In 1925, The Ford Motor Company officially brought forth their pickup truck in the market. So, what is a pickup truck? A pickup truck is a small truck with an enclosed cab and an open bed. Known as Bakkie in South Africa and Ute in Australia, it is a lightweight utility vehicle built for carrying things around.
Gottlieb Daimler dubbed the car as vehicle no.42 after its invention. This automobile was re-imagined with the concept of an old-fashioned wagon minus the horses. 42 had a horsepower of 4 with 1.1 liters, 2 cylinder engine. It claimed to pull approximately 3300 pounds. Chevrolet used to build early truck models that looked similar to a car, without a rear body frame.
Now, one drawback of that particular vehicle was to make it function as a truck, the customer had to install their own bed. Now that was a bummer! At last, in 1925, The Ford Motor Company offered customers the option to add a truck bed onto the model T. That’s how the world witnessed the commencement of pickup trucks.
From its invention to being Ford’s first-ever launch in the market, the journey of pickup trucks has been quite interesting. In today’s topic, we are going to talk about 5 best-rated pickup trucks that we think are hits in 2019.
1. Ford Ranger
Pickup trucks weren’t necessarily comfortable before cause its sole purpose was to carry lightweight goods mainly. However, Ford Ranger changed that dynamic. With the much-awaited update in 2019, the Ford Ranger took care of the comfort level this time. And soon, users started to love it.
Ranger even gets compared with the SUVs for its spacious and roomy interior, in a good way. Ford Ranger comes with 3 models- XL, XLT, and Lariat. It can serve you well as a family pickup truck if you’re planning to buy it in 2019. Also, the 2020 upgraded version is available if you’re interested.
- Fordpass connect
- STX Appearance Package
- Ford Co-Pilot 360
- FX2 Package
- B&O Sound System By Bang and Olufsen
2. Ford F-150
Yes, another Ford model. No, we are not being partial to Ford if that’s what you’re wondering. What we like about F-150 is that it’s torture resistant. That means you can take it on rough roads and it still would be tough as steel. It has got a stylish look if that’s what you’re looking for.
The updated version comes with various engine options including 3.0L PowerStroke turbodiesel V6, a 3.3L V6, 2.7L EcoBoost V6, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, or a 5.0L V8. F-150 has 7 models to choose from, such as XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor.
- Rearview Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
- Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Filler
- Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Power windows, door locks, and tailgate lock
- SYNC 3 FordPass Connec with 4G LTE WiFi hotspot2
- Six-speed automatic mode select with manual mode
- Electronic 10-Speed Transmission
3. Mercedes X-Class
Mercedes also jumped the bandwagon of producing pickup trucks lately. They put forward their best with X-Class. What’s new in this pickup truck you assume? The A-class exterior and interior designing.
The rear suspension minimizes the bumpy rides, giving you a smooth ride every time you drive. Well, being a daughter of Mercedes, you can expect the price to be a bit higher than the ordinary ones.
- Standard 4 MATIC all-wheel-drive
- Reversing camera and 360-degree sensors
- Large 8.4-inch screen
4. GMC Sierra 1500
When talking about pickups why should GMC fall behind? Thus, presenting Sierra 1500, the beloved member of GMC. If you seek versatility, capability, and luxury, Sierra 1500 is the one to go for. Also if you're wondering about the budget, GMC can easily come across as the
best value pickup truck of 2019. You can choose between SLE/Elevation/SLT, AT4, and Denali.
2018 Sierra 1500 had the widest range of powertrains-a 285 HP 4.3L V6, a 355 HP 5.3L V8, a 420HP 6.2L V8 or a hybrid one of 5.3L V8 combining with a small electric motor.
And with 2019’s update, the materials have been upgraded. Now, they are using lighter materials like carbon fiber. Also, GMC added a 3.0L turbodiesel 6 Cylinder which easily replaces the hybrid engine. In short, it can be categorized as the best fuel-efficient pickup truck of 2019.
- 7-inch multi-function display screen
- Rear view camera
- Air conditioning and Bluetooth
- Traction control
- Available World’s First Six-Function MultiPro Tailgate
- Available ProGrade Trailering System with in-vehicle Trailering App
- Available 6.2L V8 and available 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine with 10-speed automatic transmission
5. Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma comes with a 2.7L four-cylinder. Available in RWD or 4WD. For your ease, Tacoma offers two-bed lengths plus three cab sizes. Tacoma consists of 6 models altogether, SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Offroad, Limited, and TRD Pro. This year Toyota added some standard features in the 2019 model.
- Toyota’s Entune multimedia system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Rearview camera with panoramic view
- Apple CarPlay Compatibility & Bluetooth
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Within the list, you are getting everything- the best rated, mileage and value pickup trucks of 2019. Don’t believe us? Check out their websites for more details and updates. They are also constantly upgrading their models every year to give you the best vehicle.