The heavy-duty trucks available on the market today are reaching star status. Not only do they have way more power and towing capacity than their light-duty cousins, but they are also loaded with high-tech features like dual climate control, mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and even automated parking-assist functions. The interiors are also growing more luxurious and dropping their economical appearances as drivers demand the overall package. The best part about buying a heavy-duty truck is the certainty that the engineers beefed up all the parts to last more revolutions, endure higher temperatures, and exert more force without wearing down. This means that you are buying more truck for your money. Below, we can discuss some of the top heavy-duty trucks and what makes them the best of their league.
#1: 2019 RAM 2500
If you are ready for over 400 horses of power and nearly 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, look no further than the 2019 RAM 2500. This 6.7 Liter inline-six takes trucking to the next level by way of its state-of-the-art air suspension or rear coil spring options. Either is an excellent choice to help you balance those heavy loads and compensate. However, the air suspension will let you really tweak a heavy load to help you manage it deftly and achieve even weight distribution for more neutral handling. You can’t go wrong with a truck that is built to titanic standards of durability at a mere $35,000 entry price.
#2: 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Just when you thought that the best couldn’t be topped, the 2019 Ford F-250 shows up with nearly double the towing capacity and all the creature comforts that you could ever possibly want in any automobile. Although it does not feature the same focus on suspension tweaking, the Ford F-250 has so much power and is so well-built that you will hardly notice off-balance loads. The top of the line diehard diesel engine will tow nearly double the capacity of the RAM at 18,500 pounds. It also steps up the power game with 450 horses to ride on and on. No wonder the Ford F-series is the best-selling vehicle in the United States for over 42 years now. If you simply fit the diesel engine with fleetguard filters and run a high-quality full synthetic oil, you should be able to juice even a million miles out of this truck before it starts showing some wear.
#3: 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Whether you prefer the Chevy styling or you simply got a good deal, the 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD can hold its weight with the best of them. It packs more power and hauls far better than the Ram. Yet, it is only very slightly less powerful than the Ford F-250. The interior is also more utilitarian and built more for working applications than luxury cruises. The entry price of nearly $40,000 is not the best sticker price but is a fair price for a vehicle of this caliber that will go the distance and go tow to tow with the F-250.