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The Year of the Pickup: 7 Best Trucks of 2014

By on April 24, 2014

It’s easy to see the evolution of smaller sports cars through the years, as they tend to change shapes and technologies with each passing year. Pickup trucks, though, are a little less eager to transform from year to year.

This has a lot to do with their image and reputation for reliability and dependability.

It also has a lot to do with the old adage: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

But even though the exteriors haven’t changed (too much) over the years, some of the most recognizable and popular pickups in the world have been undergoing changes on the inside.

They’re getting more powerful. They’re also getting more efficient with fuel. And, of course, they’re also getting more and more luxurious in the cabin.

Let’s take a closer look at what the best trucks in 2014 have to offer.

I’ll tell you right now, though, it’s a lot.

Top 7 Trucks for 2014

#7 Nissan Frontier

Base Model in Brief:

  • Engine – 2.5-Liter, I-4
  • Horsepower – 152
  • Drivetrain – Rear Wheel Drive
  • MPG – 19 City / 23 Highway
  • Transmission – Manual

The Frontier is a pickup in the compact truck class, for its relatively small stature.

But you know what they say about dynamite coming in small packages, right?

Well, the Nissan Frontier, though it may be compact, is an incredibly powerful truck.

Many of the 28 different Frontier trim/model options feature a tough-as-nails V6 engine under the hood, giving this small truck a very big performance.

Available in both automatic and manual, 4WD and 2WD, crew cab and king cab, the 2014 Nissan Frontier is a versatile, small, yet extraordinarily tough pickup that certainly deserves a closer look.

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