The lauded, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 light duty pickup has been given top honors by the Texas Auto Writers Association. After testing the 2016 Ford F-150 against other full-size offerings at the demanding off-road “Texas Truck Rodeo,” TAWA chose it and its Super Duty F-Series brethren as the official “Truck Line of Texas.”
Also noteworthy is how the Ford Explorer Platinum was praised by the group, which selected it as the “SUV of Texas.” Previously, that title had gone to the Jeep Grand Cherokee for five consecutive years. And, the group of Texas-based automotive journalists selected Pro Trailer Backup Assist – available now on the 2016 Ford F-150 – for TAWA’s “Best Technology Award.”
The 2016 Ford F-150’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows the driver to easily place a trailer in reverse by displaying a live rearview video feed on the infotainment console. The driver need only turn a console-mounted knob in either direction to communicate where to place the trailer, and the system will automatically turn the steering wheel as warranted to perfectly place it.