January 16, 2018
Arguably, the truck is the most American car you can think of. Sturdy, durable, long lasting, and a great vehicle to use for long distance road trips, moving, or if you just want to go hunting one weekend. The truck has had staying power in the American car market for years because of how versatile it is.
Here are some of our favorite trucks from 2017.
2017 Ford F-150 MSRP: $27,110 - $63,625
When you think of trucks, the F-150 most likely comes to mind. This model is practically synonymous with trucks.
The 2017 Ford F-150 delivers just like it has in previous models. It is sturdy, tough, and can handle rough terrain very well. In terms of performance, the 2017 now comes with a turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the horsepower on this thing goes up to 375 depending on the upgrade you get. For anyone who enjoys long camping trips or any other type of outdoor adventure, the truck has a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs., and comes with a Terrain Management System.
The 2017 F-150 is the light duty version compared to other models in the F-series. The model comes in regular and extended crew cab body styles, and has three cargo box length options that range from 5.5 to 8 feet.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 MSRP: from $27, 785
Chevrolet’s Silverado is a classic staple in the truck world. It was introduced to the car world in 1998, and the truck has been a popular model for Chevrolet ever since. The 2017 model keeps a firm grip on the reputation Chevrolet has built for themselves.
The truck comes with a powerful V8 engine that can go up to 420 horsepower. Depending on what upgrades you get, you can either get rear wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Both modes perform well when it comes to driving on rough terrain. The towing capacity on this truck is also worthy to note. Depending on what bed length and truck body you get, the vehicle can tow anywhere from 5,500 to 9,400 pounds of cargo.
The cabin is dressed in high end materials that gives the truck a luxurious feel and provides comfortable and spacious seating. If you like powerful trucks with a luxurious interior, the Silverado is something for you to look into.
2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab MSRP: from $32, 995
The 2017 Ram 1500 Crew Cab is a truck that packs some serious punch.
The truck comes with smooth riding suspension, has a smooth and efficient eight-speed automatic transmission, an easy to use touchscreen interface, and a great looking cabin. Depending on what upgrades you get, the truck can tow anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 lbs. of cargo.
The truck comes with a 3 liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that has a fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon and goes up to 240 horsepower.
2017 Toyota Tundra MSRP: from $30,120
The Tundra was the first pick-up truck that was developed by the Japanese manufacturer, Toyota. Introduced in 1999, the truck has been embraced by truck aficionados since. The 2017 Tundra lives up to the hype that the model first established in 1999.
The 2017 Tundra has a 5.7 liter V8 regular gas engine, with horsepower that reaches up to 381. Depending on the body style you get, the towing capacity is anywhere from 6,400 to 10,500 pounds.
The truck has great performance when it comes to off road terrain. It also has spacious rear seats and a user-friendly infotainment system with a touch screen display. Currently, there are not very many full size pickup trucks that come standard with these features.
If you’re looking for a truck that is dependable, durable, and sturdy, the Tundra is a great choice.