Ford Award Winners | Orlando, FL
Ford is no stranger to awards and recognition for excellence. Every model year brings with it the promise of well-deserved praise from respected sources like Kelly Blue Book, Edmunds, and others, all of which help to keep Ford one of the most consistently awarded and favored brands in the industry. This page is your one-stop shop for all things related to Ford’s most-recent awards. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive archive of these awards that will be updated over time as more awards are handed out. Join Sun State Ford of Orlando, Florida, in celebrating Ford’s continuing success and recognition!
Coolest Car Under $30,000: Ford Bronco Sport
Kelley Blue Book awarded the top spot on its 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000 list for 2021 to the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport. The Bronco Sport’s versatility and readiness for any sort of adventure earned praise from the judges, who lauded its ability to let you “camp, bike, hike, or enjoy a day in the countryside”.
The flat sides and square angles of the 2021 Bronco Sport harken back to the classic Bronco design that made it such a cult favorite. Standard 4×4 capability, a safari-style roof, a vast range of accessories built for off-road adventures, plenty of different color choices, and even a bottle opener built into the cargo area make the SUV fun, exciting, and down for anything.
65.2 cubic feet of cargo space allows the 5 passengers to stretch out and relax even with all your equipment packed. The standard steel roof can hold 150 pounds and with the extended roof, you can fit in two upright bikes, your surfboards, and give room to your tallest friends.
Last but not least, one of the neatest features establishing the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport as one of the coolest rides under $30,000 is its Terrain Management System™. It features five standard G.O.A.T. modes: Sand, Slippery, Sport, Eco, and Normal, enabling you to go over any type of terrain.
North American Utility and Truck of the Year: Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford F-150
Ford wastes no time when it comes to garnering praise. The Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E already have quite the collection of awards and titles between them. Now they have another prestigious award to bring home to Ford: the 2021 North American Utility and Truck of the Year.
An independent panel of 50 automotive journalists scoured across the industry to find vehicles worthy of bearing the Truck of the Year and SUV of the Year Titles. Turns out, they didn’t have to look far, since both belong to the Ford brand. In fact, this is the first time since 2014 that one brand has earned both titles.
It’s easy to see why the Ford F-150 drove away with the Truck of the year title. It’s not only America’s best-selling truck, but its best-selling vehicle overall. All one has to do is look around the busy city streets and highways in the Orlando, Florida, area to see a large collection of Ford F-150 vehicles.
In addition to this award, the latest Ford F-150 has acquired these titles:
- Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year – Detroit Free Press
- Green Truck of the Year – Green Car Journal
- Best Buy Award – Kelley Blue Book
- Edmunds Top Rated Truck – Edmunds.com
While the Ford F-150 has a long legacy of being the best-selling truck in the country, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is a much newer model. Indeed, the announcement of an all-electric, SUV version of the Mustang was certainly surprising. Nevertheless, it is the unique nature of the vehicle that helped it claim the North American Utility Model of the Year title, along with the following awards:
- Green Car of the Year – Green Car Journal
- Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV – Edmunds
- Best Car to Buy 2021- The Car Connection
- Best Electric Car to Buy 2021 – The Car Connection
- Best Crossover to Buy 2021 – The Car Connection
- Best Car to Buy 2021 – Green Car Reports
This is only the beginning of what the Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach-E are capable of garnering for the Ford brand as a whole. For a closer look at their specs and features, check out our dedicated spotlights for the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E, or visit Sun State Ford in Orlando, Florida!
Edmunds’ Top Rated Luxury EV of 2021: Ford Mustang Mach-E
Edmunds has recognized the 2021 Mustang Mach-E as the year’s best luxury electric vehicle, and it’s not hard to see why. With its perfect balance of refined details and powerful performance, the new Mustang Mach-E truly represents the best the segment has to offer. “The Mach-E has a lot in common with similarly priced EVs, but it’s the vehicle’s attention to detail that makes it stand out,” says Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver. “The Ford Mustang Mach-E offers guilt-free performance and pleasing luxury at an attainable price, and that’s why it’s our pick this year for Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV.”
Edmunds’ Top Rated Truck of 2021: Ford F-150
In another well-deserved choice from Edmunds, the 2021 F-150 is their pick for best truck of the year. In addition to its power and performance, it was the pickup’s customizable options that pushed it over the edge. “The Ford F-150 has numerous bragging rights,” says Weaver. “But we believe its true strength rests in the extensive and varied options that allow shoppers to get a truck tailored to their needs. With the F-150, Ford displays a clear understanding of the changing needs and wants of truck customers, and for that and many other reasons, it deserves the title of Edmunds Top Rated Truck this year.”
Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award: Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition
Two Ford vehicles have received top honors from Kelley Blue Book. The 2021 F-150 has been named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy for the seventh year in a row, and the 2021 Expedition has been named a Best Buy for its fourth year in a row. KBB.com’s editors cited the 2021 F-150 as continuing “to advance the full-size truck segment,” and noted that the 2021 Expedition “continues with a proven formula based on a rugged ladder frame with independent rear suspension. As such, the big aluminum-bodied Ford shines as a comfortable truck-based family hauler that’s at home in the daily grind or when doing work like towing a trailer to a campsite.”
Be sure to check this page often as more awards are added, and visit us at Sun State Ford for a chance to test drive these award-winning Ford vehicles.