blank 05/28/15 02:50PM 2015 Ford F-150, Awards, New England Motor Press Association, Work Trucks

2015 Ford F-150 is named Official Winter Vehicle of New

Ford F-150 Snow Plow Work Truck
2015 Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, is named Official Winter Vehicle of New England for the first time
  • New England Motor Press Association tested hundreds of vehicles across nearly all manufacturers throughout the year
  • 2015 Ford F-150 offers available four-wheel drive and is the only light-duty truck with an available snowplow prep kit for every cab – Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew
  • New England Motor Press Association has named the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 its Official Winter Vehicle of New England. This marks the first time F-150 has captured this coveted award.

Voters from New England Motor Press Association look for vehicles that offer the best combination of winter-specific features and options, along with those dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable and competent all-weather driving. Members spent months driving hundreds of contenders from nearly all vehicle manufacturers.

“For years, the F-150 proved itself as a solid workhorse for New Englanders,” said Craig Fitzgerald, president, New England Motor Press Association. “But the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 puts it in another class completely. With outstanding fuel economy, a world-class interior and EcoBoost V6 engine, you’ve got a combination that beat the worst storms during the worst winter in New England’s recorded history.”

The 2015 F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever. Regardless of model configuration or engine choice, every truck customer benefits from up to 700 pounds of weight savings. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds, and is the only light-duty truck with an available snowplow prep kit for every cab – Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. The kit (plow not included) is available as a $50 option on the 2015 F-150 with 5.0-liter V8 engine.

In addition to an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® and the improved 5.0-liter V8, F-150 offers customers a complete lineup of powertrains to allow them to tailor the truck to best meet their needs. An all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 debuts and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine returns for 2015.

F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series lineup. Now in its 67th year, F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 38 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 33 straight years.

“Ford sincerely appreciates this special recognition by influential members of the local automotive media,” said Chris Brewer, Ford F-150 chief engineer. “We are thrilled Ford F-150 has earned top honors, and accept this award on behalf of the hardworking team behind the all-new F-150.”

The Official Winter Vehicle of New England title comes one year after F-150 brought home New England Motor Press Association’s Yankee Cup – a technology award bestowed by the group in conjunction with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Among multiple honors including nearly 40 industry awards, the all-new F-150 has been named 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year and Motor Trend Pickup Truck of the Year. It is the only full-size, light-duty truck to earn the highest rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – a 5-star score for driver and passenger for all crash test modes across all cab configurations.

The 2015 Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:

New England Motor Press Association 2015 Official Winter Vehicle of New England
2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New
2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas
Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck
Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck
Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature
Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
Automotive Fleet Magazine 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year
Motor Press Guild 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year Over $30K
AutoGuide 2015 Reader's Choice Truck of the Year
New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
Ruedas ESPN Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
Automotive Science Group
- 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner
- Best Full-Size Truck of 2015
- Smallest Carbon Footprint
Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
Green Car Technology Award
Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – Large Truck
Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – Engineering and Technology
Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV
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