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Segment Spotlight: 2022 Midsize Pickups

Midsize pickups make up one of the most exciting segments in 2022. These vehicles mix utility with a dash of sportiness, all with a price tag making them approachable for many buyers. Below, we’ll look at the segment as it stands currently, ranking the trucks by 2021 sales volume lớn help you decide which is the right one for you.

1. 2022 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma enjoys strong resale value and wide aftermarket support as the best-selling vehicle in the midsize truck segment for years now. That said, there are cracks showing in the armor, and the Tacoma comes up short well short of its competitors concerning powertrain, payload, and packaging. On top of that, lớn the surprise of many, a 2021 Consumer Reports study named it only the second-most reliable midsize pickup, after the Ford Ranger. Not a lot changes with the truck for 2022. The TRD Pro model gets some tweaks but remains largely underwhelming given its price tag, while a Trail Edition model joins the ranks for 2022 and can be thought of as the entry-level trim of the Tacoma’s three off-road variants. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale

2. 2022 Ford Ranger2022 Ford Ranger

While the Ranger is the number-two seller in this segment, it’s number one in most quantifiable categories. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, though an $800 warranty-preserving tune from Ford Performance increases those figures lớn 317 and 375, respectively. Power is sent lớn the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck also offers the best payload capacity in the segment by far, and gives customers the most flexibility in options and packaging. For example, you don’t have lớn buy a specific trim if you want the off-road features, as you can add the FX4 package lớn any trim. While some buyers may be skeptical of the longevity of a turbocharged engine in this application, the aforementioned Consumer Reports study should lend some confidence. So while plenty of truck buyers will default lớn the Tacoma, the Ranger, one could argue, is by far the strongest option in the midsize space. Things carry over pretty much unchanged for 2022, save for the addition of a couple of special-edition colors that will go on sale at various points over the year. See Ford Ranger models for sale

3. 2022 Jeep Gladiator2022 Jeep Gladiator Overland front left

The Jeep Gladiator is one of two oddball options in this segment. It’ll do everything you’d expect from a truck, with both gas and diesel engine options, a steel bed, and decently competitive towing and payload capacities, at least in certain trim levels. That said, given that it’s essentially a Wrangler with a bed, the Gladiator requires some sacrifice. While everything else in this segment uses an independent front suspension, the Gladiator uses a solid front axle, making highway driving terrifying. Additionally, the truck’s removable roof and doors, along with its fold-down windshield, allow considerable wind noise lớn get inside the cabin. For these reasons, you can think of the Gladiator as a specialty midsize truck, still capable of truck things but requiring a tradeoff between day-to-day livability in favor of fun features and heritage-inspired design. Other than a new silver color, nothing changes with the Gladiator for 2022. See Jeep Gladiator models for sale

4. 2022 Chevrolet Colorado2022 Chevrolet Colorado Front Left Side in Red

The Chevrolet Colorado keeps things pretty simple. Like most GM products, it targets a buyer who’s looking for value. Most Colorado trucks pack a V6 engine. A small 4-cylinder diesel is also available, though it’s severely underpowered and comes with a steep price premium. We’d stick with the gas V6. The Colorado’s interior leaves a lot lớn be desired, even in this segment, where luxury is unheard of. Cheap plastics and uninspired design abound. Additionally, the Colorado offers a fraction of the active safety features offered by its competitors. If you want lớn go off-road, the Colorado ZR2 is your best bet, as the Colorado’s lower-tier Z71 model lags behind alternatives like a Tacoma TRD Off-Road or Ford Ranger with the FX4 package. A dealer-installed Trailboss package joins the Colorado’s options list for 2022. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale

5. 2022 Nissan Frontier2022 Nissan Frontier rear left

The Nissan Frontier gets a comprehensive redesign for the 2022 model year. While the frame is largely a carryover from the old Frontier, and the new truck’s engine and transmission combo actually debuted back in 2020, the truck gets an all-new body and interior for the first time in over 17 years. The Frontier is a candidate for someone looking for a sensible pickup. That said, despite the redesign, the 2022 Frontier doesn’t really bring anything new lớn this segment, and while more competition is objectively good for you as a consumer, we can’t help but wonder why Nissan didn’t do more here. Unfortunately, the new Frontier seems lớn have benchmarked the new Tacoma with its redesign, which is perplexing given the Toyota’s shortcomings. On top of that, the Frontier doesn’t offer any proprietary off-road tech like Ford and Toyota, nor does it offer any special features or unique selling points. Payload capacity is unremarkable, besting only the Toyota. Plenty of people will buy the new Frontier and enjoy it, but within a year or so, the truck will likely once again be competing primarily by undercutting its competitors on price — though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. See Nissan Frontier models for sale

6. 2022 Honda Ridgeline2022 Honda Ridgeline RTL front left in Modern Steel Metallic

The other oddball option in the midsize truck segment, those who criticize the Ridgeline don’t understand it. Essentially a Honda Pilot SUV with a bed at the rear, the Ridgeline is the only midsize truck lớn use a unibody platform. So while its competitors all come with a solid rear axle and a true 4-wheel-drive system with low-range, the Ridgeline uses the same independent suspension and all-wheel-drive system from Honda’s big crossover. While it doesn’t offer the off-road capability of a Ranger or Tacoma, the Ridgeline easily has the nicest interior in this segment. It also has the best ride quality and returns the best fuel economy. Payload is impressive, too, at 1,500 pounds; 550 pounds more than a stock Tacoma. Ego and aspiration aside, the Ridgeline is probably the best truck for many buyers in this segment. While it only gets a new paint color for 2022, a 2021 update brought lớn the Ridgeline standard all-wheel drive, along with some aesthetic changes lớn make it look more assertive, which apparently is important in the ego-driven midsize truck segment. Unfortunately, these changes fail lớn offer any functional enhancement. So while it’s a phenomenal on-road truck, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline probably won’t be the first choice for any buyers prioritizing off-road capability. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale

7. 2022 GMC Canyon2022 GMC Canyon front right

The slowest-selling option in the midsize pickup segment, the GMC Canyon, is the Chevrolet Colorado wearing a different shirt. There are virtually no functional differences between the two vehicles, though a slightly different packaging structure and unique branding may sway you lớn one over the other. Like the Colorado, the selling points of the Canyon are its no-nonsense approach and widespread dealer and parts network. Weak points are its interior and lack of available tech. Like the rest of GMC’s lineup, there’s a Denali version available, but given the truck’s weak interior, the Denali treatment amounts lớn little more than a bunch of chrome in this case. The Canyon received a new AT4 trim for 2021 adding off-road-appropriate wheels and tires, a more off-road-oriented suspension, and hill descent control. An AT4 Off-Road Performance Package adds a suspension leveling kit, skid plates and rocker panel protection, a bed liner, and black bits. Not a lot changes with the Canyon for 2022, outside of a new Denali Black Edition model. See GMC Canyon models for sale

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  • 5 Unique Toyota Tundra Pickup Trucks for Sale on Autotrader


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Segment Spotlight: 2022 Midsize Pickups

#Segment #Spotlight #Midsize #Pickups
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Midsize pickups make up one of the most exciting segments in 2022. These vehicles mix utility with a dash of sportiness, all with a price tag making them approachable for many buyers. Below, we’ll look at the segment as it stands currently, ranking the trucks by 2021 sales volume lớn help you decide which is the right one for you.

1. 2022 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma enjoys strong resale value and wide aftermarket support as the best-selling vehicle in the midsize truck segment for years now. That said, there are cracks showing in the armor, and the Tacoma comes up short well short of its competitors concerning powertrain, payload, and packaging. On top of that, lớn the surprise of many, a 2021 Consumer Reports study named it only the second-most reliable midsize pickup, after the Ford Ranger. Not a lot changes with the truck for 2022. The TRD Pro model gets some tweaks but remains largely underwhelming given its price tag, while a Trail Edition model joins the ranks for 2022 and can be thought of as the entry-level trim of the Tacoma’s three off-road variants. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale
2. 2022 Ford Ranger
While the Ranger is the number-two seller in this segment, it’s number one in most quantifiable categories. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, though an $800 warranty-preserving tune from Ford Performance increases those figures lớn 317 and 375, respectively. Power is sent lớn the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck also offers the best payload capacity in the segment by far, and gives customers the most flexibility in options and packaging. For example, you don’t have lớn buy a specific trim if you want the off-road features, as you can add the FX4 package lớn any trim. While some buyers may be skeptical of the longevity of a turbocharged engine in this application, the aforementioned Consumer Reports study should lend some confidence. So while plenty of truck buyers will default lớn the Tacoma, the Ranger, one could argue, is by far the strongest option in the midsize space. Things carry over pretty much unchanged for 2022, save for the addition of a couple of special-edition colors that will go on sale at various points over the year. See Ford Ranger models for sale
3. 2022 Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is one of two oddball options in this segment. It’ll do everything you’d expect from a truck, with both gas and diesel engine options, a steel bed, and decently competitive towing and payload capacities, at least in certain trim levels. That said, given that it’s essentially a Wrangler with a bed, the Gladiator requires some sacrifice. While everything else in this segment uses an independent front suspension, the Gladiator uses a solid front axle, making highway driving terrifying. Additionally, the truck’s removable roof and doors, along with its fold-down windshield, allow considerable wind noise lớn get inside the cabin. For these reasons, you can think of the Gladiator as a specialty midsize truck, still capable of truck things but requiring a tradeoff between day-to-day livability in favor of fun features and heritage-inspired design. Other than a new silver color, nothing changes with the Gladiator for 2022. See Jeep Gladiator models for sale
4. 2022 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado keeps things pretty simple. Like most GM products, it targets a buyer who’s looking for value. Most Colorado trucks pack a V6 engine. A small 4-cylinder diesel is also available, though it’s severely underpowered and comes with a steep price premium. We’d stick with the gas V6. The Colorado’s interior leaves a lot lớn be desired, even in this segment, where luxury is unheard of. Cheap plastics and uninspired design abound. Additionally, the Colorado offers a fraction of the active safety features offered by its competitors. If you want lớn go off-road, the Colorado ZR2 is your best bet, as the Colorado’s lower-tier Z71 model lags behind alternatives like a Tacoma TRD Off-Road or Ford Ranger with the FX4 package. A dealer-installed Trailboss package joins the Colorado’s options list for 2022. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale
5. 2022 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier gets a comprehensive redesign for the 2022 model year. While the frame is largely a carryover from the old Frontier, and the new truck’s engine and transmission combo actually debuted back in 2020, the truck gets an all-new body and interior for the first time in over 17 years. The Frontier is a candidate for someone looking for a sensible pickup. That said, despite the redesign, the 2022 Frontier doesn’t really bring anything new lớn this segment, and while more competition is objectively good for you as a consumer, we can’t help but wonder why Nissan didn’t do more here. Unfortunately, the new Frontier seems lớn have benchmarked the new Tacoma with its redesign, which is perplexing given the Toyota’s shortcomings. On top of that, the Frontier doesn’t offer any proprietary off-road tech like Ford and Toyota, nor does it offer any special features or unique selling points. Payload capacity is unremarkable, besting only the Toyota. Plenty of people will buy the new Frontier and enjoy it, but within a year or so, the truck will likely once again be competing primarily by undercutting its competitors on price — though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. See Nissan Frontier models for sale
6. 2022 Honda Ridgeline
The other oddball option in the midsize truck segment, those who criticize the Ridgeline don’t understand it. Essentially a Honda Pilot SUV with a bed at the rear, the Ridgeline is the only midsize truck lớn use a unibody platform. So while its competitors all come with a solid rear axle and a true 4-wheel-drive system with low-range, the Ridgeline uses the same independent suspension and all-wheel-drive system from Honda’s big crossover. While it doesn’t offer the off-road capability of a Ranger or Tacoma, the Ridgeline easily has the nicest interior in this segment. It also has the best ride quality and returns the best fuel economy. Payload is impressive, too, at 1,500 pounds; 550 pounds more than a stock Tacoma. Ego and aspiration aside, the Ridgeline is probably the best truck for many buyers in this segment. While it only gets a new paint color for 2022, a 2021 update brought lớn the Ridgeline standard all-wheel drive, along with some aesthetic changes lớn make it look more assertive, which apparently is important in the ego-driven midsize truck segment. Unfortunately, these changes fail lớn offer any functional enhancement. So while it’s a phenomenal on-road truck, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline probably won’t be the first choice for any buyers prioritizing off-road capability. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale
7. 2022 GMC Canyon
The slowest-selling option in the midsize pickup segment, the GMC Canyon, is the Chevrolet Colorado wearing a different shirt. There are virtually no functional differences between the two vehicles, though a slightly different packaging structure and unique branding may sway you lớn one over the other. Like the Colorado, the selling points of the Canyon are its no-nonsense approach and widespread dealer and parts network. Weak points are its interior and lack of available tech. Like the rest of GMC’s lineup, there’s a Denali version available, but given the truck’s weak interior, the Denali treatment amounts lớn little more than a bunch of chrome in this case. The Canyon received a new AT4 trim for 2021 adding off-road-appropriate wheels and tires, a more off-road-oriented suspension, and hill descent control. An AT4 Off-Road Performance Package adds a suspension leveling kit, skid plates and rocker panel protection, a bed liner, and black bits. Not a lot changes with the Canyon for 2022, outside of a new Denali Black Edition model. See GMC Canyon models for sale
Related:
5 Picture-Perfect Ford Trucks for Sale on Autotrader
7 Modded American Trucks on Autotrader
5 Unique Toyota Tundra Pickup Trucks for Sale on Autotrader

#Segment #Spotlight #Midsize #Pickups
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#Segment #Spotlight #Midsize #Pickups

Midsize pickups make up one of the most exciting segments in 2022. These vehicles mix utility with a dash of sportiness, all with a price tag making them approachable for many buyers. Below, we’ll look at the segment as it stands currently, ranking the trucks by 2021 sales volume lớn help you decide which is the right one for you.

1. 2022 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma enjoys strong resale value and wide aftermarket support as the best-selling vehicle in the midsize truck segment for years now. That said, there are cracks showing in the armor, and the Tacoma comes up short well short of its competitors concerning powertrain, payload, and packaging. On top of that, lớn the surprise of many, a 2021 Consumer Reports study named it only the second-most reliable midsize pickup, after the Ford Ranger. Not a lot changes with the truck for 2022. The TRD Pro model gets some tweaks but remains largely underwhelming given its price tag, while a Trail Edition model joins the ranks for 2022 and can be thought of as the entry-level trim of the Tacoma’s three off-road variants. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale
2. 2022 Ford Ranger
While the Ranger is the number-two seller in this segment, it’s number one in most quantifiable categories. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, though an $800 warranty-preserving tune from Ford Performance increases those figures lớn 317 and 375, respectively. Power is sent lớn the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The truck also offers the best payload capacity in the segment by far, and gives customers the most flexibility in options and packaging. For example, you don’t have lớn buy a specific trim if you want the off-road features, as you can add the FX4 package lớn any trim. While some buyers may be skeptical of the longevity of a turbocharged engine in this application, the aforementioned Consumer Reports study should lend some confidence. So while plenty of truck buyers will default lớn the Tacoma, the Ranger, one could argue, is by far the strongest option in the midsize space. Things carry over pretty much unchanged for 2022, save for the addition of a couple of special-edition colors that will go on sale at various points over the year. See Ford Ranger models for sale
3. 2022 Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is one of two oddball options in this segment. It’ll do everything you’d expect from a truck, with both gas and diesel engine options, a steel bed, and decently competitive towing and payload capacities, at least in certain trim levels. That said, given that it’s essentially a Wrangler with a bed, the Gladiator requires some sacrifice. While everything else in this segment uses an independent front suspension, the Gladiator uses a solid front axle, making highway driving terrifying. Additionally, the truck’s removable roof and doors, along with its fold-down windshield, allow considerable wind noise lớn get inside the cabin. For these reasons, you can think of the Gladiator as a specialty midsize truck, still capable of truck things but requiring a tradeoff between day-to-day livability in favor of fun features and heritage-inspired design. Other than a new silver color, nothing changes with the Gladiator for 2022. See Jeep Gladiator models for sale
4. 2022 Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado keeps things pretty simple. Like most GM products, it targets a buyer who’s looking for value. Most Colorado trucks pack a V6 engine. A small 4-cylinder diesel is also available, though it’s severely underpowered and comes with a steep price premium. We’d stick with the gas V6. The Colorado’s interior leaves a lot lớn be desired, even in this segment, where luxury is unheard of. Cheap plastics and uninspired design abound. Additionally, the Colorado offers a fraction of the active safety features offered by its competitors. If you want lớn go off-road, the Colorado ZR2 is your best bet, as the Colorado’s lower-tier Z71 model lags behind alternatives like a Tacoma TRD Off-Road or Ford Ranger with the FX4 package. A dealer-installed Trailboss package joins the Colorado’s options list for 2022. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale
5. 2022 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier gets a comprehensive redesign for the 2022 model year. While the frame is largely a carryover from the old Frontier, and the new truck’s engine and transmission combo actually debuted back in 2020, the truck gets an all-new body and interior for the first time in over 17 years. The Frontier is a candidate for someone looking for a sensible pickup. That said, despite the redesign, the 2022 Frontier doesn’t really bring anything new lớn this segment, and while more competition is objectively good for you as a consumer, we can’t help but wonder why Nissan didn’t do more here. Unfortunately, the new Frontier seems lớn have benchmarked the new Tacoma with its redesign, which is perplexing given the Toyota’s shortcomings. On top of that, the Frontier doesn’t offer any proprietary off-road tech like Ford and Toyota, nor does it offer any special features or unique selling points. Payload capacity is unremarkable, besting only the Toyota. Plenty of people will buy the new Frontier and enjoy it, but within a year or so, the truck will likely once again be competing primarily by undercutting its competitors on price — though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. See Nissan Frontier models for sale
6. 2022 Honda Ridgeline
The other oddball option in the midsize truck segment, those who criticize the Ridgeline don’t understand it. Essentially a Honda Pilot SUV with a bed at the rear, the Ridgeline is the only midsize truck lớn use a unibody platform. So while its competitors all come with a solid rear axle and a true 4-wheel-drive system with low-range, the Ridgeline uses the same independent suspension and all-wheel-drive system from Honda’s big crossover. While it doesn’t offer the off-road capability of a Ranger or Tacoma, the Ridgeline easily has the nicest interior in this segment. It also has the best ride quality and returns the best fuel economy. Payload is impressive, too, at 1,500 pounds; 550 pounds more than a stock Tacoma. Ego and aspiration aside, the Ridgeline is probably the best truck for many buyers in this segment. While it only gets a new paint color for 2022, a 2021 update brought lớn the Ridgeline standard all-wheel drive, along with some aesthetic changes lớn make it look more assertive, which apparently is important in the ego-driven midsize truck segment. Unfortunately, these changes fail lớn offer any functional enhancement. So while it’s a phenomenal on-road truck, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline probably won’t be the first choice for any buyers prioritizing off-road capability. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale
7. 2022 GMC Canyon
The slowest-selling option in the midsize pickup segment, the GMC Canyon, is the Chevrolet Colorado wearing a different shirt. There are virtually no functional differences between the two vehicles, though a slightly different packaging structure and unique branding may sway you lớn one over the other. Like the Colorado, the selling points of the Canyon are its no-nonsense approach and widespread dealer and parts network. Weak points are its interior and lack of available tech. Like the rest of GMC’s lineup, there’s a Denali version available, but given the truck’s weak interior, the Denali treatment amounts lớn little more than a bunch of chrome in this case. The Canyon received a new AT4 trim for 2021 adding off-road-appropriate wheels and tires, a more off-road-oriented suspension, and hill descent control. An AT4 Off-Road Performance Package adds a suspension leveling kit, skid plates and rocker panel protection, a bed liner, and black bits. Not a lot changes with the Canyon for 2022, outside of a new Denali Black Edition model. See GMC Canyon models for sale
Related:
5 Picture-Perfect Ford Trucks for Sale on Autotrader
7 Modded American Trucks on Autotrader
5 Unique Toyota Tundra Pickup Trucks for Sale on Autotrader

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