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11 Most Powerful Pickup Trucks

U.S. News & World Report - Cars Logo By James MacPherson of U.S. News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 12: <p>In a search for the most powerful trucks, horsepower is king, though torque is also important.</p><p><a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/horsepower-vs-torque">The two are related, but different.</a> Horsepower is important because it tells us how much work a vehicle can do in a specified amount of time. Torque is a rotational force that is especially important in trucks that will be carrying or hauling heavy loads. Both affect performance, but here, we will concentrate on horsepower.</p><p>What follows is a list of all the available light-duty pickups, from the least powerful to the most powerful. In all cases but two, the most powerful optional engines are used for comparison purposes. The exceptions are the <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/honda/ridgeline/2017">Honda Ridgeline</a> and <a href="https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/nissan/titan/2017">Nissan Titan</a>, where only one engine is available. Prices reflect the least costly version with the most powerful engine.</p><p>Read the following slides to find out which pickup topped the list.</p>

We Rank the Most Powerful Pickup Trucks in 2017

In a search for the most powerful trucks, horsepower is king, though torque is also important.

The two are related, but different. Horsepower is important because it tells us how much work a vehicle can do in a specified amount of time. Torque is a rotational force that is especially important in trucks that will be carrying or hauling heavy loads. Both affect performance, but here, we will concentrate on horsepower.

What follows is a list of all the available light-duty pickups, from the least powerful to the most powerful. In all cases but two, the most powerful optional engines are used for comparison purposes. The exceptions are the Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan, where only one engine is available. Prices reflect the least costly version with the most powerful engine.

Read the following slides to find out which pickup topped the list.

Editor's note: All prices are listed in $US. Click the MSN Research links for Canadian specs and pricing.

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