There is a huge resurgence of pickups on the market. There are a lot of new models and some old names coming back. All options are enticing and it can be a challenge to decide which one to buy. In an ocean of pickups how to know which one will suit you the best? Here is a list of some of the best pickups that might fit your bill the best.
2024 Ford Ranger
For the 2024 model year, Ford will remodel its mid-size Ranger pickup truck. It uses more edgy front-end style that was influenced by the massive F-150. Ford has stated that the new Ranger would be available in some areas with a turbodiesel V-6 engine, but we anticipate the American version will also be equipped with the identical powerful 2.3-liter four-cylinder powertrain as the present truck and rear-wheel drive as default.
Although a hybrid engine option might be added to the range and four-wheel drive is an option, the thought of a high-performing Raptor model has us the most thrilled. A four-door crew cab trim and an extended cab vehicle with two rear half-doors are the two different body types that will be available. The interior will receive an update as well, but mostly small stylistic changes.
2023 Ford Super Duty
For the 2023 model year, Ford completely overhauls its heavy-duty pickup truck, giving it fresh new appearance in addition to reinvigorated engines. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel powertrain is brand-new, and the 7.3-liter V-8 receives an updated air intake and improved tuning. The outside of the new Super Duty follows Ford’s lighter F-150 and Maverick pickup truck design language, which incorporates the company’s distinctive “C-clamp” lighting. We’re delighted to announce that the Super Duty uses real side vents, not fake ones that are in fashion.
A modern digital instrument cluster, a revamped dashboard, and an infotainment screen up to 12.0 inches may all be found inside the cabin. The four-wheel driving is standard on the XLT and Lariat trims. Previously it was only on King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Rear-wheel power is reserved for the basic XL trim only.
2023 Chevy Colorado
With a completely new exterior, revised engine possibilities, and a much enhanced interior, the Colorado is all new for 2023. The Colorado is still available in rear- or four-wheel drive although it will only be offered as a crew cab with a five-foot short bed. While our hearts race for the high-performing ZR2 trim with 33-inch tires, 10.7-inch of ground clearance, and just enough LED lighting to light up a techno concert, our heads and wallets decide that the mid-size Colorado Z71 is a far more sensible and cost-effective option. The Z71 boasts a more upscale cabin than the Trail Boss and is more expensive than the equipped ZR2 off-road killer, all while preserving a more tough exterior with 18-inch wheels and 32-inch tires.
2023 GMC Canyon
For 2023, the GMC Canyon will be completely redesigned, and the AT4X off-road variant, a recent arrival to the lineup, will give the Canyon the off-road prowess that had previously been exclusive to the Chevy Colorado ZR2. The factory-installed 3.0-inch lift and 33-inch all-terrain tires on the AT4X enable 10.7 inches of additional ground clearance. Every Colorado receives some type of height enhancement, with Elevation versions receiving a 2.0-inch raise. A 17-inch set of beadlock-capable wheels, additional sensors, bumpers, light bars, and a winch are included in the Edition 1 package that GMC is providing. If that rings a bell, it’s because the Colorado ZR2’s Desert Boss off-road gear package has a very similar equipment list.
The 2.7-liter inline-four engine from the Chevy Silverado, with 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, will be standard on the AT4X. The Canyon has recently discovered improvements in quality of life, including a newly redesigned interior. The 2018 Canyon’s expected starting price of $64,000 for the tough AT4X Edition 1 version is the only information GMC has provided regarding pricing thus far. We anticipate a comparable variety of trims and costs to the existing manufacturing vehicle, but we won’t make any buying recommendations until we know more.
2024 Toyota Tacoma
For the 2024 generation year, we predict the Tacoma to transition into a new generation. The fact that it will use Toyota’s new TNGA-F design, a body-on-frame chassis that also supports the new Tundra and the upcoming Sequoia and 4Runner, is one of the few things we currently know for sure. We additionally have an artist’s rendering of what a potential future Tacoma TRD Pro would resemble. If the new Tundra design is any clue, the smaller sibling will have a grille, lighting components, and characteristic fender bulges that are also recognizable.
We anticipate finding out more information about the new Tacoma next year and think it might make its appearance in 2024. Toyota has not disclosed the price or available trim levels for the 24 Tacoma. Over the latest iteration, which starts at roughly $28,000, we anticipate a small price increase. The lineup should also be consistent with the previous generation, starting with the base SR trim and progressing through the well-liked TRD Sport and Off-Road versions to the top-of-the-line, off-road-capable TRD Pro.
2024 Honda Ridgeline
These days, pavement-bound trucks with off-road styling are all the rage, and Honda’s prior models are a leading example of this. But the brand-new 2024 Ridgeline goes beyond the off-roading craze and has upgraded suspension, all-terrain tires, skid plates, and higher ground clearance. Honda stated in a media event that the Ridgeline pickup truck is planned to receive a tremendous upgrade. For 2024, the Ridgeline will not have a gas-electric option, disappointing customers hoping for a hybrid powertrain, according to the company. This confirms our suspicions that both will get the Pilot’s upgraded powerplant.
The new 3.5-liter V-6 from Honda includes an upgraded fuel delivery system, redesigned internals, and better packaging. It also noticeably moves from a single-overhead-cam to a double-overhead-cam configuration. While horsepower increases from 280 to 285 horsepower, torque stays at 262 pound-feet. The previous nine-speed automatic transmission gets replaced by a brand-new 10-speed model. The new powerplant hasn’t been tested yet, but based on our first drive, it doesn’t feel noticeably faster.
2024 RAM Dakota
Since there hasn’t been any official communication and hardly any spy photos that could be interpreted as this vehicle, we’re a little out there with this one, but you can bet your bottom dollar that Stellantis is annoyed that vehicles like the Ranger, Canyon-Colorado, Tacoma, and even the Maverick are skimming money off the table. After all, with Ford and Hyundai demonstrating that there is a market for reasonably sized unibody trucks capable of doing real work, the next small vehicle from Ram doesn’t necessarily need to be a one-for-one reincarnation of the old Dakota. But most rumors and speculations point to a Jeep Gladiator clone. This is most certainly a good thing as the Gladiator possesses a lot of good features. It is a capable off-roader and a great workhorse.
2024 Chevy Silverado EV
The bold GMC Hummer EV and the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV share an electric engine, but the latter is a more traditional interpretation of the electric pickup truck. Some may find the feature evocative of the now-extinct Avalanche pickup truck from the early 2000s. A midgate design option allows users to fold down the partition between the bed and the cab for added storage space. A big battery pack is believed to have a range of up to 400 miles on a single charge, and a battery with a range of 100 miles may be charged in just 10 minutes using DC fast-charging technology.
The Silverado EV will be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds and handle loads weighing up to 1300 pounds thanks to dual electric motors that can produce up to 664 horsepower and provide standard all-wheel drive. Although Chevrolet hasn’t provided any details or information on the pickup, it has stated that it will be produced in Michigan at the same factory that produces Hummers. The Ford F-150 Lightning and newer models like the Rivian R1T and the Tesla Cybertruck will be tough competitors for the Silverado EV when it arrives on market.
2024 Tesla Cybertruck
The pickup truck, one of the most common body types in America, is now part of the Tesla collection. Given how well trucks sell in our nation and its extremely remarkable stats for both an EV and a pickup, the Cybertruck provides the company with an amazing pickup truck option which many will love. However, it will first need to compete with vehicles like the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, and the Ford F-150 Lightning. In the next years, Chevy intends to release an electric Silverado, and by 2024, Ram promises to offer an EV with a truck bed. Three alternative versions of the Cybertruck will be offered, each with a different number of electric motors. Even though all except single-motor version come standard with all-wheel drive, adding more motors increases performance, range, and towing capacity.
All of these options are attractive and we might say that buyers are spoiled for choice. But whichever option you choose you won’t regret it. What a time to be alive