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For building a country or towing a boat, nothing beats a full-size truck. Even as they grow increasingly capable in all their roles, trucks are also getting more comfortable, more efficient and more enjoyable to drive.
And while the 2018 model year brought its share of upgrades, the 2019 model year is going to be a big one. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 Ram 1500 were recently revealed to the world at the Detroit Auto Show, each of them significantly and impressively redesigned. (The 2019 Ford Ranger also debuted in Detroit, marking Ford's return to the midsize truck segment.)
As for all the trucks you can buy today, we've driven every one of them. So which ones do we recommend? That depends on your individual needs, wants and preferences, but everything required to make the right decision is here at your fingertips.
Here are your six light-duty full-size truck options today, followed by a comprehensive guide to the segment overall.
In alphabetical order:
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Starting Price: $29,580
America's second-best-selling vehicle gets ready for a full redesign.
2018 Ford F-150
Starting Price: $29,100
The best-selling vehicle in the country for more than 30 years is also our Pickup Truck Best Buy for 2018.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500
Starting Price: $30,000
Meet the Chevy Silverado's equally capable but slightly more upscale cousin.
2018 Nissan Titan
Starting Price: $31,325
Completely redesigned last year, the new Titan lineup is tough, capable and more competitive than ever.
2018 Ram 1500
Starting Price: $28,490
Nothing gets the job done in comfort like the smooth-riding Ram 1500.
2018 Toyota Tundra
Starting Price: $32,415
Year after year, the Tundra keeps earning more respect in full-size truck circles.