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10 Best Full-Size Trucks for 2022: Reviews, Photos, and More


PUBLISHED THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022
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If your daily commitments call for practicality and power, a full-size truck is the vehicle you need by your side. Built to haul trailers, carry work equipment, and handle off-road environments, a full-size truck can take you where you need to go in comfort.

Today's full-size trucks are some of the most configurable vehicles available. It's easier than ever to find a used truck with the right engine, cab size, and bed length to suit your work life and family demands.

To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best full-size trucks for 2022 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data from July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

  1. Jeep Gladiator

  2. Chevrolet Silverado 2500

  3. Nissan Titan

  4. Ford F-250

  5. Ram 2500

  6. Toyota Tundra

  7. GMC Sierra 1500

  8. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  9. Ram 1500

  10. Ford F-150

10. Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator

Warm-weather adventures call for something special, and the 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator is a five-seat truck that steps up to the challenge. Equipped with a standard fold-back Sunrider® Soft Top, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield, the Gladiator lets you feel the elements up close and personal as you hit the beach or forest trail.

Want to hook up your trailer for the open road? Pick the 2020-2021 Gladiator Sport trim with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and optional max tow package. It has an estimated towing capacity of 7,650 lbs., when properly equipped.1

The 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport base trim includes these features as standard:

  • Rearview camera

  • Three-position tailgate

  • LED cargo bed lights

  • Lockable cabin storage

Explore more on our Jeep Gladiator research page.

9. Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Chevrolet Silverado 2500

If you need to handle tough tasks daily, look for a heavy-duty vehicle like the Chevrolet Silverado 2500. It's available in three cab styles for 2017-2018, with a choice of a six-foot-six-inch or eight-foot cargo bed.

Big crews and big haulers will appreciate the 2017-2019 Crew Cab model fitted with the 6.6L turbodiesel engine. This model has 40.9 inches of rear-row legroom and an estimated towing capacity of 14,500 lbs., when properly equipped.1

If you're looking for a capable work truck, the base WT trim is a great choice. Or if your truck doubles as a family vehicle, you'll love the wireless phone charging and system navigation that's standard on the High Country trim.

Standard features of the 2017-2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 mid-range LT trim include:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity

  • Rearview camera

  • Eight-inch touchscreen

  • Remote-locking tailgate

For more, visit our Chevrolet Silverado 2500 research page.

8. Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

The 2017-2020 Nissan Titan can help you ace the jobs only full-size trucks can do. With three different bed lengths—and seating for up to six across its cab options—the Titan can comfortably haul your crew and their equipment.

The 2018-2020 Titan offers one powertrain option across its five trims: a 390-hp 5.6L V8 engine that pairs with a seven- or nine-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the 2020 Titan Crew Cab with the 5.6L V8 engine and 2WD can tow an estimated 9,350 lbs.1

The 2017-2020 Nissan Titan S base trim includes these standard features:

  • Lockable dampened tailgate

  • Bluetooth® functionality

  • Hill-start assist

  • Push-button ignition

Learn more on our Nissan Titan research page.

7. Ford F-250

Ford F-250

For tough terrain and heavy equipment, the Ford F-250 has plenty of power and a long list of standard and available features.

Kicking off its third generation in 2017, the F-250 has three cab sizes (Regular, SuperCab, and Crew) and a choice of two bed lengths. For 2017-2019, there are two engine options: a 385-hp 6.2L V8 and a 450-hp 6.7L turbodiesel. A 7.3L V8 engine is available for 2020 models.

The 2018-2020 F-250 has six trim levels. Choose the mid-range Lariat trim for nice standard upgrades to your cab, including leather upholstery for the front seats, an eight-inch touchscreen display, and 10-speaker premium audio. When powered by the 6.7L turbodiesel engine and in Crew Cab configuration, the 2017-2020 F-250 can tow an estimated 18,000 lbs., when properly equipped.1

The 2017-2020 Ford F-250 XL base trim features:

  • Tailgate lift assist

  • Vinyl upholstery

  • Climate control

  • Roll Stability Control

Continue your Ford F-250 research today.

6. RAM 2500

Ram 2500

If you're shopping for an executive-level pickup with good powertrain capability and high-end cabin finishing, the RAM 2500 is a great choice.

The 2017-2020 RAM 2500 is available in Regular, Crew, or Mega Cab configurations and two bed length options. The standard engine for the 2017-2018 RAM 2500 is a 383-hp 5.7L V8. 2019-2020 models gain an increase in power, thanks to the new-for-2019 standard engine: a 410-hp 6.4L V8.

The 2017-2018 RAM 2500 SLT trim and 2019-2020 RAM 2500 Big Horn trim include these standard features:

  • Remote locking and unlocking

  • Chrome exterior accents

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Trailer brake controller

Want to learn more? Check out our RAM 2500 research.

5. Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

With a choice of two powerful V8 engine options and plenty of cab and box-length options, the 2017-2019 Toyota Tundra is made to serve your work and family needs.

For regular trips to the lumberyard, look for a 2018-2020 model with the Double Cab and six-foot-four-inch standard bed configuration—this model has the Tundra's maximum payload capacity of an estimated 1,730 lbs. In the Limited trim, that standard bed gets a lower-and-lift tailgate and movable tie-down cleats to make loading and carrying your hauls easier than ever.

Regular off-road excursions call for the 2017-2020 TRD-Pro trim, which is equipped with high-end shock absorbers, front bucket seats, and skid plates.

Standard features of the 2017-2020 Toyota Tundra base trim include:

  • Six-speaker sound system

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • Integrated trailer brake controller

  • Forward-collision warning and mitigation (from 2018)

Discover more on our Toyota Tundra research page.

4. GMC Sierra 1500

GMC Sierra 1500

If you're looking for a full-size truck that can handle family errands and job duties, the GMC Sierra 1500 delivers.

The 2017-2018 Sierra 1500 has plenty of options to choose from, with three engines, three cabs, and three bed lengths to consider. For maximum towing capability, go for 2017-2018 models powered by the 6.2L V8 engine and 2WD—they can tow an estimated 12,500 lbs., when properly equipped.1

Four trim levels take the Sierra 1500 from basic conveniences to luxury comforts. For a deluxe finish, try the 2017-2018 Denali trim. It adds a long list of high-end features, including a Bose® premium audio system and leather-appointed front bucket seats.

The 2017-2020 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE trim includes the following standard features:

  • Rearview camera

  • Eight-inch infotainment screen

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Dampened tailgate

Explore more GMC Sierra 1500 research today.

3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you're shopping for a truck that can handle your home renovation project—or you simply want to take weekend trips to the nearest lake or mountain—the 2017-2020 Silverado 1500 is a highly configurable full-size hauler.

Cab options include a single-row three-seater and two six-seater cabs for larger crews. Fitted with triple door seals and rear privacy glass as standard, the 2017-2020 Silverado 1500 is a comfortable and quiet option for daily commutes and longer trips.

The 2018-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT base trim includes these standard features:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

  • Rearview camera

  • Cargo bed lighting

Continue your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 research today.

2. RAM 1500

Ram 1500

The RAM 1500 is a full-size daily driver that relishes big jobs and fun-filled adventures in equal measure.

Choose a 2017-2018 model for 10 trim choices, along with a handful of cab, engine, and bed-length options. The standard powertrain for 2017-2020 is a 305-hp 3.6L V6 that pairs with an eight-speed transmission and a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive. Make it your engine pick for the versatile six-seat Quad Cab RAM 1500 with a six-foot-four-inch cargo bed, and you'll also benefit from an estimated 1,880 lbs. maximum payload (2017-2018 models).

The 2017-2020 RAM 1500 Tradesman base trim includes these standard features:

  • Black grille and front bumper

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • USB port

  • Electronic stability control

Find more RAM 1500 research to help you decide.

1. Ford F-150

Ford F-150

When a full-size truck delivers on engine options, off-road capability, towing figures, payload capacity, and trims, it takes the top spot on our list.

The 2017-2020 F-150 has six standard trim levels, each with optional packages or available stand-alone features. For the best in F-150 towing capacity, choose a 2018-2020 model with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, 2WD, and the Max Trailer Tow package. This model achieves an estimated 13,200 lbs., when properly equipped.1

The 2017-2020 off-roader—the Raptor—is the F-150 in high-performance beast mode. It's powered by a 450-hp 3.5L turbo V6 engine and equipped with FOX Racing Shox, flared fenders, skid plates, and Ford's Terrain Management System. It's time to hit the road less traveled.

The 2017-2020 Ford F-150 XL base trim includes these standard features:

  • Rear solar tint glass

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Four-speaker audio system

  • Trailer sway control

Learn more! View our Ford F-150 research page.

A full-size truck means full-on fun. With plenty of options to suit your needs, these brawny pickups are fine-tuned to exceed your expectations.

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1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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