2023 Ford F-150 and 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Win Edmunds’ Top Rated Awards

January 27th, 2023 by

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The Ford F-150 has long been setting the standard for The Blue Oval, having been honored with countless awards, such as Edmunds’ top-rated truck for 2022 and the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award in the full-size truck category. Now, the Ford F-150 has reproduced the former accomplishment, yet again ending up as the top-rated automobile for 2023 – the third straight year it has achieved such a triumph. In a similar vein, the Ford F-150 Lightning has also been selected by Edmunds as its Top Rated Electric Truck for 2023. That is only one of the numerous accolades bestowed upon the vehicle, with others being The Car Connection Best Car to Buy, Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year, and Green Car Reports Best Car to Buy.

Ranking System

Edmunds Top Rated is a well-known organizational assessment due to the degree to which each vehicle is evaluated. For example, the judges do not just rate new cars; they also consider whole sections to decide which automobile progresses above the rest of its segment. The editors of Edmunds chose the overall victors from a select set of finalists that formed part of each of the highest-ranked eligible new vehicles in their vehicle segments assigned by Edmunds. Meeting the following standards was imperative for a vehicle to be considered for the coveted prize: comfort, fuel economy, performance, value, and technology.

2023 Ford F-150

Edmunds’ test team acknowledged the versatility of the 2023 Ford F-150 as a significant component to its success both in the real world and in a competitive environment. The Ford F-150 provides seven distinct tuning levels across all manner of engines. The team noted several reasons for its preference for the 2023 model year, from the pickup truck’s multitudinous display of configurations and powertrains to its comfort and capability. The actual substance behind the half-ton truck is its capability. The fact that the F-150 can tow 14,000 pounds and carry up to 3,325 pounds makes it the most capable vehicle in its segment.

The trusted guide in car shopping also took into account the F-150’s grade of innovation, which incorporates the Interior Work Surface and Pro Power Onboard. Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver said it best: “For decades, the Ford F-150 has been America’s workhorse, and it’s never been in better shape.”

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

The bottom line is even though the 2023 F-150 Lightning is an electric vehicle; it boasts the same degree of versatility as its internal combustion counterpart. With a starting price tag of $53,769 MSRP (Plus destination fee), the F-150 Lightning is more suitable for a broader range of drivers than its competitors. Ultimately, it makes for a more straightforward shift into electric vehicle ownership and has a lower cost than other competitors. According to Weaver, “Electrifying the most popular vehicle in the U.S. [F-Series] was a project fraught with risk, but Ford nailed the brief, brilliantly.” Indeed, the F-150 Lightning demonstrates long range and impeccable performance while being both futuristic and familiar. At its core, the EV is an F-150 with an extended-range battery to gawk at. The vehicle went up to 345 miles in Edmunds’ real-world testing.

Discover for yourself if a gas-powered or EV is suitable for you at NYE Ford. Either way, both the 2023 F-150 and the 2023 F-150 Lightning are winners. If you are thrilled about getting a car, please take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. You will not be disappointed.