6 heavy-duty pickups that remain classy

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If you frequently have to carry a ton of stuff around, drag something really heavy with your car, or you just happen to be a huge fan of huge classy vehicles, we just listed 6 heavy-duty pickups you can consider buying...you can do the intense work with class!

Who says you have to give up the features you love from your luxury car when you buy a pickup? Our list of 6 heavy-duty pickups totally counters that fact.

Although only a few manufacturers actually produce pickups, the models they produce currently feature deluxe cabins, with high-grade leathers, elegant wood accents, and state-of-the-art comfort as well as some cool connectivity features.

If you’re looking to choose, they cover a wide range of sizes and capabilities - from basic midsize work trucks to heavy-duty behemoths loaded with luxury features. Picking one that suits your needs can sometimes be difficult, even for those who are knowledgeable about axle ratios, payload limits, and the difference between conventional and fifth-wheel towing.

Having a problem choosing from the latest pickups? Naijauto has listed 6 of the most luxurious 2019 pickups you can buy, with prices ranging from under $22,000 (~N8 million) to nearly $40,000 (~N14.5million).

1. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

The current Silverado 2500HD is a part of the third Silverado HD generation introduced for 2014. You can say it’s a little old but with a roomy cabin and two capable engines, it is still considered as part of the coolest trucks. Rated at 18,100 pounds, the towing capability is mind blowing and as you can see, it has a solid build quality.

Starting price: $39,095 - N14.1 million

  • Maximum conventional towing capacity: 14,500 pounds
  • Maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity: 14,800 pounds (6.0L V8) to 18,100 pounds (6.6L V8)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 3,534 pounds
  • Horsepower: 360-445
  • Truck bed length: 6.6 feet-8.1 feet

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It's huge, has plenty of room and comes with 2 powerful engines.

2. 2019 Ram 2500

The redesigned Ram 2500 is nothing short of the best, towing up to 19,780 pounds. Unlike the Ford F-250 or GMC Sierra Denali 2500, the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty features the most luxurious interior in its class - with more leather and real wood interior coverage. It includes modern safety gear, and while much of it is optional, Ram offers its Safety Group on every trim level, which is a much better strategy than some of its competition.

That option comes with full-speed adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights with automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.

Starting price: $33,395 - N12 million

  • Maximum towing capacity: 19,780 pounds (5.7L V8) to 19,780 pounds (6.7L inline-six)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 4,050 pounds
  • Horsepower: 370-410
  • Truck bed length: 6.3 feet-8.2 feet

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Only second to the legendary 2019 Ram 3500, the truck sure pulls a lot of weight

3. 2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

As the name implies, this Ford is really one super duty truck. The heavy-duty F-Series pickup offers a choice of three cabs and two-bed lengths. The three versions include the F-250, F-350, and F-450.

The F-Series can carry up to six people in certain versions, and two engines are available: a 385-horsepower, gas 6.2-liter V-8 and a 450-hp, turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8. Both engines team with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission.

The interior gives us regular features like manual air conditioning, 17-inch steel wheels, a vinyl bench seat, and an AM/FM stereo. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hot spot, cloth seats, cruise control, Sync connectivity, satellite radio, Apple Car-Play, and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. It also offers power windows and locks, power-adjustable pedals, remote start, navigation, power running boards, an 8-inch touchscreen, a panoramic moon-roof, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.

Starting price: $34,745 - N12.6 million

  • Maximum conventional towing capacity: 15,000 pounds (6.2L V8) to 18,000 pounds (6.7L V8)
  • Maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity: 15,800 pounds (6.2L V8) to 18,500 pounds (6.7L V8)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 4,270 pounds
  • Horsepower: 385-450
  • Truck bed length: 6.8 feet-8.2 feet

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The Ford F-250 isn't just made for "Super Duty", it is packed with lots of satisfying interior features

4. 2019 Honda Ridgeline

If you have a very high need for maximum towing capacity, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline might not be for you. On the bright side, the Ridgeline rides more comfortably than its rivals – it has a serene interior, bed trunk, and dual-action tailgate, roomy bed, and rear-seat storage. It also offers All-wheel-drive modes.

Need a mid-size truck that can tow more than 5,000 pounds? Or plan to venture far off-road and do some serious rock-crawling? We’d advise you to go for the competing models, they are better positioned for those duties. However, if all you want is some peace and quiet, a truck that rides well, and has useful storage areas in both the cab and cargo bed, the 2019 Ridgeline is made just for you.

Starting price: $30,705 - N11.1 million

  • Fuel economy: 21-22 combined mpg
  • Maximum towing capacity: 5,000 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,580 pounds
  • Horsepower: 280
  • Truck bed length: 5.3 feet
  • 3.5-liter V-6

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Perfect for anyone gunning for a 100% comfort

5. 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Just by looking at it, you can tell this is one classy truckified Wrangler. The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup is essentially a Wrangler on the inside and it’s immediately recognizable as a Wrangler-based vehicle, with the front end and cabin basically identical to the four-door Wrangler JL.

The 2020 Gladiator is similar to the Wrangler in a lot of ways. It features a lot of aluminum construction: the doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate. Also, the doors are removable, the windshield folds are flat against the hood and the top is removable too.

A truckified Wrangler like this one has an impeccable interior. The Gladiator cabin has a classy backseat, where a lot more storage options and a new model-exclusive seat configuration are present. In addition, the rear bench is a 60/40 split, folds down to access rear lockable storage compartments in the cabin's rear wall, and folds up stadium-style to expose open bins in the cabin's floor.

The seats are lockable to keep people from getting into the rear cabin wall storage if the truck's doors have been removed, while the 60/40 floor bins are open in standard configuration. According to Jeep, the rear seats of the 2020 Gladiator offers the most legroom of any mid-size pickup in the category.

>>> Check out other Jeeps: Jeep concept pickup truck compilation: 6 models you can't take eyes off

Starting price: $35,040 - N12.7 million

  • Fuel economy: 19 mpg combined
  • Maximum towing capacity: 7,650 pounds
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,600 pounds
  • Horsepower: 285
  • 3.6-liter V-6 
  • Truck bed length: 5 feet

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A Wrangler is cool, a truckified Wrangler that does more work is definitely cooler! 

6. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2019 Colorado carries certain regular features like air conditioning, power windows, locks, and a power-adjustable driver's seat. There's also the 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system which includes Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A larger 8-inch touchscreen and built-in navigation are available.

Other features included 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial period), turbo-diesel engine, which includes an exhaust brake system to help reduce brake pad wear on steep grades. There are a few active safety features like the forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

If you enjoy rock-climbing or want to be able to bomb down a bumpy muddy forest road, climb rocks in Moab or fly through the desert, Chevrolet has teamed with American Expedition Vehicles to offer a new, rugged ZR2 Bison version of the Colorado.

Based on the ZR2 model, the ZR2 Bison brings adventure-ready tweaks to the exterior, five skid plates to protect the truck's underside and exclusive 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Starting price: $22,395 - N8.1 million

  • Fuel economy: 17-23 combined mpg
  • Maximum towing capacity: 3,500 pounds (2.5L inline-four) to 7,700 pounds (2.8L inline-four)
  • Maximum payload capacity: 1,574 pounds
  • Horsepower: 186-308
  • Truck bed length: 5.2 feet - 6.2 feet

Allows you go off-road as much as you want

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A passionate writer looking to educate people with every piece of her work. Oluwatobi enjoys writing about exotic cars, productive tech traits, workplace culture, and basic data science values. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos. When she's not expressing herself through a new article, she's reading about international politics.

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