The New Year brings a new line of trucks with fantastic features and durable designs. Buying a new truck should never be something you do without thorough research. Thankfully, we've done it for you! Here are the best trucks of 2016.
1. 2016 Ford F-150
Ford has been a leader in trucks with its F-150 model, which been the best-selling vehicle overall in America for over 30 years. This truck has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with EcoBoost, meaning that it will give you better city and highway gas mileage than others with the same engine. The F-150 gets up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway! This truck also has the best towing capacity in its class allowing you to tow from 5,000 lbs up to 10,400 lbs with ease. The F-150 includes Sync technology which gives you total voice control. With a push of a single button, you can have your truck make phone calls using its internal phonebook, search music, and more. While there are several different models for the F-150 available to choose from, the XL in particular has an MSRP of $26,248.
2. 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma is one of the top-selling trucks in America, and this year Toyota has decided to go for an even bolder design. The Tacoma has two options for the engine: four-cylinder and V6. The four-cylinder version has a 2.7-liter engine while the V6 has a powerful 3.5-liter engine. No matter which you choose, you'll get amazing fuel economy. Both provide up to 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The Tacoma also has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. Some of the features in this truck include blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, integrated backup camera, and Qi-compatible wireless charging. The MSRP of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is $23,300.
3. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
For a compact truck, the Chevrolet Colorado blows away the competition. The size of this truck allows you to maneuver obstacles you never thought possible while driving a truck. Due to its weight and size, the Colorado is also incredibly fuel efficient. You can get 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. But don't let the small size of the Chevrolet Colorado fool you; it can also tow 3,500 to 7,600 lbs! This truck also has amazing features like Pandora streaming, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi capabilities, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, and OnStar RemoteLink. The MSRP for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado starts at $20,100.
4. 2016 GMC Canyon
For a more upscale look, give the GMC Canyon a try. What makes this truck look like luxury is the interior. Whether you choose cloth or leather, the premium black fabric is stain resistant. The panel is soft black with aluminum trim and soft to the touch. The engine size on this truck is 2.5-liter for the four-cylinder and 3.6-liter for a V6. The towing capacity of the Canyon is a whopping 3,500 lbs to 7,000 lbs. It also has great fuel economy at up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The MSRP of the 2016 GMC Canyon starts at $20,955.
5. 2016 Ram 1500
Even though it's categorized as a "light duty" truck, the Ram 1500 will give most full-sized trucks a run for their money! The towing capacity is a shocking 4,000 lbs to 8,700 lbs. The gas mileage for this truck is the best on the list at 21 mpg for the city and 29 mpg highway. The Ram 1500 also has great features including real wood accents on the interior and UConnect. UConnect has premium features like SiriusXM radio, hands-free calling, preloaded and downloadable apps, and 3D navigation system. The MSRP of the 2015 Ram 1500 starts at $26,145.