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For mid-size truck owners, a powerful engine is often preferred, even if it may not be the most efficient. In 2022, a range of mid-size trucks can come equipped with a V6 engine. In fact, some manufacturers have chosen to make a V6 engine standard fare. Meaning that buyers do not have to pay extra in order to get the benefits of six cylinders. So, which 2022 mid-size trucks can come equipped with a V6 engine?

Benefit from a truck with V6 power

When equipped with the ZR2 package, the 2022 Chevy Colorado offers a V6 engine
2022 Chevy Colorado ZR2 | Chevy

For 2022, three mid-size trucks come standard with a V6 powertrain. These three trucks include the 2022 Honda Ridgeline, 2022 Nissan Frontier, and 2022 Jeep Gladiator. While each of these trucks comes with unique pros and cons, they are all worthy of consideration.

A standard V6 engine means not having to opt for an additional charge in order to get added capability. The 2022 Jeep Gladiator comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine has been used in a variety of models and produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-foot of torque. The 2022 Nissan Frontier has a single powertrain. It is a 3.8-liter V6 engine with 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque.

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline may be a unibody truck, but it still has a V6 powertrain. Its engine produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. So while it may not be as capable as body-on-frame trucks, it does not come up short in terms of power. 

What 2022 mid-size trucks have a V6 engine?

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma features an available V6 engine.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road | Toyota

Not every mid-size truck features a standard V6 engine. But many do offer one as an available option. The 2022 Toyota Tacoma comes standard with a four-cylinder engine, for those looking for additional power, there is a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This powertrain generates 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.

Another mid-size truck is the 2022 GMC Canyon. When equipped with its available 3.6-liter V6 engine, it benefits from 308 hp. If you prefer Chevy trucks, the 2022 Chevy Colorado has three different engine options. Including a V6 engine that also generates 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.

In 2022, some brands have chosen not to give vehicles a V6. The 2022 Ford Ranger only offers a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders. 

Do you need a V6 truck?

The 2022 Nissan Frontier comes standard with a V6 engine and has available four-wheel drive.
2022 Nisasn Frontier PRO-4X | Nissan

While larger engines typically consume more fuel than a smaller four-cylinder, according to MotorTrend, they do come with a number of benefits. From more power and capability to perceived reliability, a V6 truck comes with notable utility. You will likely be able to tow and haul more, as well as be able to handle rougher situations.


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