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2017 AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year Winner Announced



In what was a heated battle for pickup supremacy, a decision has been made on which new truck is the best of the bunch.

The 2017 Ford Raptor has won the AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year award.

The 2017 Raptor is the whole package. Its not just suspension or just appearance. Ford left no stone unturned with this purpose-built Baja runner, and it shows, said Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com news editor and trucks expert. While each truck brings something to the table, the Raptor feels truly special, managing to provide a truck that is capable, intelligent, and most of all, an incredible amount of fun.



Read more about the 2017 AutoGuide.com Truck of the Year Winner at AutoGuide.com.
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Raptor vs:
Titan
F250
Tacoma Pro
Ridgeline

I think this article was meant for the comic section for a good laugh.
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Raptor vs:
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Tacoma Pro
Ridgeline

I think this article was meant for the comic section for a good laugh.
BAHAHAH. What a "competition" !

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I have no doubt that the Raptor is a blast to drive, however, this "award" is seriously marred by the statements made in the write-up. How on earth can you describe the Raptor as the "whole package" and "capable" when Ford has yet to even officially release max towing numbers, payload or even fuel economy? It seems that AutoGuide knows about the whole package even before Ford does. Even the write-up notes that the Raptor's "squishy suspension" added "some unease to the procedure" of hooking up a 4K pound trailer.

Really, is that how far we have come? A truck makes you feel uneasy when hooking up a measly 4K pounds yet that same truck is your truck of the year and also the "whole package" and "capable?" Capable of what exactly, not performing the duties of a truck as well as any other half ton truck produced in the last 8 years? This should have been a truck of the year award, not a most fun truck to drive award. Heck, the Raptor isn't even as much "truck" as it's standard F-150 brethren. Maybe next year you can base truck awards on what trucks are supposed to do, for 99% of people that would be hauling and towing, not romping around the desert and being scared to hookup a 4K pound trailer.
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Raptor vs:
Titan
F250
Tacoma Pro
Ridgeline

I think this article was meant for the comic section for a good laugh.
I totally agree it seems Instead of apples vs oranges we now compare kiwi to apple to water melon. How is a CUV "truck" in the ridgeline in the same comparison as a raptor or F250.

TRDPRO with super charger. Vs raptor. Or pro, raptor, RAM Rebel. Need to at least be similar. All totally different machines.

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Why post up fair competition to the raptor?

And while we're at it...why not make it REAL. The raptor is not a $55k truck.

It's costing people $65k-85k depending on location and greed of dealership. So just do the ultimate comparison.
Ram power wagon vs Silverado reaper vs raptor vs Titan XD pro 4x vs TRD Pro supercharged.

The comparison will never happen, mostly cause latest tech is going to be shamed by a 10yr old engine and tranny with a blower.
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I was flipping trough the new Consumer Reports Annual Auto Edition the other day at the drug store. All the new trucks kind of rated similar and they slagged the Tundra for not keeping pace with the other brands on the bells and whistles and fuel mileage. Especially Ford. But then the Tundra was the only full size truck of any brand that they recommend actually buying. I guess they could see past the all the bells and whistles for what they really were?

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Cute video, complete with synchronized dude dancing at the beginning. This panders to what people want. Don't mind it! I think at the end that fat dude and skinny dude uncomfortably start making out, while crying.


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I've seen those new super duty rigs driving around lately. Nice looking but wow are they massive.

No thanks on a raptor. They sound so silly.

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Let's see the lowest payload of the group, the lowest towing of the group and the most expensive of the group. Sounds like the truck of the year to me. What a joke. While the Raptor is cool, it doesn't function well as a truck, it's a toy. If towing 4000 lbs is sketchy at best... My old Tacoma could tow 4,000 lbs without a problem.
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Great test....Now I want to see them line up the Raptor against the Toyota Corolla....

I drove all the trucks that should have been in the test: The Raptor, Tundra TRD Pro, and the Rebel. The TRD Pro was the best truck in my opinion, so I bought that.
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It seems that you could only get EcoBoost engine now. That alone will deter me from even considering a Raptor.

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It seems that you could only get EcoBoost engine now. That alone will deter me from even considering a Raptor.
Exactly. I don't care how much HP they squeeze out of a V6, I'm not interested. Those factory stats will not last long. Toyota can (irresponsibly) get 500+ Horsepower out of the 5.7L, but they know they are just stealing from the future. That motor will stay strong it's entire life, a turbo charged V6 will definitely not.

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No doubt! "RAPTOR!" eeewh, Scarrry

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No doubt! "RAPTOR!" eeewh, Scarrry
In another thread there was mention of guys making Lemon Law claims on their new (2016 or 2017 IIRC) Raptors. Holy shiznit. And a 10 speed automatic transmission? For phvkc sake why would any true truck guy want/allow that in their truck. What comes after "coo coo?"

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