12 Fastest Pickup Trucks on the Road Today

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1. FORD F-150

0-60 MPH time: 5.6 seconds

When Ford took the big risk of redesigning the most popular pickup truck of all time, the F-150, with an aluminum truck body and bed, not many consumers were extremely excited about the truck. Ford took its time to ensure they got the truck right, and the F-150 is one of the fastest pickup trucks on the road today.

Ford F-150

The truck can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds with the overall weight of the vehicle being reduced by 700 lbs from previous generations of the auto. The 5.0 liter, eight cylinder engine of the truck is rated at 376 lb-ft of torque and 325 horsepower with a top overall speed of 107 MPH. The new F-150 also has an improved overall fuel efficiency with a rating of 17 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway).

2. CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500

0-60 MPH time: 5.7 seconds

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the fastest pickup trucks that consumers will find on the road today. The truck is capable of going from zero to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds. The truck is powered by a 4.3 liter V-6 rated at 305 lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower.

2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 LS Ext Cab

The top overall speed of the vehicle is 99 MPH, and besides being able to go fast, the Silverado also gets decent fuel economy for a truck with a 15 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway). For those who desire more power than speed in the Silverado, there is also an option to upgrade to a 6.2 or 5.3 liter engine that are better designed for hauling large loads with the vehicle.

3. TOYOTA TUNDRA

0-60 MPH time: 6.7 seconds

The Toyota Tundra is one of the fastest pickup trucks on the road today not produced by an American auto company. The Tundra can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.7 seconds, and its top overall speed is 108 MPH.

Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Crew Max 2010

The stock engine in the Tundra is the 4.6 liter eight cylinder engine rated at 310 horsepower, but most consumers prefer the 5.7 liter, V-8 rated at 381 horsepower. The overall fuel efficiency of the Tundra comes in below average when compared to other trucks that are highly rated for speed at 13 MPG (city) and 17 MPG (highway). There are also a fair number of choices for consumers buying the truck new in body styles and truck bed lengths depending on the planned usage of the truck.

4. NISSAN TITAN

0-60 MPH time: 7.0 seconds

MY08 Titans

The Nissan Titan is one of the most established truck models sold today, and it is also one of the fastest pickup trucks in the world. The vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 7.0 seconds, and it has a top overall speed of 112 MPH. Up to six passengers can fit in the truck comfortably, and there is also a choice of getting a larger version of the truck with a crew-cab on top of a larger wheel base. The Titan is powered by a V-8 engine rated at 317 horsepower, and it has an overall fuel efficiency rating of 13 MPG (city) and 18 MPG (highway).

5. CHEVROLET COLORADO

0-60 MPH time: 7.1 seconds

The Chevrolet Colorado is the newest truck models produced by Chevy, and it is one of the fastest pickup trucks available on the market. The most popular engine available for the truck is the 3.6 liter V-6 engine rated at 269 lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower.

New Pawmobile

The Colorado can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 7. Seconds, and its fuel efficiency rated at 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway). When buying the truck new, consumers can choose between a short or long (six feet) truck bed. The top overall speed of the Colorado is 98 MPH, and there is a special towing package available when buying the truck new for those who have a need to pull loads on a regular basis.

6. HONDA RIDGELINE

0-60 MPH time: 7.2 seconds

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The Honda Ridgeline is one of the fastest pickup trucks on the road today with a zero to 60 MPH time of just 7.2 seconds. The Ridgeline is a bit unique from the standpoint that Honda tries to include more SUV features into the pickup to include an under-floor trunk to complement the dual-action tailgate and high-walled cargo bed. The truck is powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine rated at 247 lb-ft of torque at 250 horsepower. The overall fuel efficiency of the Ridgeline comes in at a combined 21 MPG, and the vehicle can fit up to five passengers in the truck.

7. GMC SIERRA 1500

0-60 MPH time: 7.3 seconds

The GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the fastest trucks sold on the market today with a zero to 60 MPH time of 7.3 seconds. The company invested a significant amount of time and money in to the new and improved 4.3 liter, V-6 engine that powers the truck rated at 355 horsepower.

2013 GMC Sierra in the Arizona Sun

The new Sierra has a top speed of 99 MPH, and its fuel economy is rated at 16 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway). The company also offers heavier duty engine choices for consumers when buying the truck new with a 5.3 and 6.2 liter engine available rated at 400 horsepower making them more appropriate for towing larger loads.

8. TOYOTA TACOMA

0-60 MPH time: 7.3 seconds

The Toyota Tacoma is another one of the fastest pickup trucks on the road today not produced by an American automotive company. The truck can go from zero to 60 MPH in 7.3 seconds, and it remains one of the most popular mid-sized trucks sold today.

2011 Toyota Tacoma

The most popular engine for consumers who drive the Tacoma interested in speed is the 4.0 liter V-6 rated at 236 horsepower and a top speed of 109 MPH. The stock engine for the truck is a 2.7 liter V-4 rated at 159 horsepower. Toyota lets consumers choose between an automatic or manual transmission as well as picking between rear and four-wheel drive. The truck’s fuel efficiency is rated at 16 MPG (city) and 19 MPG (highway).

9. RAM 1500

0-60 MPH time: 7.4 seconds

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Crew Cab 4x4

The Ram 1500 is one of the fastest and smoothest driving pickup trucks on the road today. It can go from zero to 60 MPH in 7.4 seconds, and it has some of the best storage room of any pickup truck sold. The stock engine for the truck is the 3.6 liter V-6 rated at 305 horsepower; however, most consumers prefer the more powerful 5.7 liter V-8 rated at 395 horsepower or the Hemi V-. The top speed of the RAM 1500 is 107 MPH, and the fuel efficiency of the truck is rated at 15 MPG (city) and 21 MPG (highway).

10. GMC CANYON

0-60 MPH time: 7.5 seconds

The GMC Canyon is a pickup truck designed for the driver who demands the creature comforts of a SUV in his or her truck. The vehicle is also one of the fastest pickup trucks on the road today with a zero to 60 MPH time of 7.6 seconds, and a top overall speed of 99 MPH.

2015 GMC Canyon SLT

The Canyon is powered by a V-6 engine rated at 305 horsepower. The overall fuel efficiency rating of the vehicle comes in at 17 MPG (city) and 24 MPG (highway), and consumers can elect to get the truck with a V-4 engine rated at 200 horsepower if there is a bigger need for improved fuel economy than power.

11. NISSAN FRONTIER

0-60 MPH time: 7.6 seconds

The Nissan Frontier is one of the fastest trucks on the road today with a zero to 60 MPH  time of 7.6 seconds. The Frontier is one of the most consistent pickup truck models sold, and the 4.0 liter V-6 engine is rated at 265 horsepower.

Nissan Frontier

The overall fuel economy of the truck is average with seeing a 15 MPG (city) and 20 MPG (highway) rating, and the top overall speed of the truck is 108 MPH. For consumers who want to see better gas mileage out of their truck, the company also offers a V-4, 2.5 liter engine rated at 152 horsepower that is suitable for a daily driver in most locations throughout the United States.

12. FORD SUPER DUTY – F-250

0-60 MPH time: 7.9 seconds

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pick-Up

The Ford Super Duty truck, the F-250, is the popular large pickup truck model sold by Ford for several decades and counting. The truck is one of the fastest on the road today with a 0-60 MPH time of 7.9 seconds. The 6.2 liter V-8 engine that powers the truck is rated at 405 lb-ft of torque and 385 horsepower. The top overall speed of the truck is 96 MPH, and its combined fuel efficiency is 14.1 MPG. The truck comes new with a choice between a short or long (8.2 feet) truck bed, and there are three choices for cab: regular, double, or crew.

(carophile.com)

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