2017 has been the year for going big. The auto world is no exception. It’s pretty well established that SUVs and crossovers flew off car dealership lots in record numbers. When it comes to pickup trucks, the trend continued. In 2017 we take a look at top 5 trucks by price —in the full-size pickup category
5. THE GMC SIERRA
You can’t drive far down any major highway without spotting a GMC Sierra. This powerful and popular aid to regular folk and professional haulers can tow up to 12,500 pounds. But don’t let its brawny exterior fool you; the inside is loaded with features and the plush cabin is reminiscent of a luxury interior. Upgrade to the Sierra Denali for heated and ventilated front seats, 4G Wi-fi hotspot and advanced safety features like forward collision alert, forward automatic braking and lane keeping assist.
2017 GMC Sierra MSRP starts at: $28,205*
4. THE NISSAN TITAN
Unlike the majority of full-size pickup trucks, Number Four in our top 5 trucks by price list, the Nissan Titan comes standard with a V8 engine rather than a V6. The powerhouse emits 390-hp and is favored by those who haul people as well as cargo; the Crew trim level seats six with room to stretch and a quiet cabin. Modern day technology needs are not overlooked; the Titan comes standard with smartphone app integration. Rail and adjustable tie-down anchors are a favorite among haulers with a variety of cargo.
2017 Nissan Titan MSRP starts at: $29,580*
3. THE CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500
The Chevy Silverado 1500 is the working man’s best friend, standard features include Teen Driver, automatic transmission, and cruise control, among others. Teen Driver can be used, of course, for inexperienced drivers in the family or for the company to review the day’s data—speed, miles, safety feature interference, etc. From the base WT trim to the High Country, your Chevy Silverado can be as no frills or fancy as you like. Bonus: the Silverado finished with a 4.5 out of five best-in-class in reliability and towing. Cruise and haul in confidence with the Chevy Silverado 1500.
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 MSRP starts at: $27,585*
2. THE RAM 1500
Another winner in the top 5 trucks by price is the RAM 1500. Loyalists love the option of adding the powerful V8 that puts out 395-hp with 410 lb-ft of torque, that thanks to the low entry price, makes the upgrade affordable. Those who travel in packs appreciate the extra room provided by the Quad and Crew cabs. Ride in comfort in an interior that scores high in quality materials.
2017 RAM 1500 MSRP starts at: $26,495*
1. THE FORD F-150
You knew this list would not be complete without inclusion of America’s best-selling vehicle and truck, for decades now. But the consistent high sales and customer loyalty is not for nothing: a very well-received redesign occurred in 2017 that boosted the popularity and demand of the F-150 still higher. Why? Its lighter aluminum weight led to greater fuel economy and some pretty lithe handling. The powerful, turbo-charged engine choices didn’t hurt, a new runaway-hit trim level (F-150 Limited) and even more cabin choices have surely earned the Ford F-150 a few more years at the top.
2017 Ford F-150 MSRP starts at: $26,730*
Can you imagine the pressure on the folks at Ford to keep improving? That’s like releasing a critically-acclaimed book or album and having to keep topping it. Somehow, year after year, Ford is able to do this. Bravo to them. But they are all winners in the top 5 trucks by price category: Nissan, RAM, GMC and Chevrolet consistently deliver the goods when it comes to full-size pickups. You know what you can do? Test-drive all five. You be the judge. You can set it up at your local AutoNation dealership. They’ll help coordinate it all. Just tell them you want to test-drive the top 5 trucks by price and schedule a spin at each of the AutoNation dealerships.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.