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
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.