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Best Full-Size Pickup Trucks in 2024

2024 Ram 1500 TRX
Ram 1500 TRX / Credit: Stellantis

A pickup truck — particularly a 4-door crew-cab version — can be a luxurious, family-friendly ride from the back doors forward, with a versatile piece of equipment behind it. A full-size or half-ton truck is what people usually think of when they think of a pickup truck. Full-size trucks, like the top-selling Ford F-150, offer more space and capability than a small or midsize truck but without the heft of a heavy-duty pickup. Depending on the engine you select, you might enjoy superior fuel economy. Today’s full-size pickups are ridiculously capable and surprisingly comfortable, making them ideal for many pickup buyers.

How We Ranked These Full-Size Pickups

1. 2024 Ram 1500

2021 Ram 1500 TRX / Photo Credit: Ram
2024 Ram 1500 TRX / Credit: Stellantis
  • Price: $38,570
  • Max. Towing: 12,750 lb
  • What We Like: Nicest cabin of any pickup; smooth ride; solid lineup of engines up to 702 hp TRX
  • What We Don’t: Pricier than average

The Ram is the luxury pick among today’s full-size pickups, with a supple ride, a premium cabin, spacious seats, and loads of available features. It doesn’t lead the class in towing and payload, but it’s highly capable. The Ram 1500 offers a wide range of engine choices, including a turbodiesel and multiple V8s, including a ridiculous 702-horsepower engine.

It’s hard to find fault with the Ram 1500 aside from its above-average sticker price and a short list of standard features. If you prioritize fuel economy but aren’t in the market for a diesel truck, stick with the Ram’s base V6 or opt for the available V8 with its mild-hybrid system.

Shopping for a Used Ram 1500?

Ram 1500s from 2019-2023 have nearly identical styling and features. Ram still sells the 2018 model as the Ram Classic.

2. 2024 Ford F-150

2024 Ford F-150
2024 Ford F-150 / Credit: Ford
  • Price: $36,570
  • Max. Towing: 13,500 lb
  • What We Like: Class-leading specs across the board; innovative features; wide array of engine options; hybrid and electric versions
  • What We Don’t: Interior isn’t as nice as rivals’

The F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for many years, and for good reason. It’s available with a long list of capable and fuel-efficient engine options, including a hybrid and a fully electric version. Moreover, the F-150 outperforms all large pickup trucks when it comes to maximum towing and hauling capacities.

While this Ford pickup is the most capable half-ton truck on the market, it also offers a feature-packed and family-friendly interior with a large 12-inch touchscreen. The F-150 earns good crash-test ratings, which can’t be said about all classmates. What’s more, it’s well-priced, and Ford provides key infotainment features and advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) at lower prices than other full-size trucks.

Shopping for a Used F-150?

The F-150’s last full redesign was in 2021. It received updated styling in 2024, but most used models from 2021 on will look like the model pictured above. The F-150 has been around for decades, so there are a ton of used versions to choose from. In addition to 2021, major redesigns occurred in 2015, 2009, and 2004.

3. 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 / Credit: Chevrolet
  • Price: $36,800
  • Max. Towing: 13,300 lb
  • What We Like: Solid all-around
  • What We Don’t: Doesn’t stand out

The Silverado isn’t as upscale or refined as some rival full-size pickup trucks, but it has a long list of capable engines and can tow a heavy load when properly equipped. It also has plenty of passenger space and well-balanced ride and handling. While this pickup doesn’t exactly stand out among rivals, there’s no doubt it’s a solid all-around truck.

This Chevy truck has an intuitive touchscreen interface, smartphone connectivity, GM’s Teen Driver safety system, and an assortment of standard ADAS features.

Shopping for a Used Silverado 1500?

The Silverado was only slightly refreshed for the 2022 model year. It was last redesigned in 2019, and there haven’t been significant changes since. Consider a used model from 2019 to 2023 to save money.

4. 2024 Toyota Tundra

2024 Toyota Tundra / Credit: Toyota
  • Price: $39,965
  • Max. Towing: 12,000 lb
  • What We Like: 348 hp standard
  • What We Don’t: Few engine options and no V8; below-average payload and towing capacity

The Tundra had needed a redesign for over a decade and finally got it for 2022. The Tundra has plenty of power on tap, though there are only a few engine options: the standard 348-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and a 437-horsepower hybrid powertrain.

The Tundra is less capable than most half-ton pickups. However, it’s roomy, comfortable, and loaded with user-friendly infotainment features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also includes Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5 suite of ADAS features.

Shopping for a Used Tundra?

Toyota redesigned the Tundra for the 2022 model year. The previous generation debuted in 2007, and aside from features being added over the years, there were not many notable changes until this redesign.

5. 2024 GMC Sierra 1500

2024 GMC Sierra / Credit: GMC
  • Price: $37,700
  • Max. Towing: 13,300 lb
  • What We Like: Solid all-around
  • What We Don’t: Basically the same as the Silverado but more expensive

The Sierra 1500 is the Silverado’s slightly more upscale corporate cousin. It’s also more expensive and doesn’t offer increased capability or a wealth of attractive features you can’t get in the Chevy. The Sierra 1500 has five solid powertrain options and impressive, though not class-leading, towing and hauling capacities. Except for the turbodiesel, none of its engines are very fuel-efficient.

While the Sierra is designed to be GM’s premium full-size pickup, it’s not on par with some rivals unless you opt for more luxurious interior features or choose the pricey Denali trim. That said, it rides smoothly and has spacious and supportive seats in both rows. In addition, it comes standard with straightforward technology and a newly standard suite of ADAS features.

Shopping for a Used Sierra 1500?

GMC refreshed the Sierra for 2022, though there haven’t been any other significant changes since 2019.

6. 2024 Nissan Titan

2020 Nissan Titan
2024 Nissan Titan / Credit: Nissan
  • Price: $45,770
  • Max. Towing: 11,060 lb
  • What We Like: Standard 400 hp V8
  • What We Don’t: High starting price; only one engine option; XD isn’t a real HD truck; below-average tow rating; dates back to 2016

The Titan is less capable and less polished than most of its classmates; it hasn’t been redesigned since 2016 and is expensive.

The Titan’s lone engine option is a V8 that makes more horsepower than any other base engine in the class, though it’s a fuel guzzler and requires premium gasoline. This Nissan half-ton truck offers a comfortable and user-friendly cabin with many standard infotainment and ADAS features.

The Titan also comes in an XD configuration, which ups its towing and hauling capabilities, but it’s not a real HD truck like those offered by rival brands.

Shopping for a Used Titan?

The Titan’s current generation started in 2016. While Nissan refreshed the Titan in 2020, its appearance didn’t change much. If you like the current Titan, shop for a used version from the 2017 to 2022 model years.

How We Ranked These Full-Size Pickups

At Carfax, data and value drive our vehicle rankings. We ranked these full-size pickup trucks based on the quality, performance, and space they offer for their prices. Our rankings are based on the latest models, but since many of these vehicles have remained unchanged from earlier years, our insights also apply to used models.

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