Best Trucks of Today
Each type of vehicle has its particular uses and it serves a purpose for the owner. For some individuals, cars are simply machines that take them from one point to another. In other cases, cars are a necessity or a part of their identity. Whatever it is, owning one fulfills a certain lifestyle, and probably one of the most nuanced type of vehicle in terms of lifestyle is a truck; a vehicle that is able to carry a variety of load.
Trucks are automotive vehicles used for moving heavy articles. They have an enclosed cab and an open cargo area that are appropriate for both passengers and heavy items. This predicament of having the ability to carry various types of load has cemented the truck’s status as cars for work. It used to offer very little modes of comfort; but time progressed, needs changed, and so did the truck. However, one thing will never change; the truck will always be a tool, an assistant of the working class.
The different popular truck models of today are loaded with technological features and coziness while still maintaining the age-old purpose of the vehicle. Paving the way under both light-duty and medium-duty standard is the Ford F-150, America’s best-selling pickup truck since 1977 and Ford’s biggest money-maker. It is a remarkable machine that is able to carry loads of up to 8,500 lbs in its lightest variant; applicable in both towing work and off-road travel with its military-grade body and high-performance newly-introduced EcoBoost V6 or V8 engine.
Another brand that is giving the popular F-150 a run for its money is the Ram 1500, awarded as Truck Trend’s 2019 Truck of the Year, and with good reason. It is arguably more luxurious than the F-150 but it does not sacrifice its ability as a powerful vehicle since its V8 engine is capable of towing up to 12,750 lbs.
Coming in third is Chevrolet’s Silverado 1500, a reliable vehicle with quality interior, V8 engine, 12,200 lbs hauling power, and re-designed additional trailering technology and advanced safety features. The Silverado is a user-friendly truck that retains its classic use as a muscle-car and working tool.
Meanwhile, the Nissan Titan surprisingly vies for the fourth position against its more popular sibling the Nissan Frontier. Appropriately named, the Titan is a comfortable and more family-friendly vehicle that can still powerfully pull up to 9,380 lbs. It has a hefty and cozy interior that’s raising the standards of comfort in pickup trucks.
Last but not the least is the Toyota Tundra, a robust vehicle with a V8 engine and 10,200 lbs weight capacity. Consistent with the Toyota branding, it is deemed as the leading model in terms of reliability and best retain for value.
Trucks might be a distinct type of automotive, but as we can see, they are also open to interpretation. The beauty of the truck is its ability to satisfy the multiple needs of people; it can be for work, for play, for the family and for adventure. It is also a durable and imposing vehicle. Any owner would be content in being seen in such a machine.