The best full-size pickup trucks in 2022
For quite some time, full-size trucks have become the way of life in the United States, with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram 1500 being some of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. These trucks have proven to be the most versatile multi-purpose vehicles as they can be used in various jobs including transporting heavy objects and performing daily tasks.
Trucks aren’t always the easiest vehicles to live with. They are expensive to buy, require larger parking spaces and are not economical. Even so, Americans continue to buy them. In 2021 alone, more than 2.5 million full-size pickup trucks left showrooms for people’s driveways. And with 2022 promising such an excellent lineup of new releases, the trend is bound to continue or grow. As the year goes on, here are the best full-size pickup trucks of 2022.
9 2022 Ram 1500 TRX
The Ram 1500 TRX is a full-size pickup truck that offers a smooth and comfortable ride. Inside, the TRX offers luxurious amenities such as carbon fiber accents, a 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, head-up display screen, and heated and ventilated front seats.
The TRX features a fire-breathing 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that puts out a massive 702 horsepower. And despite its heavy weight of around 3.5 tons, the TRX reaches 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, making it one of the fastest American trucks ever.
8 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor
The Ford F-150 is among the most powerful pickup trucks available today – the Raptor is an F-150 on steroids. For now, this huge pickup is powered by a powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine developing 450 horsepower. A highly anticipated Raptor R – likely with a 700 horsepower V8 engine, is expected later this year.
The 2022 F-150 Raptor features recline-flat seats, a generator, a 12.0-inch digital cluster gauge and sensational off-road capability. The truck can carry up to 8200 pounds and has a 36 gallon fuel tank. Ready for anything, the F-150 Raptor comes equipped with optional 35-inch BF Goodrich KO2 and 37-inch KO2 all-terrain tires.
7 Ram 1500 2022
The 2022 Ram 1500 sits near the top of this list due to its luxurious interior, innovative technology and fuel efficiency – it presents itself as a beautiful vehicle for work and pleasure. It offers a choice of engine options, including the high-performance 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, which offers a towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds.
Plus, the Ram 1500 features heavy-duty twin-tube shocks and a multi-link coil-over rear suspension for a smooth, comfortable ride. The 2022 Ram 1500 hits showrooms with a base price of $36,195.
6 2022 Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra is an all-new full-size pickup that surprisingly lands on this list. Ex-factory, the 2022 Tundra comes with a wide range of standard equipment, including front and rear cooled seats, panoramic sunroof, power sliding rear windows and alloy wheels 20 inches.
The Tundra truck is offered with numerous engine options, including a 437 horsepower twin-turbo hybrid. Extended cab models are available with a 6.5 or 8.1 foot bed, while larger crew cab Tundras have a 5.5 or 6.5 foot bed. And with all those little extras, the 2022 Tundra is affordable, with a starting price of $37,645.
5 2022 Ford F-150
Thanks to the legendary F-150, Ford’s F-Series trucks have been America’s best-selling trucks for over 40 years. The F-150 offers several trim options, including a Regular Cab with a longer bed for a workaholic, a four-door family model, and an Extended Cab version for buyers who want to combine business with pleasure.
Additionally, to make the F-150 affordable for as many people as possible, the automaker offers plenty of engine options, the most popular being the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that delivers 400 horsepower. The engine is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the F-150 can carry up to 14,000 pounds.
4 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
The 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 is more capable than the Sierra 1500, with a towing capacity of up to 12,100 pounds. And although it is one of most underrated full-size pickupsthe Sierra 2500 is probably one of the best looking trucks.
The Sierra 2500 is sold with many engine options, the most powerful being the 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 producing 445 horsepower. The truck offers more premium features and a standard MultiPro tailgate. And with a base price of $38,895, the Sierra 2500 HD is worth every penny.
3 2022 Ford F-250
The 2022 F-250 is one of the most powerful full-size pickups. It offers numerous powertrain options, the most popular being the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 that develops 450 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the F-250 Super Duty can tow up to 37,000 pounds and haul up to 7,850 pounds of payload.
The F-250 also offers luxurious interiors, spacious passenger space and plenty of high-tech amenities, including standard driver aids.
2 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD
Facelifted for the 2022 model year, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD offers the faithful a variety of things to excite – a sleek cabin and a new trailer-compatible self-driving feature. Under its hood, the 1500 LTD offers a choice of powertrains, from the base 2.7-liter high-output turbo engine that produces 310 horsepower to a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower.
Additionally, the Silverado 1500 LTD can tow up to 13,300 pounds when equipped with the proper high-tech tow assist. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTD is offered at a starting price of $30,095.
1 2022 Nissan Titan
The 2022 Nissan Titan is a competent full-size pickup truck that quietly battles some of the most popular vehicles on the road, including the F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. It comes in two cabin sizes, a stretched, crew-cab-style version, and is powered exclusively by a 400-hp V8 mated to an automatic gearbox.
The base model comes standard with a trailer hitch and spray-on bedliner, while higher trims offer amenities like a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and remote start. And while its towing capacity is low compared to other trucks on this list, the 9660 pounds is more than enough for most Titan owners.
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