Devilish Details and Capability Net the F-150 the 2018 Motor Trend “Truck of the Year” Award!

 

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We have to admit, it seemed like the snub of the century when Motor Trend passed up the aluminum-bodied F-150 when it arrived in 2015. But there was a method to that madness. As a publication of enthusiasts, simply awarding a revolutionary truck wasn’t enough. After all, that’s how they lead the announcement that the 2018 Ford F-150--at last—had nabbed the “Truck of the Year” title.

This award comes after the F-150’s midcycle refresh, which saw it borrow the Super Duty’s theme of unique grille designs on every trim, and the completion of a complete engine line-up overhaul. While this includes a light-duty PowerStroke unit set to launch next spring, its promised class-leading abilities didn’t even factor in.

Probably because the 2018 F-150’s upgrades are already best-in-class. For example, those equipping the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 will find more than the class-benchmark 470 lb-ft of torque, but 13,200 lbs. maximum towing—more than any half-ton model before it. The V8 option wasn’t left out, either, with its 3,270 lbs. maximum payload another best-in-class nod.

But the true spirit of the award came from the 2018 F-150’s attention to detail. And in that, you may not find another truck like it. With capability to tow 5,000 lbs. with ease with even the 290-hp base engine, and the 400 lb-ft of twist afforded by the Lariat’s 2.7-liter mill, there’s something for everyone, and plenty of ways to make this truck your own.

Texans are no stranger to the abilities of the F-150, which is no stranger to the “Truck of Texas” title, either! Now, our Henderson, TX customers can take pride in knowing that this new Ford pickup is beloved countrywide. To discover the updates mentioned above, contact our showroom and sign up for a test drive!

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