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.
“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.”
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.