The New Year is fast approaching and many of us are looking to update our automobiles. If you happen to be in the market for a truck that can tow, you’ll be in luck next year. 2020 is the time to upgrade your vehicle. Pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in North America, and you’ll have plenty of models and types to choose from. Here are the 10 best pickup trucks you can use for towing in 2020.
10. Ford F-150
Ford has come to be synonymous with quality and reliability for a while now, and there’s good reason why the F-150 is one of the most popular basic pickup trucks out there. Although this Ford has a relatively smaller engine capacity compared to other models, the F-150 can have a maximum towing capacity of up to 10,700 pounds given certain engine specifications. So if you’re looking to tow smaller things, a Ford F-150 has more than enough capability to cover for your needs. It also helps that it has the signature solid look that Ford is known for.
9. Ram 1500
The Ram 1500 is getting a hefty redesign in 2020, and many truck aficionados are looking to make that switch. Some additional capabilities you can get on a new Ram 1500 include the multifunctional tailgate, a cargo management system, and more. The 2020 Ram is now also available in new appearance packages—the Black and Night packages. A first glance into the Ram 1500’s exterior is enough to get you to buy, but you should also know its towing capacity. The 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds, which is roughly what a small covered trailer could weigh.
8. Chevy Silverado 1500
The Chevy Silverado 1500 has become a standard pickup truck for many drivers, and it’s no doubt due to the brand’s dependability. The 2020 model is set with mostly standard features, but this model will be relatively lighter than previous models. The reduced weight from more aluminum materials will contribute slightly to better gas mileage. No fret, however, since the lighter 2020 model will still have the same rugged look of a traditional Chevy. The 2020 Silverado 1500 will have maximum towing capacity of up to about 11,100 pounds.
7. Hyundai Santa Cruz
There is a lot of speculation about the upcoming 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz and for good reason too. Oriental brand Hyundai is not a big name when it comes to the pickup truck market, but the company is jumping in to change the game. The Santa Cruz model is likely to come compact with sleek lines just as the concept car was, but its other specs are yet to be determined. While hauling capacity is not yet determined, we can be sure that the Santa Cruz will compete with American manufacturers. It’s definitely the pickup truck to watch out for in 2020.
6. Ram 3500
When it comes to one-ton pickup trucks, the Ram 3500 is a crowd favorite. The 2020 Ram comes with a sporty exterior, and it also boasts quite a bit under the hood. The standard engine comes with an already impressive output of 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a bigger rig such as the 3500, but there’s room to improve that output with a better engine.
5. GMC Sierra 3500
If heavy duty is what you’re looking for, the 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 is sure to fit the bill. With a maximum trailing capacity of up to 14,500 lbs, the Sierra 3500 is nothing short of durable. This next generation Sierra comes will also have the availability of having an 8’ long bed for even more extra stowage capacity. In addition, you can also enjoy other features including the 10-speed automatic transmission, an in-vehicle trailering app, unbelievable front head room and leg room, and so much more.
4. Nissan Frontier
Nissan is another brand name that’s not exactly in the front lines when it comes to pickup trucks, but 2020 is going to be a new year for this brand. The Frontier is actually one of the oldest running models in the US, and Nissan is doing quite a bit of updating this coming year. The Japanese brand is building on its highly successful international Nissan Navara platform—the equivalent to the US Frontier. It’s solid, and it certainly is something to look forward to.
3. Ford Super Duty F-450
Considering it’s one of the best-sold pickup trucks in the market, you really can’t go wrong with any of the Ford F-series trucks. However, if you’re looking to pick the best out of that bunch, the Super Duty F-450 is just hard to beat. It’s the best in its class for its maximum gooseneck towing capacity of up to 34,000 lbs. It’s powerful enough to tow anything you might have in mind.
2. GMC Canyon
The 2020 Canyon comes in three packages: the SLE and SLT, the All-terrain, and the Denali. Each one of these packages is hard to resist. With conventional towing capacity of up to 7,600 to 7,700 lbs, the 2020 GMC Canyon is more than anyone could need in a pickup truck. The 2020 will also have key exterior and tech features that make it one of the most sought after small size trucks for 2020. The price of the GMC Canyon is also attractive since the SLE starts at only $29,100.
1. Jeep Gladiator
It’s rugged and it’s truly one-of-a-kind. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is redesigned from the ground up to offer everything a traditional Jeep offers and so much more. The Gladiator is designed for adventure. The 4×4 truck can tow up to 7,650 lbs on or off the road. It has the comforts of an SUV and the capability of a Jeep truck. Given the conventional Jeep design, the Gladiator also stands out in comparison to other trucks when it comes to style. The Gladiator’s safety and security features are excellent, so you can ride and tow with confidence anywhere you need to go.