10 Best Pick-Up Trucks
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Whether you’re looking for a full-size or mid-size pick-up truck, there are several models to choose from. Here are 10 of the best pick-up trucks, based on both styling, performance and fuel efficiency.
1. Ford F-150
Ford must be doing something right, because they’ve been among the best- selling pick-up trucks for over 3 decades. With better fuel economy than ever before, more interior space and enhanced towing capacity, they will surely enjoy more success in the coming years.
2. Dodge Ram
With 390 HP, 5.8 liter HEMI V-8, the Dodge Ram will continue to be a best seller. The aerodynamic design means better fuel economy, while still keeping the familiar look that has made this model so popular over the years. Another primary feature is the RamBox Cargo management system offering lockable, weatherproof and drainable storage compartments.
3. Chevrolet Silverado
With dozens of different configurations to choose from, the Chevrolet Silverado is sure to suit almost any purpose. A next generation V8 engine and sleek front end make this one of the more popular models in the North America. Available in a 5.3, 6.0 or 6.2 liter engine.
4. Toyota Tundra
At over 19 feet in length, this is Toyota’s biggest full size pick-up truck. It is available in a Regular Cab, Double Cab or CrewMax style. Three different engine sizes are available, including a 381 HP V8 with a towing capacity of over 100,000 pounds.
5. GMC Sierra
This is the Silverado’s twin and comes in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab versions. There are also three different box sizes to choose from; 5’8”, 6’6”, and 8’. Other features include a fully boxed frame and six speed automatic transmission.
6. Chevrolet Colorado
This is Chevrolet’s version of a mid-size pick-up and comes in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab varieties. There is also an option for a 300 HP, 5.3 liter V8 engine. There is also a sports package available, offering 18” aluminum wheels, color-keyed bumpers and grille, and chrome surround.
7. Dodge Dakota
This mid-size truck is available in extended and quad cab options. This model offers a comfortable ride, a 302 HP V8 engine, with 329 pounds of torque and boasts as much as a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over previous years. The Crew Cabs offer a Crate ‘N Go Cargo Management System.
8. Nissan Frontier
A 4.0 Liter, 261 HP engine gives you up to 6500 towing capacity in this mid-sized truck. The Crew Cab Long bed gives you a box that is 6 feet long and room for 5.
9. Ford Ranger
This is the first pick-up to receive a five-star crash test rating, making this model safe, productive and affordable. Available in Regular Cab, Super Cab and Double Cab. Three engine sizes are available including a 197 HP 3.2 Liter Diesel.
10. Toyota Tacoma
Standard on all Tacomas is the Star Safety System, ABS, stability control, traction control and Brake Assist. Also available in a Double Cab version. The V-6 2.7 liter engine is suitable for light towing needs.