When Cars.com editors sat down to make their picks for the best of 2017, they faced a daunting task. Not only did they have to choose between all the car manufacturing brands, but they even had to make a selection within brands. The task became particularly tough when it came to pickup trucks, with not one but two incredible Ford trucks nominated. Since any Ford truck will boast power, toughness, and innovative technology, the editors had two amazing choices to pick from. For this year, they chose the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor as the Best Pickup Truck of 2017.

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is a versatile off-road model that boasts impressive upgrades with its recent redesign. The newest Ford F-150 Raptor boasts more power and torque than its predecessor, not to mention a 10-speed transmission that makes the most of the impressive powertrain in the truck. The Cars.com editors also commented on the aluminum alloy body that makes the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor 500 pounds lighter than the previous version. The editors also loved the multi-terrain system, which allows drivers to select from six modes with the touch of a button on the steering wheel.

With the power, technology, and driver-friendly features to make any truck driver happy, it’s no wonder that the Cars.com editors heaped praise on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, saying that it “in many ways is the best combination of engineering and features in a pickup truck that we’ve ever seen,” and adding that “it’s a revelation of what can be done with a pickup.” So while it must have been a tough decision, the Cars.com editors could only pick one Ford truck to win, and it’s hard to go wrong with the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Find out more about the 2017 Ford Super Duty, the other nominee from the company, or visit us today to test drive a 2017 Ford F-150. Drivers can experience the best of 2017 right here at Kearny Pearson Ford.