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Best Midsize Trucks for 2024

Modern midsize trucks are now viable alternatives to full-size pickup trucks, even as models from both segments have grown in size and capability over the past two decades. Today's midsize trucks offer a compelling balance of high horsepower, impressive fuel efficiency, and exceptional towing and hauling specs. They manage this without the parking and maneuverability challenges their full-size truck brethren incur.

The best midsize trucks include a roomy and comfortable cabin in base form, along with optional off-road packages that make them extremely capable rock crawlers. With Towing capacities between 5,000 to 8,000 pounds, and payload capacities between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, any of these midsize trucks can meet all but the most demanding pickup buyers' needs.

Two new smaller entries, the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, provide shoppers with truly compact truck options for buyers seeking maximum maneuverability combined with open-bed, pick-up truck flexibility.

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Pickup trucks are highly customizable and to help you decide which cabin type is right for you, check out our guide on extended cab vs. crew cab pickups. And if your needs do go beyond the midsize truck class, check out our Best Full-Size Trucks list, where everything from the Ford F-150 to the Toyota Tundra makes an appearance.

1. Honda Ridgeline

  • iSeeCars Score: 9.2 / 10

  • Reliability: 9.3 / 10

  • Value Retention: 8.2 / 10

  • Safety: 10 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $39,750 - $46,350

  • Used Price: $24,989 - $41,745

  • MPG: 20 - 21 mpg

  • Horsepower: 280 HP

2. Toyota Tacoma

  • iSeeCars Score: 8.8 / 10

  • Reliability: 9.2 / 10

  • Value Retention: 9.1 / 10

  • Safety: 8.0 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $31,500 - $52,100

  • Used Price: $26,662 - $45,000

  • MPG: 20 - 23 mpg

  • Horsepower: 228 - 278 HP

3. Ford Ranger

  • iSeeCars Score: 8.5 / 10

  • Reliability: 8.8 / 10

  • Value Retention: 8.6 / 10

  • Safety: 8.0 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $32,670 - $55,470

  • Used Price: $23,749 - $39,948

  • MPG: 17 - 22 mpg

  • Horsepower: 270 - 405 HP

4. GMC Canyon

  • iSeeCars Score: 8.3 / 10

  • Reliability: 8.4 / 10

  • Value Retention: 8.5 / 10

  • Safety: 8.0 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $36,000 - $54,300

  • Used Price: $24,967 - $47,990

  • MPG: 19 - 20 mpg

  • Horsepower: 310 HP

5. Nissan Frontier

  • iSeeCars Score: 8.3 / 10

  • Reliability: 8.4 / 10

  • Value Retention: 8.5 / 10

  • Safety: 8.0 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $30,510 - $43,380

  • Used Price: $20,445 - $39,225

  • MPG: 19 - 21 mpg

  • Horsepower: 310 HP

6. Chevrolet Colorado

  • iSeeCars Score: 8.3 / 10

  • Reliability: 8.3 / 10

  • Value Retention: 8.5 / 10

  • Safety: 8.0 / 10

  • New Price (MSRP): $29,500 - $46,800

  • Used Price: $18,990 - $42,880

  • MPG: 19 - 20 mpg

  • Horsepower: 237 - 310 HP

  1. Jeep Gladiator

  • iSeeCars Score: Not Available

  • Reliability: Coming soon

  • Value Retention: 8.7 / 10

  • Safety: Not Available

  • New Price (MSRP): $37,895 - $62,995

  • Used Price: $29,940 - $49,998

  • MPG: 18 - 19 mpg

  • Horsepower: 285 HP

This ranking is based on a comprehensive analysis of reliability, value retention, safety ratings, new and used prices, MPG, and horsepower across the midsize truck segment.

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