The pickup truck is a staple in American culture. Everybody from your neighbor to your long lost cousin owns a pickup or at least owned one at some point in the past. Yes, pickup trucks are one of the most viable vehicles in the world and are not only useful and reliable, but they also look good and make you look just as good as a result of driving one.
The Ford F-150 is one of the most famous pickups around. In fact, it was Ford who invented the pickup truck in the first place, delivering pickups to the public since 1948. However, although the F-150 is often considered to be the best of the best, there are actually a lot more pickups available that are even better. Here 15 pickup trucks we'd rather buy than the Ford F-150.
15 Mitsubishi L200
Mitsubishi is often overshadowed in the pickup world, with Ford and Toyota mostly taking the reigns. However, the L200 is a lot better than most people think, especially when you consider the 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, which produces 148bhp and 295lb ft of torque. Yes, it really is up there with some of the best pickups on the planet.
14 Dodge Ram 2500
If you look up muscle pickup in the dictionary, there is a picture of the dodge ram 2500. Dodge is known for its beefy pickups and the Ram 2500 is certainly no different.
In fact, in 2019, the truck was redesigned with a high-strength steel frame, an aluminum hood, and two engine options to choose from: a 6.4L V8 (410 horsepower, 429 lb.-ft. of torque) with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and turbocharged 6.7L diesel V6 (370 horsepower, 850 lb.-ft. of torque) with a six-speed automatic transmission. Now that's a difficult decision.
13 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
Mercedes aren't particularly known for their pickup trucks, but that doesn't mean that they aren't any good. In fact, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is one of the most underrated pickups on the planet and is also rather unique. Yes, the pickup is one of the smoothest on the market, with the suspension a lot softer and less turbulent than the F-150.
12 Toyota Hilux
The Ford F-150 might be the best selling pickup in the world, but the Toyota Hilux is the best selling pickup across Europe with a whopping 20 million vehicles sold so far. The Hilux is extremely reliable and also performs exceptionally well off-road. Furthermore, the vehicle is family-friendly and offers a maximum capacity of up to six passengers, something the F-150 just can't manage.
11 Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ford Ranger Raptor has been nipping at the exhaust of the Ford F-150 for a while, not quite managing to better its long lost cousin. However, it seems the Raptor has finally done it, with the latest generation that of pure quality.
The best thing about the Raptor is the size, as well as the noise. Yes, the Raptor really knows how to make an entrance, mostly down to its punchy engine.
10 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet is known for its great pickups, especially the Chevrolet Silverado. The truck comes from a long line of full-size and heavy-duty pickups, designed to blow the socks off those who are lucky enough to buy one. The Silverado is most certainly one of the best and is actually one of the best-selling trucks in the United States.
9 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier is a pickup for all occasions. It's perfect for those who use their trucks for work and those with large families. Yes, the Nissan Frontier is an ideal everyday truck and rivals the F-150 in that it is cheaper and can fit more people inside it, hence an overall better family car.
8 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Toyota Tacoma TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro is one of the best – not to mention the most exciting vehicles to drive off-road. Furthermore, the truck has a capable V6 engine along with off-road features such as Multi-terrain Select (MTS) and Crawl Control (CRAWL). Yes, the Toyota Tacoma TRD is one of the loudest cars around.
7 Nissan Titan
Nissan knows how to make vehicles, with the Nissan Titan certainly no exception. The Titan really shined between 2017 and 2019, with the models much more convenient and comfortable than their predecessors. Furthermore, the later model comes with power-adjustable heated outside mirrors, something that might not sound that amazing but is actually so incredibly useful.
6 GMC Sierra 2500
The GMC Sierra 2500 is a great pickup for a number of reasons and can just about tow anything you want, no matter how big or heavy. Yes, the Sierra 2500 is not only a sturdy hunk of aluminum, metal, and engine, but it also has one of the biggest interiors of all super-duty pickups.
5 Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge
It might not look fancy, and it might not be brand spanking new, but the Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge is a classic that just can't be replicated.
The pickup was first released in 1986 with just 14 units created. It was then later released again in 1990, this time with 33 units and 318ci V8 mill generating 170 horsepower. As a result, the pickup is extremely rare, making it that little bit sweeter.
4 Toyota Tundra
Everybody knows that Toyota makes good pickups, with the automobile brand almost rivaling Ford on reliability and sales. The Toyota Tundra is one of the best pickups around and certainly beats the F-150 on comfort and luxury. Furthermore, the Tundra is a family vehicle, allowing up to five or six passengers, something that the regular F-150 just can't provide.
3 Chevrolet Colorado
When it comes to driving off-road, then the Chevrolet Colorado is the pickup for you. Let's face it, pickups were originally made for these kinds of terrains, and the F-150 just doesn't quite cut it.
The Chevrolet Colorado not only has great off-road precision but the 2018-2019 Colorado ZR2 also has a raised suspension along with big fender flares, giving drivers an easy drive on tough terrains.
2 Ford F-250 Super Duty
The F-250 is often regarded as the ugly sibling to the F-150, and the one that gets ignored and forgotten. However, the F-250 is actually better than the F-150, something that most people tend to forget. For instance, the F-250 is much more spacious with more high-end features. The F-250 might be a bit heavier, but it sure packs a lot more power.
1 GMC Syclone
The GMC Syclone has always been a bit of an animal. In fact, upon its release in 1991, it was 0.1 seconds faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo of the time. The Syclone was originally created as a high-performance version of the GMC Sonoma, which was also rated pretty highly with regards to pickup truck standards at the time of its release.