With Truck Sales On The Rise, See Which One Best Fits You
Truck fan rejoice, truck sales were up in the US 28% last month while car sales were up 7%. Truck lovers are a loyal bunch for sure.
"It's going to be a great year for pickup trucks," says Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends and insights at TrueCar.com, an auto industry analysis firm. He says efficient engines, lower gas prices and increasingly luxurious trimmings inside pickups have helped make trucks among the strongest segments in the U.S.
For those considering a truck, we're here to go over the top sellers so you can figure out which is best for your needs.
The Honda Ridgeline
As Forbes.com said "a truly tough truck combines reliability, durability, safety and strength. The $28,900 Ridgeline from Honda does just that." While some buyers convinced they need more brawn are put off by its 1,546-pound payload and 5,000-pound towing capacity, almost no other trucks can match the Ridgeline's perfect dependability and reliability scores.
The Ford F-150
The F-150 has been a truck staple for years. The classic American truck, it gets exemplary marks from Consumer Reports for secure handling and braking, and for its "impressive" crash-test results. It also receives high marks for rugged options like extendable side steps, a tailgate ladder and a tailgate assist.
This beauty was already voted the Truck of the Year by Motortend. Along with its GMC Sierra twin, the Silverado receives high marks from Consumer Reports for above-average reliability and its "well-rounded" nature. Part of that versatility is because of its durable V8 engine (up to 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque), hefty payloads (1,980 pounds for the crew cab) and a wide variety of body styles, powertrains and trim levels. It is also known for its longevity.
So there you have it. We've go all these trucks so why not visit West Herr and take one out?