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Best Heavy Duty Trucks of 2016

Every year, vehicle manufacturers release new trucks that get everyone excited. The new models tow more, out-perform their predecessors and make us want to trade-in our old truck. If you’re in the market for a new heavy duty truck, here are the top 2016 models that are sure to excite the enthusiast in you.

2016 Ford Super Duty

With the Ford F-150 being the top-selling truck in America, it’s no surprise that Ford Super Duty is also one of the best-selling heavy-duty trucks as well. Nothing says heavy duty quite like the 2016 Ford Super Duty. This truck has 385 horsepower, 405 lb/ft of torque, and a powerful 6.2L V8 gas engine. If you want more power, you can upgrade to the 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine. This powerhouse has 440 horsepower and a jaw-dropping 860 lb/ft of torque. Of course, the 2016 Ford Super Duty allows a high maximum payload of 7,050lbs and a towing capacity of 19,000lbs. This model starts out with an MSRP of $32,385.

2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD

With the tag, “Heavy-Duty Strength for the Most High-Intensity Jobs,” it’s clear that the 2016 Silverado 3500 HD was built to impress. With the Vortec 6.0L V8 engine, you can tow up to 14,600lbs. With 360 horsepower and 380lbs/ft of torque, no job is too hard for this truck. If that isn't enough to do the work, you can upgrade to the 3500 DRW Diesel engine. With this engine, you get a maximum towing capacity that exceeds Ford Super Duty at 20,000lbs. Plus, you’ll get 397 horsepower, 765 lbs/ft of torque, and a maximum payload of 5,587lbs. The MSRP of the 2016 Silverado starts at $34,055.

2016 Dodge Ram 3500

The 2016 Ram 3500 isn’t afraid to get dirty. This truck has impressive specs, which makes it a powerhouse when compared to Ford Super Duty and the Silverado. Best-in-class towing allows you to tow up to 31,210lbs, a maximum payload of 7,390, and 900lbs/ft of torque. That’s better than any truck on this list so far. If you need a job that has to get done as soon as possible, the 2016 Ram 3500 will not let you down. Other features include an 8.4-inch full-color display with SiriusXM radio, Wi-Fi hotspot, voice command, uConnect, and so much more. Starting with an MSRP of $32,285, it’s easy to see why many people make Ram their trusted truck.

2016 GMC Sierra 3500 HD

GMC has been making a name for itself for decades, and the 2016 Sierra 3500 HD is a great truck for anyone that wants to combine work and fun. This truck can give you 360 horsepower and 380lbs/ft of torque with a Vortec 6.0L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI engine. The maximum conventional trailering capacity is 20,000lbs. If you need more towing power, you can use fifth-wheel trailering and get an astounding 23,200lbs. The maximum payload for the 2016 Sierra 3500HD is 6,111lbs. This model also comes with fantastic features such as a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, safety alert technology, Apple CarPlay, and IntelliLink. With an MSRP starting at $34,635, it’s obvious you’ll be getting plenty of bang for your buck.

Last Updated: July 11, 2017