The 17 Most Powerful Pickup Trucks

2019 GMC Sierra 1500
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Pickups That Pack a Punch

Horsepower isn’t everything, but it can mean a lot when you have a job to do. That’s why having plenty of available power in a pickup truck is much more important than mere bragging rights. We’re talking about towing and cargo-hauling here, not doing smoky burnouts in a sports car.

While truck owners will remind you that torque is equally critical, especially when it comes to towing capability, for the purposes of this slideshow we’re going to focus on horsepower ratings. As you’ll see, today’s trucks offer a wide range of engine choices and deliver some impressive capabilities, including all the performance needed to cope with everyday driving, or tackling the most mighty of tasks.  

From compact to full-size trucks like the 2019 GMC Sierra, read on to see the most more powerful pickups currently available.

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