2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Pickup Truck

2018 Ford F150

Best Full-Size Pickup Truck:
2018 Ford F150

When it comes to its trucks, Ford is known for advanced technology that doesn't come at the expense of capability. Take the Ford F-150. The body is made from military-grade aluminum to reduce weight and increase efficiency. Its flagship powertrain matches a V6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission - and it may come as a shock to V8 fans, but this pair gives the F-150 best-in-class towing capacity. Throw in the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own for any full-size truck, and you can see why the Ford continues to be the best-selling truck and vehicle in the country.

High-tech features make it easier to connect a trailer, know if there's a vehicle in your trailer's blind spot, and park the trailer once you reach your destination. The F-150 boasts an extensive array of advanced safety features, and there's no shortage of high-tech luxury and connectivity options.

In addition to the flagship 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, there's a value-minded 3.3-liter V6; a strong workaday 5.0-liter V8; and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 -- and a diesel engine is coming, too. If you want the most powerful engine, you can get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. However, the 2.7-liter is the sweet spot of the lineup, with plenty of towing capacity, yet it's more efficient and less expensive than the 3.5-liter EcoBoost.

With a wide variety of trim levels, cab types, bed lengths, engine options and a starting price less than $29,000, not only can you get the exact F-150 you want, but you can get the added value of excellent capability and the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its segment.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$48,362
as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher
2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD

2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Tough, highly capable and a hard-core hauler, the Chevrolet Silverado HD also impresses with favorable 5-Year Cost to Own numbers.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$48,672
as of December 31, 2017

3rd Place Finisher
2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra has a reputation for rock-solid reliability, plus it comes with standard V8 power and a choice of cabs, bed lengths and five trim levels.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$49,992
as of December 31, 2017

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