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Regarding trucks, sometimes a compact one just won’t do. These are the best full-size pickup trucks that all happen to be variations of the 2022 Ford F-150. Honorable mention goes to the Ram 1500, which came in behind five other options from Ford.

Kelley Blue Book’s best full-size truck is the Ford F-150 Regular Cab

The best full-size truck is the Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 full-size truck towing a trailer | Ford

Looking at the rankings from Kelley Blue Book, it is clear the Ford F-150 is the truck to buy. Specifically, the 2022 Ford F-150 Regular Cab received the highest expert rating of 4.7 out of 5. The regular cab also happens to be the most affordable.

This full-size truck gets the job done thanks to the class-leading payload and towing capacity. The interior is well appointed and functional, which every work truck needs to be. Ford offered this version with a lot of engine options. Those are as follows:

3.3L V6No290 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm265 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm8,200 lbs1,965 lbs
2.7L V6Yes325 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm400 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm10,100 lbs2,480 lbs
5.0L V8No400 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm410 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm13,000 lbs3,325 lbs
3.5L V6Yes400 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm500 lb-ft of torque @ 3,100 rpm14,000 lbs3,250 lbs
3.5L V6 HybridYes430 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm570 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm12,700 lbs2,120 lbs
2022 Ford F-150 Regular Cab engine options

As the name hints, the regular cab option is just your basic cab. It has one door and no back seat. Which other pickup trucks made this Kelley Blue Book?

Starting price: $31,685

The rest of the best full-size trucks are also the Ford F-150 pickup trucks

As far as the 2022 Ford F-150 Super Cab goes, this version jumps in price to $36,710. The SuperCrew Cab jumps up to $39,045. According to Kelley Blue Book, all versions of the truck get 21 mpg in combined fuel economy.

Regarding safety features, the SuperCrew Cab has the most standard features included. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is standard on all three truck versions. Similarly, Blind-Spot Alert is an optional feature for the Ford F-150 trucks. Driver Attention Assist Monitor is standard on the Super Cab and the SuperCrew Cab, but the Regular Cab doesn’t offer that.

The list of the best full-size trucks from Kelley Blue Book continues with a fourth Ford option. The 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab starts at $40,235 and has a trim level for everyone. Since this is a heavy-duty truck, this one has more power and towing capacity than the other options. When properly equipped, the F-250 Super Duty has a gooseneck tow rating of 37,000 pounds and a max tow rating of 32,500 pounds for a fifth wheel.

Starting price: $36,710 – $40,235

The Ram 1500 pickup truck received an honorable mention

Those looking for the best full-size truck have probably considered the 2022 Ram 1500. Ram offers a diesel engine and a variety of V8 and V6 options. Buyers can also opt for the TRX. The 2022 Ram TRX has 702 hp from the 6.2L supercharged V8 engine, which starts at $76,880. This full-size truck has a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds and a payload of 1,310 pounds.

Starting price: $34,920 – $76,880

The Ford F-150 and variations of it have corned the truck market for a long time. Now that there are more options out there, everyone seems to be battling to make the best full-size trucks. Contrary to this list, Ford isn’t the only brand these days, and Ram is stepping up its game with every release.


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