The 10 Strongest Towers of 2018: Pickup Truck Edition
Depending on your situation, a truck’s towing capacity can be a very crucial figure and deciding factor in which truck you purchase. In many cases, a truck’s towing capacity will determine the places that you travel and the jobs that you take on. We have compiled a list of the top ten toughest trucks of 2018, including a brief review of each. These 10 trucks boast the best figures at towing weight and transporting goods.
Ford F-450 Super Duty
The F-450 takes the championship title with an astonishing towing capacity of 32,500 pounds. Additionally, this work truck boasts one of the most luxurious interiors, offering a panoramic sunroof and massaging seats. This truck is powered by a 6.7 liter V8 Powerstroke diesel engine that produces 450 horsepower and 935 lb-ft of torque. The F-450 took home best-in-class for pretty much every category of 2018
Dodge Ram 3500
With a large towing capacity of 31,210 pounds, the Ram 3500 offers 6 different trims with three different engine options. The largest engine option, the 6.7 liter Cummins turbocharged diesel engine produces 410 horsepower and 930 lb-ft of torque. This pickup is the largest in Dodge’s lineup and its numbers are thoroughly impressive.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Chevy’s largest truck is capable of towing a maximum of 23,300 pounds. Powered by a
Duramax 6.6 liter turbo-diesel V8 engine, the Silverado 3500HD pulls cargo with 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft or torque to its wheels.
GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD
Equipped with the same engine as the Chevy Silverado 3500HD, the Sierra 3500 Denali HD is capable of towing 23,100 pounds; 200 pounds less than its Silverado relative. However, when compared to the Silverado 3500HD, the Sierra 3500 Denali HD offers a more luxurious ride. Premium features, such as heated and ventilated seat, allow for the Sierra 3500 to feel more like a sedan than a work truck.
GMC Sierra 2500HD
Powered by the same engine as both the Sierra 3500 Denali HD and the Silverado 3500HD, the smaller Sierra 2500HD is able to pull a maximum of 18,100 pounds. Much like the Sierra 3500, the Sierra 2500HD comes with many premium features that make it a comfortable ride for all.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
The Silverado 2500HD comes with a 18,100 pound towing capacity and GM’s widely-known Duramax 6.6 liter turbo-diesel V8 engine. This is Chevy’s entry-level heavy duty pickup truck but it performs like a much more beefed up truck.
Ford F-350 Super Duty
Home to a 6.7 liter diesel V8 engine that produces 440 horsepower and 950 lb-ft of torque, the F-350 Super Duty packs a punch. This work truck is capable of towing 18,000 pounds comfortably.
Ford F-250 Super Duty
Capable of pulling the same 18,000 pounds as the F-350 Super Duty, the F-250 uses the same engine layout as its larger F-350 counterpart. Although it is smaller than the F-350 Super Duty, the F-250 Super Duty still performs its duties very well.
Dodge Ram 2500
Capable of towing 17,980 pounds and producing 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque through its 6.7 liter inline-six cylinder Cummins turbo-diesel engine, this truck is a strong entry-level pickup truck capable of getting most jobs done.
Nissan Titan XD
As with all pickup trucks, the Titan XD is available in a variety of trims and sizes. The 5.6 liter V8 engine of the Pro-4X trim produces 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque, allowing the truck to tow a maximum of 11,380 pounds.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra appears as an honorable mention on our list, with a towing capacity of up to 10,200 pounds. The Tundra offers excellent towing features but falls short among its competition.
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