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Living in a city presents unique benefits and challenges. Truck ownership isn’t always about towing capacity and off-roading capability. Here are the three best new trucks to own for consumers that live in a city instead of the country or suburbs.

Three best new trucks that are made for the city

A silver Honda Ridgeline mid-size truck driving through mud while carrying a motorbike in its truck bed.
The Honda Ridgeline | Honda

Trucks may not be the first vehicle class you think of when city-livin’ comes to mind. That being said, there are plenty of trucks that are extremely practical for city folk. Instead of off-roading chops, or towing capacity, city drivers are more concerned with comfort and gas mileage. Here are three great new truck options that would be perfect for cities:

  1. 2021 Chevrolet Colorado
  2. 2021 GMC Canyon
  3. 2021 Honda Ridgeline

3. Chevrolet Colorado

A blue 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is driving on the road.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado | Chevrolet

The Chevy Colorado is one of the best mid-size trucks on the market. It starts at just $25,200. The Chevy Colorado’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine makes 200 horsepower. Chevy also offers a V6 option that makes a massive 308 horsepower, perfect for the fast-paced city life.

According to Edmunds, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, making for a combined 21 miles per gallon. It comes in both short and long box options as well as two-wheel and four-wheel drive to suit different needs. The Chevy Colorado does have reliability issues, so be sure to do some research before making a final decision on purchasing the mid-size truck.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado has a great seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The best part about the Colorado is its good handling. The mid-size truck drives well on roads and is perfect as an affordable daily driver.

2. GMC Canyon

A red (left) and a black (right) GMC Canyon mid-size truck parked on a grassy plane in front of a beautiful horizon.
Two GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks | GMC

The 2021 GMC Canyon is a superior Chevy Colorado. The General Motors truck starts at $27,995. It offers similar powertrain options to the Chevy Colorado but also offers more interior goodies and add-ons at different trim levels.

The GMC Canyon gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway, making for a combined total of 22 miles per gallon. The 2021 GMC Canyon offers an optional heated steering wheel, leather seats, and heated front seats. There are also packages that offer more driver-assistance features.

The 2021 GMC Canyon proves that power and comfort don’t have to be mutually exclusive for mid-size trucks. It is one of the most customizable mid-size trucks on the market, so drivers can make it as fast and luxurious as they would ever need in a city. Like its Chevy cousin, the Canyon’s gas mileage is also above average. The Canyon is great for saving money at the pump in between city commutes.

1.Honda Ridgeline

Silver Honda Ridgeline is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
Honda Ridgeline is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois | Raymond Boyd via Getty Images

There is no truck better-equipped for the city than the 2021 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is perfect for the city because it redefines what a good truck should be. It shrugs off stereotypes and has little use for towing capacity or extreme adventuring. Who knew a unibody truck could be so great?

The new Honda Ridgeline offers standard all-wheel drive. It also comes standard with a mighty 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes a massive 280 horsepower. The Ridgeline gets 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, making for a combined total of 21 miles per gallon. This truck is meant for daily driving anywhere but is especially great for the city.

Best city trucks

A burgundy 2021 Ridgeline Sport with HPD Package.
2021 Ridgeline Sport with HPD Package | Honda

The redesigned 2021 Honda Ridgeline starts at $37,715. Though it is the most expensive truck on the list, it also comes with the best base model powertrain and provides comfort and tech that are hard to compete with. The Ridgeline has smoked other trucks in rankings because it makes mid-size trucks fun to drive everywhere (not just in mud or off-road).

There are several new trucks on the market that are perfect for driving and owning in a city. The Honda Ridgeline dominates its vehicle class because it drives well almost anywhere. Is the Ridgeline the best city truck of all time?

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