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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.