Best Truck Brands for 2018

2018 Ford F-150
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We Dive Into Our Rankings to Find the Best Truck Brands

When deciding which brand of truck to buy, it can be difficult to differentiate between the strengths of one and the strengths of another. While most trucks seem similar (and there are only seven manufacturers making pickup trucks in the U.S.), they all have their specialties.

Toyota may be best known for its TRD trims, which allow their pickups to excel while driving through off-road terrain. Ford is known for their EcoBoost turbocharged V6 engines, having backed away from naturally aspirated V8s for some time. Nissan features the oldest model in either the full-size or compact pickup truck classes, the Frontier. Other brands, like GMC, are known for combining rugged performance with luxurious features, giving their tough vehicles a classier look. Each brand has its own characteristics, and those distinctions can cause stark differences in our rankings, as you’ll see in the following slides.

This slideshow contains the best truck brands that we rank on our site. Keep in mind that our rankings change over time as we analyze new data, so be sure to check out each truck’s review for the most up-to-date score.

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