The Texas Auto Writers Association has handed the Ford F-150 the coveted Truck of Texas award for the 14th time in the history of the TAWA awards.
TAWA members tested a large variety of new trucks on sale at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo at Longhorn River Ranch in both on- and off-road driving scenarios. The media association preferred the F-150 over the competition due to the plethora of torque on offer from the EcoBoost engine lineup, the availability of the Raptor off-road variant and the impressive operation of the 10-speed automatic transmission.
“The competition was incredibly fierce at this year’s Texas Truck Rodeo,” TAWA president Nic Phillips said in a statement. “More than 70 member journalists put in more than 300 hours of driving time evaluating the vehicles presented. The results in several categories are separated by the narrowest of margins, just tenths and hundredths of a point, confirming just how competitive the trucks and utility vehicles are today.”
“With the new 2018 F-150, we’re honored to earn back-to-back Truck of Texas awards for F-Series, a recognition that speaks to the truck team’s dedication to our hardworking customers,” added Ford North America president Raj Nair. “That’s especially true in Texas – truck capital of the world.”
In addition to the F-150 receiving top overall honors, the Raptor model variant was also recognized with the Off-Road Pickup Truck award.
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