2018 will be a great year for all truck lovers because there are plenty of options, from the same old suspects like to some new competitors. Pickup trucks remain to be some of the most popular vehicles in the U.S. market. And we are happy to report that other places like Europe have also started to fall in love with them. In fact, we predict that there will be a worldwide craze in the next few years. They come in all shapes and sizes. To choose the truck that suits you, then you will need to know some important "stuff" about it. And that's where we come in. We have compiled a list of some of the mouthwatering trucks that will offer you reliability and the strength of a horse. Let's enter into the colorful world of pickup trucks you should look out for this year.
How good is the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is offered with several top engine options that are led by a fuel efficient 2.7-liter V6. This pickup truck is easy on the eyes and also comfortable. It is a workhorse that can cross rough terrains and it is also capable of carrying and towing heavy stuff. The TRD Pro trim is available for off-road lovers; it comes with additional features that make the Tacoma a fearless desert warrior and a brilliant rock crawler. You will also love that the Tacoma comes with a high-quality interior.
What can be said about the 2018 Ram 1500 Limited Tungsten?
There is no debating that Ram is still a leader when it comes to pickup trucks although it's current generation is the oldest on the market. For 2018, the Ram has been upgraded; it is ruggedly handsome and more aggressive than ever. It comes with new engine choices; a 5.7-liter HEMI or a 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel. The features include in-box storage, push-button start, and Uconnect 4C. This is all good news, but many folks are likely to be put off by the price tag. All in all, we expect the 2018 version to perform as good as its predecessors.
What about the 2018 Fiat Fullback?
Fiat pickups were only available in the South American market since the company chose to concentrate on making commercial vehicles. However, for 2018, the company has decided to launch this mid-size truck to compete in the global market. The Mitsubishi platform influences it and it comes with several trim options as well as four-cylinder engines.
What do we know about the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz?
Back in 2015, Hyundai had refused to commit itself towards the manufacture of this truck, but we can now confirm that this beast will be available by late 2018.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz can be described as an SUV with open cargo-carrying capabilities, and that is why it is being referred to as an urban truck. It is similar to the Hyundai Santa Fe since it is mainly offered with a four-cylinder with a V6 as an option. And just like the Santa Fe, it will be offered with different trim levels to choose from, from basic to the top-notch level. The company is struggling with slow sedan sales, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz is exactly what they need since the current market is demanding for compact pickup trucks. We expect the Hyundai Santa Cruz truck to move faster than hot cakes since it has already drawn a lot of attention.
What about the Ford F-150?
This the reigning king of full-size pickups. The 2018 version has little changes; it maintains the previous engines but adds a 3.0-liter diesel option, it also has some new trim features. Overseas consumers will love this new engine because they are always looking for fuel efficiency. For off-road lovers, there is the dynamic F-150 Raptor.