Best trucks of 2017

Best trucks of 2017

United States is the land of trucks which is proven by the fact that today 18 percent of all vehicles sold here are trucks and the best selling vehicle since 1982 has been the Ford F series. Most Americans use these vehicles as regular passenger cars.

Trucks are steadily gaining popularity all over the world as sales for SUVs and 4x4s are on the rise and the quality of the trucks has also risen with it. Gone are the days of cheap and utilitarian interiors which have been replaced by comfort and luxury. Current models of trucks come with features like GPS, sat-nav screens and double cabins with four doors and proper comfortable back seats.

With the addition of all these features modern trucks can be used for domestic purposes as easily as they can be used at building sites. We have listed below the best trucks of 2017.

5. Ram Power Wagon – $53,090

The Ram is not a typical heavy duty-pickup truck even though it starts off as a Ram 2500 4×4, its towing capacity is limited to just 10,030 pounds which is considerably less than many light-duty trucks. However, this trade-off has been made in favor of extreme off-road skills, this truck has a ground clearance of 14.3 inches as the body is elevated by 2 inches.


It comes with a 6.4 litre Hemi V-8 from Chrysler that produces 410 horsepower, 429 lb-ft of torque and a six speed automatic transmission. It also has a manually shifted two-speed transfer case that can send torque to the rear or all four wheels.

Wheelbase: 149.3 in
Length: 237.3 in
Width: 79.1 in Height: 81.0 in
Passenger volume: 125 cu ft
Curb weight (C/D est): 7300 lb

4. GMC Canyon – $40,735

The main reason for buying a diesel truck is fuel economy and the GMC Canyon does the job well with an average of 22 mpg with a 21 gallon tank. On longer routes and while driving steadily the average can be increased to 28 mpg. Acceleration is slow but people don’t buy diesel vehicles for speed they buy them for performance.

2017 GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon comes with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline 4 engine with aluminium and iron block head and direct fuel injection. The turbo diesel produces 369 lb-ft of torque.


Wheelbase: 140.5 in
Length: 224.6 in
Width: 74.3 in Height: 70.5 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Curb weight: 4941 lb

3. Ram 1500 – $53,655

If you are buying your first ever truck then the Ram 1500 is probably the best option for you because of manageable size, multiple cargo options and user friendly instrument setup. It caters to both die-hard truck fans and the occasional driver. The Ram 1500 has an extremely smooth ride provided by its air suspension.


It comes with a powerful and fuel efficient V6 diesel engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, it is extremely fuel efficient. However, it does have a low two capacity and scores less when it comes to safety.


Wheelbase: 140.5 in

Length: 229.0 in

Width: 79.4 in

Height: 77.5 in

Passenger volume: 125 cu ft

Curb weight: 5925 lb

2. Toyota Hilux – $19,082

The Toyota Hilux is the most popular truck in Europe and is famous for its legendary durability, with the latest model the company has made an effort to appeal to a broader audience. However, the Hilux is still tough as nails and can still maintains the ability to go anywhere, over anything ability. It comes with a 4 cylinder  2.7 litre engine that produces 166 horsepower.

The Toyota Hilux has amazing load capacity and it is versatile enough to accommodate all types of applications. It is extremely adaptable to all uses, lands and climates and works perfectly both in urban and rural areas.


Wheelbase: 121.4 in

Length: 209.8 in

Width: 73.03 in

Height: 71.4 in

Passenger volume: 101 cu ft

Curb weight: 4575 lb

1. Mitsubishi L200 – $25,400

The Mitsubishi L200 has a reputation for reliability and toughness and it has been on sale in the market for more than 30 years. The latest models of the L200 are equipped with features and luxuries that are normally found only in SUVs and cars. It is a perfect option if you want to use your truck as a utilitarian vehicle.

The Mitsubishi L200 comes with a 2.4 litre diesel engine that produces 178bhp which offers competitive performance and is extremely quick for a truck. Mitsubishi has claimed that this truck has an average fuel economy of 42.8mpg which makes it the truck with the best fuel economy. The gearbox is manual, however, you can get an automatic gearbox by paying an extra $1756.


Wheelbase: 118.1 in
Length: 204.5 in
Width: 70.2 in
Height: 69.8 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Curb weight: 3979 lb

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