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Ford F-150 Named 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®

January 9th, 2012

Winning an impressive award? All in a day’s work.

Toughness and rugged durability now merge with prestige and accolades. The Ford F-150 is the proud recipient of the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®.

When it comes to capability, power and performance, Motor Trend must have realized the competition didn’t stand a chance. The F-150 offers best-in-class trailer-towing capacity (11,300 lbs.) It can haul more than any other truck in its class—up to 3,120 lbs.

But there’s more to the story than just sheer power. F-150 also has its focus on what’s important to everyone these days: fuel efficiency. The F-150 3.7L TI-VCT V6 delivers not only best-in-class standard V6 power, but also class-leading fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 17 city/23 highway/19 combined mpg (4×2).

Motor Trend also found the available EcoBoost® engine that’s designed with advanced technology and twin turbocharging to be beyond impressive. EcoBoost delivers a combination of efficiency and capability that’s unequaled in its class. What’s the experience like behind the wheel? Instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag.

The work may be tough, but inside F-150 it’s comfortable, quiet and user-friendly. The F-150 SuperCrew even boasts a fully flat load floor—the most usable cab space in its class. And proving that you don’t have to work hard to be productive, F-150 offers an available class-exclusive2 driver configurable LCD productivity screen. Want to know your fuel economy, towing or off-road information? It’s all at your fingertips. And to keep you connected with life on the road, F-150 features available Ford SYNC® and the available Navigation System. It all adds up to a full-size pickup that delivers power, efficiency and intelligence—just a few vital factors that must have influenced the truck lovers at Motor Trend.

“The Ford F-150’s considerable strengths stood out in sharp relief against the competition. By offering high tech features like SYNC and EcoBoost, Ford has clearly taken a leadership position in the market and demonstrated a commitment to making the F-150 not just the best selling truck in America, but perhaps the most versatile. From a fuel sipping EcoBoost to a desert racing Raptor, the F-150 covers all of the bases,” said Edward Loh, Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend.


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