Trucks are generally something that is a hit or a miss in the market. Consumers know what they like, what features they want, and how they want to use the truck. Companies understand there is a small margin of error, so each year there are plenty that seems to miss the mark.
We have compiled a list of the best and worst trucks to be released in 2019 so you can find your next truck with ease. They have been rated based on information from U.S. News & World Report. Keep reading to learn about the five best trucks we saw in 2019 and the five worst!
10 BEST: 2019 Ford Ranger
This compact pickup truck was a great investment for Ford, because it was popular among consumers. The interior quality wasn't the best, but its abilities are what made it particularly special. It has a starting MSRP of $24,300, which is high for this class, but worth it.
The only available engine is the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost, which allows it to tow up to 7,500 pounds. The base model even surprises people with features like a wifi-hotspot and pre-collision braking, which are great features that usually cost a pretty penny.
9 WORST: 2019 Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan performed pretty poorly this year, as they focused on adding certain features instead of the truck's overall performance. People who buy trucks generally want to tow or haul materials, and it is the lowest in its class for both.
The starting MSRP is $30,700, and you can choose either a V8 or diesel for your engine. The infotainment system is not easy to work, and many customers have grown frustrated with its useless controls. This is one truck you should consider staying far away from.
8 BEST: 2019 Honda Ridgeline
This is a compact truck that was made to be driven by truck enthusiasts due to its smooth ride and a long list of features. The downsides are that its base model costs more than competitors at a price of $29,900, and it tows less than other competitors in its class.
The interior makes up for it though, with luxurious additions around every corner like a spacious cabin and soft materials. The entire truck is even customizable with things like a power-sliding rear window, Honda LaneWatch, and the Honda Sensing suite.
7 WORST: 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota came out with a bust when they released this dinky truck that has more negatives than positives. The ride itself is its biggest downfall, as it seems very stiff to drivers, and the engine lacks that extra kick many like to have in their vehicles.
It has a base price of $26,050, which is still a bit high for these vehicles, especially considering who it is up against. It is a great truck to take off-roading and the new exterior design is sharp, but overall this is just not a truck many people like to recommend.
6 BEST: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevrolet generally comes out with good trucks, but this one blows its competition out of the water. It has the highest towing capacity of any truck in its class with a max-towing capacity of 13,400 pounds.
The ride and handling are even balanced despite this advancement, and their new 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine has a great fuel economy. There isn't really anything negative we can say, except portions of the interior are lower in quality than we would have liked to see in a vehicle priced at $28,300.
5 WORST: 2020 Jeep Gladiator
This is a great vehicle to take off-roading as it lives up to Jeep's name, but there are quite a few cons that we can't quite get past. The first is the high price tag of $33,500, which makes it the most expensive truck in its class, and it's not worth it.
The second thing is that it is powered by a V6 engine that underwhelms drivers when they take it out for a test. It can still tow with a max capacity of 7,650 pounds, but it starts to strain the truck when you go anywhere above 5,000 pounds.
4 BEST: 2020 Ford F-150
Ford is a well-known brand among truck owners, and it managed to create another bestseller this year with its release of the new Ford F-150. The cabin is roomy and comfortable for passengers, and six different engine options are all great choices.
The base is a classic V6, while the highest model has the EcoBoost V6, which gives you a total of 450- horsepower. It is relatively affordable as well with a starting price of $28,495, but the only downside is that the reliability rating is lower than expected.
3 WORST: 2019 Nissan Frontier
There is not much to like when you look at the specs for the Nissan Frontier, and we are still not quite sure what they were thinking. The transmission is smooth, and the price is low at a starting MSRP of $19,090, but other than that, we can't say we are fans. The rear seat is cramped and passengers complain about the lack of legroom.
They also failed to update the interior to something more modern, which is just another turnoff to potential customers. The price might be right, but it is still a waste of money when you take a look at other trucks in its class.
2 BEST: 2020 Ram 1500
This company knocked the ball out of the park when they created this truck that has left enthusiasts drooling. It has combined comfort and superior interior design with that of a truck that can get down to business.
It is not the best at off-roading, but most customers prefer towing over that feature anyways. The price is a bit high at $32,000, although when you look at the greatness of the overall vehicle it is hard to complain. You can choose between four different engines, and it even has a max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds.
1 WORST: 2020 Toyota Tundra
Toyota made a huge mistake when they created the worst truck to be released this year, and it makes it even worse that it is the second truck they made to make it onto our list. The fuel economy is horrible, its competition can tow and haul more, and the ride feels extremely stiff.
Some may argue the long list of features makes up for the oopsy of creating an anti-truck, but for $33,425, we have to disagree. No one wants to buy the most-expensive pickup on the market when it fails to perform the basic functions of a truck.