Most of the modern-day pickup trucks are as tough as a honey badger, but they still offer luxury and numerous tech features. Let's face facts - not every Truck in 2019 will be a stud. In fact, there will be a lot of duds. We love high-class upholstery and sat navigation, but we need something new! Like Chris Evans retiring from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we're ready to move on to Brie Larson and the possibilities of the infinite! We'll take in factors like towing ability, performance, value, payload capacity, off-road performance, price, available configurations, utility, popularity, and available features. You, the consumer will be spoilt for choice because there are many new trucks while others have been significantly updated, with the GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ram 1500 offering new tech features, platforms, luxury options, and engines. So let’s get to it, here are the best and most exciting trucks to look out for this year.
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The Ram 1500 remains as popular as ever, coming with a complete redesign. The manufacturer decided to upgrade the frame to improve the truck’s payload numbers and towing ability; however, they were smart enough to maintain the returned air suspension and coil-spring choices. The restyled Ram 1500 offers more top-notch materials than before. The biggest highlight is the truck’s mild-hybrid powertrains and the fresh 12-inch infotainment screen. We love that the seats have more space and the Rebel trim is perfect for off-road activities in the mud and dirt. However, it is only the higher trim that offers common driver assist features. In general, the Ram 1500 is as diverse as Brad Pitt’s acting roles; it can be used both as a luxury truck and a work truck.
If you want a pickup truck that can flourish in every inhospitable environment, then the Tacoma is the truck for you. If it were a WWE wrestler, then it would be Brock Lesnar because it has maintained its reputation of being tough and rugged. Adventurers will love it for its optional off-road equipment, baked-in ground clearance, and excellent utility while the daily driver will be attracted to its user-friendly interior and well-mannered chassis. We love that its six-speed manual transmission can be paired with the top-level V6 and its cabin has user-friendly controls. The Tacoma’s composite truck bed comes with a power outlet and movable tie-down cleats. However, taller folks will have a problem fitting into the truck’s driving position. There is no more five-speed manual transmission. Advanced driver safety aids are also standard in the 2019 version. This small truck’s prices range from $25,400 to $43,720.
The F-150 was built with the aim of satisfying all sorts of consumers; it is comes with hundreds of configurations. The F-150 boasts of being one of the most loved brands in the United States without having any one customer base. The F-150 is the Subway sandwich of trucks. You can have it any way you like and with enough mustard. It is perfect for playing and working; this is thanks to its remarkable payload capacities and impressive towing. Its popularity is driven by the fact that it is very capable on the road. It comes with several engines that offer a good blend of fuel economy and power. The Raptor and Limited trims have a standard V6 engine that has a capacity of 3.5 liters. Its brawny engine is not its only strength; it also has a modern and comfortable interior that comes with numerous high-class touches.
Like all Hondas, their midsize pickup offers more comfort than other vehicles of its kind. Just like its workaday rivals, the new Ridgeline retains most of its utility capabilities. The Honda Ridgeline is a practical and durable choice although it can’t go as far off-road or tow as much as some conventional trucks. You will get multisurface traction from the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. We love the huge lockable in-bed trunk and unique two-way tailgate. The independent rear suspension ensures that the truck provides good handling and a superior ride. It can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds. On the negative side, we think that it has a frustrating navigation and touchscreen audio interface. You’ll spend between $29,990 and $43,420, which is a lot, but then again it is a Honda. Treat the Ridgeline to a nice oil change and some routine maintenance, and it'll outlast your marriage.
The new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can be described as a plush people-mover and a competent workhorse. This versatile full-size pickup has been redesigned for 2019. Unfortunately, it tries out too many things, and it ends up excelling in none. The longer cabin ensures that you will get excellent rear legroom. The beautiful touchscreen display is quite easy to use. This truck comes with several powertrains that are useful in hauling and towing. However, we don’t like that it comes with some subpar materials in the cabin. The cabin controls and interior design appear to be a little dated. We have become accustomed to the fact that Americans can’t get enough of full-size pickup trucks, in fact, they are the nation’s best-selling vehicles. Just like other full-size pickup trucks, the new Silverado 1500 effortlessly blends family-friendly versatility and maximum utility, and it is available as a decked-out luxury rig and a bare-bones work truck. Under the hood, it offers different engine choices such as a turbocharged four-cylinder, two V8s, a V6, and a diesel six-cylinder. The Silverado 1500 belongs to a segment that continues to evolve rapidly; it has numerous available features, lots of modern tech and upgraded utility.
The new Ford F-250 Super Duty can be equipped to become a competent people mover and a capable tow-haul vehicle. This heavy-duty truck might not be the newest, but it offers a lot of capabilities. In fact, it is more capable than the F-150 but not as expensive or extreme as the F-450 or the F-350. It boasts of having a comfortable cabin and lots of high-tech gear. It impresses with its responsive powertrain and smooth ride. The Super Duty gets its juice from a powerful diesel V8 engine. Its fifth-wheel prep and high gross weight rating means that the Super Duty is all about utility. The truck’s efficiency has improved significantly because of the lighter aluminum body. In 2019, the premium Sony stereo has been replaced by a B&O Play stereo. The manufacturer also brings a fresh Lariat Sport Package. The price can range from $33,150 to $80,440.
The thought of seeing this pickup truck gives me butterflies in the stomach; it is the same feeling I get when I meet my gorgeous crush in the mall. It will start off where the Jeep Comanche left off when it stopped production in 1993. The company has not manufactured a truck ever since that time. The highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler Pickup is inspired by the JL-generation Wrangler. We expect it to be a leading truck although not much is known about it. However, we know that it will come with an optional fold-down canvas soft top that is similar to the one in the new JL-Wrangler. We think that it will share its powertrain lineup with its SUV sibling. We expect it to be a big hit in 2019.
This midsize truck offers many goodies like a smooth highway ride, lots of available tech, class-leading towing capabilities, and numerous safety features. The Canyon's biggest shortcoming has to be its very expensive fancy models. It is very similar to the Chevy Colorado, with small differences in equipment and pricing. The Canyon stands out for its fancier wheels, a nicer-looking grille and some optional upscale features, but that's about it. It offers a comfortable ride, and its maneuverable size allows it to have a great handling and well-mannered steering. The 2019 model will come with a new infotainment interface, a high-resolution rearview camera, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the negative side, we feel that large people will have a hard time fitting in the small front seats. You’ll also get more in-cab storage from rivals when the rear seats are folded. An unexceptional four-cylinder is offered as the base engine, but you can upgrade to the torque-rich turbodiesel or the available V6. You can get 7,700 pounds of towing capacity if you choose the diesel engine.
This well-built truck boasts of being very comfortable. When you consider its price and capability, the Titan XD belongs in a unique space between the heavy-duty and light-duty pickup truck segments. It is likely to be popular with some of the buyers who want an affordable HD alternative. It has a perfect blend of performance and price. We love that its interior is both attractive and functional. And that’s not all, it also promises a smooth ride.
Behold, the prodigal son returns to North America after a long exile. Ford has promised that this mid-size pickup truck will be better than ever. It's almost like the second coming, except with financing. The 2019 Ford Ranger still looks like its siblings from other countries although it was adjusted to suit the U.S. market. The main difference is that the U.S.-spec Ranger features a fully-boxed frame, Dana axles, and a special suspension. Just like the sixth-gen Mustang, this pickup will be driven by an EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.3 liters. This engine will be working together with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Ranger will also offer an optional EcoBoost V6 engine that is likely to be offered at a later time. Ford has promised to beat its gasoline engine-powered rivals by providing the best fuel economy. In addition to this, the payload capability is expected to be the best-in-class.
The GMC Sierra can be driven while wearing a suit or a pair of overalls. It can be described as a better-looking Silverado; this is because of its numerous luxury features. This full-sized truck will come with a powertrain that is similar to the Silverado’s. It also has a few optional engines: a 4.3L V6 and two V8s with the capacity of 5.3 liters and 6.2 liters. We love that it has a brilliant tailgate as well as a comfortable and tech-rich interior. However, we think that it has a slow transmission. Not slow enough to make driving it a miserable experience but, you won't win any quarter-mile races. All in all, it is one of the top trucks of 2019.