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The Year of the Pickup: 7 Best Trucks of 2014

By on April 24, 2014

#4 Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline is a bit unique to this particular line-up of trucks: it’s basically an SUV with a pickup makeover. The cab is quite large and the box is fairly small, setting the Ridgeline firmly in the class of compact truck.

It’s not the toughest truck in the world, nor the prettiest (let’s be honest), but this is the perfect vehicle for folks who don’t have a lot of experience with trucks. The Ridgeline handles like a car, smooth and easy to handle, and never makes the driver feel like they’re out of control.

There are six trim levels/models for the Honda Ridgeline, including: the RT, RTS, RTL, RTL with Navigation, SE, and Sport. This all but guarantees that there’s a Ridgeline available for everyone.

Base Model in Brief:

  • Engine – 3.5-Liter, V6
  • Horsepower – 250
  • Drivetrain – Four Wheel Drive
  • MPG – 15 City / 21 Highway
  • Transmission – Automatic

#3 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Base Model in Brief:

  • Engine – 4.3-Liter, V6
  • Horsepower – 285
  • Drivetrain – Rear Wheel Drive
  • MPG – 18 City / 24 Highway
  • Transmission – Automatic

You know when a truck as hugely powerful as the Silverado rides as quiet as it does that you’ve got something special going on.

This is a truck that perfectly finds that difficult balance between raw power and sheer comfort.

The Chevy Silverado comes in over four dozen different trim levels, ranging from regular to crew to double cabs, from short to standard to long boxes, and from 4.3-Liter V6 to 5.3-Liter V8. There are so many options that you can reasonably say that there’s a Silverado to suit everyone’s needs. And they’re all tough, comfy, precision performance machines.

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