Pickup trucks account for five of the 20 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2018. Of the five, four of them are half-ton trucks: the GMC Sierra, Chevrolet SilveradoRam 1500, and Ford F-150. The other truck on that list is the Toyota Tacoma. Clearly, American buyers can't get enough of these big, capable vehicles.

We have our own opinions as to which truck is best and which ones, well, fall short. But on paper, each of the six available half-ton trucks in the U.S. today offers something different. If you want towing capacityget the F-150. If you want fuel economymaybe go for the Silverado. Or if you want something on par with a luxury vehicle, get the GMC.

There are no shortage of affable truck options in the U.S. Take a look at how all seven of these half-ton trucks stack up.

  Max Towing
2019 Ford F-150 13,200 (lbs)
2019 Ram 1500 12,750
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 12,200
2019 GMC Sierra 12,200
2019 Toyota Tundra 10,200
2019 Nissan Titan 9,740

American trucks conquer in the towing department. The Ford F-150 is the only truck to crack 13,000 pounds, while the Ram 1500, Silverado, and Sierra aren't far behind. At the bottom of the barrel, the ancient Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan come in at just 10,200 and 9,740 pounds.

  Max Payload
2019 Ford F-150 3,200 (lbs)
2019 Ram 1500 2,320
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2,290
2019 GMC Sierra 2,240
2019 Nissan Titan 1,950
2019 Toyota Tundra 1,730

Once again, American trucks make their presence known in the payload department. The F-150 is the only truck above 3,000 pounds, while the Ram edges out the Silverado and Sierra by less than a few hundred pounds. As for the Tundra and Titan, the two trucks swapped places: the Titan can carry 1,950 pounds, while the Tundra can carry just 1,730 pounds.

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