Truck Trend's Best In Class 2011: Crew Cab Pickup, 2WD

The Editors of Truck TrendMar 8, 2011
Winner: Ford F-150 SuperCrew
Runner-Up: Toyota Tundra CrewMax
It seems everything qualifies for this category, from compacts to heavy-duty models, and even one that's based on an SUV platform. We restricted this award to half-tons and smaller. This is the segment of the market most light-duty truck buyers are going to consider, and having space in the cabin is just as important as having a decent-size truck bed and towing capacity. To level the playing field, we followed the same rules as we do with our Truck of the Year event: We compare each candidate with the rest of its competitive set to see which does the best job. The Ford F-150 SuperCrew is still the champ. It was our pick last year, even with engines in dire need of an upgrade, which they got for this year. The base V-6 is a decent work-truck engine; the 5.0-liter V-8 is great for daily driving and towing; the 6.2 has good ol' fashioned horsepower; and the fantastic EcoBoost provides V-8 power and V-6 fuel economy.

Crew Cab Pickup, 2WD -- (Chevrolet - Dodge)
Vehicle Chevrolet Avalanche Chevy Colorado/ GMC Canyon Chevy Silverado/ GMC Sierra Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
Base price $37,060 $24,785/$24,745 $30,370/$30,370 $27,420
Wheelbase 130.0 in 126.0 in 143.5 in 131.3 in
Engine 5.3L OHV V-8 2.9 Turbo L DOHC I-4 4.8L OHV V-8 3.7L SOHC V-6
Opt engines   3.7L V-6 $1000,5.3L V-8 $2300 5.3L V-8 $800, 6.2L V-8 $5625 4.7L V-8 $985
Power, SAE 320 hp 185 hp (242, 300) 302 hp (315, 403) 210 hp (302)
Torque, SAE 335 lb-ft 190 lb-ft (242, 320) 305 lb-ft (335, 417) 235 lb-ft (329)
Airbags Fr, f side, f/r curt Front, f/r curt Front, f side, f/r curt Front
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/drum, ABS Disc/drum, ABS Disc/drum, ABS
Tires 265/70R17 235/75R16 245/70R17 265/65R17
Fuel cap 31.0 gal 19.6 gal 26.0 gal 22.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 15/21 mpg 17-18/23-24 (17/23, 14/20) mpg 14/19 (15/21-22, 13/18) mpg 15/20 (14/19) mpg
Seating cap 6 6 6 6
Curb weight 5500 lb 3700 lb 5150 lb 4350 lb
GVWR 7000 lb 5000 lb 7100 lb 6010 lb
Payload 1500 lb 1300 lb 1950 lb 1660 lb
Max towing cap 8100 lb 6000 lb 10,600 lb 7050 lb

Crew Cab Pickup, 2WD -- (Ford - Toyota)
Vehicle Ford F-150 SuperCrew Honda Ridgeline AWD Nissan Frontier Nissan Titan
Base price $30,755 $29,680 $22,590 $30,345
Wheelbase 144.5 in 122.0 in 125.9 in 139.8 in
Engine 3.7L DOHC V-6 3.5L SOHC V-6 4.0L DOHC V-6 5.6L DOHC V-8
Opt engines 5.0L V-8 $1000, 3.5L T V-6 $3780, 6.2L V-8 $9550     5.7L V-8 $1310
Power, SAE 302 hp (360, 411, 365) 250 hp 261 hp 317 hp
Torque, SAE 278 lb-ft (380, 434, 420) 247 lb-ft 281 lb-ft 385 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt Front, f side, f/r curt Front, f side
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 235/70R17 245/65R17 265/70R16 265/70R18
Fuel cap 26.0 gal 22.0 gal 21.1 gal 28.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 17/23 (15/21, 13/18, 16/22) mpg 15/20 mpg 15/20 mpg 13/18 mpg
Seating cap 6 5 5 6
Curb weight 5150 lb 4500 lb 4250 lb 5050 lb
GVWR 7550 lb 6050 lb 5690 lb 7100 lb
Payload 2400 lb 1550 lb 1440 lb 2050 lb
Max towing cap 11,300 lb 5000 lb 6300 lb 9400 lb
 
Vehicle Ram 1500 Crew Cab Toyota Tacoma Toyota Tundra CrewMax
Base price $30,185 $22,675 $30,220
Wheelbase 140.5 in 127.4 in 145.7 in
Engine 4.7L SOHC V-8 2.7L DOHC I-4 4.6L DOHC V-8
Opt engines 4.0L V-6 $1085 5.7L V-8 $1245  
Power, SAE 310 hp (390) 159 hp (236) 310 hp (381)
Torque, SAE 330 lb-ft (407) 180 lb-ft (266) 327 lb-ft (401)
Airbags Fr, f side, f/r curt Fr, f/r curt Fr, f side, f/r curt, knee
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/drum, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 265/70R17 245/75R16 255/70R18
Fuel cap 26.0 gal 21.0 gal 26.4 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 14/1 (14/20) mpg 19/25 (17/21) mpg 15/20 (14/18) mpg
Seating cap 6 5 6
Curb weight 5050 lb 3950 lb 5250 lb
GVWR 6800 lb 5450 lb 7000 lb
Payload 1750 lb 1500 lb 1750 lb
Max towing cap 10,250 lb 6400 lb 9900 lb

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