Watch Motor Trend Senior Editor Edward Loh Explain the Six Winning Criteria

In this video, Motor Trend Senior Editor Edward Loh explains the six criteria they use to measure the contenders for the magazine’s Truck of the Year award:

1. Design advancement

2. Engineering excellence

3. Performance of Intended Function

4. Value

5. Safety

6. Efficiency

But over the course of a week-long test, the Motor Trend team also needed to test true capability and functionality — which, for one test, required Loh and other editors to manually load the truck with 40-pound bags of Morton’s salt.