These comparisons are useless anyways if they are not going to include all available pickups in the same class each year. Each manufacturer just stagers the release so they each get to claim the same title because there is no competition. 2 crossovers and a heavy half truck should not be compete against each other.
The award is not for the out-and-out best performance or off-road vehicle on the market for a given year, but rather a combination of best all-around car, or vehicle that represents a particular trend associated with a given particular model year. This year’s finalists include the latest versions of some longstanding names in their respective markets, but also include some vehicles that represent some of the more interesting trends of the 2015-2016 vehicle model years.
If the final judging is similar then the crossovers can very well win. People wouldn't base their buying decisions on the outcome of this but still interesting to read the final verdict.The jurors evaluated TITAN XD and 11 other semi-finalists on the ballot based on factors including: value for the dollar, innovation, handling, performance, safety and driver satisfaction.