Have you seen the 2017 Ford F-150? The latest version of America's best-selling pickup features several major updates including performance boosts to its off-road Raptor trim. New features include optional engine upgrades, a new transmission, better fuel economy and a new STX Appearance package. The Ford F-150 Raptor just might be the best available pickup for drivers who enjoy dirt and muddy roads. Otherwise, the new F-150 offers everything truck lovers have come to expect -- it's spacious, comfortable, powerful and packed with comfort and convenience features. Are you thinking about visiting your local Ford dealership to take an F-150, or possibly the Raptor trim, for a test drive? Read on for information about the 2017 Ford F-150 and the off-road Raptor.

What are the trim levels of the 2017 Ford F-150?

The 2017 Ford F-150 is available in seven trims: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor.

What makes the Ford Raptor so unique?

The F-150 Raptor is specifically designed for off-road use. It features a custom four-wheel drive system, skid plates, special off-road tires, a modified suspension and a uniquely sporty interior. It also gets the most powerful engine of the F-150 lineup.

What is the Ford Raptor's engine?

The Ford F-150 Raptor comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter engine that cranks out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque for outstanding off-road performance and towing capacity.

What are the Ford F-150's base features?

The Ford F-150 XL is an impressive standard equipment list. Features include 17-inch steel wheels, trailer sway control, air conditioning, automatic headlights, a 4.2-inch central display screen, vinyl flooring, pre-wired trailer connections and more.

Which features are on the XLT and Lariat trims?

The XLT and Lariat are the F-150's midlevel trims. The XLT builds on the base model with foglights, chrome bumpers, alloy wheels and other features. The Lariat trim gets a power powerful turbocharged engine, larger wheels, a bigger display, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather interior and other comfort features.

Which features are on the upper trim levels?

The King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims are the F-150's most luxurious. These trims get special Western styling, more powerful engine options, power-deployed running boards, upgraded leather and more.

What are the engine options for the non-Raptor trims?

The Ford F-150's base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. Other options include a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that makes 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque or the 5.0-liter V8 with 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque. The final option is a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that generates 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

What kind of add-ons are available for the Ford F-150?

Add-ons are available at all trim levels. Even the base trim can be upgraded with the FX4 Off-Road package, a sport appearance package, remote vehicle tracking, tailgate step assistance and more. Higher-level trims can be upgraded with features such as front-facing spotlights, power-adjustable seating, premium audio systems, surround-view cameras and more.