1. The Ford F-150
Amount sold in 2017: 351,965
Since 2015 the F-150 has been made with an aluminum alloy body, something mocked relentlessly by competitors. Its aluminum bed has taken the brunt of the criticism, yet the F-150 leads all trucks with a max payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. Ford is also the only company to sell a turbocharged—sorry, we mean “EcoBoost”—truck in the U.S. The redesigned 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is more powerful than the company’s 5.0-liter V8. The twin-turbo V6 produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and is paired exclusively with a class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission. Note: That transmission was co-developed with GM and will also be seen sooner rather than later in the Silverado.
The F-150 has a base price of $27,110 for a regular cab rear-wheel drive model. That 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission combo are available across the entire lineup, as is four-wheel drive. Additional engine options include a 3.5-liter V6 making 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, and a 5.0-liter V8 which produces 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. There are two EcoBoost engines on offer, the aforementioned 3.5-liter V6 and a 2.7-liter V6 with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque on tap. Every engine comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, save for the top-tier EcoBoost V6.
Notable trim levels include the Raptor – base MSRP of $49,265 – a turnkey off-roader that is built to hit the dunes from day one. At the top of the hill is the F-150 Limited, the priciest truck currently on sale today at $60,200.