Despite a sharp increase in fuel prices over the last few years, pickup trucks remain among the best-selling vehicles in the country. They are practical, spacious and can tow heavy loads without breaking a sweat. That’s why professionals and DIY-ers like them so much. Here’s a list of the best pickup trucks for work.
Ford F-150 You probably had already guessed that Ford’s F-Series would end up in this list. For several decades now, the F-Series pickup truck line has topped the country’s best-selling vehicle rankings. These trucks are spacious, practical, relatively affordable and their fuel consumption is on par with that of many SUVs!
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 This year, Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500 receives several noteworthy improvements. Its list of available powertrains includes 5.3L and 6.2L V8s as well as an all-new turbocharged, 2.7-litre four cylinder engine. The automaker promises an output of 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a maximum towing capacity of 7200 lbs. (3265 kg) and a payload capacity of up to 2280 lbs. (1034 kg).
Ram 1500 The Ram 1500 offers a choice of engines that are practical for both the construction worker that needs to haul heavy tools and those who simply want to haul the family in utter comfort. For a road trip with friends or family, or for a trip to the hardware store, this truck is an excellent choice!
GMC Sierra 1500 The Sierra offers a V6 engine and two V8s. Their output ranges from 285 to 420 horsepower, while a four-wheel drive system is available on a wide array of trim levels. The Sierra 1500 can tow up to 5670 kg (12,500 lbs.) and its payload tops out at 1020 kg (2250 lbs.).
Ram 2500/3500 This full-size pickup truck is built specifically for the toughest tasks and heavy trailering loads. With a towing capacity of more than 30,000 lbs. (13,600 kg), needless to say that you’ll have no problem hauling your gear from one work site to another!