It’s predicted 2023 to be the year for pickup truck manufacturers as more and more people are getting interested in mid-size pickups. With most of the major companies updating their logs with stunning vehicles, 2023 is going to be an excellent year for the pickup trucks market. With lots of new models that rival their half-ton siblings, lets to get to know the best ones that will make 2023 special for pickups.
5. Hyundai Santa Cruz
The Hyundai Santa Cruz will come out somewhere in 2023 and we are pleased to tell you that it will be available on the U.S. market. This vehicle is unlike any other, with the only similar one being the Honda Ridgeline. The truck will be a 4-door, 5 seat pickup monster that is built on the famous Hyundai Tuscon next-gen crossover platform.
There is not much information on the insides of this vehicle, although it is predicted that the Santa Cruz will have a diesel engine, a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder one. It’s even said that Hyundai might even up the ante to a 2.0L turbo four, and even a 2.4L aspirated inline-four engine. The price is also unknown but it’s predicted to be somewhere along with the $25,000 – $30,000 mark.
4. Ram 2500/3500
The one-ton Ram pickup truck line had great success but they had to do a full makeover for MY 2019. Now, it’s time for the ¾ ton sibling to take center stage on the heavy-duty pickup truck stage. The Ram 2500 and 3500 will be updated to the latest fifth-gen technology that debuted with the 1500. The exterior of the pickup will use the same as the1500, but the interior will receive a remodeling. But for all of you RAM fans out there, don’t worry as the company is not planning on changing their old-school designs. On the subject of engines, the Ram 2500/3500 will have a 5.7L Hemi V8 and a larger 6.4L.
3. Chevrolet Silverado
According to Carlifeguru, the Chevrolet Silverado will be fully updated for their fifth-gen HD pickups come 2023. The Silverado is predicted to resemble his half-ton sibling, the GMC Sierra 2500/3500, and the vehicle will look stunning. The powerful beast will pack a 6.0L V8 capable of making 360 hp and 380- lb-ft of torque, capable of satisfying the biggest of pickup fans. Another option will be a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel V8 that can carry more than 445 ponies and 910 pound-feet of twist. With the good old 6-speed automatic, haul-first, efficiently-last Allison transmission, the Silverado is bound to pack a good punch.
2. Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450
The Ford Super Duty F line will be available for 2023 on the market. The F line will favor a more open frontal fascia styling, unlike previous double-bar grille. The interior and exterior will meet the standards of the F-150, so Ford fans can rest assures knowing that the F-250/F-350/F-450 line will look amazing. With a 450 horsepower and 935 pound-foot 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo-diesel V8 engine, predictions that the F line will carry much more output than previously speculated. Upgrade that to a 6.8; Triton V10 for the F-450 and you got yourself a real powerhouse.
1. Nissan Frontier
The stunning Nissan frontier from 2004 will, at last, get a major revamp ready for 2023. Regarded as one of the oldest running models on the U.S market, the Frontier is predicted to outclass its sibling, the Titan, in all areas. With 25,000 more units sold than the Titan on the Japanese market, the Frontier has a steady platform to build on. There are not many details about the engine, but Nissan will definitely have to upgrade on their stone-age old engine technology that’s clearly not fit for today. The 152- horsepower, 4-cylinder 4.0L V6 will have to be replaced with a stronger one. As news slowly starts to come out of Japan regarding the Frontier, we cannot wait to see what they have in store for us, but we are positive the new Nissan Frontier is going to be huge in 2023.