Another to place on next year's test list. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 5, 2016 2017 Ford F-150 2X4 Super Crew XL Trim w/ the 3.5L V6 EB and 10-speed AT - $37,160 to start including the $1,195 D&H charge and new engine/10-speed transmission upgrade. It also arrives with the 3.15 rear end in the 2X4 standard. Even with that tall rear end, the 2017 w/ the new 3.5L EB and 10-speed is tow/and payload rated for 10,600/10,700 and 2,890 lbs. depending on the bed length as a 2X4 Crew Cab. With the base 245/70R17 tires, 3.15 rear end, and 0.636 10th gear final, it is actually slightly shorter overall (1,320 RPM@60 mph) than the 2011 3.5L EB w/ the 6-speed AT and same rear end (1,270 RPM@60 mph). The 2017 Ford F-150 arrives with an even more efficient all-new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 mated to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. City/highway ratings are both up 1 mpg, with the combined rating for 2017 F-150 4x4 up 2 mpg. 2017 Ford F-150 4x2 – 18/25/21 mpg city/highway/combined 2016 Ford F-150 4x2 – 17/24/20 mpg city/highway/combined 2017 Ford F-150 4x4 – 17/23/20 mpg city/highway/combined 2016 Ford F-150 4x4 – 16/22/18 mpg city/highway/combined 2017 F-150 owners will receive quicker acceleration and supposedly refinement delivered by the all-new drivetrain. This new powertrain combination provides better low-end and peak performance. 2nd Gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 This second-generation engine delivers 10 more hp and 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque for a segment-best 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. than its predecessor. A new twin-port and direct-injection fuel system provides lower particulate at startup and while running plus detergent gasoline can clean the intakes, stem and valve tops during operation. A lighter and stronger crank, lighter valvetrain components, redesigned twin turbocharger with electronic wastegate, redesigned valvetrain, and a variable-displacement oil pump are included in the redesign. 10-Speed AT The all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for 2017 F-150 on both 4x2 and 4x4 models optimizes engine power and torque ranges, with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls. Smarter shift logic with tow/haul mode makes it even easier to tow. An all-new adaptive shift-schedule monitors more than a dozen powertrain and driver control signals in real time to make the truck shift as smooth as possible. A high-speed one-way clutch allows for non-sequential shifting when light output is demanded. The 10-speed gearbox uses advanced materials and alloys. An integrated torque converter/turbine clutch helps shave more than two pounds, while reducing the packaging footprint. The best gasoline fueled Ford truck engine ever built was without question was the 1st gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 introduced back in 2011. The improvements spelled out above should make it an even better.