The Ford F-150 has been named Edmunds’ Top Rated Truck for the third year in a row, with the electric version, the F-150 Lightning, taking the title of Top Rated Electric Truck for 2023. Edmunds’ test team recognized Ford’s decades of innovation in internal combustion engines in the 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.”
In addition to the feature advancements and true trucking abilities of the F-150, Edmunds recognized the creation and early success of the electric F-150 Lightning truck. Weaver emphasized the importance of the F-150 Lightning to the current EV revolution and the auto industry’s future, saying: “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Ford F-150 Lightning. 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 just the latest in a long list of awards for the F-150 Lightning, which has also won numerous awards, including North American Truck of the Year, MotorTrend Truck of the Year, TIME Top 200 Invention of 2022, and 2023 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award.