Heavy duty pickup trucks come with horsepower, torque and towing capacity that tops any other mid-size or full size truck. Averages come in around 20,000 pounds towing capacity, with 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque being a standard. The top leaders in this heavy duty class include Ford, GMC and Ram. Listed below are our top five pickups for those colossal jobs.
1. Ram 2500
In terms of overall power, the Ram 2500 is sure to impress. Its sleek interior provides utility and comfort, featuring charcoal leather seating as well as a standard air filter that keeps dust and dirt outside. It also features an 8.4 inch touchscreen that includes SiriusXM, navigation, a mobile wi-fi hotspot and more. Under the massive hood, either a 5.7L V-8 engine or 6.4L V-8 engine that can both generate of 370 horsepower as well as a range of 400 lb.-ft. to 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.7L turbo-diesel engine has a towing capacity that maxes out at 17,970 pounds and a maximum payload of 4,043 pounds. The starting price for these range anywhere from $33,540 to $64,170.
2. Chevy Silverado 3500 HD
Chevy is offering great power and strength with this years updated Silverado 3500. Horsepower is up to 445 and torque is as 910 lb.-ft, which is a significant increase from last years model. Two engine options are available, with the 6.0L V-8 engine offering a 14,600 pound towing capacity and the 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V-8 offering 23,300 pound towing capacity. Because of the triple sealed doors, the inside cabin is extremely quite for a heavy duty pickup. Other features of the Silverado are lane departure warning, rear vision camera, front and rear park assist. The 3500 HD Duramax starts at $44,970 and can reach $68,110.
3. Ram Power Wagon
Although part of the Ram 2500 series, we thought to include this as its own entity. Offering a 6.4L V-8 engine, this powerhouse has the ability to get you where you need to go, regardless of the landscape. With 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft torque, the front axis is able to disperse the power to all four wheels regardless of traction, providing for a solid off-road experience. With this, you can also electronically disconnect the sway bar, which is a feature you cannot find in other heavy duty trucks. The Power Wagon can tow up to 10,030 pounds, with a payload of 1,510. The base model has a sticker price of $53,000 can can get up to $62,610 with premium luxury features.
4. GMC Sierra 2500
According to GMC’s website, the Sierra 2500 offers the most powerful Duramax diesel engine (ever) with 445 horsepower and 910 lb.-ft. torque. The 2017 model offers regular, double or crew cabs, two bed lengths, 2WD or 4WD and three different engines, including the Duramax diesel. Towing capabilities max out at 18,000 pounds when properly equipped, and maximum payload is 4043 pounds. The interior is mobile office with features including a Wifi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, Bose sound system, and wireless charging. Starting price for the 2017 model is around $35,000, jumping to $55,395 for the top-tier Denali model.
5. Ford F-250 Super Duty
As the best selling truck for the last 40 years, the Ford F-series offers a standard of reliability and durability. The Power-Stroke turbo-diesel engine is a 6.7 liter V-8 with an astonishing 925 lb.-ft. torque and maximum owing capacity of 32,500 pounds. Maximum towing capacity with the powerful V-8 engines still reaches 18,000 pounds. With an updated interior, the sleek design is functional and stylish, with a large touchscreen monitor for navigation, SiriusXM and an additional Blind Spot warning feature. Starting price is around $32,500 but can go up to $62,300 for the F-250 Platinum edition.
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