If you are in the Rio Rancho area and are searching for the best truck, the 2017 Ford F-150 is the right choice. The Fast Lane Truck Magazine awarded the 2017 Ford F-150 “Truck of the Year.” In addition, the F-150 and the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor won additional Gold Hitch Awards for towing and off-road performance. These Gold Hitch awards are based on high-altitude towing and performance testing in Colorado and Utah. The study included midsize, half-ton, heavy-duty and off-road performance categories. With the F-150’s towing ability, technologies, 3.5 liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, and ten-speed automatic transmission, this allowed it to take the win among the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 Nissan Titan.

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The test measured acceleration, challenged the trucks to an extreme towing test, and measured how effective their towing capability is on a 100-mile highway loop with a trailer attached. According to Andrew Smirnov, editor of TFLtruck.com, the “F-150 was the quickest mainstream pickup truck we have ever tested.” Our Rio Rancho area Ford dealer knows durability is just as important as performance. Besides from winning the Fast Lane Truck for “Truck of the Year,” this pickup has won Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award for three years in a row and Autobytel Buyer’s Choice award based on overall value, durability, and performance.

“The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best towing half-ton truck this year,” says Smirnov. “The overall versatility, towing performance, and choice of available powertrains and technology features of the entire 2017 F-150 lineup elevated the F-150 above all others.”

Ford F-150 Raptor is Ideal Off-Roading Truck for Rio Rancho Area Drivers

As for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, it outperformed its competitors to earn the “Fast Lane Truck Gold Hitch” title. This is another award for the Raptor’s trophy case, which has earned Truck of the Year awards from FOUR WHEELER, Cars.com, AutoGuide.com, and Autotrader “Must Test Drive” award. The Raptor’s purpose-built performance chassis includes BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires and FOX shocks, which helped give it the boost over the competition easily.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor available near Rio Rancho

Ford is currently celebrating being Ford tough for 40 consecutive years and the F-Series remaining the best-selling vehicle in America for 35 years. To schedule a test drive with the F-150, contact us at (888) 559-5213.