No big surprise here, but the 2018 Ford F-150 has received the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award. This marks the fifth time that the F-150 has received the award and also follows the F-Series Super Duty pickup that received it last year.

2018 Ford F-150 Motor Trend

“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.”

2018 Ford F-150 Motor Trend

To win this year’s award competitors had to get top scores 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. Motor Trend tested the 2018 F-150 XL with the new 3.3-liter V6 engine, F-150 Lariat with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, F-150 Platinum with an updated 5.0-liter V8, and the off-road ready F-150 Raptor.

Motor Trend’s editors liked the F-150’s overall towing capability, advanced technology functionality and powertrain performance.

Source: Ford