Ford Ranger, F-150 Earn KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

If dependability and value are priorities in your pickup truck search, take a good look at the Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger. Both trucks took home a 5-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelley Blue Book, effectively sweeping the pub’s pickup categories. The 2021 Ford Ranger excelled in the midsize pickup truck category while the 2021 Ford F-150 won in the full-size pickup truck. Both the 2021 Ford Ranger and 2021 Ford F-150 are available for a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

“The Kelley Blue Book award, well-regarded among truck customers, highlights the longstanding Built Ford Tough tradition of exceptionally capable pickups that reliably serve the needs of their owners,” according to Ford.

The 5-Year Cost to Own Awards judges assess the bills associated with the first five years of owning a car. The KBB editors examine how much it costs to fuel the vehicle, the depreciation hit, the fees for insurance and financing, state required fees like registration. It also factors in projected costs for repair work and maintenance checks as well as potential resale value or trade-in value of each vehicle.

By dominating the truck categories, the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 reinforce the quality, capability, and dependability Ford has prioritized in its vehicles.

Get a closer look at the award-winning, value-driven Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford F-150 Earns ‘North American Truck of the Year’ Award

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for many years running, so it goes without saying that the pickup is accustom to high praise. The most recent accolade under its belt is the “North American Truck of the Year” award, which recognizes the truck’s excellence.

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards honor the best car, truck, and SUV each year. A jury comprised of automotive journalists chose the award winners based upon each vehicle’s handling, safety, design, innovation, value, and driver satisfaction.

For 2021, the journalists chose the Ford F-150 as the “North American Truck of the Year.” This is just one of many awards the truck has won recently. The truck also received recognition from Kelley Blue Book, the Green Car Journal, and the Detroit Free Press.

The all-new 2021 F-150 has garnered the attention of publications and drivers alike with its best-in-class available towing and payload capabilities. The truck also offers the new, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine as well as the new, innovative SYNC® 4 infotainment system.

Want to learn more about the features of the award-winning 2021 Ford F-150? We encourage you to schedule a test drive at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Ford Ranger Earns the Top Spot in the 2020 American-Made Index

Each year, compiles its American-Made Index, which ranks vehicles by how much they contribute to the U.S. economy. In 2020, the Ford Ranger earned the number-one spot and bested 90 other models. After all, what’s more American than this fun pickup truck? created its 2020 list based on five individual factors: where a vehicle is assembled, where its engines come from, where its parts are sourced, where its transmissions originate, and the number of people employed in U.S. factories, relative to the automaker’s manufacturing.

The 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with the 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®. This engine is built at the Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Meanwhile, its crankshaft, block and head are built at the Romeo Engine Plant located in Michigan.

In addition to making contributions to the economy, the 2020 Ford Ranger is also a powerful and capable midsize pickup that more than earns its accolades. When properly equipped, it can tow 7,500 pounds, deliver a best-in-class maximum payload rating of 1,860 pounds and achieve a best-in-class gas torque rating of 310 lb-ft.

To learn more about the 2020 Ford Ranger and how you can get behind the wheel of this American truck, give us a call at Two Rivers Ford, located right here in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.