By now, you may know that Cars.com has elevated the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 to win our top award — Best of 2021 — though not without some problems that have materialized since we purchased the well-equipped example you see above. Buy it we did, making good on a practice we’ve undertaken for our Best Of designee every year since 2013. We’ll own the F-150 all year to report on the ownership experience, and that starts with the purchase. Here’s how it all went down.
Related: Cars.com’s Best of 2021 Awards