Best Trucks of 2019
For the 2019 model year, automotive manufacturers in the United States have stepped up their game. With fresh new offerings from Ford and updated models from GM and Toyota, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year to be in the market for a new compact or full size pickup truck.
Compact or mid-sized trucks offer better fuel economy and drivability, but are not able to work as hard, due to lower towing capacities and smaller engines. Larger trucks on the other hand offer more space, more power, and more room for toys at the expense of maneuverability and fuel economy.
No matter what truck you may be shopping for, it is important to consider what features are most important to your needs and choose accordingly. Check out some of the best compact and full size trucks on the market this year.
Compact trucks have quickly become of the most popular types of vehicles on the road in 2019. These small trucks are incredibly versatile, easy to drive, and more fuel efficient than their larger counterparts. Here are some of the best mid-sized trucks on the market for this year.
The Toyota Tacoma has reigned as the king of small trucks for a number of years. Redesigned in 2016, the third generation Toyota Tacoma features a 3.5 liter V6 engine that produces 278 horsepower. It is mated to a 6 speed transmission that is available in either a standard or automatic option. Though the Tacoma is not the most fuel efficient option on the market (18 MPG city and 22 MPG highway), it was the top selling mid-sized truck last year.
The Tacoma is the perfect vehicle to accompany you on any of your adventures, no matter where they may take you.
The Ford Ranger was reintroduced to the US market after a brief hiatus for the 2019 model year. The Ranger features Ford's proven 2.3 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost motor that offers a best in class 310 lbs-foot torque rating in addition to nearly 300 horsepower. This all-new small truck is ready to hit the highway or that rough double track road that you've always wondered about.
As the only compact truck that is is available with an optional diesel engine, the Chevy Colorado sets itself apart from the competition. For drivers in search of a powerful but efficient truck, look no further than this mid-sized powerhouse. The 3.6 liter gas engine offers best in class horsepower but on the other hand, the diesel engine allows drivers to tow up to 7,700 pounds while still averaging nearly 30 MPG.
The Colorado is available in a wide variety of packages, ensuring that there is something to fit the needs of drivers of any type.
Not for the faint of heart, full size trucks pack a powerful punch. With higher payloads, increased power, and more interior space, full size trucks are ready to go to work or play.
The Toyota Tundra is ready to hit the trail or the job site. Offering seating for up to six people, a towing capacity of over 10,000 pounds, and a variety of trim packages, the Tundra is ready to tackle whatever is thrown its way.
If something with off road capability is what you are after, be sure to check out the TRD Off road package, which offers drivers a locking rear differential to get out of sticky situations.
The GMC Sierra distinguishes itself from the competition by offering more features than any other truck on the market. One of the most unique features of the Sierra is the tailgate, which offers owners six different positions that allow for easier bed access, making this truck perfect for tailgating with friends and family or hauling mulch to help finish up that pesky landscaping project.
With an aluminum frame, numerous engine choices, and best in class payload capacity, the Ford F150 is the perfect blend of efficiency and capability. Powered by Ford's proven EcoBoost, VCT or Powerstroke engines, the F150 is sure to meet the needs of anyone in the market for a new truck. The F150 is lightweight, fuel efficient, and ready for whatever comes its way.