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Ford F-150 Wins Double Honors From Edmunds

Posted: January 20, 2023 - 11:26AM
Author: Marc Stern
The F-150 Lightning continues to garner its share of awards. This time Edmunds has named the F-150 Lightning winner of its Top-Rated Electric Award. This is the second award for the pickup line from the car-info site. In its second award of the year, the conventional Ford F-150 was honored for its many decades of innovation.


The Ford F-150 Lightning electric and the conventional Ford F-150 pickup continue to win major awards. Edmunds, a trusted guide in car shopping for over 50 years, has named the Ford F-150 as its Top-Rated Truck – for the third consecutive year – and the F-150 Lightning as its Top-Rated Electric Truck for 2023.

F-150 Recognized For Its Many Contributions

Edmunds’ test team recognized Ford’s generations of internal combustion engine vehicle innovation on 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.”

Weaver said in addition to the feature advancements and true trucking abilities, Edmunds recognized the creation and early success of the electric F-150 Lightning truck and how important it is to the current EV revolution and the auto industry's future.

“It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the Ford F-150 Lightning,” Weaver said. “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.”

The Latest Award For The Lightning

This is the latest in a series of awards for the F-150 Lightning, which has also won North American Truck of the Year, 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.

More about the 2023 Edmunds Top-Rated Awards:

Here’s how the Edmunds Top-Rated Award winners 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.