8 Pickup Trucks That You Can Drive in the City Smoothly
Pickup trucks are known in the world to be a type of a car that is suitable for both off-road and pavement travel. It is a vehicle that is mostly used for cargo by families, small businesses and some are even use it for public transportation. Pickup trucks are usually use for delivery purposes and towing if there is one vehicle being broken. Some people also use their trucks in off-road travel and camping. Currently, there are many pickup trucks that are roaming the streets now in many cities in the world. The price of some trucks are ranging from tens of thousands to millions depending on the currency of the country the pickup truck was been sold at.
If you are wanting to drive a pickup truck in the city, here are some of the medium and large pickup trucks that can give you ease in driving the city.
One of the largest and most common midsize trucks in the road today is the Chevrolet Colorado. It is one of the flagship vehicles of Chevrolet and it is great for both off-road and pavement. The pickup has an extended cab and crew cab body types you can choose depending on your needs. It has 2.5L four-cylinder diesel engines, 17-inch metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, cruise control, touchscreen display and others. It also has 163 to 200hp and 380 to 500Nm of torque.
Here in the Philippines, one of the most successful pickup trucks is the Ford Ranger. Every time I travel to my destination, I see this pickup truck anywhere. Whether inside my subdivision, stuck in traffic or in a long travel, this is one of the most common pickup from an American brand on the road. The present model of Ford Ranger is a Bit urb an it has 10-speed automatic variants. The bit diesel can fill from 2 to 2.5L, has horsepower of 158 to 210hp and has 385 to 500Nm of torque.
Its other variant, the Ford Ranger Raptor can endure more off-road travel than the normal one and the engine is a 2.0L bit diesel that gives 210hp and 500Nm of torque, the same as the normal one but got more enhancements.
If you want to bring a huge truck in city driving, then the Nissan Titan is for you. The pickup has two variants in its 2017-2019 models, the normal and the PRO-4X models. The newest model has 4x4 capabilities and hill descent control as well as mono-tube off-road shocks from Bilstein especially in the PRO-4X models. The enging is a 5.6L V8 engine that can put 390hp and 394Nm of torque. Other features like 18in aluminum-alloy wheels, lower radiator skid plate, electronic locking rear differential and others.
If you want a different brand while still having your trust in the old pickup truck, then Foton thunder is the perfect for you. This Chinese pickup truck can break the stereotype and bad reputation of “Made in China” products like pickup trucks. Its trim levels from 4x2 and 4x4, safety features and creature comforts are one of the greatest features the vehicle can give. Other features include 2.8L Cummins turbo diesel that can release power of 113hp and 365Nm of torque.
The Dodge Ram is one of the most iconic pickup trucks in history. It has three variants, the 1500 Classic, 1500, and the 2500. It is both perfect for off-road and pavement travel. It may have different standard features but still it is a good full size pickup truck. It is perfect for the family, company and friends especially in businesses like deliveries.
Like the Dodge Ram, another iconic vehicle in the pickup truck line is the Ford F150. Both in the United States and overseas. Its new model has 43.6 inches of legroom and its back is 5.5 by eight feet to carry your heavy things like cargo. The iconic truck’s engine’s is a 3L V6 Turbo diesel from Power Stroke. Some of the features are 22in polished aluminum wheels, leather seats, twin-panel moon roof, running boards and heated and ventilated 10-way power front seats.
Nissan has two brand names for its mid size pickup truck. In the United States, the name is Frontier while in Southeast Asia and Europe it is named as Nissan Navara. Either way, the pickup is more of an urban looking truck rather for off-road though its engine can sound otherwise. It is one of the most popular pickups in the Philippines. Its feature in the U.S include 16-inch alloy wheels, manual sliding window, Bluetooth and tie-down hooks. Its engine can release from 163 to 403 Nm of torque depending on the level of the road it will pass.
Another iconic full size pickup truck in the United States is the GMC Sierra. Its new model offers six trim and six power train configurations. The engine is a 4.3L engine that can make 285 horsepower and 305 pounds of torque. Other features of the truck include 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, infotainment system on an eight-inch touch screen, leather knitted steering wheel, clothed upholstery and heated front seats.