Most Ford trucks have featured a distinctive, similar design since the end of the ’90s, although the 2017 Ford Lariat is expected to introduce some much needed changes. However, there is only so much that can be done with sheet metal, even if the variety is different. The new, all-aluminum body has certainly helped shed some weight and improve performances as well as handling, but it remains to be seen if this switch can last and for how long. In any case, we can look forward to some new technology as well.
Release Date of 2017 Ford Lariat
The 2017 Ford Lariat is expected to launch by the end of the year, even though they usually like to keep a lid on these things.
2017 Ford Lariat Price
The price for a 2017 Ford Lariat is also a bit of a mystery at this point. Current estimates place mean that the price should not get lower than $40,000, although additional equipment and other features may drive it even further.
Ford Lariat Exterior
On the outside, the 2017 Lariat features the distinctive yet redesigned front grille as well as a pair of headlights to match. Still, much of the original design still remains, no matter how much Ford executives try to hide it.
It is as visible as the surroundings through the large rear windows that carried over from the previous models. Still, by having similar features over a number of different lines of vehicles will help facilitate easier production and repair so as a result any major change in one Ford vehicle will carry over to the others.
Although, it is unlikely that all aspects will be able to fit into this policy – the new, vertical side vents on the front doors, for example. As for the lights, quad-beam LEDs are the new norm. The same could be said about the side spotlights that are inside the side mirrors.
Even the cargo box is outfitted with its own LED lights. Speaking of which, the rear has a new set of taillights and a new, aluminum tailgate.
Interior of Ford Lariat
On the inside, the 2017 Ford Lariat offers a familiar sight. This is also due to Ford’s habit of saving money on interior design, by having most of their vehicles look alike on the inside.
For instance, if one vehicle gets materials designed to facilitate easier daytime driving by not reflecting sunlight, it will automatically carry over to a number of other vehicles and 2017 Ford Lariat is no exception.
The same ergonomic layout, coupled with a signature infotainment featuring SYNC technology and the latest safety features are the main characteristics of Lariat’s interior.
The standard dashboard facilitates a familiar driving experience, while several cameras cover any blind spots that could give the driver a headache.
2017 Ford Lariat Engine
The engine powering the 2017 Ford Lariat is also standard. We are looking at a 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 as a base version.
Naturally, there is also a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 and even a 6.8-liter gasoline V-10 alternative.
Regardless of their type, they all feature automatic transmission and two basic configurations: rear and all-wheel drive.