“In some places where there are size constraints, a full-size truck might not suffice,” concluded Morrison. The Jeep Gladiator doesn’t count because that’s the most expensive mid-size pickup in the segment. Even though it comes with manual windows, the Sport starts at $33,545 with four-wheel drive and the Pentastar V6 engine.
The 1500 Classic is more relevant as a fleet vehicle, let alone a no-nonsense workhorse for customers with a limited budget. The light-duty pickup is available with a Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab plus three bed lengths that top at eight feet for the Regular Cab. Even the entry-level Tradesman comes with the 3.6-liter engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, plus 3.21 rear axle ratio and 17-inch steel wheels.
Over at the Ford Motor Company, the F-Series starts at $28,155 excluding destination while the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is $28,300 before the cash allowance and discounts. At the present moment, it appears that General Motors has the most aggressive approach to selling old-generation pickup trucks.
In the first quarter of 2019, the F-Series leads the sales charts with 214,611 examples of the breed while Ram comes on second with 120,026. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra managed to move 114,313 and 40,546 units while the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan trail behind with 25,100 and 9,683 units.