U.S. News’ Best Truck Brands of 2019

Chevrolet Silverado | GMC Canyon | Toyota Tacoma | Ford F-150
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Which Truck Brand Comes Out on Top?

If you’re reading this in Boston, it’s been some time since you saw someone driving a pickup truck for personal use. Conversely, if you’re reading this in Boise, it may have been months since you saw someone driving anything but a truck for personal use.

We are a country divided not by red states or blue states, north states or south states, but – more resoundingly – by truck states and car states. And with the exponential growth in truck sales, consumers across the country are voting with their pocket books; trucks and crossovers are winning, while the traditional sedan is fighting for the scraps.

With seven truck brands offering eleven distinct models, what’s better vs. what’s best can be difficult to determine, even among those analysts and journalists immersing themselves in the truck segment. Factor in the cavalcade of TV ads, and there’s a very real need for clarity before committing to a $40,000 (or $50,000 … or $60,000) pickup.

The U.S. News Best Truck Brand ranking attempts to cut through the cluttered marketing and granular reviews to highlight those vehicles that deliver day-to-day utility. A brand’s U.S. News overall score incorporates the consensus opinion of the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data. Safety, of course, is important from Day One, while reliability remains important while paying off a five year loan (or six…or seven) on your new finance contract.

Keep reading to identify the best brands for your specific wants, needs and desires.

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