PickupTrucks.com has gone and thrown the latest batch of half-ton pickups into a cage match to see who would come out on top. The site put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan through a battery of tests. Those included 0-60 miles per hour acceleration, 60-0 mph deceleration, fuel economy, a hill climb, and payload and towing. They even threw the rigs on an autocross course to evaluate overall handling. Each truck was given points based on how it scored in each evaluation.

Who came out on top? Somewhat surprisingly, the 2013 Ford F-150 walked away with the gold, though fewer than 50 points separated first and fourth place. Head over to PickupTrucks.com to read the full evaluation and the final results. You may be shocked to see exactly where some of the segment's newest additions placed. You can also watch a video on the test below.


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      buckfeverjohnson
      • 1 Year Ago
      This coming from a current Silverado owner; while the writing was on the wall when they unveiled the 2014 GM full sized pick-ups, a 3rd and 4th place finish out of 6 contenders is pretty embarrassing. As soon as I saw the 2014s, I knew they missed the mark. And when they touted such features as $70 underrail LED lighting (I bought a magnetic LED light for $2.50) and rust resistant brake rotors, I felt embarrassed for them. They do get pretty decent mileage, though. Probably why they stuck with the pushrod engines.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why Nissan and Toyota thought they could compete with an inferior product. Nothing against the brands, or their truck making abilities. Taco, Frontier are great trucks, but needed an update. Instead they build the Titan / Tundra and now each have 2 mediocre products that need updating.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        Because the domestics pretty much abandoned the midsize segment so why put money into the Taco or Frontier when there's no real competition. On the flipside, they're never going to sell full size trucks at the volumes the Big 3 do no matter how good they are because I think the full size truck segment is one of the most brand loyal segments out there. That being said, while I can't speak for the Titan first hand, the Tundra will do anything the other trucks do. I wouldn't call it mediocre by any means. Also not class leading, either. The only real knock against them is fuel economy in a time where all the other trucks are getting improvements and the Tundra isn't. I have no complaints with my 2013 Tundra. Only other truck I seriously considered was the F150, and might have actually bought one had the dealer been more interested in selling me a truck.
          mitytitywhitey
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jtav2002
          The Tundra frame is junk. It has no fuel efficient option,and neither does the Titan. They also let the full sizes beat their mid-sizes in fuel economy. I disagree with your every point, they could have attracted some of the 'independent' truck buyers and at least had better sales than now. But with a mediocre product (which they are), the independents will still shop the best actual truck... Which remain the Big 3 by default.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        If people didn't cross-shop trucks, they would have to keep 1-upping each other. That's proof there are a lot of independent, non-brand affiliated truck shoppers looking for the best deal/capability.
      dea5787
      • 1 Year Ago
      I\'ve already wanted a truck, and now I want one. Too bad I don\'t really need one. I cant\' justify buying one if I\'m never going to use the bed.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dea5787
        Trust me as an owner of many trucks in my life, and cars, you can always find a need for a truck. If you can afford it, and the gas, it is a great machine that can do pretty much everything.
        dea5787
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dea5787
        I agree. Don\'t get me wrong, I definitely have times where I could use one (buying furniture, moving things, etc.) but I do those things so seldom, it wouldn\'t make financial sense to own one for the 363 days out of the year that I don\'t need one. I end up borrowing from friends or familiy, or trading them vehicles for the duration I need the truck, and returning the truck with a tank full of gas. It\'s much cheaper that way in the long run =)
      Max Bramante
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Tundra was the pre-restyling model wich basically is the same car of 5 years ago while the other models considered such as the 2014 GMC Sierra are much more fresh. Not fair.
      danintv
      • 1 Year Ago
      Our 2005 F-150 has had 0 problems since new. It has a Roush Stage 1 package so bear that it mind, but it's been great since day 1. Son-in-law's F-350 was traded off at 540,000 miles and was diesel with original engine. That was hauling a 20,000 lb trailer all over Texas. His Dad's F-150 is his 5th and he's towed all over the country. Friends have Tundras, (they're made over in San Antonio so there's lots of them around), and loves it as well. I have owned every kind of full size truck around and I think the key is buying the right type truck to begin with and taking care of it. Don't ask a half ton to do the work meant for a 1 ton. Don't expect a 3/4 ton or 1 ton pu to have the fuel economy of a mid-size. That said, even down here where Ford sells so many pickups, I agree that you see more old GMC/Chevy's around than any others. Agreed that Toyota and Nissan need to update their full size pickups soon. Tundra is butt-ugly to me and TItan hasn't been updated since its intro. Chev/GMC/Dodge midsize pickups are junk. I wish Ford had updated the Ranger as it was primitive but tough for a little truck, but The Toyota and Nissan mid-sizes are both good driving and tough little trucks and if they fit your needs buy them. I notice we've all ignored the Honda "pickup" becaue it's great for what it is but isn't really a pickup at all. I kept my last F-150 for over 10 years and will keep this one at least that long, but when I buy the next one I will look really hard at a Taco or Frontier as I downsize into retirement. Last thought - I'm probably prejudiced - my first memory of a pickup is my Dad's Model A and he always bought GM cars and Ford trucks exclusively.
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        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        Another completly clueless and this time not only over done, but absolutely stupid post from one of AB's list of the most ignorant morons ever to comment here. It's a safe assumption that Laser and his rhetoric and BS is on par with the countries POTUS. Five cans short of a sixpack.
          FloppyRunner
          • 1 Year Ago
          @caddy-v
          It's funny, you talk about "rhetoric" and "BS" but say nothing besides said "rhetoric" and "BS". Care to contribute?
        Rochester
        • 1 Year Ago
        Government Motors? Wow, you're really an idiot. Please don't drive.
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          @Rochester
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        Carpinions
        • 1 Year Ago
        Figured it would only be a matter of time before AB's #1 Loser showed up. Since when is this example the end-all-be-all pickup test? Last I checked, Ram has been winning most of the comparos lately, so your claim about Ford's dominance at least in head-to-head tests is tenuous. I also pointed out that less than 14 points separates Ford from GM in this test, so Ford's win is essentially customary. Saying the Ram and GM twins "lost" is essentially splitting hairs. The only semi-major point difference came between the F-150 and Silverado. And by your own estimation, the Silverado and GMC are identical, so in fact you are bringing the Chevy into direct, extremely close competition with the F-150. Wow, Loser actually complemented a GM vehicle for once. The rest of your post isn't worth addressing, in light of your fanboyness.
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        Laser Cat to the RESCUE!!!
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      nd4spdsrt
      • 1 Year Ago
      F150 - Winner of the most uncomfortable interior of any domestic truck. lol
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        @nd4spdsrt
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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kudos to Ford, not even surprised in the least.
        Dmitriy Markelov
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        It\'s tough to say that with a straight face when fewer than 50 points seperated 1st and 4th place.
          kg363
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          Well in the quantitative tests it had a 50 point lead over the second place. It was the subjective areas (looks, value, etc) that the F150 struggled.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dmitriy Markelov
          yeah, especially since the Ram and Chevy\'s are considered NEW models and therefore should have leapfrogged the competition.....wonder what will happen when the 2015 F-series is released.......but all said....nice to see the DOMESTICS rule, I dont think anyone can go wrong whatever they pick....
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        paqza
        • 1 Year Ago
        It's funny because the Ranger is quite popular in Asia - much more so than the Tacoma and the Frontier, and I'm pretty sure that the Tundra and Titan aren't offered there.
      diegolucero7@hotmail.com
      Ram should have had that victory. The calculator payload portion of it is the only reason why the Ford came out ahead. That was bogus since the truck had already pulled the same load as the Ford.
      joejoe509
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always been a Ford guy, but that Dodge (err.... Ram) looks better and better every time it see it.
        JaredN
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joejoe509
        Dodge really has innovated in the 1500. Rambox, coil-springs, air-ride, 8-speed. I can't justify a new vehicle at this time, but I do find myself drawn to the 1500.
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