With low fuel prices, the truck market is on fire as manufacturers are capitalizing on increased demand from consumers. This results in appearance packages and model refreshes across the line. It also means the consumer has so many choices to choose from it can become a daunting task to know what’s out there. To help provide some clarity, and to wrap up our coverage of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, TFL has put together a list of the top 5 trucks we saw in the windy city.
#5: Ford Raptor
The next Raptor will be available as a 2017 model with a 3.5L high output twin turbo-charged V6 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Exact details haven’t been released yet but Ford claims the new engine will put out more power and torque than the outgoing Raptor’s 6.2L V8, which is rated at 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque.
#4: Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition
An appearance package makes the Silverado Midnight Edition a rolling black-out. Also available on HD Silverados and Colorados, the Midnight Edition trucks would make Spinal Tap happy.
The All Terrain X adds a few goodies to the standard All Terrain, which comes with a Z71 off-road suspension. Available only with the 5.3L V8, the All Terrain X has a performance exhaust which increase the engine’s output to 365, 10 more than stock.
The reigning champ of heavy-duty off-road trucks gets a refresh for the 2017 model year, including graphics that have been toned down (the truck is also available without graphics for the introverted off-roader). Carrying over is the 6.4L HEMI V8. As an added bonus, we captured Nick Cappa of RAM Trucks explaining why the Power Wagon is not – and will not – be offered with a diesel.
The most off-road-worthy Tacoma returns with an exclusive Cement color and a host of upgrades to make the Tacoma a desert trail runner right from the factory. Check out the video below.