One of the most typical types of vehicles in the United States is a pickup truck. In a way, this type of vehicle has become part of American culture and tradition, and a large number of people drive pickups. However, in addition to the United States, pickup is very popular around the world as this is a reliable and multi-purpose vehicle. Also, pickups can add to your image as they are massive, powerful and fairly large vehicles.
Ford is the first manufacturer to produce a pickup truck. It was a Ford Model T Runabout that was manufactured back in 1925. However, the most famous series of pickup trucks and the most famous pickup truck ever produced also came out of the Ford factory.
The first model from the Ford F-series was produced in the year of 1948, and so far, 13 generations of the famous Ford F-150 have been introduced. The Ford F-Series is also the world’s second-best-selling car ever.
However, are there any alternatives to this popular pickup? Of course, there are great pickup vehicles, and we will introduce a few in the next article. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
1. Mercedes-Benz X-Class
If you thought Mercedes, certainly one of the world’s largest carmakers, doesn’t produce pickup trucks, then you are wrong. Their Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup is nicely designed and looks great. In addition, suspensions are great so even bumpy off-road driving won’t be a problem but the ride will be smooth. The price can be both lower and higher and depends on the trim level you choose.
2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Another major pickup truck manufacturer in the United States is Chevrolet. When it comes to this type of vehicle, their best-known pickup is the Silverado. Also, this is one of the best-selling machines in the U.S. and belongs to heavy-duty vehicles. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is definitely a great alternative to the Ford F-150.
3. Chevrolet Colorado
If you want a pickup truck with off-road capabilities, the right choice is Chevrolet Colorado. This powerful machine is capable of handling the most demanding terrains thanks to excellent suspensions and big fenders. Pretty interesting is the latest Colorado ZR2 model, which is being manufactured since 2018.
4. Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge
If you want a classic pickup truck, then you might want to consider buying a Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge. This pickup was manufactured in the year of 1986 for the first time, and production was limited to only 14 cars. Also, there is a 1990 edition, however, at that time very few machines were produced, only 33.
Still, while it doesn’t look impressive compared to modern pickup trucks, the Rod Hall Signature Edition Dodge is definitely a classic car that is still pretty valuable today primarily because it’s limited series.
5. Nissan Titan
We believe it’s easy to conclude there is all about a very strong and durable machine when you read the word ‘Titan’ in the name. Indeed, this beast is powered by a 5.6-liter V-8 engine that produces 390 horsepower. The price is pretty much in line with quality, so for $57,840 you can buy the Platinum version with full accessories.
6. Nissan Frontier
Another Nissan pickup truck that is a great alternative to the Ford F-150 is the popular Frontier. If we had to describe this vehicle using only one word, it would be ‘versatility’. Wondering why? Simply, if you need an off-road vehicle, Nissan Frontier can offer it. If you want a family car, the Frontier is also a great choice. Compared to the F-150, this machine is definitely more comfortable and, as we said, great for all situations.
7. Dodge RAM 2500
Another pickup truck manufactured in the United States is the Dodge RAM 2500. This machine is a great example of a powerful pickup. The last major redesign took place this year and there are now two versions available-one with a 6.4L V8 engine that produces a whopping 410 horsepower, and another version with a 6.7L diesel V6 capable of producing 370 horsepower. In fact, the first version can tow 19,780 pounds and the second version can do up to 17,390 pounds.
8. Toyota Hilux
We go back to the Far East, more specifically to Japan. You probably know that Toyota is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and definitely dominant in Japan. We mentioned earlier that Ford is dominant in the world with its F-150 pickup truck.
However, the European market hasn’t yet been conquered by the F-150 as the best-selling pickup in the Old World is the Toyota Hilux. Perhaps the main reason for this is the comfort and ability to transport more passengers than its U.S. competitor.
9. Ford Ranger Raptor
Believe it or not, Ford has some great pickup trucks that are definitely a good alternative to its much more famous cousin, the F-150. One such is the Ford Ranger Raptor, which has been in the shadow of the Ford F-150 for a long time. However, the latest models have brought a real refreshment to the pickup truck collection of this United States manufacturer. For example, if you purchase a Range Raptor, you will be noticed wherever you appear thanks to the loud engine that is built inside.
10. Mitsubishi L200
Another great Japanese carmaker is Mitsubishi. Although the pickup segment is dominated primarily by Ford and Toyota, Mitsubishi can certainly compete with other U.S. manufacturers such as Dodge, RAM and Chevrolet. The specifications of this machine are pretty decent, even better than those of some competing models. The L200 is powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine capable of producing 148 brake horsepower.
11. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
After the Hilux, we have to mention another great Toyota pickup truck. This is the Tacoma TRD Pro which is another machine on our list great for off-road adventure. The Tacoma TRD Pro is powered by a V6 engine that easily manages challenging terrain. It is also important to note that the engine is quite noisy, so you will definitely get attention.
12. GMC Syclone
In the end, we present you with a fantastic and quite say the impressive alternative to the Ford F-150. It’s a GMC Syclone which is a real beast. If you search the Internet, you will be able to find test results in which this pickup truck was 0.1 seconds faster than a sports car-Porsche 911 Turbo in the year of 1991. Well, does it need to further analyze why this might be the best alternative to F-150? Even the latest models haven’t lost their beastly pedigree.