Living in the rugged state of Oregon, you’ll never know when owning a truck could come in handy. They’re practical, stylish and great for getting things done. However, if you’re looking to surprise a person in your life with a brand new truck for Christmas, you’re might get a little overwhelmed by the variety of options available on the market today. Well, to make your endeavour a little easier, we’ve compiled a summary of the top rated trucks for 2015. Whether you’re looking for a practical and tough full sized pickup truck or something a little smaller, you’re sure to find something on to meet your needs.
1. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
This compact pickup truck is rated number one in its market by test drivers and journalists, due to its composed driving dynamics and selection of high quality materials. Surprisingly roomy, the Silverado has a lot of headroom and legroom and can comfortably seat 3 adult passengers. The cabin itself is sleek and stylish, kitted out with soft to the touch materials that most other competitors lack. Standard features include a rearview camera and USB port, while Bluetooth, Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system, navigation, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, forward collision alert and lane departure warning are optional.
2. Ford F-150
The F-150 is a full size pickup truck that has been totally redesigned for a new generation of drivers. The truck has impressed both journalists and test drivers with its new all-aluminum body, better handling capabilities, spacious cabin and powerful turbocharged V6 engine options. If you’re looking to use this truck for heavy duty pursuits, drivers recommend stepping up to the 3.5-liter V6 option available, as its impressive power will provide plenty of muscle for heavy towing. Due to its all aluminum body, the truck is lighter and easier to handle than ever before. Reviewers also noted that the cabin has a generous amount of space, even if the interior feels a little less expensive than its competitors. Available features include: Ford’s SYNC voice command system, a USB port, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, the MyFord Touch infotainment system, adaptive cruise control and navigation.
3. Honda Ridgeline
Honda’s compact pickup truck certainly delivers when it comes to style and quality. It’s more of a truck and SUV crossover, but successfully blends the cabin comfort of an SUV with a practical short, high-walled cargo bed, as well as a convenient under-floor trunk, and a dual-action tailgate. Its 250-hp V-6 is average, but it has a surprisingly satisfactory fuel economy. For people who want truck utility and crossover drivability, the Ridgeline is a great choice.
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By Matt Stewart