The all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty is a finalist for 2017 North American Truck of the Year, competing with the Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan, both of which have also been redesigned recently.
The North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards started in 1994, operating independent of any automotive publication. The awards are decided by a panel of about 60 automotive journalists from the US and Canada, working for a variety of different outlets. A Utility Vehicle category is a recent addition. Finalists for the 2017 NACTOY awards were announced just prior to the Los Angeles International Auto Show, although we’ll have to wait for January 9th to find out whether the Ford Super Duty is named the winner.
The Ford Super Duty is all-new for the 2017 model year, featuring a fully-boxed steel frame, and aluminum-alloy body panels which enable weight-savings of up to 350 pounds. Some of the weight shed by the switch to aluminum has been reinvested in the form of beefier, sturdier drivetrain and suspension components. Also new for 2017 is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8, rated at 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque.