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The best trucks of 2021 include such a wide range of pickup trucks that you’d be forgiven for forgetting that they are pickup trucks. While some trucks are traditional workhorses, heavy-duty beasts that can put in a long day of hauling, others are so high-end they feel like luxury cars. Others still offer a blend of both worlds. These are the best pickup trucks of 2021, as deemed by Forbes Wheels.

The 2022 Ram 1500 Classic didn't score well with Consumer Reports
The 2022 Ram 1500 Classic didn’t score well with Consumer Reports | Ram

The 2021 Ram 1500 is luxurious and comfortable

Forbes Wheels really likes the 2021 Ram 1500′s blend of comfort and luxury. It says that even though the Ram is facing some stiff competition from trucks like the 2021 Ford F-150, its smooth ride, ample torque, and excellent gas mileage make it a unique pickup truck with a great blend of offerings. It also has some of the best crash test scores of any pickup truck. The 2021 Ram 1500 price starts at $32,245.

The 2021 Ford F-150 has a redesigned interior

The 2021 Ford F-150 is redesigned with “lavish new features, improved ride and handling, and ever-higher payload and towing capacities.” In fact, the 2021 Ford F-150 can tow up to 14,000 pounds when it’s properly equipped. In addition to all that, the 2021 F-150 has a very powerful hybrid V6 engine available, making it both strong and efficient. The 2021 Ford F-150 starts at an affordable $28,940.

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX brings a “supercharged artillery”

If you want a super-truck, the 2021 Ram 15000 TRX is the way to go. It brings a “supercharged artillery’ and is described as “the biggest, meanest and loudest factory-direct extreme truck on the block.” The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has a Hellcat V8 with 702 hp yet still handles well. It starts at $69,995.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is easy to customize

If you want a pickup truck that you can really make your own, you’ll want to take a look at the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. Forbes Wheels says that it is easy to customize, though it isn’t as “refined” as some other trucks on the market. However, the Silverado is versatile and functional, and its towing capabilities are decent. The 2021 Chevy Silverado price starts at $28,900.

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 offers lots of features

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 is packed with features that make it desirable to pickup truck shoppers. It has a trick multi-function tailgate, capable towing, and a 6.2-liter V8 engine. It also has a 3.0-liter diesel six engine available. In addition, although the GMC Sierra is supposed to be the upscale version of the Chevy Silverado, it seems that they may be too similar to justify the Sierra 1500’s higher price tag. The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 price starts at $29,700.

The 2021 Nissan Titan is comfortable and quiet

Forbes Wheels really likes that the 2021 Nissan Titan is both comfortable and quiet, making its ride pleasant. It has a fantastic tech package including features like driver-assistance. It has a decent V8 engine, though it doesn’t quite meet the competition in terms of versatility and ruggedness .Although Forbes Wheels found a lot to like about the Titan, it wasn’t enough to defeat the best pickup trucks of 2021, like the Ram 1500. The 2021 Nissan Titan starts at $39,280.

The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic is as basic as they come


The Best 2021 Off-Roading Pickup Trucks

If you like the old-school Ram trucks, you’ll love the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. It’s a stripped-down version of the updated 2021 Ram 1500. The Classic line is mostly work trucks and little to no bells and whistles. It comes with Ram’s old V6 and V8 engines, and is as basic as the trucks of yesterday were. The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic starts at $28,200.

The 2021 Toyota Tundra is “more-than-decent”

If there’s one thing that can be said about the 2021 Toyota Tundra, it’s that it’s “more-than-decent.” The 2021 Toyota Tundra has a V8 engine but lacks other modern pickup truck amenities like tech features and driver assistance. The 2022 Toyota Tundra should be an updated version of this pickup truck, but for now it remains the same – and pretty far from the top of the best trucks of 2021.

If you’re looking for one of the best trucks of 2021, you have a wide range of options. Whether you want to spend a lot or a little, there are many pickup trucks and ways to get what you need for what you’re willing to pay.