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2016 Pickup Truck of the Year: We Crown a Winner December 22

Find Out Who Takes Home the Billet Piston Next Tuesday

Dec 16, 2015
Photographers: Truck Trend Editors
We’ve tried them, we’ve tested them, and we’re about to reveal our conclusion as to which is best.
We’re talking, of course, about the seven competitors we had this year for Truck Trend’s 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year competition. Five different manufacturers were invited to compete with their all-new or significantly revised models, and we put each truck through a rigorous test cycle that included, instrumented track testing, nerve-wracking urban gridlock, wide-open freeway cruising, a variety of off-road surfaces, and towing and hauling.
Photo 2/32   |   046 2016 Truck Trend Pickup Truck Of The Year Day 2 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country
We found a lot to love about each, and a few things we didn’t. Nissan’s big, bold Titan XD showed up touting its brawny construction, Cummins diesel V-8, and sweet-spot capability. Bringing a small oil-burner back to the midsize-pickup fray after a decades-long absence, we loved the smooth, torquey nature of the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado Duramax. The Toyota Tacoma impressed us with its zippy nature and nimble, trail-friendly dimensions. The stylish GMC Sierra Denali had a hot-rod–grade 6.2L V-8, and its platform-sharing Chevrolet Silverado’s sumptuous interior was a great place to spend freeway miles. Finally, the Ram 1500 Rebel’s brash styling, sand-happy off-road bits, and manly Hemi V-8 were tons of fun.
Which pickup will take the top honors? Find out on Tuesday, December 22, right here on TruckTrend.com.
Check out all the Pickup Truck of the Year covergae here!
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Day One
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Day Two
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Day Three
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Day Four
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Day Five
Pickup Truck of the Year Video Roundup
Pickup Truck of the Year – Midsize On The Rise
2016 Pickup Truck of the Year Outtake Mega Gallery
Walk-Arounds of each vehicle:
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 2.8L Duramax
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country
2016 GMC Canyon SLT 2.8L Duramax
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel
2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD