Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday April 17, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors > Non-Subaru News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
AVANTI R5
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 73805
Join Date: Nov 2004
Default Ford F-150 awarded 2009 Motor Trend Truck of the Year





Quote:
No big surprise here (well at least to us) - Motor Trend has awarded the 2009 Ford F-150 the 2009 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. While rivals Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra are really strong pickups, the rules have been changed this time around.


“Fuel prices skyrocketed, the economy tanked, consumer confidence evaporated, and folks who once chose half-ton pickups more for their Marlboro-Man-image-enhancing qualities than for their towing or hauling capabilities are shopping elsewhere,” says Frank Markus of Motor Trend.


As Motor Trend points out, the Ford F-150 has a payload capacity of up to 3,030 pounds and tow ratings of up to 11,300 pounds. Even with those figures, the new 6-speed automatic, a lighter body, more aerodynamic cab offer a 12 percent boost (in the 5.4L variant) in fuel-economy.

Ford claims it sells more of its half-ton pickups to work and commercial customers than its competitors, and the company predicts this segment will grow to 45 percent of F-150 sales. We’re obsessed with the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
Toyota’s Tundra took the award in 2008.
http://www.egmcartech.com/2008/12/16...k-of-the-year/

Videos too
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
AVANTI R5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nissan GT-R named 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 12 11-19-2008 04:51 AM
Congratulations Subaru - Motor Trend SUV of the year - 2009 Forester!! Knotsure General Community 5 10-16-2008 12:57 PM
2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year Contenders Revealed AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 45 10-03-2008 07:08 AM
2008 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Winner: Toyota Tundra AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 7 12-19-2007 05:48 PM
WRX-motor trend car of the year!!! kasio News & Rumors 6 11-29-2001 04:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.