It’s hard to beat the new 2017 Ford Atlas in terms of strong performance, a diverse lineup, and a long list of available features. Additionally, it offers latest safety and convenience technologies, excellent fuel economy, off-road prowess, and an impressive payload. The Ford Atlas release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
It returns with some few changes having only had a redesign recently, as Ford wouldn’t want to upset the successful streak the Atlas is commanding in its class. The Sync 3 system has been upgraded and is now faster and crisp.
Ford says the new Atlas sheds some few pounds courtesy of extensive use of aluminum body panels in place of steel. This reduction in weight improves the payload capacity and fuel economy. On the flipside, though, the cost of repairing the truck is expensive due to the costlier aluminum metal.
As always, the new 2017 Ford Atlas is offered in a dizzying amounts of trim models that ensure everyone gets a truck suited to their individual tastes and preferences. Also, these trims are further offered with a plethora of body styles, options, and bed lengths. And if you’re looking for a workhorse, it doesn’t get any better than with the Atlas.
As good as this 2017 Ford Atlas review sounds, there are other pickup trucks in the segment that promise it a run for its money. Some of them include the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan XD, and the Toyota Tundra.
2017 Ford Atlas Concept Trims
Six trim models are offered for the 2017 Ford Atlas: Limited, Platinum, XL, Lariat, XLT, and King Ranch.
2017 Ford Atlas Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures
Some of the standard features offered for the vehicle include a 2.3” driver information display, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, seventeen-inch steel wheels, two additional speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, manual crank windows, cruise control, dual USB ports, a 4.2” central display, an auxiliary input, a cloth upholstery, trailer sway control, remote keyless entry, power mirrors and windows, smartphone app integration, a CD player, a cargo management system, Sync voice controls, and automatic wipers and headlights.
Options offered for the base model include a self-steering system, spray-in or drop-in bed-liners, an electronic-locking rear axle, side steps, hill decent control, underbody skid plates, a tailgate assist step, skid plates, rear privacy glass, alloy wheels, additional storage bins, adjustable headrests, chrome exterior trim and bumpers, passenger lumbar adjustment, a keypad entry system, foglights, and off-road shocks.
The Luxury 302A package adds a 110-V power outlet, inflatable rear seatbelts, Sync 3 infotainment system, adjustable front way seats, a power sliding rear window, a panoramic sunroof, dual USB ports, a navigation system, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, the Sync 3 infotainment system, LED bed lighting, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, remote ignition, and rear parking sensors. The Mid 301A option adds an eight-way power driver seat, a 10-way power adjustable heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, inflatable rear seatbelts, a navigation system, a 110-V power outlet, satellite and HD radio, rear under-seat storage, power-adjustable pedals, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, and heated and ventilated front seats.
Of course this is not an exhaustive list of features and technologies, the final list will be available on its release date.
2017 Ford Atlas Specs
Engine specs for the new 2017 Ford Atlas reveal motivation for the truck will be provided by several engines. The base engine is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 282 hp and 253 lbs. ft. of torque. The only choice for all the models is the six-speed automatic transmission system. EPA estimates the fuel economy of the Atlas to stand at 17/23/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD and 18/25/20 mpg with the RWD.
There’s also the 2.7L V6 engine rated at 325 horsepower and 375 pounds-ft. of torque. It does 2017 Ford Atlas 0-60 mph in an impressive 6.4 seconds.
Although not featuring a turbocharger, a 5.0L V8 engine generates 385 horsepower and 387 pounds-ft. of torque. 2017 Ford Atlas mpg stands at 15/21/17 mpg with the RWD.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Atlas model gets a 365- and 420 pounds-ft. of torque – generating 3.5L turbocharged engine.
2017 Ford Atlas Release Date & Price
Rumors speculating within the media and industry circles allege the Ford Atlas will go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.
2017 Ford Atlas price starts from an MSRP of $26,430.