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Sometimes you need a big truck to do big jobs. That’s where these 4×4 pickup trucks like the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan Pro-4X, and Chevy Silverado ZR2 come into play. These full-size trucks have more horsepower, towing capacity, and power than your regular everyday pickup.

The Ford F-150 Raptor is a powerful 4×4 pickup truck

The most powerful 4x4 pickup trucks
The Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck parked | Ford

Looking for a powerful 4×4 pickup truck? Car and Driver says the Ford F-150 Raptor is on its third generation of the hardcore truck. The Raptor gets the job done with a 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 getting 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Ford ramped up the towing, too, increasing the payload and towing capacity by 200 pounds. The 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor can tow 8,200 pounds and has a max payload of 1,400 pounds.

Starting at $70,370

The Nissan Titan Pro-4X is a newly redesigned pickup truck

The Nissan Titan Pro-4X is pretty new this year, and it got a significant power boost. While it isn’t the most competitive full-size pickup in the bunch, it still gets 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. This year, the 5.6L V8 and upgraded shocks are better suited for off-road adventures. Nissan says the Pro-4X is “clearly built to conquer the road less traveled, with exceptional ground clearance and all-terrain tires.”

Starting at $52,895

A new flagship off-road truck, the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

Those looking for a serious 4×4 pickup truck can find solace in the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2. According to Chevy, the ZR2 is its newest flagship off-road truck. In addition, the automaker says it has race-proven performance and a new premium interior. The Chevy Silverado ZR2 has a max payload of 1,440 pounds, and it can tow a trailer weighing 8,900 pounds. The V8 engine gets 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Starting at $67,600

Those who need a reliable truck should check out the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is a well-rounded 4×4 pickup truck. The 3.5L V6 hybrid engine gets 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. Toyota has equipped the Tundra TRD Pro to be able to tow 11,175 pounds. It also has a maximum payload of 1,600 pounds. While Toyota has plenty of fans thanks to its reliability history, this full-size truck certainly won’t disappoint.

Starting at $68,500

Don’t forget the powerful Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck

Ram adds about every suspension enhancement possible to the Ram 1500 TRX in addition to some other chassis upgrades. The 2022 TRX has 702 hp from the 6.2L supercharged V8 engine. According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Ram TRX hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The truck can “be jumped or comfortably driven sedately, has a luxury-grade cabin.”

Starting at $76,880

Before powerful 4×4 pickup trucks are a thing of the past, 2022 has plenty of powerful options. With that said, your next pickup could be an electric truck like the Ford F-150 Lightning. Until then, these full-size trucks will fit the bill.


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