And the 2011 North American Truck of the Year is…


It’s official.

The new 2011 Ford Explorer has been named the North American Truck of the Year by an panel of journalists. The award will be presented today at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Explorer beat out both the new Dodge Durango and new Jeep Grand Cherokee to win the prestigious award.

“It’s a proud moment for Ford, our employees and our customers to have Explorer named North American Truck of the Year,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “Winning this honor for the third consecutive year confirms our One Ford plan is working to deliver vehicles people truly want and value, with industry-leading quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology.”

The North American Truck of the Year is selected by jury of 49 veteran automotive journalists from both the United States and Canada. To qualify the vehicle must be “all-new” or “substantially changed” from the previous model.

Click HERE to read our recent first drive review of the new Explorer.

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