Although not all pickup truck fans care about awards, manufacturers sure seem to love them. One of the longest-running awards was announced Monday as an unofficial kickoff to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Motor Trend named the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty its 2017 Truck of the Year. It's the first time the Super Duty — which includes the F-250, F-350 and select F-450 models — has won the award and only the fifth time in the award's history that a heavy-duty pickup has won it. Since the award's inception in 1979, the Ram and Chevrolet Silverado HDs have both won twice.
The re-engineered and redesigned Super Duty with an aluminum body like the F-150 was among three finalists; the others were the upgraded 2017 Ford F-150 (new engine and transmission) and the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The 2017 Super Duty also won the coveted Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas award in October.