After snagging a slew of awards in the recent months, including the KBB.com "Best Buy" of the Year award for trucks and the 2017 Motor Trend "Truck of the Year" title, Ford Motor Company's 2017 F-150 line of pickups was recently named by US News & World Report as the 2017 Best Truck Brand. This year marks the second in a row that the Blue Oval snagged the accolade for the publication.
To calculate the brand ratings that resulted in the F-150's award, US News & World Report relied on its own vehicle scores. From there, judges determined the qualifying automaker candidates to win each of the report's four award categories. Other components such as reliability and safety data played a role in the final decisions, as did consensus opinions of the auto industry. Watch the F-150 in action in the video below:
The notable award is not a surprise, given the high praises that the F-150 has received over the calendar year. They came flooding in on the heels of the multiple updates that the truck line received for its 2017 model year, including an updated 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission. As Jamie Page Deaton, the Managing Editor of US News Best Cars, said on TheNewsWheel.com, “Consumers have an overwhelming number of factors to consider when comparing cars. The Best Vehicle Brand awards simplify the process by giving people guidance on the top brands in the categories that matter to them.”
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