People crave strength, power, and dependability when they’re buying a pickup truck. So it’s generally these three traits that automakers focus on when crafting the latest breed of the world’s toughest pickups. And, wow, is this current crop tough.
Pickup trucks that can move mountains are a mostly American phenomenon, and while Toyota and Nissan both build serious contenders, for the most part Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, and Ford still run the show in terms of power and popularity.
When it comes to power in particular, American trucks just can’t be beat. There are plenty of reasons people buy big trucks — whether it be for work, fun, or both. No matter the reason, most buyers looking for trucks in the Heavy Duty segment are interested in how well these trucks can pull heavy things around.
That’s where this list comes in.
Here, we’ve taken a look at the pickup truck market, and ranked the top 10 by their conventional towing capacity. To keep it simple, we stuck with how much weight each truck can pull with a standard towing package, so considerations like overall GVWR or payload capabilities will have to wait for another list.
Read on to see the 10 most powerful pickups for conventional towing.