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I’ve driven the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado, the RAM 1500, and the Toyota Tundra — here are the best features of these full-size pickup trucks (GM, FCAU, F)

2019 RAM 1500 LonghornMatthew DeBord/BI

  • In the past few years, I've driven all the major full-size pickup trucks sold in the US: the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado, the RAM 1500, and the Toyota Tundra.
  • Of these pickups, the Ford, Chevy, and RAM are either all new or redesigned in the past five years; the Toyota is a bit long in the tooth but is due for an update.
  • Here's a rundown of the best features of these four full-size pickup trucks.
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In the USA, we sure do love pickup trucks. Especially full-size pickups, which are at the heart of the market.

Since 2014, Ford, Chevy, and RAM — the Big Three of pickup brands — have each redesigned their bread-and-butter (Meat and potatoes?) truck.

I've driven them all, but I've also checked out the Toyota Tundra, a solid pickup that sells outside the top three, and that hasn't been revamped for a while.

These are all pretty good trucks, and for this roundup, I've highlighted some of their best features (by the way, I skipped towing because all four trucks can tow weight that's within the expectations of this class).

Here's the F-150, which I tested right after Ford redesigned the iconic pickup in 2015, to use more lightweight aluminum in the construction; Ford has since updated the vehicle. The price for this one was around $50,000.

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A big question about the redesigned F-150 was whether an aluminum bed would be as strong as steel. In my testing, the bed performed fine.

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The tailgate in the F-150 has a very useful retractable step.

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