Pickups aren’t necessarily known for their blazing speed. They are far more commonly associated with capability. They can tow a trailer, go off-road or carry plenty of gear and equipment. This doesn’t mean, however, that they are slow. Far from it! Today’s pickups feature impressive engines, excellent performances, a stylish look and feel and a number of sophisticated driving features that can compete with modern cars and SUVs. In fact, many professionals with automotive careers or auto mechanic training love pickups and drive them as part of their everyday lives.
Here is our list of the five highest performance pickups:
2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD
The Sierra 2500HD is quite the pickup. It features a Vortec 6.0L V8 360hp engine, which can generate 360 horsepower, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and 17 inches aluminum wheels, giving it excellent traction and an impressive top speed. The vehicle is refined in its design and comes with a number of small touches that address some of the most common complaints with pickups. For one, climbing into the driver seat from the ground is made easy thanks to the entirely new cab design. With its affordable price tag and significant power, the Sierra HD is an excellent choice for amateurs, pickup lovers and students of auto mechanic courses.
2014 Toyota Tundra
With its I-Force 5.7L V-8 engine, able to produce of a robust 381 horsepower, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags and 18 inches styled steel wheels, the 2014 Toyota Tundra is a force to be reckoned with. The exterior was refreshed slightly from previous models, adding aerodynamic side-view mirrors and changing the nose to make it taller, giving the vehicle a more rugged look. Behind the wheel, the Tundra is easy to drive, as it possesses excellent steering.
2014 RAM 2500
Watch out for the 2014 RAM 2500. This behemoth comes equipped with an HEMI 6.4L V-8 410hp engine, which can generate an astonishing 410 horsepower. Moreover, the Ram 2500 also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, driveline traction control and a four-wheel drive system. Simply put, this heavy duty pickup will take the road and never let go!
2015 Ford F-450
In the world of pickups, the Ford F series is a classic, and the 2015 model is no exception. The F-450 2015 claims the top spot on our list. With its Powerstroke 6.7L V-8 440hp engine, which features intercooled turbo technology, the pickup can produce 440 horsepower, which is 30 hp more than its closest competitor. The vehicle also features a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive system, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and 19.5 inches forged aluminum wheels. With its impressive array of features, the 2015 Ford F-450 is a powerful pickup that is sure to make a lasting impression.