Best Full-Size Pick Truck in the World 2021
Trucks can now accelerate faster than sports cars such as the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and pull up to seven tons with traditional towing. That’s a lot of steel cages and folding chairs.
Full-size half-ton pickup trucks have become a way of life in America and many other parts of the world, as shown by the fact that the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 are the three most popular models all passenger vehicles, not just cars.
The new models of these top vehicles and the rest of the pickup truck class are just as able to tow a fishing boat or haul a load of mulch as they are to pull a fishing boat or carry a load of mulch.
Each of these trucks is capable of meeting the needs of traditional pickup trucks.
Pickups, which were initially designed for industrial and agricultural customers, have long outgrown their humble beginnings.
There are gasoline, diesel, electric powertrains (EV trucks are on the way), various cab and bed configurations, cabins with new technology, and luxurious appointments that surpass premium car brands.
One aspect of their success that hasn’t changed is their price.
Efficiency, protection, technology, comfort and convenience, fuel economy, architecture, and functionality were among our criteria.
We chose vehicles that stand out among their peers because each category covers the entire price spectrum.
2021 Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra has been around in essentially the same form since 2007. Interior technology, fuel efficiency, driving dynamics, fuel economy, and, in most cases, aesthetics are all outperformed by our top-rated trucks.
But it isn’t all terrible. Toyota’s hefty truck comes with a muscular base V-8 engine and a slew of sophisticated safety features. It’s also competent when the road ends, especially the TRD Pro variant with its remote-reservoir dampers and robust underneath the armour.
The Tundra, on the other hand, has a roomy cabin and a good list of standard equipment, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone connection on most variants.
New Fox 2.5-inch internal-bypass shocks and lighter-weight 18-inch BBS wheels contribute to the Tundra TRD Pro’s agility.
The only engine option is a 5.7-litre V-8, which is unusual among full-size pickups, which often provide various engine options.
Even in base form, the Toyota’s V-8 engine produces mediocre fuel economy and hauling performance, but the truck shines in off-road abilities.
- Base-Price Range: $35,270-$54,645
- Available Engines: 5.7L V-8 (381 hp, 401 lb-ft)
- Fuel Economy: 13/17-18/14-15 mpg
- 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Max Towing Capacity: 10,200 pounds
- Offers an enjoyable ride.
- TRD Pro has a lot of off-road capability.
- Fuel economy is poor.
- Limited Options
- out-of-date technologies
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Mechanically, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are nearly identical. However, when they were launched for 2019, the most current versions deviated cosmetically more than ever before, which is why the more attractive GMC is higher on this ranking.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, despite a complete facelift, does not feel as fresh as you might expect. Regardless, Chevy buyers have an abundance of options in terms of engines—five in all, including a diesel—trims, features, and technology, as well as the opportunity to specify a primary workhorse, a luxury-lined commuter, or anything in between.
The option turbocharged 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine can tow up to 9300 pounds, and the new 6.2-litre V-8 can deactivate up to six cylinders for fuel savings.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 stands out for its large towing capacity and nimble (for a pickup truck) handling.
Chevy even got the multifunction tailgate for 2021, which was previously only available on the more expensive GMC Sierra.
Chevy’s also added the Multi-Flex tailgate as an option for 2021 models, making the Silverado bed more useable than ever.
Silverados with the 277-hp turbo-diesel engine in 2WD are the most fuel-efficient segment with an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway rating.
Base-Price Range: $ 30,595 to $ 61,790
- 5.3L V-8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft)
- 2.7L turbo I-4, (310 hp and 348 lb-ft)
- 4.3L V-6 (285 hp and 305 lb-ft)
- 3.0L diesel I-6 (277 hp and 460 lb-ft)
- 6.2L V-8 (420 hp and 460 lb-ft)
- Fuel Economy (Mileage): (14-23) (18-33) (16-27) mpg
- Max Pulling Capacity: 13,300 pounds
- Strong engine lineup.
- Easy to drive.
- Muscular towing capacity.
- The inside is still not up to par.
GMC Sierra 1500
The 2021 GMC Sierra may be a bit more expensive than its mechanical sibling, the Chevrolet Silverado, but we think the extra money is well worth it merely for the cleaner appearance.
On the other hand, going GMC unlocks special features like a cutting-edge carbon-fibre bed and the trick—and genuinely practical—MultiPro multifunction tailgate, which is no longer GMC-exclusive for 2021.
That is, the GMC looks better than the Chevy. When you compare these two trucks side by side, the Sierra comes out on top since the extra money appears to be well worth it.
Aside from that, the same powerful engines and capable chassis are here, as are the same flaws, which primarily revolve around dated-feeling interior electronics and design, as well as a slightly disconnected driving experience.
You won’t get a horrible vehicle if you choose a Sierra; you won’t get one of the best. The Sierra, like the Silverado, comes with five different engines, three different transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel drive. However, the lack of a high-flying off-roader like the Ram TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor, a Sierra AT4 model with 2.0 inches of suspension lift and other off-road features is available.
The more expensive GMC has the same unattractive interior aesthetics and rough ride quality as the Silverado, but the added chrome helps GM’s half-ton pickup design.
- Base-Price Range: $ 31,695 to $ 63,785
- Engines that are available: 3.0L diesel I-6 (277 hp, 460 lb-ft);
- 4.3L V-6 (285 hp – 305 lb-ft);
- 2.7L turbo I-4 (310 hp – 348 lb-ft),
- 5.3L V-8 (355 hp – 383 lb-ft);
- 6.2L V-8 (420 hp – 460 lb-ft)
- Fuel Economy: 14-23/18-30/15-26 mpg
- Max Towing Capacity: 12,100 pounds
- Great performing engine.
- Looks better than Chevy.
- It costs a little more than the Silverado, but it’s essentially comparable.
- The ride may be bumpy.
- The expensive Denali isn’t as luxurious as Ford’s and Ram’s luxury pickups.
2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
The Ford F-150 Raptor is simply rad, with a 450-hp twin-turbo V-6 engine and an off-road-ready suspension with adjustable shocks to absorb potholes and landings from nice jumps.
It’s nearly everything you’ll ever need in a truck, plus it’s practical. The Raptor can pull up to 8000 pounds with the Super Crew, so it’s capable of hauling.
It’s no surprise that Ford picked a twin-turbo V-6 engine to power its high-performance desert truck, given that the company uses them in everything from F-150s to its GT supercar.
While removing the previous Raptor’s thunderous V-8 may seem sacrilege to enthusiasts, the new truck’s 450-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 is insane.
The 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts is a workhorse, but it can struggle to find the proper gear at times.
The Ford pickup truck is essentially a street-legal Trophy Truck. Its incredible suspension enables for smooth highway riding as well as excellent control while you’re barreling.
The interior of the Raptor is plush and laid-back, in contrast to its masculine exterior. In its most basic form, additional options like heated and cooled front seats, leather seating surfaces, and unusual colour combinations can elevate it to the next level.
The Raptor’s 5.5-foot cargo bed is just as handy as those of its short-bed competitors, and its inside cubby storage is the best of the competition.
The standard F-150 is a good option for those who need a longer bed for more straightforward loading.
- $55,150 is the starting price.
- Powertrain: 3.5L twin-turbo V-6 engine with 450 horsepower and 10-speed automated transmission
- Towing Capacity: 8000 lbs
- A capable mid-size pickup.
- Tailgate lift help that is best in class.
- Payload and towing capabilities are impressive.
- Looks stylish.
- Excellent luxuries.
- There’s only one powertrain.
- Sportiness takes precedence over adaptability.
- It’s possible that the rear cabin isn’t large enough.
Ram 1500 TRX
The Ram 1500 TRX, with its nearly 3.5-ton payload, is a big truck that can move pretty fast.
Despite its size, the TRX accelerates to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, making it the fastest truck.
More than a foot of suspension travel is provided by Bilstein dampers below, allowing the 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler ATs to droop.
It’s bigger than the conventional Ram 1500, being 5.9 inches wider and 3.3 inches taller, yet it’s just as luxurious on the inside.
A 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard, with optional features including a head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, and carbon-fibre accents.
The TRX is the best vehicle in many ways, as nothing else can cruise to, climb over, and soar over whatever’s ahead of it as it.
The new 702-horsepower Ram 1500 TRX won Truck of the Year in 2021, giving Ram a stunning three-peat.
The engine lineup comprises gasoline V-6 and V-8 engines, a diesel V-6 with up to 30 mpg on the highway, and eTorque hybrid technology, which is standard on the gas V-6 and available on the Hemi V-8.
- Range of prices: $ 33,940 to $71,790.
- 3.6L V-6 (305 horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque)
- 3.0L diesel V-6 (260 horsepower, 480 pound-feet of torque).
- 5.7L V-8 (395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque).
- 6.2L supercharged V-8 (702 hp, 650 lb-ft).
- 10-22 mpg, 14-32 mpg, 12-26 mpg.
- 12,750-pound maximum towing capacity.
- Interior design that is both high-quality and ergonomic.
- Technology and entertainment that is at the top of their game.
- It’s a pleasure to operate.
- Extremely quick
- Surprisingly adaptable
- Suspension is exceptional.
- Fuel efficiency is poor.
- It’s pretty costly.
- More distinction is required.
For decades, the Ford F-150 has been a full-size favourite, with nearly 1 million F-150 pickups sold last year. It’s no surprise, then, that the Ford has become ubiquitous and well-known.
For 2021, Ford introduced a new 430-hp hybrid powertrain with 570 lb-ft of torque as part of the fourteenth-generation Ford.
For that keeping score, that’s a 30 horsepower and 70 pound-feet boost over the nonhybrid 3.5-litre V-6.
The hybrid truck earns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in both city and highway driving, placing it fourth in the segment behind the diesel-powered Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 in terms of fuel efficiency.
In terms of materials and usability, the inside has also been upgraded. The front row can be turned into a work table by adding an optional Work Surface.
The new variable-assist steering is tight and direct, and the ride is quiet and calm, even on cheaper models.
- Starting Price Range: $30,635 to $66,030
- Available Engines: 3.0L diesel V-6 (250 hp – 440 lb-ft);
- 2.7L twin-turbo V-6 (325 hp – 400 lb-ft)
- 3.5L twin-turbo hybrid V-6 (430 hp – 570 lb-ft)
- 3.3L V-6 (290 hp – 265 lb-ft)
- 3.5L twin-turbo V-6 (400 hp – 500 lb-ft)
- 5.0L V-8 (400 hp – 410 lb-ft)
- Fuel Economy: 16-25/22-27/19-25 mpg
- Max Pulling Capacity: 14,000 pounds
- There is a hybrid option available.
- Interior design is ingenious.
- This is a fantastic power converter.
- Transitions between hybrids could be improved.
- Some Competitors Offer More Luxurious Accommodations.
- The higher the trim level, the more it will cost you.