Popular Mechanics Names Raptor Truck of the Year!

May 10th, 2017 by

popular mechanicsAnother Award!

How is this for some excellent news? The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor was recently named “Pickup Truck of the Year” in the 2017 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence awards. Not to mention, it is just another award the F-150 Raptor received this year.

The Competition

Having evaluated all the competitors over the course of the year Popular Mechanics editors chose the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor as the “vehicle that transcends the competition”. This was across all classes of trucks.

“We have only nine categories covering the entire car market, so by design, winning isn’t easy,” said Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics automotive editor. “The Raptor is to a standard F-150 what Bruce Banner is to the Incredible Hulk. You can do 60 mph across terrain that would have most trucks smashing their oil pans at 30.”

The off-road F-150 Raptor builds on the success of its predecessor.  Constructed with performance gains and new technology, the all-new Raptor stands alone among high-performance off-road trucks. It features a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine generating 450 horsepower as well as 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, it offers a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission and six-mode Terrain Management System. Its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body saves 500 pounds over the previous model.

popular mechanicsAccolades from Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics Pickup Truck of the Year award is the latest in a series of accolades for the all-new F-150 Raptor. It was also named FOUR WHEELER’s Pickup Truck of the Year and Best Pickup of 2017 by Cars.com. It also was named the Autotrader Must Test Drive winner and The Fast Lane Truck Gold Hitch off-road award winner.

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