Ford F-150 named 2018 MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Ford, America’s truck leader for 40 straight years, has bested all competitors to earn 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors for the new F-150. This is the fifth win for the F-150, and this award follows the all-new Super Duty capturing the award in 2017.

"This year’s competition was fierce, but the vote was unanimous," said Ed Loh, MotorTrend editor in chief. "The newly redesigned 2018 F-150 exceeded our expectations in every category - powertrain, performance, technology and overall execution."

2018 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 line went up against the latest competitive truck offerings in a program that 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. MotorTrend editors put to the test four vehicles from the Ford pickup lineup: the 2018 F-150 XL with the all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine, F-150 Lariat with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, F-150 Platinum with an enhanced 5.0-liter V8, and the high-performance off-road F-150 Raptor.

Judges cited overall towing capability, advanced technology functionality and powertrain performance among their favorite F-150 attributes. They also noted exemplary on- and off-road driving performance, best-in-class fuel economy and innovative cab design as F-150 strengths.

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