Best Trucks for Families

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Here Is Our Full Ranking For the U.S. News Best Trucks for Families Award

Believe it or not, a truck can be a really great vehicle for a family. The most popular pickup trucks are consistently among the best-selling vehicles in the United States, and there’s no way those are all going to construction workers or childless couples.

If the capabilities of a truck appeal to you more than a crossover or SUV, keep reading to learn about the characteristics and features available on the most family-friendly trucks. To evaluate these trucks, we used a process similar to the methodology behind our annual Best Cars for Families awards, which considers factors such as overall quality, passenger and cargo space, the availability and usefulness of tech features, and safety ratings and features. Though we don’t have an official award for the pickup segment, our methodology is too useful to let truck shoppers forge on ahead without it. Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

We’ve broken out these rankings into compact and full size segments, and in each, we’ll count down from the least to most family-friendly models. Let’s start with the growing compact pickup category.

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