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Strongest Pickups on the Market Today

Written By, Brad R.

For drivers that need a pickup to handle their business needs and towing needs, strength is the only measuring stick. Well, we’ve done the homework and we have looked at a few of the most popular pickup trucks on the market and here is what we have found to be the strongest pickup trucks.

Kings of Torque

2018 Ram 3500 HD

Incase you weren’t sure what determines a strong truck, torque is definitely a key factor. Torque is measured by how much force that is able to move a vehicle and power large trucks to haul their heavy loads into motion.

The new 2018 Ram 3500 HD is among the champions of torque earning the accolade as the vehicle with one of the highest torque ratings ever for a pickup truck. The Ram 3500HD boasts 930 lb-ft of torque and an incredible 30,000 pounds of towing ability with a fifth-wheel hitch.  The increase in torque comes from the engine’s higher boost limits made possible through a variable geometry turbo as well as flow rate increases by the fuel delivery system.

The 2018 Ram 3500 HD’s torque number is so extreme and remarkable; frankly unheard of from a factory engine (inline-six-cylinder Cummins B motor) and transmission. Mike Manley, head of Jeep & Ram Brand, FCA Global, spoke about Ram trucks adding, “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment, they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.”

The Ram 3500’s increased torque will help businesses simply due to the higher towing capabilities, which were previously only available by Class 4 and 5 trucks. The price is also remarkable for all the power provided, starting at only $33,645 MSRP (Plus destination fee).

2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL

Another remarkable truck is the 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 2WD regular cab has an available 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8. This powerful engine provides 450 horsepower with 935 lb-ft of torque. This engine puts the torque number at the current top spot on the list of torque power.

A six-speed automatic transmission and the ability to haul up to 15,000 pounds with a conventional trailer or up to 18,500 pounds with a fifth wheel. The base price of the vehicle is $36,203 MSRP (Plus destination fee). This is a full size pickup HD that is not only popular, but known for its intense strength.

Best of the Rest

2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

With a remarkable towing capacity of 14,000 pounds for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD puts this vehicle on the list. It jumps to 16,000 pounds of towing capacity when equipped with the 6.6-liter V8 Duramax engine. It’s 910 torque rating with the available 6.6-liter V8 Duramax engine provides owners with exceptional strength to haul medium-sized boats or RVs. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD begins at $53,495 MSRP (Plus destination fee).

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

Not to be forgotten is the powerful 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor with it’s high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine or the 6.2-liter V8 engine that provides 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The cost of the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor starts at $50,115 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The towing capacity hits up to 8,000 pounds, as this strong Ford F-150 has to be recognized for its strength and offroading abilities.

Where to Buy Your Powerful Heavy Duty Vehicles

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