- 2015 Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, is named Official Winter Vehicle of New England for the first time
- New England Motor Press Association tested hundreds of vehicles across nearly all manufacturers throughout the year
- 2015 Ford F-150 offers available four-wheel drive and is the only light-duty truck with an available snowplow prep kit for every cab – Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew
05.21.2015 – New England Motor Press Association has named the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 its Official Winter Vehicle of New England. This marks the first time F-150 has captured this coveted award.
Voters from New England Motor Press Association look for vehicles that offer the best combination of winter-specific features and options, along with those dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable and competent all-weather driving. Members spent months driving hundreds of contenders from nearly all vehicle manufacturers.
“For years, the F-150 proved itself as a solid workhorse for New Englanders,” said Craig Fitzgerald, president, New England Motor Press Association. “But the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 puts it in another class completely. With outstanding fuel economy, a world-class interior and EcoBoost V6 engine, you’ve got a combination that beat the worst storms during the worst winter in New England’s recorded history.”
The 2015 F-150 is the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever. Regardless of model configuration or engine choice, every truck customer benefits from up to 700 pounds of weight savings. The all-new F-150 can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul up to 530 more pounds, and is the only light-duty truck with an available snowplow prep kit for every cab – Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. The kit (plow not included) is available as a $50 option on the 2015 F-150 with 5.0-liter V8 engine.
In addition to an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® and the improved 5.0-liter V8, F-150 offers customers a complete lineup of powertrains to allow them to tailor the truck to best meet their needs. An all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 debuts and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine returns for 2015.
F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series lineup. Now in its 67th year, F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 38 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 33 straight years.
“Ford sincerely appreciates this special recognition by influential members of the local automotive media,” said Chris Brewer, Ford F-150 chief engineer. “We are thrilled Ford F-150 has earned top honors, and accept this award on behalf of the hardworking team behind the all-new F-150.”
The Official Winter Vehicle of New England title comes one year after F-150 brought home New England Motor Press Association’s Yankee Cup – a technology award bestowed by the group in conjunction with Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Among multiple honors including nearly 40 industry awards, the all-new F-150 has been named 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year and Motor Trend Pickup Truck of the Year. It is the only full-size, light-duty truck to earn the highest rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – a 5-star score for driver and passenger for all crash test modes across all cab configurations.
The 2015 Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:
- New England Motor Press Association 2015 Official Winter Vehicle of New England
- 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
- 2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
- Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
- Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
- Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
- Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
- Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
- Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New
- 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
- Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas
- Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck
- Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck
- Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature
- Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
- New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
- Automotive Fleet Magazine 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year
- Motor Press Guild 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year Over $30K
- AutoGuide 2015 Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year
- New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
- Ruedas ESPN Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
- 2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
- Automotive Science Group
– 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner
– Best Full-Size Truck of 2015
– Smallest Carbon Footprint
- Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
- Green Car Technology Award
- Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – Large Truck
- Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – Engineering and Technology
- Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV