Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 Bailout-Free Ford F-150 Named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Motor Trend Magazine has named the 2012 Ford F-150 truck of the year.  Motor Trend calls the recently redesigned F-150 "a Truck for all reasons."  Motor Trend was particularly impressed by Ford's "Ecoboost" V-6 engine (new in 2011 models), which boasts both improved gas mileage (22 MPG on the highway), 365 Horsepower and 420 foot pounds of torque.  For a photo of the Ecoboost, go here.  No wonder the Ford F-150 maintains is position as the best-selling vehicle in the United States, despite ill-advised federal bailouts of rivals Chevrolet and Chrysler.   Quality, it seems, still matters.