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2017 Ford Super Duty Is The Detroit Free Press ‘Truck Of The Year’

The all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty has been named the “2017 Truck of the Year” by the Detroit Free Press, owing largely to its bevy of weight-saving measures and class-exclusive tech features.

Writing for the Free Press, Mark Phelan cited the new Ford Super Duty’s “brace of features that raise the bar for competing commercial pickups and chassis cab trucks” as one reason for its selection. Among those features are adaptive cruise control, Ford’s electrically-assisted adaptive steering, frontal collision alert, and an almost-magical blind spot monitoring system which can be configured to account for the length of your trailer.

Just as important, the 2017 Ford Super Duty uses an aluminum alloy body for the first time, helping the truck to shed 350 pounds over the outgoing model while enabling Ford to beef up the frame and suspension. The new frame is fully boxed, and constructed of 95% high strength steel, making it 24 times more stiff than the old one.

The new, 2017 Ford Super Duty represents the Blue Oval’s first total redesign of the medium-duty truck line in 18 years. Pricing starts at $33,330 including destination.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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