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Ford F-150 Wins A Kelley Blue Book ‘Best Buy’ Award, Again

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The 2017 Ford F-150 has taken home Kelly Blue Book‘s “Best Buy” award in the Pickup Truck category, marking the third year in a row that the pickup has won the honor.

The Ford F-150 was named a 2016¬†KBB¬†Best Buy because it once again “sets the benchmark for pickups with its blend of capability, competence and innovation,” says the website. New for 2017 is an available 10-speed automatic transmission, paired exclusively with a revised, higher-torque version of Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The truck represents the first use of such a transmission in a production vehicle.

In its writeup regarding the 2017 Ford F-150’s Best Buy win, Kelley Blue Book praised the truck’s usability not just as a work truck, but as a personal vehicle. “As an everyday vehicle, the F-150 is surprisingly competent,” they wrote. “While its inherent size will never make it as nimble as a sedan or a smaller pickup, the Ford tends to drive smaller than it actually is.”

And, with a broad range of trim levels from basic to downright decadent, the Ford F-150 can suit just about any driver’s budget and criteria.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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