2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW
The completely redesigned 2017 Ford F-350 SD DRW is the best of both worlds, offering superior performance with interior comfort and tech features that will impress even the most skeptical of truck lovers. Using the same cutting-edge materials as the F-150 but with that legendary Super Duty capability, the new F-350 DRW is as capable as you can get at this size.
2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW
The newly redesigned 2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW shows that reimagining in its exterior styling. The grille of the F-350 has now been dialed down a touch into something that looks a bit more macho. The twin horizontal “power bars” are now closer together than they were with the previous model, and the F-350 now has Ford’s signature C-shaped headlights at either side minus the chrome-frame. The hood has a big, brash, unmissable “Super Duty” logo stamped into the hood, which is just the sort of aggressive statement many buyers of this type of truck will love. The previous generation’s bulging hood has been smoothed down into smarter creases, and the lower air dam is now subtly styled to stop it from disappearing underneath the F-350 SD.
The 2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW has been redesigned from the ground up, duplicating the F-150’s aluminum alloy cab and bed, while the fully boxed frame boasts high-strength steel. Up to 95 percent of the frame is made of that high-strength steel, which means it’s now 24 times more rigid than the previous generation. The “military-grade” aluminum used for the cab body of the F-350 is better at resisting dents and dings than old steel body, but perhaps the bigger advantage delivered by aluminum over traditional steel bodywork is weight loss. According to Ford, the new materials used on the F-350 have managed to shave off as much as 350 pounds from the previous model’s bulk.
What we don’t see with the new F-350 is any reduction in power or capability it offers, thanks to the two very distinct engines it features. One is a gas V-8 and the other is a diesel V-8 option, and between them they’ve definitely got most of the heavy-duty bases covered. When it comes down to it though, the F-350 is all about what it can tow and haul, and the 2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW isn’t lacking in either area. Even without going as far as dual rear-wheels, the F-350 SD SRW can handle payloads of up to 4,710 pounds and tow trailers of up to 21,100 pounds when properly equipped.
Ford tends to keep the specification and configuration option somewhat in check with Super Duty trucks compared to the light-duty F-150, so there are five trim levels of 2017 Ford F-350: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The F-350 can be customized based on cabin size (as a Regular Cab, Super Cab, or a Crew Cab) and bed length (opt for either 6.75 or 8.0 feet).
F-350 SD SRW Platinum
The Ford F-350 SD Platinum is the ultimate truck for someone who wants the power and performance of the F-350 but also wants the luxury of a premium brand interior. With Platinum-branded leather seating, power adjustable seats and pedals, and a heated steering wheel, you’ll feel as comfortable in your truck as you possibly can. The Platinum also adds a laundry list of options to help your truck perform even better, including active safety features like blind spot monitoring and trailer sway control and hitch. This is the cream of the crop when it comes to heavy duty trucks–you can’t do much better than the 2017 Ford F-350 SD Platinum.
A 2017 Ford F-350 SD SRW is the perfect choice if you’re looking for more capability than the lighter duty trucks but don’t need the pure power and performance of the F-450. With impressive class-leading towing and payload capacity, along with tech features and a comfortable cabin, the Ford F-350 SD SRW is the right option for you.