Nowadays, pickup trucks are more than just workhorses. Still, the truck’s primary duty is to tow and haul things. In the last couple of years, the difference is that we are seeing new off-road trucks and even luxury variants. Still, everything can change, but the truck’s ability to get the work done won’t. The manufacturers are offering various models, ranging from compact to full-size pickup trucks.
On top of that, gasoline and diesel engines are still available. On the other hand, hybrid models are already here and all-electric versions are on the way. No doubt, 2023 will provide a lot of exciting trucks, and here are the best trucks for towing.
2023 Toyota Tacoma
The upcoming 2023 Toyota Tacoma will remain one of the most popular trucks in the United States. This mid-size model is known for its practicality and reliability. Under the hood, Tacoma provides a standard four-cylinder engine with 160 hp. Therefore, this unit can tow around 3500 pounds. However, upgrading the engine to a 3.5-liter V6 will provide better results.
Thanks to 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Tacoma has a maximum towing capacity of around 6500 pounds or slightly above that, depending on the configuration. You can also choose between a manual or automatic transmission. The base Tacoma model starts at $30,000 and moves up from there.
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2023 Nissan Titan XD
The next 2023 Nissan Titan XD is a very interesting model. Basically, this truck slots somewhere between the light-duty and heavy-duty segments. Previously, it came with a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel engine. However, now every Titan XD comes with a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine as standard. Nissan re-tuned this engine and it now generates 400 horses and 413 lb-ft of torque.
A 9-speed automatic transmission is available. Furthermore, this truck can be had in a 4×4 crew cab variant. The towing capacity is rated at 11,000, but we expect slightly better figures in 2023. The price will reportedly begin at around $46,000.
2023 Nissan Titan XD review is HERE
2023 Ram 1500
One of the famous models in the segment in the past decade is the 2023 Ram 1500. This pickup truck provides incredible cabin design, modern styling, and a more than reliable engine lineup. However, an optional 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine is the most popular option, among customers who want improved towing capability. The same engine also powers the Jeep Wrangler SUV. This unit develops 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to that, the Ram 1500 truck is capable of towing 12,500 pounds. You can also choose, a larger 5.7-liter Hemi V8 gasoline engine, and even a hybrid powertrain is available. The larger Hemi V8 engine has a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. 8-speed automatic transmission is available as standard. The base price of the Ram 1500 starts at $37,000. Still, buying optional diesel or gasoline engines will increase the price to over $40,000.
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2023 GMC Sierra 1500
The new 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is another reliable and proven model on this list. It shares a lot of features with the more popular Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. And while the two models are mechanically almost the same, Sierra provides slightly lower towing capability. A 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine produces 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
This powertrain options deliver a maximum towing capacity of 9100 pounds. Loading optional 6.2-liter V8 will get you at 12,100 pounds of towing capacity. Still, Silverado 1500 model has a slightly higher towing ability, despite using almost the same configuration. The new Sierra model will start at over $30,000, while upper trim levels will cost above $50,000.
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2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the segment leaders, in many categories. Like the Sierra 1500, this model also provides a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine with 277 horsepower and a torque of 460 lb-ft. However, a diesel engine will not pull the most. The diesel powertrain delivers 9300 pounds of towing capacity.
It is actually a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine with the same 460 lb-ft of torque that pulls the most. It comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and can tow almost 13,500 pounds. Still, having this engine will cost you around $46,000. Besides good performance, Silverado comes with a recognizable exterior design, upright interior, and numerous trim levels.
Full 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 review is HERE
2023 Ford F-150
The best-selling vehicle in the United States is the Ford F-150 pickup truck. The 2023 Ford F-150 will bring a couple of improvements, including an all-electric Lightning variant. This model also provides a hybrid V6 powertrain. It is a 3.5-liter PowerBoost version with 12,400 pounds of towing capacity. On the other hand, there is a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine with a 10-speed transmission and 400 lb-ft of torque.
With a standard RWD setup, this model tow up to 8200 pounds. A larger 5.0-liter V8 gets 13,000 pounds, and a 3.5-liter V6 with 500 lb-ft of torque gets 14,000 pounds. As you can see, the F-150 truck has many powertrain options. In order to get 14,000 pounds of towing capacity, you’ll have to pay at least $38,000.
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2023 Chevrolet Silverado HD
We are reaching the heavy-duty segment and one of the three best models is the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado HD. It is a heavy-duty lineup and Chevrolet offers Silverado 2500 and Silverado 3500 variants. A potent 6.6-liter V8 turbodiesel engine cranks out 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. With this option, Silverado HD can tow more than with the standard 6.6-liter V8 gasoline engine. The gasoline model delivers 14,500 pounds, while diesel improves the towing capacity to 18,500 pounds.
The best possible configuration is the Silverado 3500 with a fifth-wheel and diesel powertrain. This setup allows you to pull up to 35,500 pounds. The heavy-duty Silverado lineup comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and it will cost around $50,000 pounds. Again, GMC Sierra HD is available with a similar configuration, but still, Silverado HD will get you better capability.
HERE is everything you need to know about 2023 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2023 Ram HD
The list continues with another heavy-duty truck. This time, it is the 2023 Ram HD. Like the Silverado, this one is also available in 2500 and 3500 variants. Ram offers the famous Cummins turbodiesel engine as an option. A 6.7-liter unit has 850 lb-ft of torque in the Ram 2500 version. However, the Ram 3500 model will provide up to 1075 lb-ft of twisting power.
Ram offers lots of configurations and trim levels. The base model has a towing capacity of 23,000 pounds. On the other hand, equipping the most powerful version with the gooseneck hitch will provide 37,100 pounds of towing capability. The price will start at $50,000, and the base price will start at $35,000.
HERE is ours 2023 Ram HD review
Ford Super Duty
The last model on this list is actually the most capable truck. It is a 2023 Ford Super Duty lineup. Blue Oval manufacturer recently introduced a new PSI fuel-injection system, so if you are looking for the best-possible torque ratings, Ford Super Duty is the answer. Thanks to an optional 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel engine, this model delivers around 1050 lb-ft of torque.
It comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and optional diesel will cost $10,000 over the base gasoline V8 powertrain. The F-250 variant has a capacity of 20,000 pounds and F-350 delivers around $24,000. However, a diesel engine will allow you to pull up to 37,000 pounds with the right setup. In order to get this impressive model, you’ll have to pay around $50,000, more or less.
HERE is what you need to know about 2023 Ford Super Duty