2016 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Pickup Truck

2016 Ford F150 Regular Cab

Best Full-Size Pickup Truck:
2016 Ford F150 Regular Cab

The Ford F-150 came onto the scene like a boxer prepared for a title fight: lighter, tougher and stronger. Its best-in-class towing and hauling limits reinforce its status as the most capable full-size truck, while EcoBoost turbocharged engines make the F-150 more fuel efficient. The result is that the F-Series continues to be the best-selling vehicle line in the country. As an added bonus, it also has the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own for any full-size truck.

The F-150 is offered with four excellent engines: a workaday V6, 5.0-liter V8 and two EcoBoost engines. What's especially nice about the F-150 is that you can opt for the higher-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 12,200 pounds of towing capacity, but if you plan on towing 8,500 pounds or less, you can get the less expensive, more fuel efficient 2.7-liter EcoBoost and be just as happy with the power it offers.

The F-150's ride and creature comforts make this truck easy to live with, but life on the job site is easy as well. The tailgate step, complete with handrail, unfolds for easy access to the bed and fits compactly in the tailgate when not being used. New features make it easier to connect a trailer and know its status. Integrated ramps allow you to move a piece of heavy equipment (or an ATV) into the bed.

That you can get this capability at a starting price of under $28,000 in a truck that has the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its segment makes the F-150 an undeniably good value.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$43,029
as of December 31, 2015

2nd Place Finisher
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

The Chevrolet Silverado has attractive styling, engines that range from fleet-sale smart to mighty powerful, plus the quietest interior in its segment.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$44,194
as of December 31, 2015

3rd Place Finisher
2016 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

2016 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab

Fast, roomy and comfortable, the Toyota Tundra comes with standard V8 power and a choice of three cabs, two engines, three bed lengths and six trim levels.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$44,812
as of December 31, 2015

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