If you are in love with the design and sleekness of a sedan but the space and utility that heavier vehicles offer, fret no more. Pickup trucks are designed to offer the best of both worlds with a fully functional cab of a sedan and a payload-towing capacity of a small size truck. You can drive the pickup truck for weekend grocery shopping trips to the local supermarket or start your own private cargo hauling business cruising cross-country to make a few bucks and indulge the traveler in you.
Here are the three most popular pickup trucks you can buy before the year-end.
2018 Honda Ridgeline
Up front, the new Honda Ridgeline may look like your everyday sedan. However, with a payload capacity of 1500 pounds and a towing capacity of 5000 pounds, the Honda Ridgeline is one of the most popular pickup trucks to buy in 2018. While the unibody construction of the frame was subject to a lot of criticism during its launch, this midsize super utility pickup still offers a comfortable ride for four full-grown adults. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has a 5.3 feet flatbed to carry cargo and boasts a decent fuel economy of 22 mpg on the highway and in the city. You can purchase the base variant for a price of approximately $30,705.
2018 Dodge RAM 1500
Nothing beats the might Dodge RAM when it comes to full-size pickup trucks. The top of the line RAM 1500 series has a massive engine that churns out 395 horsepower to tow 10,600 pounds worth of cargo. With a truck bed length of 8.2 feet, the Dodge RAM also boasts a payload capacity of over 1,800 pounds with a combined fuel economy of 23 miles on the gallon. However, the base variant of Dodge RAM has a small block 240 horsepower engine with a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds priced at approximately $28,490.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Silverado 1500 is Chevy’s answer to the 2018 Dodge RAM in the category of full-size pickup trucks. The 2018 variant has additional features when it comes to onboard smart tech to improve the overall performance of the vehicle. Notable fittings include a rearview camera, touchscreen interface, Apple car play connect, Android auto functionality, and even a 4G WiFi hotspot. The Silverado 1500 has a decent towing capacity of 7,600 pounds for its base variant starting at approximately $29,695. A bigger cab and chassis of the 2018 Silverado 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,500 pounds featuring a big block 6.2L V8 engine churning out 420 horsepower. Most variants of the Silverado offer a maximum payload capacity of 2,250 pounds with a combined average of 20 miles on the gallon, whether driving in the city or on the highway.