The 2011 Toyota Tundra promises a version for every job, and while that's true for most every other full-size truck, the Tundra does lay claim to some unique hard points. Whatever they may be, we like the style of the slow-selling Nissan Titan a bit better than that of the Tundra. The Titan is oriented more toward personal use, and has a funky-ish style that still works, some seven years after it was introduced.
Gas mileage is poor, though we love the NASCAR tinge to its V-8 exhaust.
The Chevy Silverado and the nearly identical GMC Sierra continue to have strong appeal because of their very functional interiors (including separate interiors for work and personal trims), and their line of V-8 engines are especially fuel-efficient. The Ram 1500 used to be the Dodge Ram, but aside from the name change, it's still the best-riding full-size truck, and the one with the best interior feel and finishes, though that lead is slipping.
It's also a leader in entertainment features. Our pick in the class comes down to the Ram in some cases, but most often to the 2011 Ford F-150.
With a new quartet of engines, fuel economy is vastly improved.
The F-150 steers exceptionally well, too, and it has some of the same tech features you'd find on the new Focus or Fusion--from voice-controlled navigation to in-car audio streaming.
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|2011 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2011 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2011 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2011 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8|
|Reg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD King Cab SWB S||2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Reg Cab||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Reg Cab Pickup||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||King Cab||Reg Cab 6.3' Bed|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|