• Extended Range: 2017 Ford Super Duty Long-box Crew Cab Carries More Fuel

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    The brand-spanking new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Long-Box Crew Cab will receive a 48-gallon (gas and diesel) fuel tank for the long-box crew cab configuration only. You can get this configuration in the F-250, F-350, and the F-450. According to Ford, the 48-gallon fuel tank is the largest available in the segment. It’s 22-percent larger than the diesel fuel tank it replaces (37.5-gallons) and 37-percent larger than the gasoline fuel tank (35-gallons). Ford also upgraded the water separator and fuel filter which will allow for longer intervals between replacement/servicing.


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    Regarding the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF): “Adding to that range is a larger-capacity diesel exhaust fluid tank for Power Stroke®-equipped Super Duty – up 2.5 gallons from the 2016 truck to 7.5 gallons for 2017.”

    While mpg numbers are unavailable (heavy-duty trucks are not rated for fuel economy), the 2017 Ford Super Duty Long-Box Crew Cab, which is substantially lighter than the vehicle it replaces thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, should be more frugal and have a much greater range. “We want to give our customers a more productive tool for getting the most out of their trucks,” said Brian Rathsburg, Super Duty marketing manager. “This means less downtime at the fuel pump and performing routine maintenance, and more time on the job.”

    The all-new Super Duty is available in the fall of 2016.

    Editor’s Note:

    This should help businesses and consumers who use their HD pickup trucks for long haul work. Many customers upgrade their trucks with larger and additional aftermarket fuel tanks. The availability of a 48-gallon tank from the factory should decrease the need for adding secondary tanks.

    Check out our exclusive Ike Gauntlet test of the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Long-Box Crew Cab video!

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    19 thoughts on “Extended Range: 2017 Ford Super Duty Long-box Crew Cab Carries More Fuel

    1. Good info. These trucks really aren’t much lighter than before, because most of the weight savings was negated by heavier duty axles, etc. Fuel economy will be marginally better at most. The trucks are actually available at some dealerships right now. My ordered truck should arrive in a week. The 48 gallon tank is a godsend and will be greatly appreciated. Note that the crew cab short bed trucks increased their tank size as well…from 26 to 34 gallons.

    2. The local dealer that I used to work for just got a white XL and an Ingot Silver F350 Lariat crew long bed. These new trucks look fantastic. I didn’t want the payments of a brand new diesel truck, so I just picked up a 2013 Duramax Z71. If I were going brand new, it would definitely be the new Super Duty.

    3. The increased tank size is probably as big imo as the new frame or aluminum. 34 vs the pathetic 26 they had before is a huge leap for the short bed CC and the 48 in the long bed is just awesome. When you tow a big, long, heavy things it sucks wasting time and hassle dealing with getting off and fueling up. Even towing heavy at 10 mpg you could go 300 in the short bed and 400+ in the long bed and have plenty reserve left. You have to take a leak at that point anyway. My previous F250 was like 200 miles and started looking for a station. My Ram has 31 but I’ll take more fuel capacity any day.

      1. I completely agree with you, I get 180 miles at best out of my short bed 2015 F250 pulling a 24ft enclosed gooseneck that is 11ft tall. I travel upwards of 350-500 miles per day and filling up that often or even trying to find a filling station that often is hassle enough. My 2011 short bed duramax had 36 gallons, I dont see why Ford couldnt at least do that! But ill take 34. Long beds just arent for me

    4. How about a real transmission that takes power of the engine to a new degree of intelligent 10 speed optimal gas milage for a full size truck in the 75 M.P.G. range pulling 10000 l.b.s. ?

      1. I would love a 10 speed. People keep saying 6 speed is the pinnacle of technological development, but I was doing 85 on the freeway in my Dirty Max, the tacho was showing 2,000rpm. Peak torque kicks in at 1,600rpm, and being completely empty, I’m sure the engine could have pushed the truck at that speed at 1,200rpm and gain a few mpgs. It’s really economical at 65mph (around 1500rpm), but drops to about 17mpg at 85. Part of that will be the lack of efficiency with vehicle speed, but some of that is lost with engine speed too. So I’m sure there was room for 2-3 more overdrive gears. I also bet 1-2 extra under drive gears would provide closer shift points for accelerating while towing extremely heavy loads up really steep hills. As far as I’m concerned, we could use more than 10 gears, but even an extra 4 will be welcome.

    5. Good idea with increasing the fuel tank size.
      I hope Ford doesn’t start importing vehicles they produce in other countries instead of spending the money to be able to make them in North America. GM has started doing this and they are waiting to see how the public reacts, if they are successful than they will start importing more Chinese made vehicles…..Buick Envision……the first.

    6. All the dealer YouTube videos I’m seeing are showing keys…. Did they do away with the push button start?

    7. Well people I got the long bed f250 rides like a nice luxury Truck should only make one Truck now days and always this is number 28 ford and farmall till I die

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