Best Midsize Trucks of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test midsize truck contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Midsize trucks

Midsize trucks are a good introduction to the world of pickups. Small cabs and short beds make them relatively easy to maneuver, but there's also some real capability here.

1st
The Ford Ranger, with its high-quality cabin, comfortable ride and helpful driver assist features, smooths out many of the rough edges of traditional truck ownership. Impressively, it does so without compromising on towing or payload capability either. It's a great pick for a midsize truck. Read full review

MSRP
$32,565 - $55,365
Combined MPG
17 - 22
2nd
The Chevrolet Colorado is one of the best trucks on sale. It stands out with its strong towing capability, easy-to-use controls, helpful technology features and appealing value. It raises the bar in the midsize truck segment in a big way. Read full review

MSRP
$29,500 - $46,800
Combined MPG
17 - 21
3rd
The Honda Ridgeline is more comfortable than the average midsize pickup, yet it retains nearly all the utility of its workaday rivals. It's true that it can't tow as much or go as far off-road as some traditional trucks, but it's a durable, practical choice with some tricks up its sleeve. Read full review

MSRP
$39,750 - $46,350
Combined MPG
20 - 21
4th
The Tacoma lives up to a legacy of tough and rugged small trucks that have thrived in seemingly every inhospitable environment on Earth. A well-mannered chassis and a user-friendly interior make the Tacoma a good daily driver, while baked-in ground clearance and optional off-road equipment make it a smart choice for adventuring. Read full review

MSRP
$31,500 - $52,100
Combined MPG
20 - 23
5th
The Jeep Gladiator is a burly pickup that can do almost anything the Jeep Wrangler SUV can do off-road. It also boasts healthy payload and tow ratings. But there are some considerable compromises made to everyday comfort and drivability. Read full review

MSRP
$37,895 - $62,995
Combined MPG
18 - 19
6th
The latest Frontier is a contender in the midsize truck segment. Highpoints include its smooth and powerful V6, comfortable ride and well-appointed interior. But a somewhat cramped back seat and cluttered infotainment system keep it from leading the pack. Read full review

MSRP
$30,030 - $42,900
Combined MPG
19 - 21
4th
Redesigned in 2024

Toyota Tacoma

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma lives up to a legacy of tough and rugged small trucks that have thrived in seemingly every inhospitable environment on Earth. A well-mannered chassis and a user-friendly interior make the Tacoma a good daily driver, while baked-in ground clearance and optional off-road equipment make it a smart choice for adventuring. Read full review


MSRP
$31,500 - $52,100
Combined MPG
20 - 23
5th
Introduced in 2020

Jeep Gladiator

Edmunds Rating
7.5/10
About Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is a burly pickup that can do almost anything the Jeep Wrangler SUV can do off-road. It also boasts healthy payload and tow ratings. But there are some considerable compromises made to everyday comfort and drivability. Read full review


MSRP
$37,895 - $62,995
Combined MPG
18 - 19
6th
Redesigned in 2022

Nissan Frontier

Edmunds Rating
7.5/10
About Nissan Frontier

The latest Frontier is a contender in the midsize truck segment. Highpoints include its smooth and powerful V6, comfortable ride and well-appointed interior. But a somewhat cramped back seat and cluttered infotainment system keep it from leading the pack. Read full review


MSRP
$30,030 - $42,900
Combined MPG
19 - 21