Top Trucks to Buy in 2022

2021 and 2022 model pickup trucks are available at great prices near you now. Read about the top trucks to buy in 2022 and where to find the best deals.

2021 and 2022 model pickup trucks are available at great prices near you today. These prices include dealership sales off the lot and certain leases as well. Recent strains on the economy impacted the automotive industry in a big way. For this reason, many brand-new models of popular trucks are available at reduced pricing.

Americans continued buying trucks throughout recent financial downturns. This will not stop truck dealerships from offering even lower holiday and new-model-year sales prices. Continue reading about the top trucks to buy in 2022 and where to find the best deals today.

Choosing the Best New Truck for You - Things to Consider

Choosing the best truck for you requires spending some time researching all specifications, features and prices. If you are a long-time truck owner you likely already have a solid idea regarding your preferences, budget and needs. If you are a first-time truck buyer you will perhaps need to spend a bit more time learning what type and model of truck suits your needs.

Even experienced truck owners benefit from researching the upgraded features and specifications of incoming makes and models. This is especially true if you use your truck for hauling, towing or other rugged activities requiring specific features and ratings. Truck manufacturers make changes to previous models every incoming year to upgrade features but also to bolster their respective financial bottom-lines. It is vital to know what has changed, even if you are trading in your 2020 or 2021 truck for the same 2022 make and model. Additionally, your research might pay off further by helping you find a different brand and model of truck to serve your needs even better.

Types of Trucks to Consider

Truck manufacturers produce in half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton truck sizes. These trucks boast payload capacities of approximately 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 tons respectively. Trucks are also produced in three different classes. Truck classes are assigned by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) based on the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of each vehicle. Classes of trucks assigned by the USDOT include:

  • Light duty (GVWR below 10,000 pounds).

  • Medium duty (GVWR between 10,001 and 26,000 pounds).

  • Heavy duty (GVWR of 26,001 pounds and up).

Compact (also referred to as mini) trucks are also manufactured. These types of trucks are more popular overseas than they are in the U.S., but some American drivers still prefer them.

The fuel efficiency, towing capacity, off-road capabilities and pricing of a truck are all determined based on the truck’s class and weight. 

Comparing the 2021 and 2022 Dodge Ram Truck Models

The 2021 and 2022 Dodge Ram models are two of the most popular trucks with consumers, and for good reasons. The 2021 Ram won the J.D. Power quality and reliability award. The 2022 Ram is expected to maintain or exceed these standards by the end of 2022. What are the main differences between the 2021 and 2022 Dodge Ram trucks?

The 2021 Ram was widely accepted as changing the standards for its breed of truck. Its luxury-rated interior, advanced air suspension and plush/comfortable ride quality helped redefine the concept of refinement in its class. In fact, the 2021 Ram was responsible for shifting a rugged- dominant perspective towards the acceptance of ruggedness combined with a luxurious class and refinement. The 2021 Ram is also equipped with a six-cylinder diesel engine, which combines powerful torque with a frugality-minded fuel economy. MSRPs for brand-new 2021 Ram trims originally ranged in price between $31,305 and $58,645.

The 2022 Ram has a design so sleek it resembles a bullet leaving the chamber in slow motion. This truck boasts more overall style and talent than its competitors, which is topped off by a huge twelve-inch touchscreen and a velvety-smooth automatic transmission. The 395-hp Hemi V-8 engine is available both with and without hybrid assistance. The green-friendly six-cylinder diesel provides 480 pound-feet of torque. Perhaps the most boastful feature combination of the 2022 Ram is its 12,750 pound towing capacity and Editors Choice Awards-winning luxury interior. Trims on the 2022 Ram truck range from $37,695 through $63,290. While these are significant MSRP increases between one model year and the next, they are not made without merit.

Both model year Ram trucks offer a quad cab body style with a 140.5-inch wheelbase. Fuel economy for both trucks is 20/25 city and highway respectively. Both the 2021 and 2022 models are available directly through Dodge and multiple third-party locations online or in-person.

2022 Ford F-150

One of the most classic trucks to ever be manufactured is the Ford F-150. Eight different trims are available ranging in price from $29,990 to $63,675 plus taxes and fees. This truck includes a large variety of comfort and safety features and an excellent tow load capacity (for all trims). The Raptor model is highly popular due to its superior off-road performance abilities. The F-150’s multiple engine system provides owners with a high power balance. The Standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is just one of nearly countless tech and driver-comfort features available inside.

2022 Chevy Silverado

The 2022 Chevy Silverado is the full-size pride-and-joy vehicle of the Chevy truck lineup. The 2020 model added significant improvements to the already-powerful 2019 and earlier trucks. Turbocharged four-cylinder, one V6 and two V8 engine options are offered. A 3.0-liter straight-six turbodiesel engine is offered as an additional option as well. The new Silverado possesses one of the largest capacity beds in the industry and more legroom than provided by most competitors. The touchscreen display is both user-friendly and powerful. Silverado drivers interested in towing and hauling are pleased to discover multiple powertrain options available to suit all their needs. The 2022 Chevy Silverado starts at only $29,300 and boasts a fuel economy of 23/31 mpg city and highway respectively.

The Silverado’s (maximum) available payload is 2,280 pounds, while available trailering reaches up-to 13,300 pounds. The Chevy website makes it fast and convenient to configure your perfect trim.

Tips on getting the best deals on a 2022 Chevy Silverado: Chevy offers employee pricing to customers every holiday season. The company also posts a website page full of its current discounts and offers on Silverados and all other Chevy models available for sale.

Leasing Options on Top 2022 Trucks

Leasing options are available on top 2022 trucks as well. For example, the 2022 Nissan Frontier leases for approximately $199 per month to qualified customers. The 2022 Ford F-150 leases starting at $422 per month. The highly popular 2022 Toyota Tundra is also available as a lease for only $359 per month (prices vary based on zip code, credit rating and more).