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Edmunds Names The Ford F-150 Lightning The ‘Best of the Best’

For the second time in as many weeks, Ford's F-150 Lightning has been honored by Edmunds, a trusted name in car-buying. In a brand-new award, the Lightning has been honored as Edmunds' "Best of the Best."


For the second time in the last couple of weeks, Ford has been honored by Edmunds, a trusted guide in car shopping service for more than half a century, which named the automaker’s F-150 Lightning the Best of the Best. It is one of Edmunds Top Rated Awards, 2023.

Lightning Scores Second Edmunds Win

The award, announced yesterday, follows last week’s announcement that the Ford F-150 pickup was named Edmunds Top Rated Truck, and the Lightning was honored with the Top Rated Electric Truck award. These two awards made Ford the most recognized brand.

The Best of the Best is a new flagship award from Edmunds that recognizes the stand-out vehicle on sale today. Informed by Edmunds’ industry-leading testing process, this award is given at Edmunds editors’ discretion and considers the vehicle’s impact, innovation, and relevance to car shoppers.

Edmunds’ test team acknowledged the F-150 Lightning’s advanced purposeful technology providing new solutions and value to customers that rely on the truck’s abilities daily.

The Lighting Creates A Better Truck

The “[F-150 Lightning] embraces the advantages of electric technology to create a better truck for truckers,” said Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver. “This isn’t a lifestyle toy; it’s a working tool in the best tradition of the F-150. The heart of America is in robust health.”

This is the latest in a series of awards for F-150 Lightning, which has also won North American Truck of the Year, Edmunds Top Rated EV Truck, MotorTrend Truck of the Year, TIME Top 200 Invention of 2022, 2023 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award, 2022 Altair Enlighten Award, Sobre Ruedas 2022 Awards, Wards 10 Best & Engines & Propulsion Systems, Internet Brands Best Car to Buy, Victory & Reseda Vehicle of the Year, 2022 American Car of the Year, Autoblog Technology of the Year 2022, Motor1 Star Awards, CarBuzz Save the Planet award and multiple Sabre awards.

For more information on the F-150 Lightning, please visit the Ford media site.

More about the 2023 Edmunds Top Rated Awards

Edmunds Top Rated Award winners are selected by the Edmunds editorial team based on informed opinions gathered during its vehicle testing and ranking process, including the Edmunds EV Range Test for electric vehicles. Edmunds’ editors selected the overall winners from a group of finalists that consisted of each of the highest-ranked eligible new vehicles as of November 1, 2022, in their vehicle classes assigned by Edmunds. Eligible vehicles must have undergone the full Edmunds testing process by November 1, 2022, and be available for sale as new on January 1, 2023.

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Marc Stern has been an automotive writer since 1971 when an otherwise normal news editor said, "You're our new car editor," and dumped about 27 pounds of auto stuff on my desk. I was in heaven as I have been a gearhead from my early days. As a teen, I spent the usual number of misspent hours hanging out at gas stations (a big thing in my youth) and working on cars. From there on, it was a straight line to my first column for the paper "You Auto Know," an enterprise I handled faithfully for 32 years. Not many people know that I also handled computer documentation for a good part of my earnings while writing YAN. My best writing, though, was always in cars. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, etc. You can follow me on: Twitter or Facebook.