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The aluminum bodied Ford F150 and Super Duty pickups have been awarded with several titles on the first day of the 2016 LA Auto Show, including the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – setting up Ford as the favorite for the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. Patrick Rall reports for TorqueNews.com.

When Ford introduced the 2015 F150 with an all-aluminum body, there were a great many critics of this lightweight skin. Even as F150 sales soured through the 2015 and 2016 model years, critics insisted that the aluminum body is sure to be a problem sooner or later…even though we haven’t seen any issues in the millions of miles logged on the new F150 by owners around the country.


Of course, with the news that the 2017 Ford Super Duty would also have an aluminum body, those same critics have been vocal about the “dangers of aluminum”, but as has been the case with the 2015-2016 F150 owners, the publications which hand out annual awards aren’t bothered by the alloy body.


With the start of the LA Auto Show today, there have been three awards announced for the Ford F Series trucks, with some attention paid to the F150 and the new Super Duty.


Two Titles for the F150
First off, we have a couple of awards for the Ford F150.
The folks at Kelley Blue Book have named the 2017 F150 their Best Buy of the Year for the truck segment marking the third straight year that the F150 has taken the KBB title. To be clear, the Ford F150 has been the best truck according to KBB every year since it was introduced with the aluminum body.