Once Again, The Ford F-150 Was Named Truck of the Year
The most prestigious honor of the truck world was just bestowed upon the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150.
It has been a stellar run of about 32 years at the top of their game, and Ford’s star, the F-150, continues to shine bright after undergoing a pretty extensive overhaul for this new model year. The new 2015 Ford F-150 is lighter and more efficient, and far stronger than any Ford of the past, and any current competition on the market. So Once Again, The Ford F-150 Was Named Truck of the Year by both Truck Trend and the prestigious North American International Auto Show.
A lot of speculation reverberated around the automotive and truck trade publications leading up to this week’s auto show in Detroit. All signs pointed toward the F-150 grabbing the highest honor of Truck of the Year, but after Motor Trend overlooked the best-selling truck in the world, it was still anyone’s guess.
So when it was announced that the Volkswagen Golf would win Car of the Year, an honor they also received from Motor Trend, the initial assumption was that this might not be Ford’s year. But in the end, the 2015 Ford F-150 was victorious.
The new Ford F-150 is 700 lbs lighter than its predecessor, and it is far more fuel efficient. But where it matters most, Ford still had something to prove. Strength and durability were the deciding factors in this competition. And after Ford was put up against the competition, and nearly 60 respected experts were able to repeatedly test the new models in the segment, it was Ford that proved to be the toughest out there.
Value was a big factor, as well. Not just a net savings on fuel, but an overall sense that for every dollar you are getting more truck. The 1,200 pounds of towing capacity and the military-grade aluminum certainly helped the jury decide, but it is the Ford F-150’s ability to retain its overall value over time that helped it take home the top honor.
The Ford F-150 Work Truck is the truck all business owners use to measure the competition. And year after year we are so thrilled to see the new, higher-performance and durability standards that Ford is able to put out. It’s the fleet vehicle of the century, and here at Allegheny Ford Isuzu Commercial Truck Sales we are just starting to see the 2015 Ford F-150 work trucks pull into our lot. We actually have a stunning 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum here for you to take a look at right now. You can see our full F-150 Inventory here. More are on the way now, and if you are looking for something in particular, let us know!
If you still have any doubt about this new beast’s capability, take a look at this video where we were able to really put the new F-150 work truck to the test.