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Truck of the Year Awards

The annual Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award features significant input from the editors of Truck Trend magazine and is given to the vehicle that best represents exceptional value, superiority in its class, and most significant developments on the truck scene each year. Inside you’ll find reviews of all the vehicle candidates, insight into the exhaustive testing process, photos, and more information on the Truck of the Year winner.
2005 Truck of the Year Winner: Toyota Tacoma 2005 Truck of the Year Winner: Toyota Tacoma
The resounding thud emanating from the pickup bed as we exited a sweeping lefthander got our attention: A 100-pound toolbox riding in the... more
Motor Trend Selects 2005 Truck Of The Year Motor Trend Selects 2005 Truck Of The Year
Motor Trend announced the selection of the Toyota Tacoma as the 2005 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. more
Motor Trend Selects 2005 Truck Of The Year Motor Trend Selects 2005 Truck Of The Year
Each year, Motor Trend evaluates all new eligible pickup trucks and awards the coveted Golden Calipers to the one that most clearly raises... more
Motor Trend 2004 Truck Of The Year Testing Motor Trend 2004 Truck Of The Year Testing
How do you compare a 500-horsepower, Viper-powered Dodge, a four-cylinder GM entry-level truck, Nissan's bodacious, first-ever full-size... more
2004 Truck of the Year Vehicle Specifications 2004 Truck of the Year Vehicle Specifications
Complete specifications and photos of all the trucks included in this year's "Truck of the Year" contest. more
Motor Trend 2004 Truck Of the Year Winner: Ford F-150 Motor Trend 2004 Truck Of the Year Winner: Ford F-150
The question of the decade, at least for Ford Motor Company, must have been "how do we redesign America's best-selling motor vehicle... more
Motor Trend Names 2004 Truck of the Year Motor Trend Names 2004 Truck of the Year
Motor Trend magazine announced the selection of the Ford F-150 as the 2004 Truck of the Year. more
Truck of the Year: Toyota Tundra Truck of the Year: Toyota Tundra
For a vehicle segment in which models often go a full decade without a major redesign, there's a lot happening today in the world of... more
Truck of the Year Winner: 2000 Toyota Tundra Truck of the Year Winner: 2000 Toyota Tundra
For a vehicle segment in which models often go a full decade without a major redesign, there's a lot happening today in the world of... more
2003 Truck of the Year: Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2003 Truck of the Year: Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
Changing the face of the pickup-truck market--again more
2003 Truck of the Year Winner: Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2003 Truck of the Year Winner: Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
From the onset of our Truck of the Year competition, we knew the Ram Heavy Duty was a prime contender. more
Behind the Scenes: 2001 Truck of the Year Behind the Scenes: 2001 Truck of the Year
As in previous years, the Motor Trend editors drove, inspected, poked, prodded, spanked, and debated over a diverse group for the the 2001... more
Truck of the Year Winner: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty Truck of the Year Winner: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty
It used to be that 3/4- and one-ton trucks were tools. Long on anvil-like, workaday toughness. Short on creature comforts. more
Motor Trend 2002 Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Avalanche Motor Trend 2002 Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Avalanche
From the onset, we knew the Avalanche was a solid Truck of the Year contender. We continually gravitated back to this new Chevy for its... more
2002 Truck of the Year Contenders 2002 Truck of the Year Contenders
Read more about the Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Dodge Ram 1500, GMC Sierra Denali Quadrasteer, GMC Sierra 1500HD, Lincoln... more
1997 Truck of the Year: Ford F-150 1997 Truck of the Year: Ford F-150
Setting the new benchmark by which all pickups will be measured, the '97 Ford F-150 successfully combines innovative design, sophisticated... more
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