The most popular vehicles in the United States are the Ford F-Series lineup of full-size trucks – it is not the Camry, not the CR-V crossovers but full-size trucks. Crossovers are becoming more popular, and that is true, but the pickups are equally important to the carmakers. Today’s trucks are modernized, and they can be used for everyday driving, which means that they have slightly moved from their original purpose which was a work mule. Below, you can see the extensive list of the new models that will hit the market. Feel free to pick your favorite.
1. Chevrolet Colorado
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is powered by the latest version of the GM’s 3.6-liter V6 engine, but there is also a mighty off-road variant of the model called the ZR2. The new truck will come with new color choices, additional convenience features like the push-button start and perhaps a special edition model, but nothing will be changed under the skin.
Pricing: $20,995 – $41,155
2. Chevrolet Silverado
Another vehicle from Chevrolet is the Silverado that got a low-speed automatic emergency braking system in 2016 and will be equipped with the Teen Driver feature slightly later. This feature allowed parents to set the limits if their kids are still inexperienced drivers. For 2018, the eAssist variant is offered in the LTZ trim whereas the rearview camera is standard for each model. The WT trim will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The Silverado offers the 3.5-liter V6 engine which delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, but you can always opt for more powerful 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 rated at 420 hp/460 lb-ft of torque and 533 hp/283 lb-ft respectively.
3. Chevrolet Silverado HD
In 2016, the Silverado HD received a more potent diesel engine, a hood scoop, and brand-new air intake system. Chevy will add a rearview camera to all trims, a 7.0-inch touchscreen to the WT model and a new front grille design to the High Country and Z74 versions. A new-generation Silverado HD will arrive soon, and it will compete against Ram and Ford.
4. Ford F-150
Ford’s F-150 is a killer, and for its 40th birthday, it will receive a large update. The exterior will be modified, engines upgraded and perhaps we even see some new units under the hood. One of the powerplants is the new 3.0-liter Powerstroke turbodiesel V6, while the 3.5-liter EcoBoost carries over. The base 3.3-liter unit comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, but all the other models get a far better 10-speed auto.
5. Ford Ranger
The Ranger has not been on sale in the United States since 2011, but it is coming back as the 2019 model. It will be a body-on-frame truck while some of the potential packages under the hood are a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, the F-150’s 3.3-liter V6, and an EcoBoost I4. The new Ranger will share its platform with the returning Bronco.
Pricing: $21,000-$35,000 (estimated)
6. Ford Super Duty
The Super Duty has been recently redesigned, and it received an aluminum bodywork, which will be carried over to the new model. The trims that are offered are F-250, F-350, and F-450 with three cab sizes and two-bed lengths. Furthermore, the Super Duty can be purchased with rear- or four-wheel drive, single or dual rear wheels and gas or turbodiesel engines. Blue Oval is making the Super Duty stronger and lighter each year.
Pricing: $34,000-$79,000 (estimated)
7. GMC Canyon
The GMC added leather upholstery to the All Terrain model. The Canyon is equipped with a 2.5-liter I4 unit good for 200 horsepower, but if you choose the turbodiesel, the fuel efficiency improves to 30 mpg on the highway and the towing capacity increases. The 3.6-liter V6, which is also available, comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, whereas notable equipment inside the cabin is an 8.0-inch touchscreen with IntelliLink.
8. GMC Sierra
The entry-level Sierra features a 7.0-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera as standard equipment whereas the TPMS has a tire fill alert system. You can purchase the Sierra in various trims – base, SLE, SLT, and Denali – while the buyers also have a choice between regular, double and crew cab body styles with short or long beds. Moreover, GMC Sierra can be boosted with the visual Elevation Edition pack and the off-road All Terrain X package. Inside, you will find an 8.0-inch touchscreen with IntelliLink and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
9. GMC Sierra HD
The Sierra HD is an improvement over the regular Sierra, and that is why MyLink 7.0-inch radio system and a rearview camera are a part of the standard equipment. What is new is a tire fill alert system, while the range-topper receives a new grille design. The Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 unit that lies under the Sierra HD’s hood is perfect for towing, and if you will use your pickup truck mostly to tow, there is no better choice than this.
10. Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline is the model which has always been offered in numerous trims, but that number has decreased from 12 to nine for the new 2018 model. The Sport trim now comes in White Diamond Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic colors while we expect a 10-speed automatic transmission to be available on upper trims in the upcoming years. Hopefully, lower-end models will finally get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Under the hood, the Ridgeline packs a 3.5-liter V6 powerplant and if you switch from FWD to AWD, towing capacity increases from 3,500 to 5,000 pounds.
11. Nissan Frontier
The Frontier is still patiently waiting for a significant update, but even without it, it is still a powerful vehicle. The base four-cylinder engine can be found with the RWD configuration only, but once you opt for the V6, you can have the Frontier either with RWD or 4WD model. The new pickup is going to be based on the global Navara. The photo you can see here shows the new Frontier Midnight Edition which comes with the gloss-black grille, 18-inch alloys, and every other part in black color.
Pricing: $20,000-$34,000 (estimated)
12. Nissan Titan
The 2018 Nissan Titan is another truck which gets the Midnight Edition treatment, and it sits on the 20-inch black alloy wheels. Halfway through 2017, Nissan decided to add a King Cab model which slots between the Single Cab and Crew Cab. The Single Cab models have 8.0-foot beds, whereas King Cab and Crew Cab come with shorter 6.5-foot beds. Otherwise, there are no significant changes, but we are waiting for the base V6 engine to be introduced.
Pricing: $31,000-$57,500 (estimated)
13. Nissan Titan XD
Nissan has kept quiet about the updates beyond the new Midnight Edition for the 2018 mode, but the Titan XD will come with the new King Cab, just like the regular Titan. A gas V8 engine comes standard whereas you can opt for a Cummins turbodiesel V8 unit if you like. The Cummins increases towing capacity compared to the gas powerplant, but it is still less than the domestic turbodiesel options.
Pricing: $33,500-$65,000 (estimated)
14. Ram 1500
There is a new top-range model called Laramie Limited Tungsten which adds even more luxury to the table. The Ram 1500 went through some changes, and it got a standard rearview camera, a bed light switch mounted on the bed, a fleet telematics module for tracking fleet vehicle efficiency and a Sport appearance update. The Rebel model comes with the optional leather upholstery, while the Uconnect 8.4 system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Pricing: $28,500-$61,000 (estimated)
15. Ram HD 2500/3500
The Ram HD 2500/3500 has also been upgraded, and most of the changes are similar to the ones on the regular Ram 1500, but the difference is that they are standard on this model and optional on the Ram 1500.
Pricing: $34,000-$67,000 (estimated)
16. Toyota Tacoma
Interestingly enough, the Toyota Tacoma is one of the few vehicles produced by the Japanese manufacturer that has no active safety features. However, the new Tacoma might end up with the Toyota Safety Sense-P active safety suite as standard. The new model will mostly carry over the exterior and interior features, but there is a possibility that extra tech will be added.
Pricing: $25,500-$42,000 (estimated)
17. Toyota Tundra
Unlike the Tacoma, all Tundra trims are delivered with the Toyota Safety Sense-P active safety suite. Furthermore, the 4.2-inch multi-info display is standard whereas the new TRD Sport trim will from now on come with the 20-inch silver alloy wheels, a honeycomb-style grille, LED headlights, TRD front, and rear anti-roll bars and TRD Sport-tuned Bilstein shocks. The 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V8 engines will remain unchanged.
Pricing $31,500-$51,500 (estimated)
Which pickup is your favorite?