Will the Ford F-150 Two-Peat in Truck of Texas Award?

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Later this week, some of the country’s automotive journalists will be converging on a cattle ranch in San Antonio, Texas to drive some pickup trucks (and SUVs, and cross-overs, and who knows what else). On Friday, those journalists will then vote on what they think the best truck is in Texas and win the coveted Truck of Texas trophy.

Both myself and fellow FTE-er Derek Shiekhi will be on hand as some of the voting journalists participating in the festivities. The Truck of Texas is an award coveted by many of the manufacturers, because Texas is the largest truck buying state in the country, and manufacturers advertise and promote the honor. That means there’s a lot on the line.

Last year, the 2015 Ford F-150 swept many of the categories and won the overall Truck of Texas award by a large margin. This year, Ford is returning for a chance to win it again.

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But will they? Ford has won multiple years in the past, and prior to the current victory by Ford, Ram Trucks had won two years in a row (even though the Silverado was refreshed in that second year).

We all know the changes to the 2016 F-150 are minimal; SYNC 3, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and a new appearance package and Limited trims.

There is an all-new truck, the Nissan Titan XD with a Cummins diesel that’ll be a tough contender. Plus, the Chevrolet Colorado will be there in diesel trim.

Does the current F-150 have what it takes to beat out these contenders? We won’t officially know for sure until next Monday, when the embargo on the results is lifted. But, in the meantime, tell us what you think of Ford’s chances by sounding off in the comments or over in the forum!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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