The Ford F-150 Brings Home a Top Green Vehicle Award from AAA Green Car Guide

May 24th, 2017 by

The groundbreaking Ford F-150 returns to the headlines by earning the Top Green Vehicle award for pickups. The AAA Green Car Guide noted the line’s combination of exceptional fuel economy with class-leading capability, ultimately singling out the 2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew for special mention.

2017 Ford F-150 Splash

The Top Green Vehicle Award

In the words of Megan McKernan, manager, Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, “Many drivers need the flexibility of a larger vehicle, but still want to make a green choice.” In such cases, the Ford F-150 stands above and beyond the competition.

AAA Green Car Guide drew attention to the military-grade aluminum-alloy body, which has shed up to 700 pounds of weight, and the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with Auto Start-Stop. Taken together, they help the Ford F-150 achieve up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Power and Capability

If you’re looking for a truck capable of handling and towing immense loads, a Top Green Vehicle Award might put you off instead of pique your interest. After all, many drivers still consider efficiency and power two mutually exclusive merits.

The 2017 Ford F-150 has helped relegate such thinking to the past. Just take a look at its colossal capability ratings:

  • Towing: You’ll be able to haul up to a generous 12,200 pounds.

  • Payload: You’ll be able to carry up to a best-in-class 3,270 pounds.

2017 Ford F-150 Rear
2017 Ford F-150 Dockside

A Legendary Overachiever

US News currently ranks the Ford F-150 as the top truck in the country, and the Top Green Vehicle Award is far from the only accolade it has picked up.

Just a few other awards to its credit include:

  • Pickup Truck Best Buy from Kelley Blue Book

  • Best Full-Size Pickup from Car and Driver

  • Best Full-Size Truck from U.S. News

  • Best Truck Brand from U.S. News

  • Best Truck of the Year from Autobytel.com

  • Most Wanted Large Truck from Edmunds.com

We Want to Hear What You Think About the Ford F-150

The team at Don Johnson Motors has introduced hundreds of drivers from Rice Lake, Hayward, Cumberland, and beyond to the outstanding F-150, so we weren’t at all surprised to see it earn fresh plaudits. If you’d like to find out more, just contact us today. If you’d like to start the buying process from the comfort of your own home, just use our secure online form to apply for financing.

2017 Ford F-150 Quarry
2017 Ford F-150 Interior
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