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2017 Ford Super Duty Preview near Waukegan, IL

The new Ford Super Duty is quite the compelling vehicle, and in our 2017 Ford Super Duty preview near Waukegan, IL, you will find that it offers up a ton of improvements thanks to its redesign. While it was already an outstanding member of its class, the new model—soon to be available here at Gillespie Ford—provides you with a wide range of extras that make an already impressive platform that much better.

2017 Ford Super Duty Capability


Towing has always been a strength with the Super Duty, and this year’s version lives up to the brand reputation. The familiar two base engines are once again available, beginning with the 6.2L V8 that churns out 385 horsepower. The 6.7L diesel is another option, giving you 440 horsepower and a noteworthy 860 lb.-ft. of torque. Our 2017 Ford Super Duty preview near Waukegan, IL, reveals a different option for this year that comes in the form of a 6.8L V10. According to the manufacturer, the towing capacity will top out higher than previous models. Ask your sales consultant for more details, as the output figures haven’t been released as of the time of this writing. The other standout change from the old formula is the aluminum body work. Steel was the prior go-to material, but the lighter-weight aluminum provides a strong body for getting the tough jobs done.

Safety of the 2017 Ford Super Duty near Waukegan, IL


Safety features have always been a priority with Ford, and the new Super Duty comes with an innovative blind-spot warning when you’re towing. All told, it accounts for the length of your trailer as well as the length of the truck itself. Adaptive cruise control with automatic braking is available, and in this 2017 Ford Super Duty preview, you will note that lane-departure warning is available for the first time with this lineup. The steering is adaptive as well. When you’re hauling a trailer and are attempting to park, the steering becomes more responsive so as to reduce driver effort. When you are on the road at more normal speeds, however, the steering automatically reverts to its standard, less sensitive settings.

All of the above is just a sample of what the Super Duty can offer, and we encourage you to keep in contact with us about release dates and test drive scheduling. Gillespie Ford is located at 18834 W Grand Ave in Gurnee, IL, and is proud to serve the greater Chicago metro area. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find your next new Ford pickup.

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