Is there anything more liberating than the open road? With a full gas tank and a bag of snacks, it feels like there’s nowhere you can’t go. Of course, it’s even more fun if you choose one of the best road trip trucks available. Reliable, comfortable, and spacious — ready for adventure.
So which one should you choose? That depends on your priorities, but with the 5 trucks on this list, you really can’t go wrong. Let’s burn some rubber and take a look at the road trip trucks that leave all others in the dust.
5. Chevrolet Silverado
Length: 19 to 2o feet
Height: 6’3 to 6 ‘5 inches
Weight: 4,474 to 5,008 lbs
Note: The numbers vary when we talk about these trucks because of differing trucks. There are a lot of things you can customize.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is a tough cookie for sure. It has V8 engines, a spacious interior, and it will seat 5 or 6. So yes, there’s plenty of room if you’re bringing your whole family along for the ride. The Silverado also integrates lots of tech to assist drivers and entertain passengers.
The reason it doesn’t rank higher on the list is mainly its interior. Although spacious, it’s not as premium as some of the other trucks on this list.
4. Ford F-150
Length: 17’5 to 20’10
Height: 6’3 to 6 ‘5 inches
Weight: 4,069 to 5,6978 lbs
If you’re going to be bringing a boat or a camper with you, the 2019 Ford F-150 will likely be your best bet. That’s because it leads its class in hauling and towing. There are six engines for you to choose from, and they’re all powerful. Compared to the other trucks on this list, it’s also surprisingly affordable.
While it’s spacious, it’s interior isn’t as fancy as some other options. So if comfort is your biggest consideration, you may want to consider some other candidates.
3. Jeep Gladiator
Weight: 4,650 to 5,072 lbs
Yes, Jeep is getting back into the truck market! As you would expect, if you’re going off the beaten path, the Jeep will probably be the choice for you. It’s a compact truck, so it doesn’t take up as much space as some of the others on this list. Also, you can remove the doors, the roof, even the windshield, for that classic Jeep feel.
However, the Gladiator is considerably more expensive than comparable models from other manufacturers, and its V6 engine may seem a bit sluggish to more… vigorous drivers.
2. Honda Ridgeline
Weight: 4,235 to 4,508 lbs
If your priorities are comfort and safety, you’ll be deeply impressed by the Honda Ridgeline. It’s arguably the best compact pickup of them all. The Ridgeline has many safety features integrated with a very luxurious interior, and it also runs like a dream. However, since this is a smaller truck, you’ll be sacrificing horsepower and hauling capacity.
So if you’re looking to haul butt, you’ll want to look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a safe, smooth ride on your family road trip, the Ridgeline may just be the ticket.
1. Ram 1500
Length: 19’1 to 20’2
Height: 6’4 to 6’8
Weight: 4,782 to 5,380 lbs
The Ram 1500 tops our list because it delivers in basically all categories. Smooth ride? Check. Comfy, spacious interior? Check. Lots of power for towing or just going vrooooom? Check! Like the Silverado, it also has plenty of driver assistance tech and a high-quality entertainment system to keep the kids (or other passengers) distracted all the way to wherever you’re going.
The only downside here is that the Ram 1500 doesn’t get great mileage. Otherwise, it’s the best road trip truck for your money.