Used 2017 Ford F-150 Platinum vs Limited

May 12th, 2017 by

Used 2017 Ford F-150 Platinum vs Limited

Experts say that the best time to buy a used vehicle is just after the three-year mark. A vehicle depreciates quickly in those first few years, then holds much steadier after that. Buying a used truck after that first slide means you get a truck that lasts for years at a really great price. So, what’s the best truck on the market as of three years ago? It’s the 2017 Ford F-150. And since you’re getting a great deal, why not get the best trim level available?
That means choosing between the 2017 Ford F-150 Platinum vs the F-150 Limited. Which one should you pick? The two top-end models in the F-150 range of trucks are most definitely luxury-standard when it comes to comfortable driving experience as well as handy work-centered features. The differences are few, but nonetheless they are features that matter to the conscientious truck driver who’s in it for the long haul.
Used 2017 Ford F-150 Features and Equipment

Safety First

To start in their high-class interiors, both models have beautifully-crafted, body-contouring leather seats and accents for an exceptional driving experience. The Limited model comes standard with the unique 360-degree camera view with split-screen display which includes the dynamic hitch-assist system.
This means the driver can see a full view around the entire exterior of his or her vehicle when backing and will have a line-assisted view of the back of the truck to assist in hitch connecting. These features come optional in the Platinum model.

There have been twelve recalls issued for the 2017 Ford F-150, some regarding fire hazards. But if you buy a used pickup truck from an authorized Ford dealership, all those recalled systems and parts have already been repaired.

Adaptive Features

The Limited edition also comes standard with adaptive cruise control and collision warning which is optional in the Platinum model.

Used 2017 Ford F-150 Exterior

This provides a safer and seamless driving experience where the vehicle intelligently adapts to the outdoor conditions leaving the driver to focus more on the road rather than the driving conditions.

Lane Assisting

Also optional in the Platinum is the lane-keeping system. This feature will alert the driver when swerving from his or her lane and will even make automatic minor corrections when needed. Vital for drivers who take trips late at night and find fatigue-at-the-wheel a problem. This feature comes standard on the Limited model.

Colors and More

The Platinum model comes with a 3-bar front grille with satin surround and satin-style mesh insert featuring chrome accents. The Limited, however, comes with a chrome surround for the bar-style grille and a black mesh insert.

Other color differences include the door handles- chrome with a body color-bezel on the Limited, and the Platinum has the opposite, a body color with a chrome-bezel. The skull-cap colors on the mirrors are the body color on the Limited and chrome on the Platinum. The Platinum also comes with an optional 4×4 skid plate which is not available on the Limited. Both models can have the view-enhancing twin moon-roof option which opens a wide view of the sky for both driver and back-seat passengers. This adds an even roomier feel to an already open-concept cabin. This feature is standard with the Limited model.

Both the F-150 Limited and the F-150 Platinum are wrapped in leathery goodness and scream “DANG! I look GOOD! And I would look even better pulling a shiny new boat!” So, what’s the real difference? Many of the features that are just options on the Platinum come standard in the Limited. The Platinum is a great truck and can be even better with a little “nip and tuck”, but the Limited was just born with all of the superior genetics the F-150 has to offer.