2012 Ford F-150 Wins Motor Trend's Truck of the Year Award

The 2012 Ford F-150 has been named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, which marks the fourth time the F-150 has won the award.

“The 2012 F-150 is a no-compromise solution that can be tailored to fit virtually every customer’s needs, and the Motor Trend Truck of the Year award further reinforces that this is truly the best choice for America’s truck owners,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “We are proud to receive this award and even more pleased that our F-150 customers have additional validation of their top choice.”

Motor Trend editors chose the F-150 because they said, “F-150s are built to work and felt better the more they were challenged. Ford offers an enormous variety of configurations and designs, making the truck tailorable to just about any need. It’s the combination of advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and the performance of intended function that has earned the Ford F-150 the title of Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year.”

The F-150 previously won the award in 1989, 1997, 2004 and 2009.

Other contenders for this year’s award were the: Nissan NV, Ram Laramie Longhorn, and Toyota Tacoma.