2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 Photo Gallery

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In anticipation of our upcoming 2017 3/4-Ton Work Truck Challenge (set to go live next week) in which we pit the top four work-ready three-quarter-ton pickup trucks in head-to-head competitions, we're previewing each of the contenders with a photo gallery so you can see exactly how each of the pickups were equipped.

Three of the four pickups in our Challenge were two-wheel drive, and all had a regular cab, an 8-foot bed and a V-8 gas engine. Here's a closer look at the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 XL.

Cars.com photos by Angela Conners

 

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Comments

That's a darn good looking truck. Plus, the 6.2 V-8 is a proven beast.

Funny enough- they tour the 6.2 V8 as "new". It can either be proven or new, but not really both.
I've been wondering about the beds on these new Super Duties. The top edge is lower than on the F150, where the bed rail and window line match up. I wonder if the bed is less deep as a result or if the floor is relatively lower, too.
I used a Home Depot F250 last year, and for an XL grade truck, it was pretty darn livable. Way more snort from the engine/trans combination than you could ever need for the application, too.

Ugly truck with girly ugly round wheel wells, Yuck!

I have been a Ford fan all my driving career, but Ford's designers seem to be purposely driving me away from Ford, especially with the design of the F-150, F-250. etc. etc...There are many areas in the design of these trucks that just look unfinished, which makes them unappealing to the eye, For instance, the silly looking tail lights Ford begin using on it's pickup. Looks to much like Nissan or Toyota. Very strange look...Then Ford redesigns the F-250, 350. I was really hoping Ford would make it an eye caching truck, but to my dismay, they continued their ungainly unfinished look. Ford's redesign of the F-250, (which I really didn't think the old F-250 , 350, etc was anything to write home to mom about) is making the non-upgraded Ram look mighty good. Seems like the designers at Dodge chose to complete the design before sending it out the door...Ford just seems to be seeing how strange looking they can make their pickups, which makes them not as eye appealing as the Dodge....Seems like Ford and Chevy are competing to see who can make the strangest looking pickup, while leaving Dodge to finish their designing before sending their pickups out the door.....I encourage all, when you ride by a Ford dealership where they have the new F-250's As much as I want to like the design of those things, and even though i am an avid Ford fan, I just can't make myself like those ungainly looking trucks.

Continuing with the redesign of the 250 up...The design of the grill just makes one wonder what the Ford design engineers were smoking when they came up with that look.

Continuing with the redesign of the 250 up...The design of the grill just makes one wonder what the Ford design engineers were smoking when they came up with that look.


Posted by: tommy blackston | Mar 14, 2017 2:58:58 PM

The work the truck does has no bearing on the Exterior Design. You're just trollin

For a work truck, it looks a lot nicer than that junk chevy. Holy cow did GM just spray paint chrome on the whole front end? Yuk. This truck has multiple dimensions and colors to give it some style. And look at that rear diff. Way more beefier than that GM diff.

Way better than that shaky shaky.

The rear diff looks large but only 3 leaf springs? Chevy in my experience tends to hold payload with the least sag of the 3. I'll be anxious to see how each rear end holds up during the payload test.

That truck is low, particularly in the front. It looks front end heavy. This truck certainly won't be doing any offroad work. And with it being so low, why is so much of the frame exposed. The interior is a mess. Buttons, circles and squares everywhere. There is no flow to the design. The Silverado has a more flowing and ergonomic design.

You can tell this is a much nicer work truck than that junk chevy. For instance, why does the top of the chevies rear wheels come dead even with the bottom of the frame. You can stick a chevy Malibu in that chevy wheel well. Look at the dash of the chevy truck, monotone dash that is just blah. At least this Ford dash has some style to it. And what is up with that chevy alien head center stack. It is like someone sneezed and was like, hey! Let's make the chevy truck center stack look like that.

You know its a real truck by looking at the mirrors. Lets face it, Ford is a truck company that makes cars. GM is a car company that makes trucks. If you're going to buy a truck, buy the best...buy a Ford!

Observations from the photos:
1) continuing the decades-long Ford tradition of a cluttered engine compartment that looks like it was put together by a drunken plumber on deadline.
2) the "all new, fully boxed, high strength steel" frame appears to come pre-rusted from the factory
3) a bed liner? Is that a response to the Chevy ads?
4) dash is attractive but I hate having to take my eye off the road to reach way down and adjust the temperature controls
5) man, those weird headlights better turn night into day, because if they're that ugly and don't work besides, somebody should pay
6) really like the 100 mph speedometer. Who goes 140 in a 3/4 ton truck?
7) new drivetrain in a new chassis -- you guys who lease a new truck every 2 years can try it. For guys like me who don't think about selling until after 300,000, this looks like a bad bet.

"For instance, why does the top of the chevies rear wheels come dead even with the bottom of the frame."

So you still have descent balance and can still steer with weight in the bed, something Ford still hasn't figured out. Plus you don't blind people at night like Fords that look like their doing a wheelie with only 5 pounds in the bed!

That is just dumb son. If that's the case why is the wheel well 14 feet tall. Geese, you could fit a midsize sedan in the chevies wheel well area.

Sure hope Ford has finally put auto headlamp system on these slugs, because where did they put the headlamp switch?

Sure hope Ford has finally put auto headlamp system on these slugs, because where did they put the headlamp switch?


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 14, 2017 6:59:42 PM

Ummmmmmmm Same spot it has been for years...........

GOD
That is one ugly front end but the rest of the truck don't look bad. I also noticed they put a bed liner in this one.? In case someone drops thier lunchbox, it won't break through.? Typical Ford already trying to cheat. Lol

My favorite shot of the Super Dutie...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1UZfzICi4

Sure hope Ford has finally put auto headlamp system on these slugs, because where did they put the headlamp switch?

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 14, 2017 6:59:42 PM

Ummmmmmmm Same spot it has been for years...........

Posted by: Daddy doe | Mar 14, 2017 7:06:15 PM

Well it is about time they move it so the user can find it. Secondly, if Ford wants to claim #1 status at everything, why don't they offer safety features like auto headlamps on all their vehicles? GM does.

Overall a great looking truck but the dashboard looks cheap, busy and plasticky.

The upgrade Ford and Chevy models have great looking interiors but the entry-level trucks not so much, especially the Ford. Ford's V8 is an old design that just keeps getting better.

GM and Ford have both refined their V8s since the 1990s and today are great motors. I prefer to avoid the variable displacement approach. Ford gets the edge there, but GM's auto trans is the smoothest.

I also noticed they put a bed liner in this one.? In case someone drops thier lunchbox, it won't break through.? Typical Ford already trying to cheat. Lol

Posted by: What the heck | Mar 14, 2017 7:14:22 PM

Yeah, and it looks like heavy duty rubber. Well so much for the weight savings. LOL!

You can stick a chevy Malibu in that chevy wheel well. .

Posted by: Daddy doe | Mar 14, 2017 6:23:29 PM

Look at the FORD rear wheel well opening, you can have a.......wait for it.....Fiesta in there, while you wait for the tow truck. HAHAHA!

Now this is a good looking truck. Modern, Built-Ford-Tough exterior, front bumper is proportional all across, and a good looking modern interior. The Family Truckster has an plastic interior that looks like the inside of a garbage can, just flat plastic all the way across. Notice MW called out Chevy on their garbage interior as well in the last video. And Ford does it right with round wheel wells and nice modern heads and tails.

Mark Williams on the Family Truckster plastic garbage can interior:
"Please, Chevy, we need you to update this interior."

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/03/2017-34-ton-work-truck-challenge-video-preview.html

Even PUTC knows Chevy's interior is garbage.

Front looks like the truck has down syndrome.

Ford quality is job none, More FIRE Hazards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mTDJwxzKfw

I wonder how much of the front end isopen to cool the engine and what percentage is covered up? Looks like they could make the grill smaller and truck more aerodynamic instead of looking like a brick.

Is it me or is all the new trucks getting uglier? I'm praying the new Ram does not the ugly trend.

That truck couldn't look uglier. I hope that 2018 RAM won't follow this ugly Chinese trend.

Looks like they could make the grill smaller and truck more aerodynamic instead of looking like a brick.

@Dave

Brick?

When my truck is parked its aero qualities are every bit as good as those on a Lambo or a Ford GT when they are parked. Aero is a tiny part of the value equation. You are over-thinking it buddy.

I also noticed they put a bed liner in this one.? In case someone drops thier lunchbox, it won't break through.? Typical Ford already trying to cheat. Lol

Posted by: What the heck | Mar 14, 2017 7:14:22 PM

Yeah, the bed liner is there to try and protect the truck. But look closer, there is no man step. Ford calls this a work truck and leaves out their man step. I guess Ford realizes that it is just a marketing point with little real world practicality.

@GMS, sorry you are having to defend the twins again, but hey when your silverdo is not top honors and your GMC is isnt in the top 2, I can understand why.

Great looking truck!

The dashboard is a confused mess. There are far too many
ways to distract a driver just trying to find something. The
underpinnings don't bother me-how many ways can you cover
up an axle? But the real issue here is when you lift the hood.
My God !!!! Can they cram anything else under there????
You could dump a 5 lb bag of rice on that engine and not 5
kernels would hit the ground.
Life the hood of a Ram with the Cummins and behold- neatness,
room, space and order. A tale of 2 extremes.

Congrats Ford - best looking manly working truck out of the bunch, definitely better looking & tougher that that girly square wheel well shaky cheby....LOL!

there has been an auto position on the headlight switch for years. It is just in a different location then the GM.

GM defaults to Auto. Ford does not as they know that there are times you don't want them to automatically come on.

there has been an auto position on the headlight switch for years. It is just in a different location then the GM.

GM defaults to Auto. Ford does not as they know that there are times you don't want them to automatically come on.

Posted by: scott | Mar 15, 2017 7:24:01 AM

Can you please educate thousands of Ford drivers to at least turn on their headlamps at night. I continually encounter Fords and Toyotas being driven at night with only DRLs , no park / clearance lights.

Can you please educate thousands of Ford drivers to at least turn on their headlamps at night. I continually encounter Fords and Toyotas being driven at night with only DRLs , no park / clearance lights.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Mar 15, 2017 7:31:11 AM

Haha, more alternative facts from gmssucksogreat.

@GMS, I always see Chevy/gmc's with 1 headlight out, they should fix that problem, been like that since the 90's trucks

@GMS, I always see Chevy/gmc's with 1 headlight out, they should fix that problem, been like that since the 90's trucks


Posted by: Nitro | Mar 15, 2017 11:11:39 AM

That's typical of a GM owner too.

@ Daddy and Nitro doe Joe: y u always defending Ford. Turn on your headlights at night or learn how to set them to Auto mode.

^^^^^^^speaking of working with only one headlight.

^^^^^^^speaking of working with only one headlight.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/ford-recalls-6000-new-mustangs-for-doors-that-wont-stay-closed/

Super Dooty photo gallery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1UZfzICi4

^^^^^^^haha, running on parking lights.

NO "SUPER DUTY" stamped on the front of the hood?

Built Ford Flammable, 2017 Super Dooty, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgLYuI48ifI

^^^^^and we have all lights out.

https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/04/18/why-fiat-chrysler-is-hoping-to-merge-with-ford-or.aspx

GMSRGREAT: This truck sits low because it's 2 wheel drive. The interior WOULD appear to be mess to you, because you are not familiar with an updated design with features as your truck is stuck in 1988.

ScottH: It's not the number that matters--it's the SIZE.

Still can't believe how weak this F250 looks. Take a look at the front wheel well opening. Must be about a 190 degree sweep. Couple that with how low the front is and you have the most awkward looking truck in the group. Weird!



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