2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
Best Full-Size Pickup Truck: 2019 Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra is a long-time favorite for its capability and reliability, and best in class when it comes to 5-Year Cost to Own data. This well-rounded full-size pickup offers what most people want in a truck: It's able to tow more than 10,000 pounds -- plenty for popular trailers or RVs -- has a roomy interior, and offers a comfortable ride. That combination draws a wide range of buyers, and can fulfill the requirements of the job as well as the family. If you own a truck, your expectation is that it'll do everything you ask of it, without question and without issues. The Toyota Tundra excels here, and does so at the lowest anticipated cost over a 5-year period.
Thanks to its excellent versatility and legendary reliability, the Tundra has developed a loyal following. While other trucks are all-new or significantly updated, the Tundra stays on a steady, reliable trustworthy road. It's a road worth traveling, as we explain in the full-size Toyota truck's expert review, "The qualities that keep the Tundra in consideration are its remarkable reliability and strong resale values, standard active-safety features (adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and automatic high beams), and spacious cabins. It also has the muscle that most people need from a half-ton pickup to get the job done.
The Tundra's buyer-friendly variety of combinations includes two cabs, three bed lengths, 2- or 4-wheel drive and a choice of two V8 engines. The truck's models appeal to shoppers looking for everything from a work truck to off-road performance or topline luxury. Pricing starts at about $33,000, and includes V8 power, the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of advanced safety features, and the best anticipated 5-Year Cost to Own for a full-size truck.
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2nd Place Finisher: 2019 Ford F150
In the Ford F-150, advanced technology and forward-thinking innovation make it easier to haul cargo, tow a trailer, and enjoy everyday driving.
3rd Place Finisher: 2019 Ram 1500
All-new for 2019, the Ram 1500 is more capable and more efficient, and is arguably the most luxurious truck on the market today.
Other Category Winners
- Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Off-Road SUV/Crossover
- Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2-Row)
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-Row)
- Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover