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2019 Ford F-150 Diesel Wins AJAC Best Pickup Truck Award

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2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch Power Stroke Diesel
2019 Ford F-150 King Ranch Power Stroke Diesel
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The 2019 Ford F-150 equipped with the 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 engine has earned the title of Best Pickup Truck in Canada for 2019 from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. The F-150 eked out the win in a close race against the second-place Ram 1500, third-place Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and fourth-place GMC Sierra 1500.

The Turbo Diesel-powered 2019 Ford F-150 earned an overall score of 771 in 20 categories of comparison, winning eight of the categories outright: Driver Position and Ergonomics, Visibility, Noise/Vibration/Harshness, Engine Smoothness/Refinement, Transmission/Drivetrain, Handling, Safety, and Fuel Economy.

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The AJAC awards were determined by tabulating more than 1,500 survey responses from around 70 AJAC journalists, who took the opportunity to drive every vehicle nominated over a six-month period.

“Our journalist members are among the most discerning and objective automotive reviewers anywhere, and not one of them takes the duty of selecting these award winners lightly,” said Mark Richardson, President of AJAC. “Canadians can look to this list with confidence, knowing that each vehicle has been chosen as being a standout in its segment by experts who understand the unique challenges of daily driving in this country.”

The Ford F-150’s 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 represents one of the most all-around balanced engine options in the full-size pickup segment. The Power Stroke is best-in-class in nearly every category that matters, offering 11,400 pounds of max towing, 1,940 pounds of max payload, 250 horsepower, 440 lb-ft of torque, and returning an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway.

The Ford F-Series wrapped up its ninth straight year as Canada’s best-selling vehicle overall and 53rd year as its best-selling truck, helping guide Ford to its 10th year as Canada’s best-selling auto brand.

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