A trio of best midsize pickup trucks on the U.S. market is headed by a Honda model.
The Honda Ridgeline, Jeep Gladiator, and the Toyota Tacoma lead in the U.S. midsize pickup segment in the expert opinion of Edmunds.
It must be admitted that the opinions of automotive experts and buyers do not always coincide, and sometimes models that have earned high scores from journalists do not enjoy sufficient success with customers, and vice versa.
No.3: Toyota Tacoma
2022 Price range: $26,700-48,840 MSRP
It is a great choice for everyday use. The pickup combines a well-tuned chassis and a comfortable interior. Significant ground clearance and additional off-road equipment make it a reasonable choice for active off-road use.
Moreover, the Tacoma pickup is the bestseller among midsize pickups in America for years. Toyota refreshed the model 2 years ago. Now it offers 32 configurations for customers to select from.
No.2: Jeep Gladiator
2022 Price range: $36,085-48,025 MSRP
The pickup is as off-road capable as the Jeep Wrangler. Its payload and towing capacities are also good, and its cabin offers the most rear legroom of any midsize pickup truck.
It’s also the only convertible pickup on the market today. The Jeep Gladiator is on sale not only in North America: Europeans can buy it as well.
No.1: Honda Ridgeline
2022 Price range: $37,640-45,070 MSRP
It is more comfortable than most rivals. The Honda truck has almost all the useful properties and practicality of its main competitors.
Indeed, the Ridgeline can’t tow as much or go as far off-road as some traditional pickups, but it’s a durable and practical choice according to experts.
Let’s add that the Honda Ridgeline was restyled in late 2020. The automaker claims the current model is capable, versatile, and feels equally good on muddy tracks, highways, and winding mountain roads.
The updated Ridgeline has a V6 engine as standard, a smooth ride, the best-in-class handling, and the largest passenger space in the segment.
Other advantages are comfortable seats and the best cargo hold of a standard AWD model.