There’s a reason why many individuals choose to drive a truck; not only are these durable vehicles perfectly suited for hauling heavy loads, many are also refined and comfortable enough to drive to work and run errands with. And on top of that many of these trucks sport advanced features such as LCD screens which let you know the progress of a towing job or how much fuel you’ve got left. Here is our list of a few of the top trucks to consider if you’re thinking about getting one.
One truck that is a bit out of the ordinary is the Ridgeline; this is due to the fact that it’s a blend of SUV and truck all wrapped into one sweet little package. Many drivers also like the fact that its handling is very similar to that of a car. One drawback is that it doesn’t sport as much power as some real workhorses such as the F150. The engine is a six cylinder with an output of 250 hp. Mileage is good for its class at 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the freeway. The cabin seats five adults. Optional features include Bluetooth compatibility and a Linked Navigation System which can be controlled via voice commands. There are three trim levels; the RT, RTS and RTL. The RT is priced at around $29k.
Next in line is the famous F-150 truck by Ford; this truck is as All-American as you can get. The best part is that there are tons of options to customize and configure it to your own liking. You can opt for the base model for just $23k or customize it with all sorts of options and a state of the art V8 engine for a fancy model costing $50k. There are three different engine choices available; the base is a V6 3.7 while the mid-range engine is a V8 Eco Boost V6 which comes with either your pick of 360 or 365 hp. A V8 6.2 Liter engine is also available for those who carve an immense amount of power with 411 hp. The base model is pretty strong; it can tow 5,500 pounds of cargo while the top of the line V8 can tow up to 11,300 pounds. If you like tech gadgets then this auto delivers; a screen lets you know how much you’ve towed and other pertinent details.
The most wallet-friendly truck on our list is the Ford Ranger; this truck is a bit smaller than the rest. One drawback however is that the ride isn’t as smooth as compared with the F-150 for every day driving. There are two engine choices available; a V4 2.3 Liter with 143 hp or a V6 with 207 hp. The V6 model can tow up to 5,800 pounds. The base model seats 3 adults while the super cab has room for 5 persons. Options include an AM/FM stereo with an audio jack and a 60/40 split bench seat.