Some may consider them to be the dinosaurs of the automotive world given their less than stellar fuel economy but there is as of yet no replacement on the horizon for their utility and strength. They are full size pickups and sorry to tell you but they are here to stay. So chill out Al Gore. I am pretty sure the guy who comes to fix the plumbing at your mansion probably drives one and not a Nissan Leaf.
So although fewer and fewer people are buying full size pickups as their commuter steeds, isn’t that truly how it should be in a realistic world? These monsters of rock (hauling) really are built to be work horses so in the spirit of the independent contractor, cement salesman and tree removal specialist, which full size pickup is best for real work? These are the three best full size pickups in the world.
So if you are looking for a full size pickup truck to lift 9 inches off the ground remember that each inch higher takes 10 points off your IQ. Or by the way these trucks are usually driven, at least adds one point to your driving license. So if you are in the market for a full size pickup make sure you actually need it for work or hauling your boat/watercraft/trailer to your favorite vacation spots. Otherwise everyone is just going to look at you as an obnoxious knucklehead.
From the interior to the engines to the way it drives everything about the Chevy Silverado is perfectly adequate. The interior has durable materials meant for surviving long weekends at the lake or long weekdays at the job site. But the full size pickup market has moved on and adequate is no longer enough. Compared to the 2010 Ram and F-150 the Silverado is so far in third place that its only real competition is the rather laggardly Toyota Tundra. (The Tundra just doesn’t come with enough options or toys to make it a real competitor for The Big Three. Yes, this is the last market segment where GM, Ford and Chrysler still rule the roost.)
Holy Moses Batman! It’s the 2010 Dodge Ram and boy does this puppy look mean! The interior of the new Ram is a true revelation for a Chrysler and really is the only relevant vehicle on the market right now from this beleaguered manufacturer. The Ram revolutionized the industry with its clever (and unfortunately optional) side lockboxes that allow safe storage of personal items in that unused space alongside the cargo bed. Available with Dodge Hemi power, this is the pickup truck for the person who likes their ride butch and rough.
That isn’t to say this truck rides roughly, however, as it is the first truck with an independent rear suspension. This also doesn’t take away from towing capacity as it is totally competitive with both the Ford and Chevy with their antiquated rear suspension designs. This truck would be number one if it wasn’t from a company in such dire straits.
This vehicle has been the best selling four wheeled motivational appliance in this country for years and until recently it was highly utilitarian yet none too stylish. For 2010 the blinged out F-150 features an interior so fashionable it appears to have been constructed piece-meal off of a flying buttress like the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. And just like that place of worship, the inside of the F-150 is truly a place of miracles. Never before has so much luxury been extended into such a useful vehicle.
While you can option Ford Sync with navigation, there is also an electronic work-helper function that can keep track of tools, jobs and calculate miles driven etc. Can you imagine a more useful tool for an independent contractor? Well, Ford has. They are called the Box Side Steps and they pull out from the rear and sides on the F-150’s cargo bed. They give you a step to stand onto and down on as you are accessing the cargo area. Why did no one think of this before?
No question the Ford F-150 is the big bruiser in this class.