The Year of the Pickup: 7 Best Trucks of 2014

By on April 24, 2014

#2 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has long been one of the most popular and reliable vehicles in the country. It’s been around for decades (learn more about its longevity with our article on the 10 best American-made cars) and continues to offer a powerful performance, incredibly durable design and an ease of use that’s to be envied by even the best pickups in the world.

In 2014, there are no less than sixty-nine variants of the Ford F-150, in terms of cab style/size, engines, bed and drivetrain. There are 2WD and 4WD models, those with a regular cab or a SuperCab, not to mention a SuperCrew and boxes that vary in length from 5 1/2 feet to 8 feet.

There are lots of options out there when it comes to the Ford F-150, and all of them are worth your while.

Base Model in Brief:

  • Engine – 3.7-Liter, V6
  • Horsepower – 302
  • Drivetrain – Rear Wheel Drive
  • MPG – 17 City / 23 Highway
  • Transmission – Automatic

#1 Toyota Tacoma

And finally, to top our list, we welcome the 2014 Toyota Tacoma.

The Tacoma has become synonymous with pickup perfection over the past several years. With the easy driveability of a sedan and the hauling/towing power of a full-size truck, the Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup with plenty of heart. And power. And interior perks.

Unlike other compact (or even mid-sized) trucks, the double cab model of the 2014 Toyota Tacoma features plenty of leg- and elbow-room in the back seats. Oftentimes, this space is sacrificed for a more comfortable experience in the front seats, but the Tacoma’s double cab makes sure everyone has a smooth ride.

And with an average MPG of 23, the gas mileage offered by the Tacoma easily beats a lot of the competition.

The Toyota Tacoma is an efficient, powerful, comfortable, and very good-looking pickup that easily tops our list of the best trucks in 2014.

Base Model in Brief:

  • Engine – 2.7-Liter, I-4
  • Horsepower – 159
  • Drivetrain – Rear Wheel Drive
  • MPG – 21 City / 25 Highway
  • Transmission – Manual

Do you have any 2014 favorites that didn’t make the list? If I had to add three more to make it a Top-10 list, what would you have me add? Leave your comments below!


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