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Let's talk Pickup's!

2024-02-08

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From compact to heavy-duty, towing to hauling, pros and cons and more, it's here, and we pick the Best Truck in every segment

By: Jil McIntosh -- Driving.ca

In addition to being the most popular vehicle segment in Canada right now, trucks can also be among the toughest for buyers to shop. That's primarily because there are so many choices to fit a wide variety of needs. These can range from a small truck as a daily commuter, to serious luxury, to a dual-wheel one-ton for big-stuff towing.

We've assembled a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process of finding the right truck for you. Most of the trucks covered here are 2023 models, but where the information is available, we also touch on some of the 2024 trucks coming down the pipeline.

Pros and cons of pickup trucks

Like any vehicle segment, trucks have their pros and cons. On the plus side, they get the job done when towing or hauling (that said, expect anyone who's moving to become your new best friend). Where trucks used to be noisy and bumpy, most are now as smooth and quiet as cars. If you're into off-roading or camping, there are models specifically designed to get you into the roughest stuff.

On the con side, the full-size models are much larger than they need to be, and it can be a chore to maneuver and park them -- many won't fit easily into garages or underground lots. Fuel efficiency is getting better, but it's still a hit in the wallet to fill them up. If you're new to towing, you may need to do some serious homework to mate your truck to your trailer, since the big towing numbers advertised generally don't apply to all configurations -- and the truck you want might not be enough for what you want to tow.

Truck sizes

Truck segments are generally divided by the vehicle's size, and then with full-size trucks, by capacity. The smallest segment, compact trucks, is the newest on the market -- today's market, anyway, since the bygone days of small models like the Chevy S-10 and small Ford Ranger.

Compact trucks

Two trucks currently compete in the compact segment: the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Midsize trucks

The midsize market includes the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma.

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Source: Best Pickup Trucks and Everything you need to know about pickups | Driving

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