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

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck: 2018 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma has been a best-selling midsize truck for more than a decade, thanks in no small part to its reputation for off-road capability, toughness, resale value and reliability. It can also add the segment-best 2018 5-Year Cost to Own data to its arsenal.

If you want a truck that can tow, carry payload, or haul your bike to the desert, the Tacoma can be everything from your daily driver to your weekend warrior. Even better, it can achieve all of this while being small enough to fit in a garage. And with six trim levels and more than 30 configurations, you can build the Tacoma exactly the way you want. It's offered with two engines, an efficient 4-cylinder and a fun-to-drive V6. You can even get the V6 with a manual transmission. And for those whose adventures take them into the dirt, the Tacoma is available with TRD-tuned suspension, a locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select, and Crawl Control, a feature that controls low-speed accelerating and braking off-road while you focus on steering.

While the truck's appearance and capability give the truck some swagger, the Tacoma is also highly practical. Fuel economy is as good as 24 mpg on the highway, and every Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes lane-departure alert with sway warning system, pre-collision with pedestrian detection, high-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.

Along with all of this capability is a starting price of about $26,000, plus the added satisfaction of knowing that the Tacoma is projected to have the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its segment.

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as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
5-Year Cost to Own: $38,967
as of December 31, 2017

The Chevrolet Colorado is a capable truck with the added bonus of a user-friendly, SUV-like interior.

3rd Place Finisher: 2018 GMC Canyon

2018 GMC Canyon
5-Year Cost to Own: $40,692
as of December 31, 2017

The GMC Canyon has bolder styling than its cousin the Chevrolet Colorado, plus unique interior design touches.

Other Category Winners

See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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