In the past few years, I’ve driven all the major full-size pickup trucks sold in the US: the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado, the RAM 1500, and the Toyota Tundra.
Of these pickups, the Ford, Chevy, and RAM are either all new or redesigned in the past five years; the Toyota is a bit long in the tooth but is due for an update.
Here’s a rundown of the best features of these four full-size pickup trucks.
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In the USA, we sure do love pickup trucks. Especially full-size pickups, which are at the heart of the market.
Since 2014, Ford, Chevy, and RAM — the Big Three of pickup brands — have each redesigned their bread-and-butter (Meat and potatoes?) truck.
I’ve driven them all, but I’ve also checked out the Toyota Tundra, a solid pickup that sells outside the top three, and that hasn’t been revamped for a while.
These are all pretty good trucks, and for this roundup, I’ve highlighted some of their best features (by the way, I skipped towing because all four trucks can tow weight that’s within the expectations of this class).
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Here’s the F-150, which I tested right after Ford redesigned the iconic pickup in 2015, to use more lightweight aluminum in the construction; Ford has since updated the vehicle. The price for this one was around $50,000.
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A big question about the redesigned F-150 was whether an aluminum bed would be as strong as steel. In my testing, the bed performed fine.
The tailgate in the F-150 has a very useful retractable step.
The F-150s styling is also a plus. This pickup just looks like it can get the job done.
Perhaps the best feature of the F-150 is …read more
Source:: Business Insider