Full-size pickups are the most competitive and most prestigious truck segment on the market. Even though there are just a handful of models on the offer, the competition is extremely tough. Of course, the Big Three dominate, but there are also capable pickups from the Japanese major carmakers.
The near future will bring some pretty interesting novelties. Some of the models, such as Toyota Tundra or Ford Super Duty, are coming completely redesigned, while some others will receive massive updates. Most importantly, we are about to see the first all-electric models in this segment.
Here is our ultimate list of 2023 full-size pickup trucks.
The world’s best-selling pickup truck has been redesigned for the 2021 models and normally, we wouldn’t expect to see bigger novelties in the next couple of years. However, the automotive industry is developing rapidly these days and most manufacturers tend to offer big novelties on a yearly basis.
In the case of the Blue Oval company, things won’t be much different. The 2023 Ford F-150 will come in a completely new, all-electric version. The details about the pickup are still unavailable, but we expect that this model will come standard with an AWD layout and that it will be as capable as regular F-150 models. Some sources suggest that the base version will be able to make around 300 on a single charge.
On the other hand, the rest of the lineup will continue in the same way, with familiar engine options, including a hybrid powertrain. This system combines a twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor, for a total output of 430 horsepower. The new Raptor is expected to be ready for the 2022 model year.
We expect starting price to go around $30.000.
The 2022 Tundra is the most anticipated pickup for the next year, as it’s coming completely redesigned for the first time in 14 years. The amount of novelties is huge, starting from the all-new platform and improved towing and payload capacities. Furthermore, there is also a completely new powertrain lineup.
Base models will feature a twin-turbo V6 engine, which puts out 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a hybrid version, which adds an electric motor to the same engine, for a total output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.
Of course, we also expect to see the well-known TRD Pro version of the next-generation pickup truck. This version will probably come with the second production year. We expect all kinds of upgrades regarding off-road hardware, starting from an upgraded suspension, two-speed transfer case, locking differentials etc.
The base price should go around 38.500 dollars.
Many consider Ram 1500 a class leader and that’s for a reason. This model offers class-leading comfort and ride quality, along with excellent capabilities. Still, that doesn’t mean we won’t see changes in the near future. Some sources suggest a facelift for the 2023 model.
If that happens, we presume that the focus would be on aesthetics. We would expect to see a new front face, with a bolder and more aggressive appearance. That would include things like new headlights, grille etc. Still, the overall layout would remain the same.
This refers to the engine lineup as well, which includes several capable engine options, including the recently introduced Hellcat engine for the Rebel TRX. This engine puts out over 700 horsepower, which makes this truck one of a kind in the world of pickups.
The current model starts at around 35.500 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Despite that the current generation has been around for just a couple of years, the 2022 model is coming with a major update. All models will get a completely new face, while the interior changes feel much more important to use. The updated model will come with a completely new interior design, with nicer materials, better overall quality etc.
This update will also bring a lot of new tech features, such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment screen. Furthermore, the range-topping High Country trim will also come with a Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
For the 2023 model year, we are about to see one more, even bigger novelty. We are about to see an all-electric Silverado and from what we know so far, it won’t ride on the same architecture as the standard model. Instead, it will ride on the same platform as the upcoming GMC Hummer. More precise details are yet to come.
The base Chevy Silverado currently costs around 30.000 dollars.
GMC Sierra 1500
Just like the Silverado, the 2022 Sierra will receive a massive update. We will see an updated styling, as well as a completely new interior design. Furthermore, we will see lots of new tech features, which should all make this pickup more appealing.
Still, the biggest novelty will be the all-electric version. As you may presume, the new model will be based on the same platform as the upcoming GMC Hummer EV. This architecture brings a lot of options, including the capacity to accommodate a 200-kWh battery pack, which should ensure more than 400 miles of the all-electric range.
The current model is available at around 30.000 dollars.
After the last year’s massive update, which included new styling, interior changes and powertrain upgrades, we expect that the current model will remain in production for a few more years. Therefore, the 2023 Titan will probably come without more notable updates.
This means that you may count on a pickup that comes in two variants, either as a standard half-ton pickup or as a heavy-duty pickup, which comes with upgraded suspension and chassis. The latter wears the “XD” badge. On the inside, you may count on a nicely designed cabin, which comes equipped with lots of tech features, including an available 9-inch touchscreen.
Under the hood, the Nissan Titan will continue with a good-old 5.6-liter V8, which puts out 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty fine job as well. The max towing capacity goes slightly under 10.000 pounds.
When it comes to the price, the base Titan currently starts at around 38.500 dollars.
Ford Super Duty
Although there is still no official confirmation, it looks like Ford’s Super Duty series is about to receive a full redesign. The current generation has been around for a while and if we consider that the light-duty F-150 has just received a full redesign, such a scenario sounds logical.
If this redesign happens, we expect that the next-generation Ford Super Duty will probably come with evolutionary changes. Most of the current chassis and overall design will remain the same. On the other hand, we expect to see a new styling, as well as a new interior design, equipped with all kinds of tech goodies.
Under the hood, we expect to see three familiar engine options on the offer. Base models will continue with a 6.2-liter V8, while the recently added 7.3-liter V8 will be optional. Finally, there is the well-known, super-capable 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel. Some of the engines could come with a slight power increase, others will probably remain untouched.
The current-generation Ford Super Duty starts at around 37.000 dollars and we don’t expect a bigger price increase in the future.
We expect to see novelties in Ram’s kitchen too. The 2023 Ram HD won’t receive a full redesign, but we count on massive updates. It looks like we could see a typical facelift, which would include some styling changes, as well as some novelties on the inside.
Also, we are getting reports that the updated Ram HD will come with a new transmission for the diesel version. Allegedly, the current 6-speed unit from Aisin will be replaced with something more modern, such as a 10-speed gearbox from Allison, rumors suggest.
On the other hand, the engine lineup will remain the same. It includes a standard 6.4-liter HEMI V8, as well as the capable inline-six from Cummins, which offers up to 1.075 pound-feet of torque and provides max towing capacity that goes up to 37.100 pounds.