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Pickup trucks continue to be insanely popular in the United States, and there are three that stand out in Consumer Reports’ ratings. Those are the 2022 Ram 1500, 2022 Ford F-150, and 2022 Ford F-250. Each of these trucks offers a blend of functionality and performance as well as comfort. How much do each of these top trucks cost, and what do you get for your money? Let’s take a look.

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The 2022 Ram 1500 is the #1 pickup truck

The 2022 Ram 1500 is the number one pickup truck according to Consumer Reports. Its price starts at $36,675 for the base model, the Ram Tradesman. The Tradesman comes with a 5-inch touchscreen that and 18-inch wheels and remote entry and remote start. It also has an air filtration system. It also comes with a six-speaker sound system. 

There are also other Ram 1500 trim levels available, including the Tradesman HFE, Big Horn, Rebel, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited, and TRX. The Big Horn includes better entertainment and safety packages.

The 2022 Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck in the United States

The 2022 Ford F-150 ranks second on Consumer Reports’ list of the best pickup trucks. It starts at $29,990, making it competitively priced among the pickup truck market. It includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Ford’s safety suite of features, as well as hitch assist.

The 2022 Ford F-150 comes with a 2.7-liter V6 engine and there is also a hybrid powertrain available. In addition, you can upgrade to higher trim levels, including the F-150 Limited. The 2022 Ford F-150 Limited price starts at $75,835. That’s obviously not an insignificant amount. So what do you get for your money? The Limited comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Auto start and stop is standard on the F-150 Limited.

The 2022 Ford F-250 is one of the best pickup trucks of 2022

The 2022 Ford F-250 is one of the biggest pickup trucks around, and it ranks third on Consumer Reports List. The F-250 price starts at $37,495 for the XL base-level trim. The F-250 XLT price starts at $42,220, and the Super Duty Lariat costs $50,605. The King Ranch takes the price up a little higher, to $65,595. The Platinum costs $68,910, and the high-end Ford F-250 Limited price starts at $87,630.

The Ford Super Duty can come with one of three engines. There’s a 6.2-liter V8 available that makes 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque and is matched to a 6-speed transmission. Then there’s a 7.3-liter V8 that makes 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Finally, the F-250 can come with a 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel V8 that puts out 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque and is also matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

No matter which of the top three pickup trucks you’re interested in, you’ll get a pretty great pickup truck. They each offer a powerful engine, plenty of cabin space, and updated interiors. While the price may vary, you’re unlikely to be dissatisfied with any of the best pickup trucks of 2022.


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