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Best Car To Buy 2014: The Truck Nominees

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Are you a Ford, Chevy, GMC, or Ram guy? Or is it a Nissan or Toyota that you prefer to load up for a weekend in the woods?

To a certain segment of America, what kind of truck you drive says a lot about you. Meanwhile, to another group, pickups are workhorses, and what's used at construction worksites and on farms and ranches.

Whichever way you might identify, you've likely noticed that trucks aren't as bare-bones as they used to be. With GM's redesigned full-size trucks, the 2014 Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500, this is more apparent than ever, as the entire lineup—not just a special model or two at the top—gets a vastly improved interior, and most models get top-notch connectivity and infotainment systems. Active-safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are no longer the exclusive domain of luxury cars—they're offered here, too—and a more refined ride and better handling combine with stronger, higher-mileage powertrains to make them far more appealing than before.

But in our six core areas—Styling, Performance, Comfort/Quality, Safety, and Features—we rate vehicles based on what we perceive as their competitive set. And especially with the likes of the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, the Silverado and Sierra are up against some formidable rivals. That considered, they both made—just barely, in the case of the Silverado—our 8.0 Overall Score cutoff to be a nominee.

Click through the following pages for a quick look at each of our truck-category Best Car To Buy nominees, as well as our previous posts on the sedan, luxury, crossover, and hatchback nominees; and check back for more between now and November 12, when we'll be picking a single Best Car To Buy winner.


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