The wait is finally over. Motor Trend has finally announced their pick for the Truck of the Year award and we are very happy to report that the 2018 Ford F-150 has earned this prestigious honor! This is the fifth time the Ford F-Series has captured the top honor and follows the Ford Super Duty winning the award in 2017.
Motor Trend editors put to the test four vehicles from the Ford pickup lineup: the 2018 Ford F-150 XL with the all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine, the Ford F-150 Lariat with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost®, Ford F-150 Platinum with an enhanced 5.0-liter V8, and the high-performance off-road Ford F-150 Raptor. Each vehicle was tested against the latest competitive truck offerings. In order to determine a winner, Motor Trend uses combined empirical and real-world testing to find the truck that best met the award’s key criteria: advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, value, efficiency, and performance of intended function.
“It was a pretty resounding win,” road test editor Chris Walton said. “Nothing really came close.” Judges cited overall towing capability, advanced technology functionality, and powertrain performance among their favorite Ford F-150 attributes. They also noted exemplary on- and off-road driving performance, best-in-class fuel economy, and innovative cab design as Ford F-150 strengths.
“This year’s competition was fierce, but the vote was unanimous,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor in chief. ”The newly redesigned 2018 F-150 exceeded our expectations in every category – powertrain, performance, technology and overall execution.”
The 2018 Ford F-150 features best-in-class fuel economy and towing, class-exclusive technologies, plus a new exterior design and a freshened interior. It is tougher, smarter, and more capable than ever before.
If you are interested in learning more, stop by Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena serving the Ossineke, MI, and surrounding areas. The Ford F-150 is just one of the many great 2018 Ford models available in our extensive inventory. We hope to see you soon!