Which New Half-Ton Truck Is Best for You? Talkin’ Trucks Show (Video)

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Which new half-ton truck fits your need the best? We go over all the specifications and our real-world data.

Please take a look at the videos below for all of the details of this two-part series. Here is the summary of what we talked about. Let’s rated the maximum power, capability, and best price across all full-size light-duty trucks sold in the United States.


(Maximum available optional horsepower. Best for top-end speed.)

Toyota Tundra: 381 hp (5.7L V8)

Nissan Titan: 390 hp (5.6L V8)

Ram 1500: 395 hp (5.7L V8)

Ford F-150: 395 hp (5.0L V8) non-Raptor

Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra: 420 hp (6.2L V8)


(Maximum available optional torque. Best for low-end/towing power.)

Nissan Titan: 394 lb-ft (5.6L V8)

Toyota Tundra: 401 lb-ft (5.7L V8)

Ram 1500: 410 lb-ft (5.7L V8)

Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra: 460 lb-ft (6.2L V8)

Ford F-150: 470 lb-ft (3.5L twin-turbo V6)


(Maximum available towing ratings, usually a 2WD short cab.)

Nissan Titan (5.6L V8): 9,390 lbs

Toyota Tundra (5.7L V8): 9,800 lbs

Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra (6.2L V8): 12,500 lbs

Ram 1500 (5.7L V8): 12,750 lbs

Ford F-150 (3.5L twin-turbo V6): 13,200 lbs


(Maximum available payload ratings.)

Toyota Tundra / Nissan Titan: 1,610 lbs

Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra: 2,170 lbs

Ram 1500: 2,300 lbs

Ford F-150 (hd suspension): 3,270 lbs

MPG (EPA ratings)

(best combined MPG numbers as rated by the EPA.)

Toyota Tundra: 16 MPG

Ram 1500: 17 MPG

Nissan Titan: 17 MPG

Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra: 17 MPG

Ford F-150: 19 MPG

This is a two-part series. Please join our team as we lay out all the facts and numbers, so that you can you make the right decision for your next truck.