The increase in demand for trucks has seen a new high like never before. In 2021, the motor-trend truck of the year-the most popular award in the industry was given to the 2021 1500 TRX. This truck has been a game-changer in the industry both off and on-road. The thicker frame that it comes with, high strengthened steel, and boxy finish make it the best for off-road jumps. The amount of power TRX 1500 has will shock you. This 6.2 litre V8 is actually the least potent variant, producing only 702 hp and 650 lb of torque.
The other eligible contenders for this award were:
- 2021 Ford Super Duty: Came with fantastic engines, a phenomenal transmission, and exceptional towing ability. However, it was a pricier truck with a not as good interior.
- 2021 Jeep Gladiator: It had improved its fuel economy, improved its steering, and had an excellent off-road capability. However, not a tremendous towing ability and came with an alarming soft top.
- 2020 Nissan Frontier: it had a good vibe and a great engine. But, the old design and lack of technicality made it lose.
- 2020 Nissan Titan: It was one of the strongest V8s and had a lot of safety tech. However, the ride was rough, and again a pricier option than its competitors.
Why Does This Award Matter?
The award looks for advancement in design, calculated efficiency, and engineering excellence. Examining the vehicle looking for these factors is what makes them choose a winner. It also analyses the value. According to the price tag. So, is it worth the money? For example, like the 2020 Nissan Titan, is one of the pricier options and still not delivering adequate quality? Where do you go from there? This is why this award masters in giving value to these trucks for people like us to choose easier.