Ever wonder which trucks sit at the top of other peoples' shopping lists? Every month around 18 million shoppers visit Edmunds.com in search of a vehicle that's perfect for them. Lots of these people are in the market for trucks.
Here, then, are the 10 trucks that attracted the most shopper consideration from January 1, 2015 to November 16, 2015. We expect that the 2016 versions (or the 2017, in the case of one particular truck) will be just as popular, if not more so. If you're in the market for a truck and don't know where to begin, this list is a good place.
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It's hard to beat the 2016 Ford F-150 with its diverse lineup, strong performance and long list of available features. With healthy power from the V8 and turbocharged gasoline V6 engines, impressive payload, towing and off-road capabilities, and advanced comfort, convenience and safety technologies, it's easy to see why the F-150 is the most popular truck (and overall vehicle) in America.
The redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma boasts a new V6 engine and interior along with an extensive list of options and even more off-road performance. The engine is more refined, and available with a manual transmission. A new responsive touchscreen interface is easy to use. It's a great choice for a midsize truck.
With its refined demeanor and feature-laden interior, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is a very appealing option for a midsize pickup or as an alternative to a full-size truck. Midsize rivals surpass it off-road, but the Colorado's new fuel-efficient diesel engine is a game-changer.
The 2016 Ram 1500 is a top contender in the full-size pickup segment, thanks to a winning combination of strong powertrains, a smooth ride and a well-trimmed cabin. The optional fuel-efficient diesel V6 and excellent eight-speed automatic transmission is the powertrain we'd recommend.
A wide range of body styles and a lineup of powerful and fuel-efficient engines make the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado a solid choice in the full-size pickup class. With an impressive interior that's quiet on the highway, the Silverado proves that a workhorse can also be comfortable.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra is a capable full-size pickup, and one of the few in this class that is serious about off-road performance. It lags a little behind its American rivals in some respects, but its strong V8 powertrains, user-friendly tech and unique off-road-themed TRD Pro model will win over its share of truck enthusiasts.
A fresh, new front-end design, wide selection of body styles, quiet cabin and a lineup of powerful and fuel-efficient engines make the 2016 GMC Sierra a great option in the full-size pickup class. It's a bit more upscale than its Chevrolet twin, the Silverado 1500, but when you're shopping, it's a good idea to look at both trucks.
The 2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty isn't quite as refined as its main rivals, but considering its beefy capabilities and available luxury extras, it's still a solid choice for truck shoppers. With strong towing and payload capacities, a wide range of equipment and body styles and a selection of technology options, the Super Duty is worth considering.
If you're looking for a midsize truck with strong engines and a civilized demeanor, the 2016 GMC Canyon is tough to beat, especially if you're drawn to the fuel economy and towing potential of the new diesel engine.
It apparently didn't matter to Edmunds shoppers that there was no new Honda Ridgeline in 2015. They still searched for information on the truck, perhaps anticipating the changes in store. The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is expected to arrive at dealerships this summer, and like its predecessors, it will be based on a unibody chassis, not the body-on-frame configuration of most trucks. For those seeking a pickup more suited to outdoor adventure and light lifting around the house and garage, the Ridgeline has plenty to offer.