The Best Pickup Trucks are Incredible Vehicles
Long gone are the days of pickup trucks being uncomfortable vehicles that are terrible to drive. Modern pickups are some of the most comfortable and luxurious vehicles you can get. What’s more, many modern pickups provide luxurious appointments well beyond vehicles in the price range. What’s more, pickup trucks may have come a long way inside the cabin, but they remain as versatile and tough as ever. Modern trucks can take larger payloads, tow larger weights and overall act as better workhorses than ever before!
Truck rivalries remain legendary. Ford truck people would rather walk than drive a Chevy. The same can be said the other way round. The truth may hurt those diehards to hear. Every truck on this list is fantastic. The competition between them has forced them to become incredible trucks.
1 - Ford F-150
The F-150 has been the benchmark that all other trucks have been measuring themselves against for a long time. There are a staggering 6 different engines available, and all of them take advantage of a 10 speed automatic transmission. In classic style, the F-150 can even be equipped with a bench seat. The most popular option in the F-150 lineup is still their four door variants. The cabin is beautifully appointed. Ford uses Aluminum to try to keep the F-150 light, strong and fuel efficient. Prices start around $30,000. If you’re feeling feisty, check out the Raptor variant. The Raptor is the perfect choice when you can’t decide between pickup truck or drag strip racer.
2 - RAM 1500
While many truck enthusiasts argue over Ford and Chevy, Ram has quietly snuck up and put together incredible trucks. The current Ram 1500 may be the best purpose built pickup of the lot. The RAM 1500 has the best suspension of all trucks with huge comfort available. If heavy loads are going to be carried, air springs are available to make things even more comfortable. The interior is bold and luxurious without giving up the ability to take it off road, tow or haul. The most recent Ram 1500 has been winning all kinds of awards and making it to “top ten” lists of all vehicles. Pricing starts lower at $29,600, but it can rise rapidly as trim models increase. It’s the one downside to an incredible truck.
3 - Chevy Silverado 1500
The SIlverado starts at a solid $29,900. Despite that modest base price, there’s much to love in the SIlverado. It well styled and features high levels of customization and options. The cabin is roomy and comfortable with a solid ride. Lane assist and adaptive cruise control will help keep drivers safe. Five different engines are available. The 2.7 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine is surprisingly impressive. It doesn’t provide the power or speed of the big V-8s, but the drop off is less than you’d expect. If there’s one complaint about the Silverado, it’s that the highest trim level doesn’t match that of competitors. People looking for a pickup with every conceivable luxury option might need to switch targets.
4 - GMC Sierra
GMC has been the General Motors truck line for decades. The Sierra is essentially similar to the Chevy Silverado with different stylings. Prices start around $31,200. Engine options abound. There’s a pair of V-8s that are complemented with a turbocharged four-cylinder and a six cylinder turbodiesel. A 10 speed automatic transmission is available for both of the V-8 engines. The available carbon fiber bed provides extra strength. If there’s one downside to the Sierra, it’s the upscale Denali trim. It’s a bit too expensive and doesn’t offer quite as much as it should.
5 - Nissan Titan
The Titan isn’t quite as excellent as its brethren, but taken in a vacuum, it’s an impressive truck. It’s a full size vehicle that features a huge V-8. The interior cabin is spacious and refined. The styling of the titan is solid, if unspectacular. This can be said for both the interior and exterior styling. The Titan has excellent driver assistance technology and features an impressive infotainment system. However, there’s a couple of downsides. The Titan lacks customization when it comes to power, with just the one V-8 on offer. It also doesn’t tow as much as direct competition. The starting price is also a bit higher than some others, running around $37,800.