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Top 4 Pickup Trucks of 2020 for Those in Automotive College

Published on July 30, 2020 by in Blog

With any pickup truck, you’ll want one with an excellent towing capacity, bed length, and engine. You’ll also want one with a heavy payload, plenty of torque, and an impeccable fuel economy. These 2020 pickups do the job admirably.

Whether needed for work or off-roading purposes, you can hardly go wrong with any of the four trucks on this list. Here are the top 4 pickup trucks of 2020, which students at auto mechanic school might be especially interested in. 

Ford F-150: A Classic Pickup Re-Imagined for 2020

As far as iconic pickup trucks go, you can hardly get better than the Ford F-150. With its 2020 model, the F-150 gives drivers a range of turbocharged V6 engines to choose from, as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission, a towing capacity of up to 13,200 lbs, and standard trailer sway control. The full-size pickup truck also offers a maximum payload rating of 3,270lbs (the best in its class), storage under the seat and a load floor in the rear, and is built with a military-grade aluminum-alloy body for added toughness.

The Ford F-150 is built with a durable aluminum-alloy body

Jeep Gladiator: Taking the Wrangler to New Heights

While it might be based on one of Jeep’s most well-known pickups, the Wrangler, the 2020 Gladiator stands out perfectly well on its own. Boasting standard four-wheel drive, hefty off-road tires, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6L V6 powering it, the Gladiator is a mid-size pickup with a five-seat capacity and plenty of storage, including under the seat when you fold it up. Its interior comes with a touch screen in either 7” or 8.4” form, as well as a multi-coloured dash.

Chevrolet Colorado: An Easy Choice for Those with an Auto Career

Any pickup truck with a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,700 lbs is bound to be popular with drivers and those in automotive college. Luckily, the Chevy Colorado provides exactly this, and then some. Featuring a four-cylinder base engine (with the option of a diesel and a V6), the 2020 Colorado also provides drivers 369 pound-feet of torque and a maximum payload of 1,578 lbs. Better yet, drivers also get Duralife brake rotors within its disc brakes, adding an extra layer of safety.

The Chevy Colorado comes equipped with a maximum payload of 1,578 lbs

The Chevy Colorado comes equipped with a maximum payload of 1,578 lbs

GMC Sierra HD: New Design, Same Old Sierra We Know and Love

Anyone with an auto career can easily default to the GMC Sierra HD as a favourite heavy-duty pickup, but its 2020 model offers a completely redesigned version—with some pretty great features to boot. The 2020 Sierra HD gives drivers three options: the SLE/ST, AT4, and Denali, with max towing capacity going as low as 21,300 lbs and as high as 35,500. Its interior also features a 15” Head-U Display, and 15 camera views—both the biggest in their class.

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