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2017 Ford Super Duty Preview near Antioch, IL

The staff at Gillespie Ford is excited to take a moment to let you know about the upcoming Super Duty pickup from Ford. It’s been redesigned for 2017, and in this 2017 Ford Super Duty preview near Antioch, IL, you will learn that it offers up many improvements on an already impressive template. No matter how tough the job, the new Super Duty lineup is both capable and dependable enough.

2017 Ford Super Duty Highlights


The front fascia retains the familiar look as in years past, but it comes with additional LED lights for a significantly more aggressive impression. Also new is the frame and body, the latter of which is comprised of more aluminum than before. This in turn makes for a lighter weight pickup that is just as strong as its predecessors. This 2017 Super Duty also reveals that the engine lineup has been slightly tweaked. The base engines return, beginning with the 6.2L V8 that makes 385 hp and 405 lbs.-ft. of torque. Also available is the 6.7L turbodiesel that is good for 440 hp and 860 lbs.-ft. of torque. Rear- and four-wheel drive remain options, including with the new engine: a 6.8L gas-powered V10. Output figures are still guarded by the automaker, but the towing and hauling capacity looks to at least match if not surpass prior years’ ratings.

Safety of the 2017 Ford Super Duty near Antioch, IL


All variants of the new Super Duty look to come with the familiar safety features that consumers are used to. Among the standard inclusions for your and your passengers are four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, trailer sway control1, and hill start assist. This 2017 Ford Super Duty preview near Antioch, IL, also reveals that many new trims come with a host of camerasthat give you a 360-degree view of your surroundings. The new 8-inch dashboard display shows said view. Five trims are available, and the ever-popular mid-level trim like the XLT looks to provide features such as a chrome grille and bumpers, heated outside mirrors with an integrated blind-spot mirror2, cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, an integrated trailer brake controller, padded door armrests, a middle front seat that converts into a center console, and a carpeted floor.

If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Super Duty preview near Antioch, IL, don’t hesitate to call or stop by Gillespie Ford. We are located at 18834 West Grand Avenue, and are here six days a week to serve you (closed Sunday). We look forward to meeting you.


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1 Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.

2 Driver Assist Features (BLIS®, cross-traffic alert, collision warning, active park assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear view camera) are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.