2018 Ford F-150 is the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®

Motor Trend magazine has consistently been one of the best sources for information about the latest in the automotive world for years now. Each year, they award a vehicle from just about every class of car with a highly coveted award. The Motor Trend Truck of the Year® award is one of the most heralded since the modern pickup truck market is competitive, and drivers from Geneva, Canadaigua, and Rochester are eager to learn about the best modern truck.

While there aren't too many manufacturers battling it out in this corner of the market, the ones who are all offer truly amazing trucks. However, only one can be the Motor Trend Truck of the Year®; and this year, it was the 2018 Ford F-150. Learn what made the 2018 Ford F-150 earn this extremely respectable award. 

Ford F-150 Design

No one ever got anywhere without taking a little risk, and the same is true for the F-150. Ford knew just how close the pickup truck competition was, so they took a risk to try and get a leap ahead. They decided to change the very material that the F-150 was made of. Although it was criticized by some, Ford stuck to their guns and crafted a sleek yet practical truck.

With its reduced weight from its new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys in the cab and bed, the Ford F-150 managed to achieve extra strength without adding more weight to the truck. With less weight holding it back, the Ford F-150 soared past its competitors with its great power-to-weight ratio, enhanced fuel efficiency, and maximum payload and torque outputs.

2018 Ford F-150 Aluminum Frame

As for the frame, it was created with high-strength steel with larger cross sections. While the updated frame is stronger, more durable, and more tough, it's also lighter; up to 60 pounds lighter, to be exact. This is due to the cutting-edge roll-forming process it was crafted by, which maintains the strength of its materials while minimizing weight. So, it's no surprise that the Ford F-150 still maintained impressive safety ratings and fuel economy with this enhanced frame.

Best-in-Class Features

The improved capability wouldn't mean much if it couldn't match up to its competition. Fortunately, the 2018 Ford F-150 includes numerous best-in-class features that set it apart from the rest. The maximum payload capacity comes out to 3,270 pounds, so you can fit plenty of heavy material in the back. This incredible pickup can also tow up to 13,200 pounds of cargo. Not only is that the best in its class, but it virtually eclipses all other options.

Test Drive the Motor Trend Truck of the Year®

If you're eager to get your hands on the 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®, head over to Friendly Ford, the best Ford dealer in the Geneva, Canadaigua and Rochester areas. Our friendly team can show you the ins and outs of the new 2018 Ford F-150, and you can discover if Motor Trend's favorite is right for you. Visit us in person, or contact our team to schedule your test drive today!



Continue your research: Check out the various trim levels offered for the new 2018 Ford F-150 in this article.

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