Everyone knows how much Americans love their trucks. They have been consistently ranked number one in bestselling vehicles for years. Since the 1800s, they have come a long far way from being farm transport vehicles to being status symbols. At the same time, they are versatile, easy to drive on wet and muddy surfaces and hey, you can win a race with them against your siblings too. They have become a part of the American family.
Today we are going to share with you ten such trucks that are extremely overrated and just not worth it. Great that bag of popcorn and let's get into it.
10 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma was ranked number six in compact pickup trucks. It has an attractive cabin and nice interiors. It comes with a long list of the latest tech features as standard. The infotainment system is user-friendly and the controls are easy to use. But, that’s about it. The ride is very harsh and gets even worse with difficult road surfaces.
The engine power is dull and sub-par and performance takes a back seat. The shift programming is economy-oriented which makes the truck even more sluggish. Furthermore, the seats are not comfortable or spacious. There is barely enough leg space and cramped headroom that will make any drive a punishment for the riders, especially the driver.
9 GMC Canyon
The GMC Canyon was ranked number four in compact pickup trucks. It delivers strong performance and boasts a long list of advanced driver safety aid features. The towing capacity and the hauling capabilities are extremely efficient and the ride is still distinctly smooth. However, the manual transmission is a disappointment.
The fuel economy is decently efficient for a truck. The upgraded infotainment system is very user-friendly with easy to use and understand graphics. But, the truck is not comfortable at all with cramped seats and minuscule leg space and headroom. The in-cab storage is far less than that available in rival trucks.
8 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
The GMC Sierra 2500 HD comes with powerful engine options and delivers incredible towing and hauling capabilities. It has a distinctly unique appearance that does not look very pretty from any angle.
The tow ratings are massive though and the features are cool. The build quality is robust and the latest models have improved a lot. But, the ride is rough and bumpy with heavily compromised visibility due to thick pillars and tiny mirrors. The brakes are not promising and the handling is far below average. The performance is exceptionally low in comparison to the other trucks in the same price range.
7 Ford F-150 Raptor
The Ford F-150 Raptor is highly overrated for its performance and super cool looks. We don’t doubt the badass looks, but the truck has a number of issues to solve before it could be called a super truck. Its exterior design is gorgeous and the interior environs are of top quality too. The seats are comfortable, the cargo space huge and the leg space and headroom quite pleasing.
The infotainment system is the latest with great, easy to understand features. It is a reasonably reliable truck. But, the towing capacity is average and the fuel economy below average. Though it’s quite a performer off road, who uses off road much? The on-road ride is stiff and you can feel the bumps heavily on some surfaces. The ten-speed automatic transmission is also not very effective.
6 2019 Nissan Titan XD King Cab
The Nissan Titan XD has ranked number five among full size pick up trucks. It offers a comfortable ride, quiet interiors, and an attractive cabin. It is easy to drive too and is a decent truck. However, It lags in towing capacity and hauling capabilities.
The diesel power train is pretty bad and the truck is barely more efficient than a mini pick up truck. The infotainment system is a huge weak point with frustrating controls and sloppy graphics. The fuel tank is pretty small, which minimizes the overall range, and with a measly 12 mpg users are going to have to stop frequently for gas.
5 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel
The Chevrolet Colorado was ranked number five in compact pickup trucks and was rated 9 out of 10 by critics. It comes with a powerful, efficient engine and great towing capacity, but, the handling is sub-par and the predicted reliability is average. The interior is cramped and the rear seats are quite uncomfortable for adults.
There is barely enough leg space and headroom to get by. It is too noisy at times and the fuel economy is not efficient either. The ride gets rough with difficult road surfaces and with the stiffly padded front seats, we found the price too expensive and the truck overrated.
4 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline ranked number one in compact pickup trucks. It offers a drive that is buttery smooth and a cushioned ride. The bed is versatile and the interior top-notch with spacious seats and ample leg and headspace. It comes with the best and a long list of latest driver safety features in the market.
The weak points are lower towing capacity, average performance and not so efficient handling. The infotainment system is not easy to understand with confusing graphics. The navigation display and touch screen audio get annoying at times and all the overly sensitive safety features will get you distracted in no time.
3 Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
The Ford F 350 is a heavy-duty pickup truck and comes with three variations. You can opt for a crew cab, regular cab or an extended cab. It comes with an optional Power Stroke Diesel engine that generates huge power and a torque of 935 lb-ft. It's towing capacity is awesome and comes with plenty of payload capability and extreme efficiency.
But, the truck is too expensive despite all of the things it offers. It gets ridiculous when you try to customize it. The cost swells out of proportion with options. And this one offers poor visibility and below-average handling. While it's not too bad, it's not acceptable from Ford at such expensive prices.
2 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
GMC Denali ranks fourth in full-size luxury pickup trucks and is quite a stunner. It delivers great handling and has a very good towing capacity and hauling abilities. The interiors are comfortable and upscale. The seats are spacious and the legroom and headspace are ample.
The ride is smooth and the infotainment system is decent. Despite all of this, the truck has found its way here to our list of overrated trucks because it doesn’t offer anything special in comparison to its class competitors. There are far better options and customizations available in its class rivals for a far lower price.
1 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab
Chevrolet Silverado was ranked number three in full-size pickup trucks. It comes with an extremely powerful engine and eloquent throttle and is a great performer, but the handling is relatively average with less than a decent ride experience. It also appears to struggle when going uphill.
Though it's towing capacity is exceptional and is more so in latest models where it has been upgraded to 13,400 pounds. The fuel economy is top-notch, it’s not so great handling sets it back several steps behind the rivals. The interiors are not very bad, but not especially great either other than its exceptionally quiet.