You’ve probably seen the recent Chevy commercials where they drop 800+ pounds of concrete blocks into the beds of a Silverado and a Ford F-150 to show how much tougher the Chevy is. It’s a pretty aggressive approach for Chevy to take and it’s an indication of just how important and contested the light truck segment has become. As the light truck category (which includes pickups and many SUVs) continues to deliver more versatile and economical vehicles as light trucks are outselling sedans across the country. Take a look at some of the hottest trucks on the market today — all currently found at CarSoup.com.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor — Without a doubt it’s one of the baddest trucks in the land. It’ll tow 8000 pounds, seat 5 comfortably and haul all of your stuff while you race across the desert at over 100 MPH in perfect air-conditioned comfort. Done up in red with red-trimmed leather interior and fully equipped from stem to stern this is a seriously heart-pounding, adrenaline-producing ride.
Chevy Silverado LTZ K2500 H.D. DURAMAX 4×4 Double Cab — This Silverado looks perfect in Black exterior with Black Leather upholstery. The durable 6.6L DURAMAX DIESEL with super strong ALLISON transmission and 4 wheel drive is ready to work. The LTZ is the top of the line, so this one has all the right stuff: dual, power, heated and air conditioned leather front seats with driver’s side memory, power windows, door locks and mirrors, plus satellite wired premium sound BOSE stereo with CD player and lots more. It’s an awesome truck.
Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 — This CrewMax 4WD is tricked out with Navigation System, Fiberglass Topper, Premium Wheels, Heated/Cooled Leather Seats, Sliding Sunroof and lots more. The 2015 Tundra full-size pickup truck carries Toyota’s reputation for quality and it also has deep American roots – the truck was designed and made in America.
Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Edition — It’s long on flash and glamor and the Escalade continues to impress buyers with its luxurious interior and powerful road presence. The big-boy 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive and offers a maximum towing capacity of 8300 pounds. The ride quality is smooth as glass and the styling, while not exactly subtle, is most definitely iconic.
GMC Yukon XL — Need a big family vehicle? This large SUV retains the classic combination of rugged body-on-frame construction and V8 power. As such, it boasts substantially more towing capability than crossovers along with a burly sturdiness that matches this Yukon’s impressive size. It also provides the availability of seating for nine and is one of only a few vehicles with copious cargo space behind its third row. Plus, unlike the smaller Yukon, the XL’s third row seat is far more comfortable for adults and bigger kids.