Best pickup trucks? That’s opinionated. What is not, is how pickup trucks have emerged as perhaps the best-selling vehicles for the last couple of years in the United States, GCC and beyond. Why have people chosen to invest in pickup trucks that are primarily meant for commercial and agricultural purposes? What do they have now that attract consumers in all parts of the world? Full-size pickup trucks have become popular over the years because manufacturers have found a way to implement some of their recent tech innovations and ideas into their trucks and that’s what consumers are enjoying.
From making headlines each year as best-seller to raking in huge profits for autos manufacturers, people are now beginning to see how big the truck market is. The evolution was long in the waiting though. Technology has touched almost everything in the world, albeit, positively. It has been integrated into our daily lives and its breakout has coincided with when people are now beginning to move towards comfort and convenience, both of which are also peculiar to pickup trucks. This has left autos manufacturers with the battle for bragging rights and as we can all presume, consumers always emerge as winners in the battle.
You can tell how much the popularity pickup trucks have gained has affected their cost. As a matter of fact, some even fear that it’ll leave them in direct competition with other car types as they’re already proving to be great alternatives. Every car type is unique in its own way, no doubt. But in some situations, one can be left with some evaluations to do with factors like performance, speed, features, and most importantly, budget; all to be put into consideration. The best pickup trucks are always the ones with the best safety features, technology, convenience, and most importantly fairly priced.
Hence, below is a list of the top 10 best pickup trucks on the market in 2021.
1. 2021 Ford F-150
Ford F-150 has not just been the best-selling pickup truck in the United States and the GCC for the last couple of years but the best-selling vehicle in the general sense. Under the hood is a powerful 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that cranks out 290hp @ 6500rpm and 265lb-ft of torque @ 4000rpm. With the Ford F-150 XL, there’s an 8-inch Center-Stack Screen that keeps you connected when you’re on the road which increases the productivity level whenever you’re driving. All these features justify the starting MSRP of $28,940 USD.
2. 2021 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 might not be as powerful as the TRX but its standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 gas engine puts it on par with some of the best pickup trucks on the market. Its gas engine receives support from a Class-Exclusive eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain to produce 305 horsepower and 265lb-ft of torque. If you’re using the vehicle for commercial purposes, you’ll love the new Smart Towing Technology which is an advanced innovation with features like Trailer Light Check, Trailer-tow Power-fold Mirrors, and the new Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It is also packed with advanced features like LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Pedestrian Emergency Braking and many more. The base trim has a base price of $32,795 USD.
3. 2021 Toyota Tundra
Coming right in the third place is the 2021 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 2021 Toyota Tundra; they’ve further cemented their place at the top. The 2021 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 $34,025 USD.
4. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
If you want strong and luxury, Chevrolet is one of the few autos brands you can turn to and the brand has delivered that yet again with the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Hitting the road or off-road with Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gives you some sort of confidence you need to have a good experience on and off-road. The vehicle is built with a Duramax 3.0-litre Turbo-Diesel engine that lets out 420 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque. One of the things people like this Chevy Silverado 1500 is its maximum highway driving range of up to 726 miles. Its auto stop/start technology is proof that Chevrolet has mastered the integration technology into some of their best productions and that’s what we’ve seen with the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Another interesting feature is the Advanced Trailering System that has an in-vehicle app that offers customized trailer profiles. With all these features, the vehicle only comes with a starting MSRP of $29,300 USD.
5. 2021 Jeep Gladiator
Every list of the best trucks for the past decade has had a Jeep Gladiator featured in, that’s to show how highly-rated the vehicle is. You can count on the Jeep Gladiator wherever you find yourself and you’ll be surprised by its off-road capabilities, thanks to the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine that produces best-in-class 442lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking to get more adventurous with the vehicle, you can activate the Off-Road+ which is an advanced feature that can help you improve the peak performance of the vehicle on dunes low-speed rock crawling. Starting MSRP for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is $33,715 USD.
6. 2021 GMC Sierra AT4
The 2021 GMC Sierra AT4 is an off-road truck that also comes in handy for entrepreneurs to take their businesses to a different level. You have two engine options and they are Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine and 6.2L V8 gas engine. What both engines guarantee you is an extraordinary performance thanks to the production of 460lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower. You can tow up to up to 9.200 pounds and that’s to show how efficient and versatile this vehicle can be. It comes with a starting price of $53,700 USD for the base trim.
7. 2021 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 2021 Nissan Titan Lineup. The ground clearance and all-terrain tires featured on this powerful pickup truck will allow you to take on different terrains no matter how tough they are. Being made solely for off-road purposes, the exterior has been designed such that your vehicle is protected from major damages, thanks to the steel skid plates. Under the hood of the 2021 Nissan Titan Lineup is a 5.6-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine that produces best-in-class 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque with towing capacity up to 11,040 lbs. The truck features amazing standard safety technologies like rear automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent forward collision warning, standard rear cross traffic alert, blindspot warning, and lane departure warning, and high beam assist. To get your hands on this pickup truck, you’ll have to part ways with at least $36,650 USD which is the starting MSRP.
8. 2021 Ford Super Duty
Have strong love for heavy-duty trucks? The 2021 Ford Super Duty should be the first name on your wish list. The vehicle features a powerful 6.7L Power Stroke V8 engine that produces 1050lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 37,000 pounds. This ranks it as perhaps the best heavy-duty trucks in the world, outshining the likes of the heavy-duty versions of GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado. It comes with a starting MSRP of $39,935 USD.
9. 2021 Ram 2500
The Ram 2500 would have been the best heavy-duty truck on the market if not for the best-ever Ford Super Duty. Despite being second-best, the 2021 Ram 2500 is still one of the best pickup trucks you can get your hands on and much of that is owed to the powerful 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine that cranks out best-in-class 850lb-ft of torque and 370hp. MSRP for the vehicle starts at $34,345 USD.
10. 2021 Chevy Colorado
Originally a mid-size truck, the 2021 Chevy Colorado performs better than some rugged trucks even on the most difficult terrains with the harshest weather. You have different engine options but the base trim is packed with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 200hp and 191lb-ft of torque. Towing has never been made easier with 3,500lb towing capability, although that is definitely not the best towing capability you can get as there are larger ones with the other trims. Pricing for the 2021 Chevy Colorado starts at $25,200 USD.