Utility meets performance with these large and in-charge trucks.
Full-size pick-up trucks aren't limited to the job site anymore. With their super-sized cabins, comfort-focused trims, and towing capabilities, you might be searching this segment for your next vehicle. From cab styles and bed lengths to engine, transmission, and drivetrain options, you can have your pick from a range of models that will meet your needs, whether slogging away at work or toiling around home.
Looking at your truck options? We've compiled a list of the 10 best full-size trucks for 2019 using CarMax vehicle and sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Do you need a truck that can pull construction equipment? The 2017–2019 Ford F-350's 6.7L diesel engine (4x2, Regular Cab and SuperCab versions) is ready to report for duty. This heavy-duty pick-up gets an estimated 32,000 lbs. when properly equipped.1
If you need a no-nonsense machine, base 2017–2019 LX trims get down and dirty with 17-inch steel wheels, manually-telescoping towing mirrors, and a removable locking tailgate with tailgate-lift assist. Moving up to the 2017–2019 Lariat trim offers additional standard features, such as:
- Power-folding and telescoping outside mirrors
- Power-sliding rear window with defrost
- Power-adjustable pedals
- Leather-trimmed 10-way power front seats
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 is the quintessential work truck if you are a commercial operator that carries heavy loads. Regular cab 2017–2018 rear-wheel-drive models with the available Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 can tow an estimated 18,100 lbs. when properly equipped.1 If you don't need that much grunt, the standard 6.0L V8 can pull an estimated 14,500 lbs. in regular-cab rear-wheel- and four-wheel-drive models (2017–2018), when properly equipped—plenty of power to tow an equipment trailer.1
One step above the base WT trim is the LT, which offers some nice standard features to enjoy on the job site (2017–2018 models):
- Eight-inch touchscreen display
- Heated mirrors
- EZ Lift & Lower tailgate
- Rearview monitor
If you have a thirst for going off the beaten path, the 2017–2019 Nissan Titan offers an off-road-oriented trim, the PRO-4X, that comes trail-ready with 18-inch all-terrain tires and Bilstein® off-road shocks. All-wheel drive and Hill Descent Control are also standard on 2017–2019 PRO-4X models, which will help you traverse up and down rough terrain while you explore. Other off-road-friendly standard features on the 2017–2019 PRO-4X include:
- Electronic locking rear differential
- Lower radiator skid plate
- Front tow hooks
- Receiver hitch and four- and seven-pin wiring harness connectors
Launched for 2019 with a complete redesign, the fifth-generation Ram 2500 was designed 143 lbs. lighter than 2018 models, yet it boasts more power than ever before. When equipped with the optional turbocharged 6.7L V6 diesel engine, the 2019 Ram 2500 makes 370 hp and 850 lb.-ft. of torque. With this powerplant, you can also tow an estimated 19,780 lbs. or carry an estimated 3,260-lb. payload capacity (when properly equipped)—great if you haul heavy equipment.1
The 2019 Ram 2500 is available in Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Power Wagon, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited trims. Tradesman standard features include:
- 17-inch steel wheels
- Manual temperature control
- Vinyl upholstery
- Five-inch display with Bluetooth® capabilities
Here’s another best full size truck made monstrous by virtue of an available turbodiesel engine. Trucks like the 2017 Ford F-250 Lariat are available with a 6.7L diesel V8 that cranks out 925 ft-lbs of torque. That’s enough power to tow up to 15,000 lbs when properly equipped.1 With an aluminum body to save weight, this F250 has strong acceleration (0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, according to Car & Driver), plus available features like these:
- Adaptive steering
- Hill descent control
- Heated front and rear seats
Need a full-sized truck that can fit your work crew during the day and your family in the off-hours? A pick-up like the Toyota Tundra is up for the job. 2017–2019 Tundra CrewMax cabs are extra-large with 42.5 inches of legroom in the front and 42.3 inches in the rear row with seating for five passengers.
A 40/20/40-split fold-down front bench is also available on 2017–2019 SR trims, which expands the truck's passenger capacity to six. The mid-range Limited trim (2017–2019 models) offers some nice comforts, including standard features like these:
- Automatic dual-zone climate control
- Leather upholstery
- Chrome heated power outside mirrors
- Easy lower and lift tailgate
The GMC Sierra 1500 Denali sets the bar high with premium amenities and first-class standard features for drivers that appreciate the finer things in life. This range-topping trim delivers immense power from its 5.3L V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission (355 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque for 2017–2019 models) and is exclusively available as a crew cab in 2WD or 4WD.
Rolling on 20-inch wheels, you can upgrade the 2017–2019 Denali to 22-inch wheels for even more allure. Other exclusive standard features on this 2017–2019 trim include:
- Heated and ventilated leather-appointed front bucket seats
- Premium Bose® audio system
- Eight-inch display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
- Magnetic Ride Control/Adaptive Ride Control
If you like having options, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes in a range of cab styles and bed lengths, allowing you to customize your pick-up to fit your exact needs. 2017–2019 regular-cab models offer a choice of an eight-foot box length, which is great if you haul big items. Heavy-duty towing is also made possible on 2017–2018 Silverado 1500 LTZ and High Country trims, which can pull an estimated 12,500 lbs. with the 420-hp 6.2L V8 when properly equipped.1 Standard features on 2018 Work Truck trims include:
- 17-inch steel wheels
- HID headlamps with LED signature lighting
- Seven-inch touchscreen with a rearview monitor
- Available remote-locking tailgate
Don't be fooled by the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500's estimated 12,750-lb. towing capacity (from its 5.7L V8 HEMI® and when properly equipped).1 Even with all this grunt, this full-size pick-up offers a silky-smooth ride with its coil-spring rear suspension that's paired to a four-corner air suspension for great on-road comfort and load-leveling capabilities. You can also add a 4x4 off-road package to seize the path less traveled. Redesigned for 2019, the trim-topping Limited includes the following standard features:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood
- Rear in-floor storage bins with removable liners
- 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Trailer Detection
From blue-collar basic to all-out luxury, the Ford F-150 tops our list of the 10 Best Full-Size Trucks for 2019. This pick-up has a lot to offer: robust engine options, high towing and payload ratings, and seven trim levels ranging from the base XL to the high-performance off-road powerhouse, the Raptor. 2WD F-150s equipped with the 325-hp 2.7L EcoBoost® (available on 2017–2019 XL, XLT, and Lariat trims) also provide great gas mileage with an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.2
The 2018 middle-ground King Ranch® trim includes the following standard features:
- Kingsville leather upholstery
- 10-way power heated and ventilated front seats with power lumbar
- B&O PLAY™ premium 10-speaker audio system
- 18-inch machined aluminum wheels
The full-size pick-up segment boasts many great choices! If you're looking for a workhorse with great utility, power, and comfort—and maybe even some high-end touches—this list is a helpful place to start your search, along with these related CarMax articles:
1 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
2 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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