The pick-up truck is practically part of the American landscape. Pick-up trucks even built the American landscape, depending on which part you're looking at. They are also the best-selling vehicles every year in the United States. That's right; the best-selling overall vehicle in the country isn't a cheap compact car or the family-mover SUV. It's the American built Ford F-150 followed by the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram Pickup from Dodge. In fact, the F-Series has been the #1 leader for the past 41 years!
Lots of people pick their truck based on their gut because their granddad worked at Ford, or because their dad drove a Ram. But for people who want to sit a spell and think things through, there are a lot of options out there. Different trucks have different strengths, and they're changing more often than we realize. As all vehicles have grown bigger and bigger, there has been a recent sales surge in mid-size truck models, as well as new interest from manufacturers in offering smaller truck sizes. With all the different model sizes to choose from, each featuring their own unique cab and bed size combinations, there's a dizzying arrange of offerings to compare. Here are some of the best according to buyer reviews and automotive reviewers to help you make sense of everything.