Best Pickup Trucks for 2020

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Willis is a freelance writer based out of Philadelphia. Born and raised in Colorado, he graduated from Williams College. When he's not writing about cars or the outdoors, he spends his time rock climbing or reading with his two cats.


, Automotive Editor - February 7, 2020

Pickup trucks are hot sellers in the United States. From work trucks to off-roaders to leather-clad luxury imitators, pickups run the gamut from utilitarian to fashion accessory.

For those looking for substance behind the bravado, these are some of our favorite options for 2020:

Most Versatile: Ford F-150
2020 Genesis G70

Why it's a top pick: The Ford F-150 falls in the "if it ain’t broke, don't fix it" category, and it remains our favorite all-around pickup truck. With strong powertrains and endless customization options, the F-150 has something to offer for nearly every buyer.

Worth knowing: Nearly all the available powertrains are excellent, but the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is especially good. It offers enough utility to threaten V8s while managing an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon combined.

Honorable mentions: RAM 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Best Towing: Ford F-Series Super Duty
2020 Ford F-250

Why it's a top pick: Ford’s Super Duty F-250, F-350, and F-450 feature a new 7.3-liter V8 engine and an upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel. It keeps its best-in-class towing crown while offering helpful technology and a new off-road package.

Worth knowing: The turbodiesel is the champ with a 37,000-pound towing capacity, but it's pricey. The new 7.3-liter V8 is a reasonable upgrade for only about $2,000 more than the base 6.2-liter V8.

Honorable mentions: RAM 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

Best Fuel Economy: Chevrolet Silverado Diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Why it's a top pick: Most Chevy Silverado 1500 buyers opt for the 5.3-liter V8, but the new 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel returns up to 27 mpg combined. That’s good by any standards and class-leading for a pickup. The Silverado’s modern infotainment and trailering cameras help keep it relevant.

Worth knowing: The Silverado has the largest bed in the class, plus customizability to rival the F-150. Getting the best safety features requires selecting the upper trims, however.

Honorable mentions: RAM 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

, Automotive Editor

Willis is a freelance writer based out of Philadelphia. Born and raised in Colorado, he graduated from Williams College. When he's not writing about cars or the outdoors, he spends his time rock climbing or reading with his two cats.


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