Today's full-size pickup truck has a powerful drivetrain--six- or eight-cylinder--with good gas mileage, high levels of feature content, and plush interiors.
It's only bare bones if you really want it that way.
In that arms race, the Nissan Titan loses out: it's the oldest truck in the class, the least configurable, and it has the fewest luxury features to go with its thirsty, but admittedly throaty V-8 engine.
The Toyota Tundra's new this year, and its awkward looks have been softened, but it doesn't make any huge strides in performance or ruggedness.
The GM trucks--the Silverado and Sierra--have been revamped, and fare much better, with significant progress in interior quality, connectivity, and V-6 economy.
The F-150's toughest competitor? The Ram 1500, already possessed with the best ride in the class and the best interior, got a new V-6 and eight-speed automatic for 2013, and gets a turbodiesel option for 2014.
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|2014 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2014 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2014 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2014 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings||2014 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck w/1WT||2WD Regular Cab 119.0"||2WD King Cab SWB S||Reg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR (SE)||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 Styleside||Reg Cab Pickup||Reg Cab Pickup||King Cab SWB||Regular Cab Long Bed||Regular Cab|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|