A pickup truck may not be the most popular vehicle type in the world today but with its toughness, versatility and capability, it is an undeniable fact that this particular type of car serves a very important purpose. While sedans, SUVs, and sports cars generally have most people’s attention in comparison to pickup trucks; as of 2020, pickup trucks have gained more popularity, that we even have some that are very family-friendly. Nowadays, these trucks come in different sizes such as mid-size, full-size, and heavy duty which gives the owners multiple choices to perfectly match their taste and the concept of the type of vehicle they want.
Gone are those days when pickup trucks were all about toughness. In this day and age, pickup trucks are packed with lots of luxury features that when you’re in them, it’d be hard to tell the differences between them and SUVs. Coupled with those luxury features are amazing off-roading capabilities, and also the ability to carry heavy loads.
The simple fact is that pickup trucks can do the things SUVs can do and even more. A pickup truck can also serve as a family car, and even take on the toughest terrains possible without faulting. However, identifying the best might seem like an insurmountable task, even for those who are conversant with vehicles, and this is why we have helped compiled a list of the 10 best pickup trucks on the market this year.
Here are the top 10 best pickup trucks you can buy in 2020.
1. Ford F-150
If there’s any vehicle manufacturer who’s so good at what they do – which is manufacturing trucks – then you have to pick Ford ahead of all other pickup truck manufacturers because that’s how the brand made a name for itself. The 2020 Ford F-150 runs on a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine which produces 290hp and 265lb-ft of torque, thereby delivering responsive performance. The 17-inch silver steel wheels will help ensure that your truck will survive even the toughest terrains coupled with 265/70 R17 OWL All-Terrain Tires. The truck is also packed with standard safety features like the rear view camera with dynamic hitch assist, curve control, advance trac with roll stability control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring system, and many more. You can own a 2020 Ford F-150 for a base price of $28,495 USD.
2. Toyota Tundra
Coming right in the second place is the 2020 Tundra from one of the most reputable car manufacturers in the world, Toyota. The Toyota brand is widely regarded as the most successful Japanese automotive manufacturer and with the production of the 2020 Toyota Tundra; they’ve further cemented their place at the top. The 2020 Tundra which is powered by a 4×2 Crewmax 5.7-liter V8 engine, produces 381hp and 401lb-ft of torque @ 5600 rpm and @ 3600 rpm respectively. The truck features electronic ignition system, with Toyota Direct Ignition (TDI), while the standard stainless steel exhaust system ensures the engine of the vehicle is not at risk in any way. With standard safety features like pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and lane departure alert, driving will be made very easy as the risk of being involved in accidents will also drastically decrease. Pricing for this pickup truck starts from $33,575 USD.
3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 from the American automotive giant is one of the best light-duty pickup trucks in the world at the moment, without a doubt. Chevrolet even tagged it ‘The strongest, most advanced Silverado ever’, to further confirm claims of the truck’s strength. The base trim, which is powered by a Duramax 3.0-liter turbo-diesel I-6 engine, puts forward a 277 horsepower and 460 pound-foot of torque. One of the truck’s most amazing features is the auto stop/start technology which makes ignition really easy and less stressful. A maximum towing capability of 9300lb means the overall strength of the vehicle is undoubtedly glaring, making it an ideal choice for anyone who loves their pickup truck rugged and reliable. Prices for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 start from $28,300 USD.
4. GMC Sierra 1500
The GMC brand may not be as popular as Ford or Toyota, but this pickup truck is definitely worthy of a place on this list because of its big and powerful engine. The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 runs on a 5.3-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission to produce up to 480hp and 460lb-ft of torque. The starting price of $37,800 USD is justified by the truck’s ability to tow up to 12,100lbs, which is such an amazing feat for a pickup truck. The GMC Sierra 1500 features a state-of-the-art technology; Prograde Trailering system which helps improve the trailering experience and leave you confident of what your truck can do. It also features six distinct functions that allow you load, unload, and access the cargo box easier and with more ease.
5. Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is not on this list because of Jeep’s ever growing reputation. It duly merits a place on this list because of its body style, coupled with the legendary Jeep Brand 4×4 capability which makes the Gladiator more than ready to take you and your gear anywhere, on any terrain. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator which has a starting price of $33,545 USD is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 24V VVT engine with a standard 180-Amp alternator and 650-Amp AGM battery. Standard safety features the Gladiator is packed with include advanced multistage front air bags, anti-lock 4-wheel disc heavy-duty brakes, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, electronic trailer sway control, and many more.
6. Toyota Tacoma
You do not have to get in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma before you realize how strong the truck is. You’ll know at first sight because strength is written all over the heavy-duty pickup truck. This powerful pickup truck runs on 3.5-liter V6 DOHC 23-valve engine that produces 278hp and 265lb-ft of torque, coupled with a TRD Pro cat-back exhaust system. You will be doing a lot with this truck which is why it is packed with amazing safety features like Toyota’s pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, smart stop technology, anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution, among many other features. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma has a starting price of $26,050 USD.
7. Chevrolet Colorado
Although a mid-size pickup truck, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado can compete even with some of the world’s most rugged heavy-duty trucks. It is packed with full-size capabilities, which is confirmed by its 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine which cranks out 308hp and 275lb-ft of torque, with up to 7000lb towing capability. It also features the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system which helps turn the pickup truck into advanced digital assistant with the help of the available wireless charging and multiple USB port. The available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility will ensure simple connectivity of your mobile device to your truck without much stress. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado has a starting price of $21,300 USD.
8. Dodge RAM 1500
The Dodge RAM 1500 has been a revelation since its introduction, and has since won multiple awards as a reliable pickup truck. With a starting price of $32,145 USD, all the money paid for it is justified by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305hp. The 2020 Dodge RAM 1500 has a towing capacity of 7730 coupled with standard safety features like side impact beams, brake assist, traction control electronic stability, panic alarm, immobilizer, and rear child safety locks among many other safety features. The 6-seater truck also features an external digital memory control, and door locks power with 2-stage unlock.
9. Ford F-250 Super Duty
The 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty remains one of Ford’s best productions till date, and that’s largely owed to the fact the truck was built to be an all-round pickup truck with amazing off-roading capabilities. The truck features a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces a whopping 385hp and 430lb-ft of torque. It also features the Fordpass Connect that allows you stay connected to your Super Duty and the world whether you’re at home or on a road trip. You can use your app to access features like remote start scheduling, vehicle location, start/stop, lock/unlock, fuel levels and mileage, and many more. Also packed with this truck are safety features like belt-minder which chimes and flashes warning light on instrument cluster if belts are not buckled, SOS Post Crash Alert System, and many more. The 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty has a starting price of $33,705 USD.
10. Nissan Titan
All a truck driver genuinely wants in a truck is a reliable and capable machine packed with safety technologies and that’s what you get when you own a 2020 Nissan Titan. The V8 engine which the Titan runs on produces 400hp and 413lb-ft of torque; more than most pickup trucks in its class. The truck also features standard Apple CarPlay and the best-in-class standard 8” screen, coupled with amazing standard safety technologies like rear automatic braking system, intelligent forward collision warning, and standard rear cross traffic alert. The 2020 Nissan Titan will run you back $36,190 USD as a starting price.