Best Small Trucks of 2020

America may be a truck-crazy nation, but that doesn’t mean that everyone needs to tow a giant rig around. For lighter work, there are a range of small trucks that provide a good mix of durability and capability without guzzling fuel or overwhelming city streets with their gargantuan proportions. We’ve evaluated the top-rated small trucks you can buy and ranked them based on their BuzzScore in aspects like performance, interior and cargo space, infotainment and features, and safety.

Where trucks are concerned, we’ll also look at towing/payload capacities, ground clearance, and the bed sizes of each competitor. Many manufacturers’ truck lineups also have a wide range of engine, transmission, and trim options - our detailed reviews break these down model by model to help you find the best combination of equipment and value for your needs. Buying a new small truck shouldn’t be a challenge, so take advantage of our rankings to learn more about the top dogs in this segment.

BuzzScore
Design
Performance
MPG
Interior
Infotainment
Reliability
Safety
Value
#1
2020 Jeep Gladiator
8.9
BuzzScore
10
Design
10
Performance
7
MPG
9
Interior
10
Infotainment
9
Reliability
8
Safety
8
Value
#2
2020 Ford Ranger
8.8
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#3
2020 Chevrolet Colorado
8.5
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
9
Reliability
8
Safety
9
Value
#4
2019 GMC Canyon
8.5
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
9
Reliability
8
Safety
9
Value
#5
2020 Honda Ridgeline
8.5
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
8
MPG
9
Interior
8
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
8
Value
#6
2020 Toyota Tacoma
8
BuzzScore
9
Design
7
Performance
7
MPG
7
Interior
8
Infotainment
10
Reliability
8
Safety
8
Value
#7
2019 Nissan Frontier
7.1
BuzzScore
6
Design
6
Performance
7
MPG
7
Interior
6
Infotainment
9
Reliability
7
Safety
9
Value
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