When it comes to trucks, we’re used to hearing words like “power,” “toughness,” and “reliability” – especially in relation to the popular and much-lauded 2017 Ford F-150. But another word that’s been thrown around a lot when it comes to this particular Ford pickup is “green” – as in the environment. Just last month, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) honored the 2017 Ford F-150 with a Greener Choice Award, making it the only truck on the list this year.

While this is far from the first accolade for the 2017 Ford F-150, it does point to one of the more unique features of the truck. By utilizing a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, the most recent Ford F-150 rises above other full-size pickups on the market for better fuel efficiency and environmental impact. Not only does the engine contribute to the eco-friendliness of the vehicle, but by utilizing an aluminum alloy body to cut down on weight, the 2017 Ford F-150 manages a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy. This decreases the environmental impact of the truck in addition to decreasing its impact on drivers’ wallets.

While we’re not used to thinking of trucks as being “green,” it’s not surprising that the 2017 Ford F-150 would make it onto ACEEE’s Greener Choices list. This latest Ford F-150 has the distinction of being the smartest, toughest, and most capable version of the model yet, and with the continuous innovation of Ford automakers, it’s no wonder it can also boast being the greenest version. So don’t be scared away from getting that tough, reliable pickup you need and want by the environmental impact. Just make the greener choice with this Ford truck. San Diego, Kearny Mesa, El Cajon, and other area drivers can visit Kearny Pearson Ford today to find the 2017 Ford F-150 – a great truck, and a greener choice.