CAR AND DRIVE TOP 3 BRANDS
Updated: Apr 4, 2019
These beauties aren't truckin' around!.
2019 RAM 1500
Ram’s new-for-2019 1500 has proved itself in our latest pickup-truck comparison test against its segment rivals from GM and Ford. In winning that three-truck showdown, the Ram leapfrogs 2018’s full-size 10Best Trucks champs, the F-150 and F-150 Raptor, to become our favorite. Efficiency takes a front seat, with automatic stop/start, active aerodynamics, and a 48-volt hybrid powertrain option. Another class exclusive—air suspension—smooths out the ride, and the truck is outstanding to drive. Two cab styles—quad and crew—join three engine choices that top out at 10,620 pounds of towing capability. Several carryover 2018 trims, badged Classic, help fill in the gaps as the 2019 trucks enter production.
2019 FORD F-150
Beloved for its legendary capabilities, the F-150 was until recently our favorite full-size pickup, netting multiple 10Best awards. Those accolades bolster the Ford’s position as a strong second-place choice in this segment, behind the newer Ram 1500 that recently beat it in one of our comparison tests. Engine options include a 3.3-liter V-6 (265 lb-ft), a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 (400 lb-ft), a Power Stroke diesel 3.0-liter V-6 (440 lb-ft), a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 (470 lb-ft), and a 5.0-liter V-8 (400 lb-ft). All engines save the base V-6 get a 10-speed automatic transmission. A touchscreen infotainment system is optional, as is 4G LTE Wi-Fi, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking.
2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
INTRODUCING THE STRONGEST, MOST ADVANCED SILVERADO EVER!
When you combine a century of truck building know-how with 7 million miles of testing, you don’t just get any old truck. You get one that’s bigger, stronger and lighter than the previous generation. One that offers you more choices so you can get the capability you need. One that’s built on the legacy of the most dependable, longest-lasting full-sized pickups on the road†. You get a Silverado.