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Green Car Journal Names 2016 F-150 Green Truck of the Year

At the recent San Antonio Truck Show, Green Car Journal announced the winner of the Green Truck of the Year Award – and the 2016 Ford F-150 surpassed the competition. Despite several other contenders for the award featuring eco-friendly diesel engine options, the Ford F-150 took home the title due to the pickup’s lightweight structure, EcoBoost engine option, and environmentally friendly upgrade packages.

The 2016 F-150 and its 2015 iteration both boasted a lightweight but high-strength body engineered and constructed from a combination of steel and aluminum. Paired with the EcoBoost V6 engine and the only available fuel prep package in the segment, the F-150 excels in providing customers with greener options that deliver power, performance, and capability without compromising the environment.

With an EPA estimate of 26 mpg highway, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the most efficient full-size pickup. In addition, the truck itself was created from sustainable materials and Repreve fiber synthesized from recycled plastic bottles. The thought that went into the environmental responsibility of the F-150 is what cemented the truck as Green Truck of the Year.

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Ford Transit Named in Vincentric 2015 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

Ford cleaned house in the Vincentric 2015 Best Fleet Value in America awards, taking home 11 awards for their fleet vehicles – more than any other automaker. The all-new Ford Transit led the way, thanks to the commercial van’s incredible value, low cost of ownership, and practical features.

In determining the 2015 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards, Vincentric conducted a cost of ownership analysis based on the typical configuration of a commercial fleet vehicle. Using eight different cost factors, including depreciation, financing, fuel, fees & taxes, insurance, opportunity cost, maintenance, and repairs, Vincentric determined the average cost of ownership for each vehicle considered.

According to a news release, “Each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus DC using 20 different lifecycle cost scenarios. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment.”

The Transit was determined to be the best value for fleets in five of the six Vincentric categories for full-size vans, including Full-Size ½-Ton Cargo Van, Full-Size ½-Ton Passenger Van, Full-Size ¾-Ton Cargo Van, Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van, and Full-Size 1-Ton Passenger Van.

Visit media.ford.com for more details on Transit configurations for each category, and additional winners.

We invite you to stop by Sanderson Ford to learn more about our entire lineup up of vehicles that offer impressive value!

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