The Handoff: Giving Out Our Pickup Truck of the Year Award
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the perfect setting for us to hand out our inaugural Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year award, which we decided should go to the 2015 Ford F-150. Truck Trend Network Content Director Sean P. Holman was on site Monday to hand off the Billet Piston to Doug Scott, Ford’s truck group marketing manager, and as you can see, Scott was pretty pleased to receive the award on behalf of the F-150.
While many members of the judging staff were curious about the F-150’s novel aluminum construction, what impressed us the most was how hard working and “normal” the new Ford felt. Some of us were expecting some kind of science experiment, but what we got was a genuine, capable truck. It wasn’t without its faults, but the 2015’s strong performance in a variety of situations impressed our judges enough for them to vote it to the top of the podium.
In our testing, the F-150 led the pack in terms of highway comfort, instrumented performance testing, and everyday livability and took second place (to its big brother, the F-350 Super Duty) in towing and hauling. In addition, it made a strong showing in all other testing categories, proving that our tester was indeed a jack-of-all-trades among pickups.
You can learn more about our very first Pickup Truck of the Year test, as well as detailed descriptions of each of this year’s competitors, in the May/June ’15 issue of Truck Trend.