Ford F-150 Wins Light-Duty Pickup Truck Challenge

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PickupTrucks.com announces that the Ford F-150 has tak­en the title as the win­ner of the site’s Light-Duty Pick­up Truck Chal­lenge.

Get more infor­ma­tion on the Ford pick­up and the con­test.

PickupTrucks.com, the author­i­ty for new and used pick­up truck buy­ers, announced today that the Ford F-150 has tak­en the title as the win­ner of the site’s Light-Duty Pick­up Truck Chal­lenge. The chal­lenge put six of the most pop­u­lar light-duty trucks head-to-head in a series of tests. The six trucks test­ed were the 2014 Chevro­let Sil­ver­a­do 1500, 2013 Ford F-150, 2014 GMC Sier­ra 1500, 2013 Nis­san Titan, 2013 Ram 1500 and the 2013 Toy­ota Tun­dra.

“The F-150 is the best-sell­ing half-ton truck in the U.S., and after con­duct­ing this test­ing, it’s no sur­prise why,” said Mark Williams, PickupTrucks.com edi­tor. “It was a tight con­test, with the Ford, Ram, and GMC fin­ish­ing close togeth­er, but the F-150’s per­for­mance and capa­bil­i­ty gave it an edge. Shop­pers look­ing for a new half-ton in this com­pet­i­tive truck mar­ket have sev­er­al great options and should con­sid­er which one best meets their needs.”

Experts from PickupTrucks.com and Pop­u­lar Mechan­ics teamed up to put the six trucks through four gru­el­ing days of tests to deter­mine which one was the ulti­mate light-duty truck. “The tests were exten­sive,” said Williams. “We want­ed to make sure to account for every­thing that would be impor­tant to truck shop­pers; from fea­tures and com­fort to brute strength and tow­ing capa­bil­i­ties, we cov­ered it all.”

Tests includ­ed:

  • Eval­u­a­tion of inte­ri­or qual­i­ty, lay­out and fea­tures, and exte­ri­or qual­i­ty, fin­ish and fea­tures
  • Val­ue for the mon­ey
  • Accel­er­a­tion and brake test­ing, emp­ty, with a 1,200-pound pay­load and tow­ing 8,500 pounds
  • Hill climb abil­i­ty, both emp­ty and tow­ing 8,500 pounds
  • Autocross to test han­dling, both emp­ty and with a 1,000-pound pay­load
  • 180-mile dri­ve to test for fuel econ­o­my both emp­ty and tow­ing

 

 

 

 

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