Oct 31, 2016
Meet the Top 7 Luxury Trucks for 2017
The 2016 Dodge Ram Is Versatile, if Nothing Else
Coming in nearly 36 different configurations, the Ram offers unparalleled customization, allowing the customer to choose between three different cab sizes, bed lengths, engine sizes, and two drive trains. With a maximum towing capacity of 10,700 pounds, however, the Dodge Ram pales in power next to the Tundra and Sierra.
For years, the Ram has appealed to the “macho” driver, and the 2016 model is no exception. Undeniably “manly” with a hemi engine, the Mopar edition will set you back a pretty penny, but also comes with items that are unnecessary, such as the non-functioning hood scoops and off-road tires that are subpar.
The Nissan Titan Still Has a Ways to Go
Even though it has been redesigned for the new year with a 5.6 liter V-8 engine that offers 394 pound-feet of torque, the 9390 pounds of maximum towing capacity leaves much to be desired. The Titan does boast exceptionally comfortable seating and a quiet ride, and also offers a 15/21 city and highway driving mpg, but tends to rattle quite a bit when not loaded properly.
Despite having a few newer features in the cargo-bed, the Titan is oversize for many end users, and represents very little in the way of innovation. A crew cab offers a standard 5.5 foot bed, and the single and king-cab models offer 6.5 and 8.0 feet beds, making them some of the longest in its class. Unfortunately, these features don’t arrive until 2017.
The Honda Ridgeline Is the Perfect Crossover Truck
One of the best trucks for families with various towing and traveling needs, the Honda Ridgeline has never been an exceptionally hot seller, primarily due to its unconventional shape and “car-like” qualities. Based on the 2015 Pilot frame, the Ridgeline combines several features you don’t find in other trucks, such as an exclusive “trunk” underneath the bed.
Unfortunately, the Ridgeline is not the ideal truck for work, with an estimated towing capacity of only 5000 pounds, but the mpg is exceptional at a combined 28 mpg. With a two-way tailgate and a 5.5 foot bed, the Ridgeline is unique, but not utilitarian enough for those looking for the best truck for work.