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Ford F-150 Lightning Wins 2024 AAA Car Guide Award

Though supply has grown and demand has waned as of late, the Ford F-150 Lightning continues to demonstrate that it holds its value better than most new vehicles – and that it’s a solid choice overall – winning a Vincentric 2024 Best CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Value in America Award, a Kelley Blue Book 2024 Best Resale Value Award, and a KBB 2024 Best Buy Award, to boot. Now, that list has grown yet again, this time, to include a 2024 AAA Car Guide Award as well.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning has been recognized by AAA as the best pickup truck on the market – in this case, the more luxurious Lariat trim, specifically. “With its cutting-edge design, advanced technology, and energy efficiency, U.S. drivers now can have everything they know and love about an F-150, designed for the electrified lifestyle,” AAA said of its selection. “Researchers noted that the Ford F-150 Lightning has plenty of interior room for passengers and lots of standard ADAS features.”

To come up with these awards, AAA’s Car Guide utilizes 13 criteria – including a vehicle’s ADAS safety features, fuel efficiency, emissions, braking, handling, ride quality, and acceleration. It also completes comprehensive testing at the Automotive Research Center (ARC) of the Automobile Club of Southern California before handing out awards across seven segments, along with price ranges and a best overall vehicle – which, this year, was the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.

“SUVs are a popular choice since they are a great option for families and offer loads of additional compartments for storage,” said Megan McKernan, the Automotive Research Center manager at AAA. “To help distinguish between the overwhelming number of options available, we introduced new SUV categories to make the decision process easier for consumers. Our research is tailored to guide consumers in making informed decisions when purchasing a new vehicle. The 2024 AAA Car Guide is here to help consumers navigate this evolving automotive marketplace by ranking and rating the newest vehicles.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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