Trucks are some of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. and have been for years. In fact, the top-selling vehicle has been a pickup truck for more than a decade. What are the most popular trucks for sale in this country? Here are the top three.
America’s best-selling pickup is the Ford F-150 – and has been in the top 10 most-searched vehicles for the past 118 months, according to Google trends. The 2014 Ford F-150, even though it carries over mostly unchanged from the 2013 model, looks to continue this stellar run for a number of reasons: wide range of body styles and bed lengths, fuel-efficient powertrains, intriguing technology features, and some of the best tow ratings in pickup trucks. In terms of safety, the F-150 is the only one of the Big 3 full-size trucks to be an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick and achieve ‘good’ scores in the IIHS’s rollover-related roof-strength test.
All-new for 2014, the first redesign since 2007, the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup has been a perennial favorite truck among consumers who want a vehicle for serious work or play. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado sports a chiseled look that’s brawny and more upscale at the same time, more fuel-efficient EcoTec3 V-6 and V-8 engines, roomier and more refined inside and a raft of safety and infotainment technology features. For the first time in 2014, Silverado crew cab models will be available with the longest 6’6” cargo box. Safety features include available Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collision Alert, front and rear parking assist, and a rear tailgate camera.
Last year the Ram 1500 added a host of new features, including an eight-speed automatic transmission, more refined cabin, new air suspension, new Uconnect Touch infotainment system, and improved materials and trims. The 2014 Ram 1500 adds the EcoDiesel, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel six – the first full-size light-duty pickup truck in America to offer a diesel. A rearview camera is available on all Ram versions, while rear parking sensors are available on all but regular-cab trucks. New for 2014 are front parking sensors. Other features offered include the innovative RamBox cargo management system, rain-sensing wipers, power-sliding rear windows with defrost, and power-folding side mirrors.