2015 F-150 Truck Trend’s Inaugural Truck of the Year!
Truck Trend has launched their inaugural Truck of the Year program, and they’ve bestowed that honor onto the 2015 Ford F-150. They lauded the F-150 for a combined mix of decent fuel economy, extra capability, and new technologies. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Truck Trend put a bunch of new trucks through a litany of tests, and rated the trucks based on several key criteria. Those criteria included design, capability, performance and fuel efficiency.
Truck Trend‘s content editor Sean P. Holman summed up the new F-150 nicely by stating, “Ford has found a sweet spot in the half-ton pickup segment, delivering a compelling mix of efficiency and capability, while still delivering an enhanced driving experience that American consumers demand.”
That’s really the success of the new F-150. Yes, the aluminum body is making the news. It saves over 700 lbs from the weight of the truck and the F-150 is one of the largest applications of automotive aluminum. But that’s not really what makes the truck a good truck. The 2015 F-150 is really the sum of all of the parts.
The aluminum allows for more towing capacity and better fuel economy. The 2.7L EcoBoost helps even more with fuel economy. The BoxLink system, 360 degree camera, and other technologies make the truck more usable everyday. It’s the overall package that appealed to Truck Trend, and that will ultimately appeal to buyers.
The F-150 has been winning a lot of awards recently (here, here, here, and here, are examples). We’re sure that this won’t be the last award the new truck wins, and with a new Raptor potentially being shown off next week in Detroit, that’ll open the doors for an entirely new set of awards to win!
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news and photos via [Truck Trend]