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Here's our take on the best trucks of 2018.

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking | CarMax

Shoppers want the best of both worlds in the vehicles they choose to drive; they want a vehicle that’s sturdy enough to do work — that will get them to and from a job site or just carry materials for weekend home repairs — and will also ably and comfortably handle daily commutes and after-school transportation.

Pickup truck makers have been listening. They’re routinely delivering models with the power to get the job done and the features to make doing them enjoyable.

For customers with this wide-ranging list of needs, the best trucks to buy are the ones that offer a real mix of both all-terrain practicality and high-end comfort.

Here’s a list of our top-selling pickup trucks, based on sales data from November 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

10. GMC Sierra 1500 SLE

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: GMC Sierra 1500 SLE | CarMax

9. Dodge RAM 1500 SLT

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Dodge Ram 1500 SLT | CarMax

8. Toyota Tacoma PreRunner

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Toyota Tacoma PreRunner | CarMax

7. Toyota Tacoma

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Toyota Tacoma | CarMax

6. Nissan Frontier LE

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Nissan Frontier LE | CarMax

5. Ford F-150 Lariat

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Ford F-150 Lariat | CarMax

4. Dodge RAM 1500 Express

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Dodge Ram 1500 Express | CarMax

3. Dodge RAM 1500 Bighorn

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn | CarMax

2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT | CarMax

1. Ford F-150 XLT

Best Pickup Trucks, Ranking: Ford F-150 XLT | CarMax

Is there anything else on the road today that offers as much flexibility as a pickup truck? You’d be hard-pressed to find a used vehicle with such a mix of get-er-done potential and modern-day comfort, to boot!

If on- and off-road flexibility is what you need, check out a truck like the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4X4 — it gives you 278 hp and a 6,400-lb towing capacity (when properly equipped1), plus an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.2

If you’re looking for a truck that holds plenty — cargo plus passengers too, take a look at the 2016 Dodge RAM 1500 Express. This model comes with a 305-hp V6 and 4WD, plus enough seating room for you to pick up five more passengers on the way to your work (or play) site.

If you’re looking for more pickup-truck shopping resources, check out these 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.
Unless otherwise noted, information relating to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.


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