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US News & World Report Names Ford F-150 its 2017 Best Truck Brand

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U.S. News & World Report recently declared Ford its 2017 Best Truck Brand

The Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling model for the last 34 years

The Ford Motor Company continues to rack up awards during the month of November from various media outlets who cover the auto industry.

Earlier this month, the 2017 Ford F-150 was named the “Best Buy” of the Year for trucks. That announcement was followed shortly thereafter with news that the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty had earned the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year title.

The most recent publication to sing the praises of Ford is US News & World Report, which named the F-150 line of pickups its 2017 Best Truck Brand for the second year in a row. The Ford F-150 received numerous updates for the 2017 model year, including a more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and an all-new ten-speed automatic transmission.

US News used its own vehicle scores to calculate brand ratings, which were then used to determine what automakers were good enough to win in each of the four categories. Furthermore, factors such as safety and reliability data, as well as consensus opinions of the auto industry, were also used when choosing brand winners.

US News & World Report chose Honda as the 2017 Best SUV Brand, while Mazda was deemed the 2017 Best Car Brand. Last of all, Porsche took home honors for the 2017 Best Luxury Brand.

“Consumers have an overwhelming number of factors to consider when comparing cars,” said Managing Editor of US News Best Cars Jamie Page Deaton. “The Best Vehicle Brand awards simplify the process by giving people guidance on the top brands in the categories that matter to them.”

News Source: US News & World Report


  • Looking good but is this the last ford?

  • Gregory

    The newly-designed, 3.5L EB with the new 10-speed tyranny achieves a tie for second place in the entire lineup for fuel economy with an amazing 18/25/21 city/highway/combined when equipped with 2WD and regular towing duty and close to the top for all brands in this segment with a gas engine. That tie for 2nd in the 4 engine choice lineup puts the EPA estimate for the most capable engine on par with the V6 NA engine; the latter gives up nearly 100 horsepower and more than 200 peak ft-lb torque, not to mention how much flatter the new EB torque is compared to the weasely V6. When one compares this new EB to the FE lineup leader (the smaller 2.7L EB rated as high as 19/26/22 equipped with 2WD and regular duty), the power plant generates 50 more horses and 95 more peak torque while giving up only one mpg in each category. Of course we can’t be sure how this estimate will relate to the real world, but even though many journalist have proclaimed that the F150 and 2.7L EB is highly overestimated, I’ve had no problem getting between 22-25 on every tank in my 2015 F150 standard cab 2WD and 3.31 axle ratio after 14 months and 15K of real world driving. So I can attest that this technology works for improving mpg, when driven in a way that keeps RPM low and turbo on mild boost while providing a super refined driving experience, as all that low torque returns that big displacement feel without that big displacement fuel consumption.