Best Trucks 2019 – Top 5 Revealed - TruckerSection

Best Trucks 2019 – Top 5 Revealed

Trucks are an inescapable part of everyday life for many Americans who rely on them to do their jobs. For others, trucks are an entire lifestyle. No matter what owning a truck means to you, there’s no question that these vehicles are increasing in price year after year. This cost increase makes it more and more essential to find the truck for you (and for your budget).

In the following article, we’ll take a look at some of the best trucks 2019 has to offer, and see if we can identify the best truck for your wallet.

Comparison Table

The best way to examine how these trucks stack up against one another is with a comparison table. In this section, we’ll put each truck side by side with its competitors and evaluate it based on some of our most essential criteria. 

Product FAQs

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All trucks are not created equal, but neither are truck drivers. Indeed, what might be the best investment for one truck driver might be a complete waste of money for another. It all depends on what each driver wants to get out of their vehicle. In the following section, we’ll attempt to answer some of the most common questions about trucks, their features, and their uses.

1. Are there different classes of trucks out there?

2. What recent innovations have there been in the design of trucks?

How We Reviewed

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To identify the best trucks 2019 has to offer, we combined manufacturer data with consumer reports and user reviews to create an accurate profile of each vehicle. We also made a note to consider factors like price, mpg, and hauling capacity when attempting to identify the overall “winner” of our review.

Overall Price Range

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Vehicles tend to demonstrate a rather broad price range, especially when considering different classes of trucks. Using the manufacturer’s MSRP, the least expensive model on this list was around $28,000, while the most expensive model cost approximately $57,000.

Product Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best 2019 Truck

It's important to remember that every person in the market for a truck will have a completely different definition of what constitutes the "perfect" vehicle. That's why it's important first to establish what your needs are before reading a review like this. In our analysis, we made sure to evaluate each vehicle for specific criteria that will, hopefully, aid you in choosing the truck that fits you best. They include:

  • Cost
  • Miles-per-gallon (MPG)
  • Class
  • Engine Size
  • Fuel Type
  • Two-Wheel or Four-Wheel drive
  • Hauling Capacity / Horsepower

Best Trucks of 2019

In the following section, we’ll outline our choices for the best trucks of 2019 while exploring the features, pros, and cons of each model.

2019 Dodge Ram 1500

The Dodge Ram is newly redesigned for 2019 and available to the public in six different models. Though one of the more expensive brands on the market today, the Ram remains one of the best-reviewed and most sought-after trucks in the US. Users will enjoy a 7,000+ pound towing capacity, a 1,500-pound hauling capacity, and a beautiful, stylish new interior.

Pros

  • Six different models to suit different users
  • Powerful 5.7L V8 Motor
  • List ElSome of the highest hauling and towing capacities in its classement

Cons

  • High average MSRP
  • Most of the best features are only on the most expensive models

Key Features


The Ram is newly redesigned and stylish both inside and out. Key features include a 5.7L V8 motor and increased towing and hauling abilities.


Pricing


The 2019 Dodge Ram retails for around $31,000 to $57,000 depending on the features.


Where to Buy


The 2019 Dodge Ram is available from almost all Dodge dealerships.


Warranty


As a brand new vehicle, this truck carries a dealer and manufacturer warranty.

2019 Ford F-150

Year after year, the Ford F-150 proves itself to be one of the most popular truck brands on the market. The 2019 model is no different, boasting the highest towing and hauling capacities of any truck in its class. With seven different models to fit any job and budget, this truly is one of the most versatile and reliable full-size trucks available today.

Pros

  • Seven different models to suit any budget
  • Highest towing and payload ratings in its class
  • Loads of driver-assist features and tech upgrades

Cons

  • Non-diesel versions can suffer from poor fuel economy
  • Some complaints of shifting issues when towing

Key Features


The Ford F-150 is a true “work truck,” so the key features are its amazing towing and hauling capabilities. The manufacturer has managed to include many driver-assist features as well, however, including a blind-spot info system and Trailer Backup Assist.


Pricing


The 2019 Ford F-150 retails for around $28,155 - $67,135 depending on the features.


Where to Buy


The Ford F-150 is available from almost all Dodge dealerships.


Warranty


As a brand-new vehicle, this truck carries a dealer and manufacturer warranty.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

Not every truck owner needs a full-size monster to get the job done, and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is here to prove it. Considering its size, the 1,500-pound hauling capacity and 5,000-pound towing capacities are quite impressive. Add all of this together with some of Honda's newest tech and safety features, and you have a real crowd-pleaser.

Pros

  • Four different models to suit different users
  • Low MSRP, even when considering some of the higher-end models
  • Very impressive hauling and towing capacities for its size

Cons

  • More compact than some users will like
  • Some “helpful” driver aids are quite frustrating

Key Features


The Honda Ridgeline’s key features include incredible hauling and towing capacities, a newly-redesigned cabin with spacious accommodations, and a wide variety to technological features and driver aids.


Pricing


The 2019 Honda Ridgeline retails for around $29,900 to $37,000.


Where to Buy


The Ridgeline is available from almost all Honda dealerships.


Warranty


As a brand-new vehicle, this truck carries a dealer and manufacturer warranty.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a full-size truck with quite a reputation among drivers who want a little more style than "workhorse." That's not to say the Silverado can't perform. With the largest and most powerful models towing up to 12,000 pounds and claiming to haul 2,500 pounds in payload, there's no mistaking that the Silverado can do any job it's assigned to

Pros

  • Nine different models to suit different users
  • Extreme hauling and payload capabilities
  • Wide price range to suit buyers of all budgets

Cons

  • The cab could use an update/redesign
  • Adding options can get very expensive very quickly

Key Features


The Silverado is one of the most powerful full-sized trucks on the market today, with impressive towing and hauling capabilities, a staggering number of models, powerful V8 engines, and loads of tech features to keep occupants safe and entertained.


Pricing


The 2019 Chevy Silverado retails for around $28,300 - $56,300 depending on the features.


Where to Buy


The 2019 Silverado is available from almost all Chevrolet dealerships.


Warranty


As a brand-new vehicle, this truck carries a dealer and manufacturer warranty.

2019 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is designed to balance towing and hauling power with cabinet comfort and luxury. Though able to tow less than the Ford F-150 or the Chevy Silverado, the Sierra boasts an impressive hauling capacity as well as some of the best engine specs in its class. Other major points of interest include the spacious interior, extra legroom, and state-of-the-art infotainment system.

Pros

  • Practically designed as a luxury vehicle
  • Powerful 6.2L V8 engine
  • Hauling capacity to rival any competitor

Cons

  • Adding even basic features will push the price up quickly
  • Very low towing capacity for a full-size truck

Key Features


The key features of the 2019 GMC Sierra are its 6.2L V8 engine, its 2,500-pound hauling capacity, and its newly-redesigned, ultra-spacious cab, which offers a fantastic infotainment system.


Pricing


The 2019 GMC Sierra retails for around $29,600 - $54,700 depending on the features.


Where to Buy


The 2019 Sierra is available from almost all GMC dealerships.


Warranty


As a brand-new vehicle, this truck carries a dealer and manufacturer warranty.

Final Verdict

Despite some fierce competition, there’s simply no escaping the versatility and capabilities of the Ford F-150. With massive towing and hauling capacity and a wide range of engine types to choose from, this is one of the best combinations of power, price, and performance on the market today.

For your money, the F-150 is the standout among the best trucks 2019 has to offer.  

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