The bare-bones past of pickup trucks is long gone.
All of today's contenders have plush interiors, powerful drivetrains, and lots of choice in features and conveniences.
The Nissan Titan is the oldest vehicle in the class, and the least configurable, with just a thirsty V-8 and the fewest amenities available to go with its vivid NASCAR-style exhaust note.
The Toyota Tundra's new this year, and its awkward looks have been softened; we'll know soon if its excellent ride and very smooth powertrains make the trip into a new generation.
The GM trucks--the Silverado and Sierra--get a complete revamp for the new model year, with powertrains that post higher fuel economy in some cases than Ford's EcoBoost models.
The F-150's toughest competitor? The Ram 1500, already possessed with the best ride in the class and the best interior, gets a new V-6 and eight-speed automatic for 2013, and the interior's reworked for even more refinement.
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|2013 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2013 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2013 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V8|
|2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD King Cab SWB S||Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)||2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Regular Cab Pickup||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Reg Cab Pickup||King Cab||Reg Cab||Regular Cab Pickup|