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Discover the Trucks with the Best Payload

Although SUV’s and minivans have dominated the marketplace over the years it’s the good old pickup truck that still symbolizes versatility and toughness. Of the manufacturers that make these trucks, they offer different sizes and capabilities. Here we’ll take a look at the trucks with the best payload.

Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is a well-beloved pick up for a variety of reasons. It offers substantial off-road capability and overall performance in a midsize truck. It is legendary for its reliability and it offers a lot of amenities that only come with upgraded models in trucks made by other makers. With a reliable 3.5 L V6, it comes with a payload capacity of 1620 pounds. You can get it with a 5 or 6-foot bed and it has up to 6800 pounds of towing capacity.

The average person will be very satisfied with this truck. It has a starting price of around $27,000 and gets 18 to 21 miles per gallon. With all things considered this is one of the best trucks on the market in its price range.

Chevrolet Colorado

This is another great midsize truck and it has had some nice upgrades since its predecessor that first came out in 2015. It is considered one of the mid-sized best-in-class trucks. It comes with a strong V6 engine and nice amenities. Anyone wanting to do off-road driving will find the ZR2 highly capable. If anyone is wanting to pull heavy weight, they can go with the diesel engine which can tow up to 7700 pounds.

The payload on this truck is just under 1600 pounds. It gets good gas mileage which ranges between 17 to 25 miles per gallon. The starting price on this truck is only $22,000.

Ford F-150

The newest iteration of this truck comes with a bed and body that are made from high-strength aluminum. This material means that the truck weighs less and yet is very strong. This allows the F-150 to have one of the highest towing capacities of trucks in its range. There’s a choice of a twin-turbo V6 which gets great fuel economy and provides excellent performance and there is the 450 that many consider genuinely awesome.

This truck has a whopping 3270 pounds of payload capacity and depending on the engine you choose it has 7700 pounds to 13200 pounds of towing capacity. You can get the truck bed length between five and a half feet up to 8 feet. It gets between 16 to 22 miles per gallon and comes in just under $30,000 as a starting price.

Ram 1500

If you’re looking for a great truck that is tough in every way, this might be what you’re looking for. Its coil springs offer an extremely comfortable ride and if you’re going to be doing a lot of off-road towing you might consider the air suspension option which allows you to do so in comfort. This truck offers an incredible payload capacity of just under 1900 lbs.

Depending on the engine that you go with your overall towing capacity is between 7600 lb. and 10620 lb. You can get one of these trucks starting at just under $29,000 and fuel ranges between 14 to 23 miles per gallon. This is a truck that many who love trucks find to be very satisfying.

Ram 2500

Those that want something more robust might consider the Ram 2500. This truck is a genuine workhorse and designed for high payload capacity and towing capacity. It’s also made with options that allow it to be a very comfortable ride even when off-roading. The seats in the rear are made so that even they can recline which is an option not usually found in trucks. Depending on the engine that you choose this truck can tow up to almost 18 thousand pounds and has a payload capacity of just under 4,000 pounds.

Ford F250 Super Duty Diesel

This is a great choice for anyone wanting a diesel. The engine in this truck is capable of producing 450 horsepower and up to 430 lb-feet of torque. This means you can tow up to 18000 pounds and has a payload capacity of 4250 lb. The bed options on this truck are a 6.8-foot bed or an 8.2-foot bed.

Anyone of these trucks would make their owner happy. It all depends on the price range and size of the truck and overall capacity that you need. But once you have the truck that meets your needs any one of these will provide performance and reliability.

John Kluttz
John Kluttz
John Kluttz is the owner and operator of Chesaco Car Co. in Baltimore, MD. He loves helping people find the right vehicle for a great price.