Compared to the surprise pick of a Korean luxury car as 2009 car of the year, the selection of the 2009 Ford F-150 as Truck of the Year was a bit underwhelming.


Because it's a secret ballot, we're not hipped to the reasoning behind the selection. Having driven the 2009 F-150 and its many variations we can understand how it bested the 2009 Dodge Ram and the BlueTec ML320. It's a well-made, attractive and capable truck. But will being named "2009 North American Truck Of The Year" translate into sales? There are probably a few people in Dearborn crossing their fingers it will.

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