MT Poll: Which Contender Will Win 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year?

Over the past two days, we’ve brought you information on the contenders for our 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year competition. With the announcement coming tomorrow, we want to know which contender you think will take home the golden calipers.

2013 Ford F 150 in red front side view1 300x187 imageJust to clarify, Truck of the Year is only open to new or significantly updated vehicles that cost $120,000 or less. Here is a brief recap of the contenders in alphabetical order. Which do you think will become the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year?

Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrewWe Like: New top-of-the-range Limited trim level that comes with nearly every option as standard. Other models get power telescoping tow mirrors, and LED headlights and taillights. We Don’t Like: Small buttons below MyFord Touch display hard to use with gloves on, and the EcoBoost V-6 didn’t feel like it had much reserve power while towing 75 percent of its rating uphill.

2013 Nissan NV3500 Passenger Van front motion view1 300x187 imageNissan NV3500 Passenger VanWe Like: Coolest Van since the A-Team. Seat-integrated seatbelts prevent getting tangled when entering rear seats.  Surprising acceleration and handling for a full-size van. We Don’t Like: No elbow rest for window-view outside seats, and the air conditioner struggles in 90-degree temperatures. Also, the cupholders are awkwardy located under your leg.

Ram 1500We Like: More efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 connected to eight-speed automatic transmissions (eight-speed behind Hemi arriving later); first full-size truck with air suspension, Uconnect features 8.4-inch infotainment screen, upgradeable apps, and Wi-Fi hotspot. We Don’t Like: Uconnect can be slow to respond, navigation system kept losing our location, and transmission manual shift buttons are hard to operate with gloves.

2013 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi V8 left front 300x187 imageFull Truck of the Year WOT Contender Preview Posts:

Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew
Nissan NV3500 Passenger Van
Ram 1500

Which contender do you think will take home the Golden Calipers as our 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year? Sound off in the poll and in the comments below.

To compete for the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year title, contenders must be all new or significantly revised 2013-model-year trucks or 2012-model-year trucks that went on sale too late for 2012 TOTY consideration. All eligible vehicles are invited to compete. Check back to MotorTrend.com on December 6 at 8:30 a.m. PST / 11:30 a.m. EST to discover what will become the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year!

By Jason Udy

Related Posts

image-804

NHTSA launches investigations into Ford Crown Victoria police cars, Dodge Viper and Porsche 911

Posted on 23 October 2013

Reuters reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating certain Ford Crown Victoria, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper models for potential defects. NHTSA is currently looking into 2005-2008 Crown Victoria police car models ...

image-862

Watch the Hennessey Ford GT makes its record run at Texas Mile

Posted on 22 October 2013

We said they'd probably be out with an official video, we did not lie. The Hennessey-powered camouflage Ford GT sat at one end of the runway at the Texas Mile sitting still. At the other ...

image-770

AAA Says Voice-to-Text Functions are Distracting

Posted on 22 October 2013

Hands-free technology might make it easier to text, talk on the phone, or look up directions while driving, but the AAA Foundation ...