The 3 Best Midsize Trucks of 2018 You Can Tow With
The Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab is one of the best midsize trucks of 2018
When Edmunds listed some of his favorite midsize trucks, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab was an obvious choice. This truck has excellent handling thanks to its independent rear suspension. Honda outfitted the Ridgeline’s bed with storage and a two-way tailgate you won’t find anywhere else. For the RT version, the maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds and the maximum payload is 1,465 pounds. The top-level trim gets a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds; the Ridgeline is good enough for most situations.
Some of Edmunds favorite safety features include collision mitigation braking and adaptive cruise control, though these are only options. Noteworthy standard safety features include the multi-angle rear view camera, which is especially useful when towing or towing. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2018 Honda Ridgeline a five-star safety rating.
Current price range: $25,500 – $35,750
Don’t overlook the reliable Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab is a good buy if you plan to take your new vehicle off the road. Toyota added nifty features like a composite truck bed with movable tie-down cleats and power outlets. Edmunds says it has a long history of reliability and all the capabilities buyers could need. The Toyota truck came with four-wheel drive and a V6 can tow 6,800 pounds. Otherwise, the Tacoma gets a towing rating of 3,500 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,505 pounds.
The Tacoma comes with Toyota Safety Sense P, adding more standard safety features. These safety systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Toyota’s Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. NHTSA gave the 2018 Toyota Tacoma high marks in its crash tests, as did the Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS).
Current price range: $25,995 – $43,997
2018 was a good year for the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab
2018 buyers Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab can opt for the gasoline V6 or a four-cylinder diesel engine. Edmunds says Colorado is a manageable side and has confident leadership. Cab controls are easy to use and a new seven-inch touchscreen is standard. The maximum towing capacity for the Work Truck version is between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds. Payload is under 1,500 pounds at all levels.
Edmunds liked the OnStar system and Teen Driver mode on the Chevy truck. The Safety Package includes forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems, but is only available on the LT trim. NHTSA and IIHS gave the truck a four-star safety rating. That still makes the Colorado one of the best midsize trucks of 2018.
Current price range: $23,998 – $42,806
Consider what you might be towing on a daily basis before making your purchase. Most trucks will work if you plan on doing some light towing once in a while. A higher towing rating is essential for those who want to haul heavy loads regularly.