Although sports utility vehicles (SUVs) may be the most popular types of vehicles, there is no denying that a large number of the population finds pickup trucks very alluring. The toughness, flexibility, and family-friendliness make these trucks amongst the best sellers in the country.
You can choose from a wide range of options and to help you, here is a list of the best small pickup trucks:
- Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline’s unibody (against the popular body-on-frame for other trucks) may make you skeptical as to the truck’s towing capacity. However, this truck is more comfortable when compared to its competitors. The spacious interiors ensure that four adult passengers can comfortably travel in the truck. The new model is provided with the new nine-speed automatic transmission and all the safety features from the Honda Sensing suite. The storage includes a dual-action tailgate open-able below and to the side. Besides that, the truck comes with an under-bed trunk with a built-in drain to store your valuables or use as a temporary cooler. The Ridgeline is priced at USD 35,020 and has a payload capacity of 1580 pounds with a maximum towage capability of 5000 pounds.
- Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator is similar to the Wrangler from within but comes with a longer wheelbase for accommodating the five-foot bed on the rear. It has a seven-slat grille with a standard four-wheel drive and off-roaders springing from the top-trim along with all-terrain tires. Other unique features of the Gladiator include electronic sway-bar disconnect and fox monotube shocks. Priced at USD 35,040, the truck has a maximum towing and payload capacity of 7650 pounds and 1600 pounds, respectively.
- Ford Ranger
The Ranger’s turbocharged engine is energetic in almost every situation and drives well on winding roads. The truck has comfortable front seats and the SuperCrew model also has rear seats with adequate leg and headroom for comfortable seating of adult passengers. The Ranger comes with one of the most user-friendly infotainment systems. With prices starting at USD 24,110, this truck is capable of towing up to 7500 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1560 pounds.
- Toyota Tacoma
The proven and newly improved formula in the new Tacoma makes it one of the best small pickup trucks available in the market. The truck comes with a height-adjustable driver seat, which makes driving a comfort. Moreover, the new Tacoma has both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration for making your drive enjoyable and entertaining. The Tacoma’s starting price is USD 27,145 with a payload capacity of 1620 pounds. This truck has towing capabilities ranging between 3500 pounds and 6800 pounds.
- Chevrolet Colorado
The highlights of the new Colorado include a strong engine, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration giving you a decent ride. This truck is the only diesel model available in the segment and is priced affordably at USD 22,295. The new Colorado has a maximum payload capacity of 1574 pounds and can tow between 3500 pounds and 7700 pounds.
Choosing the best pickup may be difficult even if you are well-versed with the technicalities. The aforementioned list should help you make an accurate decision.