This year the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250, 2017 Nissan Titan XD and the 2017 Ram 2500 emerged as the champions.
Mark Williams, pickup truck expert at Cars.com said it’s important to put these kinds of vehicles through their paces so consumers can make an informed choice when buying them through their portal.
"Some look for a simple and single-purpose option, while others look for more of a utility player,” he said in a press release.
“For this Challenge, we looked at the current line-up of work-ready, low-cost pickups built for getting the job done. These trucks focus more on utility and capability instead of high-tech and luxury. We know there's still a strong need in the market for a basic, bare-bones pickup, and we sought to determine the best option for those buyers."
An intensive series of tests were performed on each truck, including 13 empirical tests and 10 subjective categories.
Empirical tests looked at braking, acceleration, load tests, fuel mileage and more. Subjective tests were performed by experts who evaluated each truck for items such as bed features, interior comfort, visibility, overall value and more.