Journal Names Green Truck of Year Finalists

By Staff Writer October 07, 2022 295
The Ford F-150 Lightning tops the list. The Ford F-150 Lightning tops the list.

Finalists for the 2023 Green Truck of the Year award have been announced by Green Car Journal. Five candidates top the list including the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, RAM 1500, and Toyota Tundra. The winner will be honored at a San Antonio Auto & Truck Show press conference on Nov. 11, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

“We are excited to be presenting our Green Truck of the Year award for the ninth straight year at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show, in the heart of truck country,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and

“This year’s field offers something for every truck enthusiast, from an all-electric pickup to hybrid and efficient gas engine models. In every case, these more environment-friendly pickups deliver all the attributes demanded of a truck in our modern world, at a reasonable price appealing to truck buyers.”

Hyundai's Santa Cruz

Editors consider an array of important criteria including fuel efficiency – and thus reduced carbon emissions –plus availability, connectivity, performance, and value. Price is a crucial element as pickup buyers weigh the capabilities they need and the environmental performance they desire, balanced with a retail cost that makes a purchase or lease possible. Trucks with a higher base price typical of the luxury segment are considered in the magazine’s separate luxury award category. New models that are announced but offer unknown delivery dates, features, or price are considered in the following year’s award program when details become available.

“As consumers enhance their desires to focus on energy-saving elements and efficiencies, it is important for us to continue to highlight those leading the way in the auto industry,” said SA Auto Dealers President Pam Crail. “San Antonio will get an incredible show with this year’s finalists, with these manufacturers coming up with new, unique features that are raising the bar for truck aficionados everywhere.”

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