Best Pickup trucks

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Consumer Reports tests Pickup trucks to find the best based on the following criteria

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The Overall Score encapsulates road-test performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety marks, factoring crash-test performance and advanced safety gear


This Pickup truck comes as a regular cab, extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp), 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp) and 5.0-liter V8 (385 hp) . It's available in Rear, part-time, or selectable 4WD wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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Predicted reliability is our forecast of how well a model is likely to hold up derived from our latest Annual Car Reliability Survey. We averaged a model's Used Car Verdict for the newest three years, provided the model did not change significantly during that time. Refer to Reliability History for more detailed explanation.


This Pickup truck comes as a regular cab, extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 4.6-liter V8 (310 hp) and 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp) . It's available in Rear or part-time 4WD wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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Indicates percentage of owners surveyed who would definitely purchase the same vehicle again.


This Pickup truck comes as a regular cab, extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp), 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp) and 5.0-liter V8 (385 hp) . It's available in Rear, part-time, or selectable 4WD wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic transmissions.

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A composite score of CR's test results for braking performance, emergency handling, acceleration, driving position, visibility, and seat comfort. Braking and emergency handling carry the most weight.


This Pickup truck comes as a extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.5-liter 4 (200 hp), 2.8-liter 4 turbodiesel (181 hp) and 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp). It's available in Rear or part-time 4WD wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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Overall MPG (overall mileage) is CR's measurement based on a realistic mix of highway, country-road, and city driving.


This Pickup truck comes as a extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.7-liter 4 (159 hp) and 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp). It's available in Rear or part-time 4WD wheel drive and in a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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The compact pickup truck category consists of smaller-sized models such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. These trucks are built on a separate chassis frame than their full-size brethren and usually offer a range of four-cylinder and V6 engines.


This Pickup truck comes as a extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.7-liter 4 (159 hp) and 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp). It's available in Rear or part-time 4WD wheel drive and in a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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Full-sized trucks are the brawny workhorses of the pickup world. They are larger, more rugged, and ride higher off the ground than compacts do. They also come in more configurations of cab type, bed size, and drivetrain choices. The basic pickup truck is what used to be called the half-ton truck and now often called 1500-series. Current models in this class include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra 1500, Nissan Titan, and Toyota Tundra. Those form the backbone of the pickup truck market. They serve well as work trucks and, for many, as a family car substitute.

Heavier-duty pickup trucks, which may carry numerical designations such as 2500 or 3500, are configured for carrying very serious loads and for hauling fifth-wheel trailers, those with a hitch point in the center of the cargo bed. These are bulky trucks for the most demanding chores, making them overkill for most noncommercial purposes shy of hauling a huge trailer.


This Pickup truck comes as a regular cab, extended cab, crew cab body style. The powertrain on this Pickup truck is a 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp), 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp) and 5.0-liter V8 (385 hp). It's available in Rear, part-time, or selectable 4WD wheel drive and in a 6-speed automatic transmissions.