The Best Pickup Trucks: 3 Popular Models with the Highest Ratings and Reviews

January 27, 2012

If you're looking for a car that will both be able to haul loads of working supplies and drive in all types of conditions and terrain, the best pickup truck available might be your strongest option. Of course, finding the best new truck or the best 4x4 isn't always an easy task. There are a variety of ways in which the different options will vary from one another. Things like cabin size, safety ratings, hauling capacity, gas mileage and much more can all influence your decision. Read on for a list of some of the most popular models in terms of their ratings and reviews.

1. 2010 Toyota Tacoma

The 2010 version of the Toyota Tacoma has widely been regarded as one of the very best pickup trucks, particularly when compared with other compact trucks. As a smaller sized pickup, the Tacoma has a set of distinct advantages over its larger relatives. Among the advantages are the fact that the Toyota Tacoma has an excellent gas mileage rating in comparison with most larger and heavier trucks. It also has better handling. Among the downsides of the Tacoma are a slightly smaller interior cabin space (although people still generally find it to be quite roomy) and a lower capacity for hauling goods. If your main goal is to have a lot of power to carry different cargo, a compact truck is probably not the best option.

2. 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Among full size pickup trucks, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 sits atop the reviews and customer rankings. This mammoth vehicle is outfitted with the latest in all types of accessories and technology, making it a top of the line vehicle in terms of amenities. It is also roomy and capable of seating a large family or group of people. On the downsides, this truck is much easier to tip over than smaller pickups, which compromises its safety ratings somewhat. Additionally, it has poor gas mileage. The powerful engine and attractive design more than make up for any deficiencies in the 2011 Silverado.

3. 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche

The Avalanche belongs to a unique type of pickup truck that is typically classified as a sports utility truck. These pickup trucks are partially designed as trucks and partially designed as sports utility vehicles. As such, they have a partially enclosed cabin area, but they still have plenty of room for hauling cargo in an open air canopy. The benefits that the Avalanche receives as a result of being crossed with a sport utility design is greatly improved handling and power. The vehicle is also reasonably priced in comparison with many other types of full size and heavy duty pickup trucks, which further makes it a desirable option.

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