11 Fast Trucks: Pickups That Really Haul

Ford F-150
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Fill Your Need For Speed With These Pickups

Just because you need a utilitarian pickup truck, you don’t need to be limited to life in the slow lane. Equip a pickup right, and they can be plenty quick. Some manufacturers offer models designed with sports car-like speed and enhanced handling, without completely sacrificing their utility.

Most pickups have plenty of horsepower. The trick is configuring them so that you can convert the potent power and torque of the engine into quickness when you press the accelerator pedal. In general, you want the lightest model you can get, with the biggest, baddest engine.

On the following pages, we’ll look at the fastest pickups available in today’s market, then talk about how to equip them to get the best performance out of each one. We frequently update our scores as new information becomes available, so the scores you see on the following slides may not precisely match those you see on our individual review pages.