to be changed. And before I let it go the mechanic had to break a bolt as it was too corroded to change the oil. I held onto that truck for as long as reasonably possible for me. Off Road rock crawling would be awesome. Just look at the custom trucks that have it and do it now.

          6) In 2002 it was around 6 grand. In 2003 it was about 3500 and when I bought it it was a 2500 dollar option but I’m just ball parking from what I heard through the dealer. But because they had non left when I went to trade in I had to buy used. It was a lease return from a executive GM owner and the truck had just 15,000 miles on it so I did not select the option at that time.

          7) Again yes there is a change over speed at about 30 km which works fine unless your doing a burnout and turning at the same time it will dead lock itself into 2 wheel steer.

          It was a lot of fun on logging roads up North here. Sliding around corners at higher speeds was a lot of fun and a unique driving experience. Something even auto journalists have likely yet to do or experience. It’s a lot of fun. I can turn it to 2 wheel drive to try the difference at high speed slides on gravel and Man what a difference in handling and control. Makes it a completely different truck and more safe for added control to the user.

          The added ride control made the suspension real soft. Like Driving an old Caprice with the boat like suspension and around town on the little bumps it was amazingly comfortable rather than feeling every little crack like on most trucks today. And the hard setting was for highway speeds and towing/hauling.

            1. Rambro – – –

              Yeah, I knew exactly what you intended. All’s good. But when you’re my age (74), you no longer worry about brain failures: you look forward to those times when they DON’T occur..(^_^)…

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          1. Rambro – – –

            Wow! Great job. You told me everything I wanted to know, obviously based on REAL experience, — which is why I asked all those questions. The backing up ( for hitching), lane-changing, and rock-crawling advantages are really neat.
            (I had heard salesmen for BMW tell me about what they thought 4WS could or should do, but you are the only person who has said what it DID do.)
            THANK YOU!
            (And I apologize if a question may have seemed “loaded”: that was not my intent, and I could have phrased it differently.)

            Your comment on journalists testing these is spot on. I’d like to see Roman, Andre, or Nathan take a 4WS truck up Gold Mine Hill and Cliff-Hanger 101, — and compare it to the identical truck without 4WS. Would be great video, with maybe highway lane-changing and cross-wind handling tossed in as well, — WHILE towing a 10,000-lb. trailer up the Ike Gauntlet! Or the 98-mile mileage loop?

            BTW: Do any of the five (5) pickup truck manufacturers offer 4WS as a current option nowadays? I seem not to have found any. But we advantages you listed, I wonder why (if indeed it’s truly not offered)…?

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            1. CORRECTION – – –

              “But we advantages you listed…” should be changed to: “But WITH THE advantages you listed…”

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            2. Bernie there are no offerings today in the truck market for 4 wheel steer. Jeep has a concept out but that’s it. Many cars have which is truly a tragedy that it was not kept in the truck market. By comparison it is a lot more useful on a truck for trailering, parking and for off road prowess. Porsche is using it for better handling, Lexus and Cadilac along with a few others are using it on luxury cars and off road custom 4×4 use it for off road advantages. It is the best mechanical option ever offered on a truck. I don’t think Ford has ever used it on any of their vehicles which is why Troverman will continue to say it is garbage since he sells Ford vehicles for a living. This means he can bash Cadillac for using it and therefore sell his Lincoln’s and further debate how trucks are suppose to be simple. So ridiculous some of these bloggers.

        3. @Bernie,

          To answer your first question regarding transmissions: For model year 2017, Ford offers 2 different transmission choices in the F-150 and two different transmission options in the Super Duty class. For the F-150, if you have a 3.5L base V6, 2.7L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, or 5.0L V8…you get the very well proven Ford 6R80 (6-speed) transmission…a licensed clone of the German ZF6HP26 transmission used in many vehicles around the world. Ford started using this transmission in 2009 in the F-150. If you have a 2017 F-150 equipped with the 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, you will have Ford’s new 10R80 (10-speed) transmission, co-developed with GM. Starting with model year 2018, all F-150’s will be equipped with the new 10R80 transmission except the new base 3.3L V6 engine – that will still retain the 6-speed. 2017+ Super Duty trucks are all equipped with the 6R140 transmission except gas-powered F-250 trucks. The F-250 with the gas engine gets the 6R100 transmission, which is essentially a beefed up 6R80E transmission from the F-150 (much in the vein of what GM does with its gas HD pickup trucks).

          1. Troverman – – –

            Thanks. Have heard good things about Ford 6-speed, but was feeling a little nervous about the (relatively) unproven 10-speed for HD vehicles, used over the long term. So, I guess that Ford, GM, and Ram, are all sticking with the older 6-speed for those.

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            1. Bernie, I would not be surprised if you see HD versions of the 10 speeds. As far as design goes, there is an extra clutch and planet in the 10 speed , based off memory. The extra speeds really comes from power flow though the various planet assembles. I think gas versions of HD trucks may start with the 10 speeds. With all the torque current diesels have. 10 speeds may cause the effective torque to get wasted. Diesels like to pull, not run through gears.

          2. Troverman, since 2010 with the Raptor and 2011 for all other F series the 6R80 was a Ford revised transmission away from the ZF. They had to make several updates to correct issues with the ZF design. That design started back in 2005 when the Expedition and Navigator started using it and a smaller version in the Explorer. Since 2011 the 6R80 and the 140 were nearly identical in powerflow and design. Except the 140 was just a much beefier transmission due to increased physical size and they added a PTO option with live drive. The ZF and the new version of the 6R80 still appear similar though as Ford expanded on the design to make it better and stronger with Mich improved shift qualities.

      2. If you spend all day on site of multi million dollar jobs you want a nice comfy truck that can still do hard work. Cadillacs are the most unreliable SUV brand out there. Ram trucks are always discounted because they a royal crap. Only bonus they had going for them was a motor that someone else built for them and now that’s gone.

        But I’m sure you can put a Lincoln badge on the ford they have done it for year up to 2008.

        1. Please go back to Pickup Trucks dot com site and stop infecting this site.

          Ram trucks are used by millions of people every day and for your information Ram still to this day uses the Cummins engine in their 2500 and 3500 trucks just like always.

        2. Marshall, not sure what engine you are referring to but Cummins still sells engines to fiat for now. There is a lawsuit between them due to emissions issues and whose going to pay for it. The ecodiesel is on hold for now until the emissions cheating/EPA issue gets resolved. VM motori builds that engine and I believe fiat owns most of that company. GM was involved with that company till they sold their shares.

    3. Same truck, color with spray bed liner, 3.55 E-lock and skid plate, in Canada, $76,569, witch includes a delivery allowance of $3,750. And, of course, %14 taxes on top. Ouch!

    4. You can talk all day about trucks with 4-wheel steering, trucks with magnetic ride control, trucks with 4-wheel independent suspension…but that really takes away a lot of the appeal of a truck: simplicity. Pickup trucks are reliable through years of hard work because they are simple. Even this very expensive Ford is, at its core, a boxed ladder steel frame, a solid rear axle with leaf springs, and a separate cab and bed mounted to the rigid frame. It is a design that truly works. GM’s 4-wheel steer may have been a luxury, but nobody bought it and it was high-maintenance. People buy trucks because they are NOT high maintenance. In reality, the leaf-sprung / solid axle design has made great strides in ride quality while retaining its simplicity.

      1. Since when was GM’s quad steer a maintenance issue? They were bullet proof throughout their lifecycle. Nothing lasts forever obviously, but there is nothing simple about a pick up truck by todays standards. JFC A 1990 GMC or Ford was simple. That is something anyone could have worked on. Hell go back to a horse and carriage if you want simplicity and mount a Ford axle to your chariot 2HP and it will never break, runs on carrots and exhausts methane.

        Where the hell do you get your information that quad steer was a maintenance issue, because you are sadly misinformed, Mr Ford salesman. Anything that topped a Ford is so offensive to you.

        1. Hey Rambro,
          Calm down a bit.

          I actually like it when we can agree on stuff and I totally agree with you on the quad steer feature.

          I wished it was still around and all the major manufacturers offered it up on a special model. Competition would make it better and really bring the pricing down.

          It would really be the Bees Knees on their off road models and offer huge advantages!

          However, I don’t agree on those old towing figures back then. That time period was when all of the manufacturers where in a #’s game quoting tow #’s and really un-tested.

          It would never pass today’s J2807 standards.

          1. Drifter they only just adopted it I think in 2015. Trucks prior to that did not match or beat those numbers by much on the quad steer Denali.

            Getting along is boring. It’s nice at first then you fall asleep. Lol.

            1. Prior to J2807 standards, there were no standards!

              They all pretty much claimed what they wanted each year for the lightest possible configuration and nobody tested it.

              No test for minimum speeds up a % grade, no test for parking brake hold, no test for cooling under that trucks configuration and claimed max load and etc.

            2. Agreed Drifter but the Sierra Denali Quad Steer was rated higher than any other competitor that could have rated there Truck higher if they wanted to but did not. So why did the competition rate their loaded trucks at lower values when they are in competition against each other?

              How do you know it won’t pass J2807. You don’t know. You are guessing and assuming. 15 year old truck that can compete with trucks up to 2015 is sad. Other than a back up camera my Denali had everything I needed and more than what is offered today including nice leather plush heated seating.

    5. Quad steer was an expensive option that no one wanted to fork over that is why it didn’t last long.

      Good video I believe that color might look good out side in the sun. Sorta poor lighting at tfl world head quarters. Not big of the wood trim. 67 g’s is lot of bucks no doubt.

      1. Marc please cite your claims. The cost of Quadsteer was not the reason it was discontinued. That is a theory. Another one is that Delphi who made the system was under contract with GM and there was a political battle between GM and Delphi. Delphi may have been holding the patents until now. A 10 year patent now would be expired hence Cadillac now has 4 wheel steer. There was also very very poor advertising on the system and pretty much everyone I talked to in the 9 years I owned that Denali quad steer no one had a clue it even existed. Many told me my truck was broken or the wheels were falling off. If I had a dollar for every time someone crawled under my truck to see if I was lying or not I could have paid the truck off. When you turn into a parking spot and leave the wheel cranked my 20″ rims would sparkle on a skew. Looked like the whole axle was bent. People going by with shopping carts trying to look under to see what was broke and some would leave notes to get to a garage and call a tow truck calling the truck not fit for the road.

        1. Cite my claims? not hardly seeing any of them. I’m sure everything you say is true, but it was still expensive option. And so it just took a little longer to back up. And I’m sure it perform better than anything else, but at end of the day it was extra expense people didn’t really want.
          Also if it was that great why didn’t gm make it standard? Maybe all them things you cited might have been it’s down fall and the answer. My guess it would make the pickup more expensive and that something the people just didn’t wanna pay.

          I’m glad you like your quadsteer and you never know it might come back. I’m also not against this invitation. I’d like to see irs in the half tons​ I think before quadsteer.

          1. I just don’t see how even at it’s top price of 6000 or even 10000 how that matters The final year it was a 2500 dollar option. Running boards and a bed cover costs more. GMs red stripe package costs more. Trucks are at 20-70 grand. Very easy to delete a few options and get Quad Steer instead and blow the competition away. Price was not an issue especially in 2004. It was something else and what makes the most sense to me is poor advertising and battle with Delphi

            Had they pitched the safety advantages and the luxury of Quadsteer and advertised it more then people might have listened and realized it’s a real option. What they did was show a cowboy on a farm backing up a trailer. They might have peaked the interests of a few farmers and that’s it. Every truck enthusiast I talked to had no idea it existed. How the hell do you sell a feature when no one knows about it, much less understands it. Had nothing to do with price in my opinion and from the extensive research I have done no one else knows either. Just speculation every article you read.

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