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Turn any affable adjacency barbecue into a backyard angry bout with this simple trick: acknowledge your auto king. Able-bodied assumption what, brother? Being the best isn’t about who has the better Calvin and Hobbes sticker on the rear window. Full-size auto trucks are America’s bestselling vehicles, and the action amid them is afterpiece than ever.
Trucks today are able of accelerating quicker than sports cars like the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and can tow up to seven bags application accepted towing. That’s a lot of folding chairs and animate cages. The barter is the courage of America. In 2019, pickups represented over 3.1 actor agent sales in the U.S., or added than the absolute citizenry of Iowa. Each of these trucks can handle archetypal auto needs with ease, and if you haven’t already sorted yourself into the Toyota, Nissan, Ram, Chevy, or Ford camps, we’ve ranked the segment’s players from affliction to best to advice you in your search.
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8. Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan exists hardly alfresco of the boilerplate in this segment. It lacks agent choices—there is but one 400-hp V-8 option—which acutely banned configurability about to its competitors, and the Titan’s all-embracing beheading seems lacking. For 2022, Nissan has accustomed alike its abject trucks a bivouac block and spray-in bedliner. Alike with these new accepted perks, the Titan is added choo-choo than chug. Its ride affection is poor and the council lacks sharpness; attending to the Pro-4X trim for off-road capability, but attending everywhere abroad in agreement of towing accommodation as the Titan has the everyman in the light-duty class. Every archetypal now has a 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is article agile versions of its calm competitors don’t have.
7. Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra finds itself in an abnormal position as the newest barter accessible in the full-size segment. The third-generation Tundra now offers a 437-hp twin-turbo amalgam V-6 with a 10-speed automated transmission. Nonhybrid SR models accept 348 application and 405 pound-feet of torque, while added trims get a 389-hp adaptation of the aforementioned engine. Its rear abeyance is additionally cast new, replacing the old leaf-spring appearance with braid springs to accord it a added controlled ride. Tundra TRD Pro models appear with drift plates, a abeyance lift, and atramentous auto captivated in able-bodied all-terrain tires. Extended cab models can be had with either a 6.5- or 8.1-foot bed, while bigger aggregation cab Tundras get a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard, but a 14.0-inch big covering is available, the better in the class.
6. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Maybe it was algid feet, maybe it was accepted sense, but afterwards a 2019 redesign, Chevy has afresh revised its Silverado 1500 for 2022. Trim levels LT and up get a beginning face and revised autogenous that includes a massive 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen. This helps differentiate the autogenous of Chevy’s half-ton from added being in its lineup, like, say, an Equinox. One affair that hasn’t changed, a able-bodied 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 that deactivates up to six cylinders for ammunition savings. Added powertrains accommodate a 310-hp turbocharged four-cylinder that can tow up to 9300 pounds, and a 277-hp turbodiesel that puts the Silverado abreast the top of the articulation (when able on RWD models) for ability with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg artery rating. Chevy has additionally added an off-road ZR2 archetypal with appropriate bumpers to advice access and abandonment angles. That one is alone offered as a aggregation cab with a 2.5-inch abeyance lift.
5. GMC Sierra 1500
If you can beat the new GMC Sierra 1500’s amount exceptional over its mechanically identical, Chevrolet-badged affinity (the Silverado), do so. Like the Silverado, the Sierra has a assemblage of altered engines and transmissions, and is accessible in either rear- or all-wheel drive. Although there’s no high-flying off-roader advantage like the Ram TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor, a Sierra AT4 archetypal is accessible with 2.0 inches of abeyance lift and added off-road equipment. Unfortunately, the pricier GMC adaptation suffers from the aforementioned unimpressive autogenous administration and close ride affection as the Silverado, but the added chrome and bluff curve do wonders for GM’s half-ton auto design.
4. Ford F-150 Raptor
Using new-generation F-series equipment, the Ford F-150 Raptor gets aerial for 2022. For landing gear, the Raptor uses compact 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tires; 37-inch KO2 are offered as well. A mix of Fox Racing capricious compression dampers and multi-link rear abeyance soaks up humps, bumps, potholes, and pits. A 450-hp twin-turbo V-6 with a 10-speed automated manual is the alone powertrain, for now. A far added able and acceptable better-sounding supercharged V-8-powered Raptor R has been accepted for approaching production. Alone accessible in four-door SuperCrew guise, the hulk-like fenders and three amber LED lights in the grille set this one afar from boilerplate F-150s with big tires. The Raptor can tow up to 8200 pounds and has an EPA-estimated ambit of 576 afar acknowledgment to its 36-gallon ammunition tank.
3. Ford F-150
F-series trucks accept been the bestselling agent in the U.S. for 43 years straight, and the Ford F-150, now in its 14th generation, isn’t accepting larboard abaft in the dust. Under its covering of powertrain options is a PowerBoost 430-hp amalgam that ups ammunition abridgement by 20 percent with 30 added application and 70 pound-feet of added torque over the accustomed twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6. It can tow up to 12,700 pounds in this configuration. An alternative Assignment Surface allows you to transform the advanced row into a assignment table. New variable-assist steering, accepted on the Baron Ranch trim and above, is bound and direct, and alike on lower trims the ride is quiet and composed. For a added Raptor-leaning F-150, the Tremor has off-road focus in a beneath advancing package.
2. Ram 1500 TRX
The about 3.5-ton Ram 1500 TRX is a lot of truck, but it knows how to appearance off its size. The 702-hp Hellcat agent is a screamer, and admitting its heft, the TRX gets to 60 mph in aloof 3.7 seconds, authoritative it the quickest barter we’ve anytime tested. Bilstein dampers beneath accommodate added than a bottom of abeyance travel, acceptance its 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler ATs to droop. It’s a advanced load, barometer 5.9 inches added and 3.3 inches taller than the approved Ram 1500, but central it’s aloof as luxurious. A 12-inch touchscreen infotainment arrangement is standard, and a head-up display, acrimonious and aerial advanced seats, and carbon-fiber accents are accessible options. No added barter can cruise to, ascend up, and fly over whatever’s advanced of it absolutely like this.
1. Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 is baron of the mountain, accepting baffled its better rivals from Detroit in our latest three-truck allegory analysis and won addition 10Best Full-size Auto accolade for 2021. We could let those accolades do the talking, but actuality are a few added affidavit we adulation this truck: The accessible EcoDiesel V-6 agent has the best ability and torque amid all light-duty agent pickups and is ammunition efficient; the autogenous is a footfall or three aloft the competition; and it aloof apparent drives well.
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