Best Pickup Trucks in Iowa for 2021
Pickup trucks continue to reign supreme in Iowa. According to Edmunds data collected on new vehicle registrations over the course of 2020, the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-Series and Ram 1500/2500/3500 were the three top-selling vehicles in Iowa. The GMC Sierra 1500 ranked fifth, coming next to Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover SUV. Edmunds ranked all four pickup trucks as the top four best large trucks for 2021. These trucks are also among the top-rated pickup trucks in quality in a survey of thousands of verified new truck owners conducted by J.D. Power Initial Quality Studyand many otherauto consumer sites.
U.S. News & World Report, which also names these four pickups the best full size pickup trucks for 2021, has a thorough analysis of each, including a score in which 10 is the highest based on critics rating, performance, interior safety and reliability; features of their 2021 model and key changes of the different models in the past few years; how they stand up to the competition; and cost.
Consumers interested in buying a used truck, can read reviews of older models of each. Here are the site’s highlights of the four best full size pickup trucks for 2021:
Ford F-150, which received a score of 8.9 of 10, has had the long-standing reputation for its outstanding towing and hauling capability, user-friendly infotainment system and excellent predicted reliability rating. If you're considering an older model, check out reviews of 2018 F-150, 2019 F-150, and 2020 F-150.
Ram 1500 has a score of 8.7 out of 10, recognized for its powerful engines, cushioned ride, roomy, luxurious interior and user-friendly infotainment system. You can also read reviews of the 2018 Ram 1500, 2019 Ram 1500, and 2020 Ram 1500.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received a score of 8.2 out of 10, with excellent towing capability and a stellar predicted reliability rating. If you're considering an older model, check out reviews of the 2018 Silverado, 2019 Silverado, and 2020 Silverado.
GMC Sierra 1500 has a score of 8.2 out of 10, is known for its smooth ride, powerful engines, spacious quiet cabin, user-friendly infotainment features. If would like to consider an older models read the 2018 Sierra, 2019 Sierra, and 2020 Sierra reviews.
It appears the coronavirus did not stop consumers nationwide from purchasing their beloved pickups. In 2020 U.S. sales of pickups were outselling sedans for the first time ever. According to J.D. Power, sales of large pickups beginning in May 2020 were only off 1% compared with pre-pandemic forecasts. The 0% financing offers for up to 84 months certainly helped.
Overall sales of all vehicles in 2020 fell because of the pandemic and the resulting two-month shutdown of auto manufacturing plants last spring which led to a supply shortage. Auto manufacturers say they have been busy resupplying their inventories in anticipation of heavy demand this year. See if your dealership has a used model of these top trucks today.
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