The 2017 Ford Super Duty is ever so close to arriving at your local dealer. The dealer order guide has been open for a couple of weeks. You should be able to order a 2017 truck now. However, some details about the fully redesigned truck are still unknown. Ford has not officially released the maximum payload and towing capacities for the new heavy duty truck lineup. The power ratings for the 6.2-liter gas V8 and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 are still a mystery.
Many questions are floating around about the new Super Duty. Will the next version of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine produce over 900 lb-ft of torque. Will the truck have class leading maximum payload and towing rating numbers? Will it be the first consumer-focused heavy duty truck to break into the $90,000 range?
We can get a little closer to the answers with the 2017 Super Duty Online Configurator that was recently leaked. The pricing appears inline with an earlier report that put the starting price for a Super Duty regular cab 4×2 XL model at $33,730 with destination charges.
Can this truck break the $90,000 price point? I spent a fair chunk of time with the configurator adding every conceivable option to a 2017 Ford F-450 Platinum 4×4 and the highest price I could come up with was $88,605. This is nearly $10,000 more than a fully loaded 2016 F-450 Platinum 4×4. Ford continues to market the F-450 alongside the F-350 trucks.
So how much is a popular configuration of the new truck? A 2017 F-250 Super Crew 4×4 XLT model with the Power Stroke diesel is a much more reasonable $54,020.
The leaked configurator does not appear to show correct max payload or towing ratings. The maximum payload is listed at 14,500 lbs. However, this is over seven tons of weight, which is nearly double the rating of a comparable 2016 truck. We will let you know when we get new information and specifications.
Get more details about the 2017 Ford Super Duty in the video below.