Popular Pickups: Top pickup trucks to buy
Pickup trucks have come a long way and today they are not just used for work but are also considered as a style statement. They are built to perform better and at the same time are so nicely designed that they can give some cars a run for their money. And that’s one of the reasons why pickup trucks have gained so much popularity lately. So, here are the top five popular pickup trucks that you can buy.
The Mitsubishi Strada is one of the best looking pickup trucks that are available in the market right now. The reason being its design which has been borrowed from the Mitsubishi Xpander. So, the front end gets sleek headlamps and LED daytime running lights and a huge bumper. The thick chrome grille adds to the styling of the truck. This is something that Mitsubishi likes to call as Dynamic Shield design. We also like the look of the alloy wheels. The interior is also pretty nice. The seats provide a good amount of comfort and support. The cabin space is good and there are a number of cubby storage areas. Mitsubishi has also provided various safety features like high-beam assist, seven SRS airbags, blind-spot assist, and trailer stability assist. The Mitsubishi Strada specs reveal that powering the pickup is a 2.4-litre diesel engine that produces 178 hp and 430 Nm of torque. You can have either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Being a pickup, the Strada also comes with a 4x4 model. The Mitsubishi Strada price starts Php 1.11 million.
Available in a number of variants, the Nissan Navara is another handsome pickup truck. It has got a very stylish stance. We like its front chrome grille and the headlights that are accompanied by the LED daytime running lights. The front bumper looks quite sporty and gets some chrome treatment around the fog lamps. Nissan has fitted its popular Zero Gravity Inspired seats in the Navara to enhance the overall comfort. It also gets seven SRS airbags and Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM). Other interesting Nissan Navara specs include a high ground clearance and multi-link rear suspension. Under the hood is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is pretty lightweight. It comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic gearbox. The Nissan Navara price starts at Php 919,000 for the base model and the price rises to as high as Php 1.46 million for the range-topping model.
Ford has been making pickup trucks for decades now, so it knows the stuff. The Ford Ranger is one of the best pickup trucks that you can buy right now. It has a mean front look thanks to the headlight design and the legendary Ford grille. To match that aggressive and rugged look, the Ford Ranger specs include three engine options - 2.0-litre Bi-turbo diesel with 213 PS and 500 Nm, 2.0-litre turbo diesel with 180 PS and 420 Nm, and 2.2-litre TDCi turbo diesel with 160 PS and 385 Nm. Ford has also included its best-in-class ten-speed automatic transmission which delivers better responsiveness and swift gear changes. The interior of the Ranger is so good that you won’t even feel that you are sitting in a pickup truck. The seats are very well cushioned. Comfort and space won’t be a problem. Also, the commanding driving position is always a plus point. The Ranger is available in many variants so you can pick one depending on your requirements. The Ford Ranger price for the base model is Php 1.03 million while the top-end model is priced at Php 1.7 million.
Another name that is very popular in the pickup truck market is Toyota Hilux. Everybody knows that Toyota makes extremely great vehicles. And when it comes to pickup trucks, we all want them to be reliable and sturdy. Speaking of the Toyota Hilux specs, the pickup is available in the Philippines with two engine options - a 2.4-litre four-cylinder diesel motor with 147 PS at 3,400 rpm and 400 Nm at 1,600 to 2000 rpm and a slightly more powerful 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 174 PS and 450 Nm. Concerning the transmission setup, you get two options - 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. In terms of looks, the Hilux is not the best out there but still manages to stand up for itself thanks to a pair of large headlights and the chrome front grille. The Toyota Hilux price starts at Php 819,000 and It’s available in 6 different colors - Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Freedom White, Attitude Black Mica, Orange Metallic, and Spark Red Metallic.
Isuzu is also a famous brand when it comes to pickup trucks, especially for the D-Max. The Isuzu D-Max price in the Philippines stars at Php 1.32 million. There are a total of six variants available and the most expensive one is the LS 4x4 AT that costs Php 1.7 million. The Isuzu D-Max specs tell us that powering this pickup is a 3.0-litre diesel engine which produces 177 PS of power and 380 Nm of torque which is more than sufficient to provide a commendable towing capacity. There is also a 1.9-litre engine that churns out 150 PS and 350 Nm. As far as cosmetics are concerned, the D-Max is available in 5 different colors - Titanium Silver, Gray, Cosmic Black, Garnet Red, and Splash White. It has got a two-piece front chrome grille which sets it apart from the rest. Also, the design of the headlamps is pretty unique too. Overall, it does look a bit bulky but somehow manages to pull it off.
These were the top five popular pickup trucks available in the market right now. So, if you were looking to buy a pickup truck, make sure you check out these five as one of them should meet your requirements.