"I am not sure you can get a better truck for the money. I have the standerd V-6 and I haul alot of firewood in the bed and a trailor. It pulls the full trailor with no problem. It would pull better with the V-8 but I am getting 19.5 MPG in town with the V-6. I do not baby my trucks. I exced the tow rating all the time and this truck will handle it. All my other trucks have been Fords, I was going to buy another Ford but they were 3,000 more. I took a chance on this truck and am glad I did. I am now a Chevy man."