Ford F-150 pickup truck honors never stop coming

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By James Raia
There’s little acclaim that hasn’t been bestowed upon the Ford F-150 pickup truck. But honors keep coming.

PickupTrucks.com and its parent site Cars.com named the vehicle its Best Pickup Truck of 2021. Neither designation is surprising. But the new truck has also been named to Cars.com’s Best of 2021.

The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck gets more honors
The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck gets more honors.

It’s the award given to any eligible new or redesigned vehicle. A pickup truck had never previously been named to the list. The honors began in 2009, and the Ford pickup truck joins a selection of SUVs, sedans and a minivan.

2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck most powerful

Criteria for “Best Of” are quality, innovation and value. The new Ford showcased exceeding innovation for 2021. For example, it has many new available features. These include a new PowerBoost hybrid powertrain that makes the truck the most powerful and most fuel-efficient F-150 ever.

The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup will include a reclining passenger seat.
The 2021 Ford F-150 pickup will include a reclining passenger seat.

The 2021 F-150 is also exceptionally versatile. Its Pro Power Onboard generator can power an entire work site. There’s an available retracting gear selector, table work surface and sleeper seats.

The bed can be optioned with an integrated workbench in the tailgate with ruler, pencil holders and cutouts for clamps.

Editors at PickupTrucks.com, which honored the truck, have purchased a new Ford, which the site describes as a $78,000 truck. The site is reporting on its first year of ownership.

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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Chad
19 days ago

Ram 1500 is way nicer! Hemi engine on another level!

Vickie Ames
19 days ago

We just looked at a 2021 Ford F-150. $68k and no CD player. No CD player sank the deal! We are old and, no, we are not pairing up a monthly fee service to stream Oldies to a $68,000 pick up! My husband can barely figure out how to answer his phone, if he has it near him, let alone open up Pandora! Beautiful truck though….

Gary Diedrick
19 days ago
Reply to  Vickie Ames

I SO-O-O-O hear ya. We did not realize we DID NOT hav’a CD player until we took delivery of our 2021 F150 Powerboost 10 weeks after order’n. We do hav’a couple thousand tunes recorded on a flash drive but if’n we wanna listen to one particular album/CD than we’re outta luck. We may hav’ta shop around for an aftermarket CD player but the Powerboost pickup is one great ride! We’re stuck with way too much technology that we two 70+ year olds will NEVER/EVER USE! Tows like’a horse & rides like’a dream.