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4 of the Best Pickup Trucks in 2015

Do you have things to tow or haul? Then you should look into the best pickup trucks of today. Here are four of them:

Tacoma

This powerful machine from Toyota is a mainstay of the mid-size pickup truck category, with 3 body styles you can choose from to meet your driving needs. The Tacoma can come with the standard 159-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or a 236-hp 4.0-liter V-6 engine, which is optional. Both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive models are available as are automatic and manual transmissions. Sporting the rough-and-tumble TRD Pro Series, this truck has a raised suspension, locking rear differential and the extra visual machismo. This new machine will not be available for sale until 2016 though, so have to do some waiting!

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Silverado 1500

Though the pickup market has gone fancy today, the Chevrolet Silverado still sticks to its basic-truck design. With an accurate steering, this machine is stated to handle more like a big car, rather than a big truck. Its exterior still resembles its predecessors, with a 4.3-liter V-6 engine that makes for 305 lb-ft of torque and is rated for 24 mpg highway. If you want more power and hauling and towing capabilities, then you can also choose to have the optional 5.3 or 6.2-liter V-8 engines.

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Sierra 1500

Though the Sierra 1500 from GMC aims to present itself as a more premium and upscale version of the Silverado, beneath its nicely sculpted and trimmed sheet metal are features indicating that these two pickup trucks are basically the same. It sports a 285-hp V-6 base engine, but there are also the optional 355-hp V-8 and a 420-hp V-8. It offers a maximum payload of 2,260 lbs, with a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 lbs. All-wheel drive is optional for all models.

Ram 1500

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Given its power, leather-lined luxury rig, comfortable seats, smooth ride and storage capacity, this one from Dodge is definitely worth your consideration. Aside from the standard 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6, you can also choose to have it with the optional 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 or the efficient 240-hp 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6. This truck has a maximum tow rating of 10,640 lbs and a maximum payload of 1,890 lbs.

There you have it! When you are thinking of buying a pickup truck today, start looking at these machines.

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