Ford F-150 Top Truck, Again.

Jan 31, 2023 - 2 minute read

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Edmunds, a trusted guide in car shopping for over 50 years, has named the Ford F-150 as its Top Rated Truck – for the third consecutive year – and the F-150 Lightning as its Top Rated Electric Truck for 2023.

Edmunds’ test team recognized Ford’s generations of internal combustion engine vehicle innovation on F-150, which has helped the company set an industry-standard in trucks. The experts celebrated the vehicle’s trucking abilities and usability for consumers. 

Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver said: “For decades, the Ford F-150 has been America’s workhorse, and it’s never been in better shape. It’s more innovative, more appealing to drive and more versatile than ever before. Nobody understands the needs of the modern truck buyer better than Ford and nobody builds a better truck.”

Edmunds Top Rated 2023 Awards are determined by a combination of proprietary data and insights from Edmunds' extensive new vehicle testing and rating process.  New this year, Edmunds organized the categories by powertrain (electric and internal combustion engine) instead of price (mainstream and luxury) to better reflect the shifting market and  growing interest in green vehicles. 

Weaver said in addition to the feature advancements and true trucking abilities, Edmunds recognized the creation and early success of the electric F-150 Lightning truck and how important it is to the current EV revolution and the auto industry's future. 

“It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Ford F-150 Lightning,” Weaver said. “Electrifying the most popular vehicle in the U.S. [F-Series] was a project fraught with risk, but Ford nailed the brief, brilliantly. The result is a better kind of truck and one that will stand at the vanguard of the electric revolution for years to come.”

This is the latest in a series of awards for F-150 Lightning, which has also won North American Truck of the Year, MotorTrend Truck of the Year, TIME Top 200 Invention of 2022, 2023 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award, 2022 Altair Enlighten Award, Sobre Ruedas 2022 Awards, Wards 10 Best & Engines & Propulsion Systems, Internet Brands Best Car to Buy, Victory & Reseda Vehicle of the Year, 2022 American Car of the Year, Autoblog Technology of the Year 2022, Motor1 Star Awards, CarBuzz Save the Planet award and multiple Sabre awards.

"We're excited to launch the Best of the Best award category with a vehicle of real significance," said Alistair Weaver, Edmunds' editor-in-chief. "The F-150 Lightning is beautifully judged. Futuristic without being wacky, it embraces the advantages of electric technology to create a better truck for truck buyers. This isn't a lifestyle toy; it's a working tool in the best tradition of the F-150. The heart of America is in robust health."

Visit J.C. Lewis Ford Statesboro today to test drive your F-150, 912.225.4790.

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