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  • Meet the Contenders for 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year

Meet the Contenders for 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year

Enter the Battleground

Dec 20, 2019
It's that time of year again: time to crown our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year. The journey that embarks on the following pages is the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work that encompasses several months. The days spent testing are long and nights often seem longer. We are up before sunrise and work until the last light leaves us and sometimes into the dark. Our crew is forced to work tirelessly in the harshest conditions Mother Nature can dish out. Nothing can weaken our resolve.
Our judging panel is comprised of some of the most knowledgeable minds in the automotive industry. They come to us with backgrounds in street, off-road, diesel, lifted, lowered, new, and classic trucks while hailing from all corners of this great country. This ensures our judging staff is just as diverse as the pickups we're testing. We all eat, sleep, and breathe trucks. At Truck Trend, we pride ourselves on being the definitive authority on all things truck.
For our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year competition, we invited all models that were either all-new or significantly updated for the '20 model year and available to us at the time of testing. Five manufacturers accepted the invitation, sending a total of 11 trucks for testing—our largest field of competitors ever.
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Each of these pickups brought with it a unique skill set and was impressive in one area or another. However, in the end, only one could take home the coveted Billet Piston trophy. The winner showed exceptional performance in each of the tested criteria and never left our panel of judges disappointed. Which truck scored the highest? Read on to find out.


Silverado 1500 LTZ (3.0L Duramax I-6)
Silverado 2500HD LTZ (6.6L Duramax V-8)
Silverado 2500HD Custom (6.6L Gasoline V-8)


F-250 Super Duty Tremor (7.3L Gasoline V-8)
F-250 Super Duty Limited (6.7L Power Stroke V-8)
Ranger Lariat FX4 (2.3L EcoBoost I-4)


Sierra 1500 AT4 (3.0L Duramax I-6)
Sierra 2500HD AT4 (6.6L Duramax V-8)


Gladiator Sport (3.6L Pentastar V-6)


1500 Rebel (3.0L EcoDiesel V-6)
3500 Laramie (6.7L Cummins I-6)
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