Ford automakers have something to boast about. The 2017 Ford F-350 Lariat went up against the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 in a comparison test. The test is the annual Ultimate One-Ton HD Challenge hosted by PickupTrucks.com. For the Ford F-350, coming out on top is no big feat, considering that the GMC Sierra 3500 was the contest’s 2014 winner.
The Ford F-350 performed exceptionally well, scoring 2,352 out of a possible 2,600. The GMC Sierra scored 2,287. According to Aaron Bragman of cars.com, the Ford F-350 won due to its combination of livability, capability, and useful new technologies.
When verifying the truck’s power using a portable dynamometer, the Ford F-350 was able to unleash 360 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. This was quite impressive considering that the test was conducted in Las Vegas on a hot summer day. High heat is a known diminisher in engine performance.
There is much other news going on for the Ford F series as a whole. The 2018 Ford F-150 has been getting a lot of attention as well. For starters, the pickup has a new standard engine in the form of the 3.3-liter V6 engine that delivers 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. There is also the option for an upgrade to a yet-to-be-named diesel engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base V6 engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Beyond that, there are a few cosmetic changes, including a different grille for each trim as well as a number of add-on packages for customizing your ride.
Please stop by Folsom Lake Ford today to see our Ford trucks for sale near Sacramento, CA. Be on the lookout for the 2018 models, which will be here any day.