Best Used off-Road Pickup Trucks

by Gabrielle DeSantis

With robust suspensions, lifted bodies, and powerful engines, some trucks are perfectly suited for off-road use. Like any vehicle classification, it’s important to choose the best make and model for a specific application. Which off-road pickup trucks offer the best performance after the pavement ends?

Ford F-150 Raptor | Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

A legendary option for of-roading

The 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel sports larger wheels, off-road tires, and best-in-class clearance making it a perfect option for leaving the pavement. This truck’s 33-inch tires and 10.3-inch lift kit mean it can crawl up rocks better than most pickups its size. Bilstein shocks, a revised steering calibration, skid plates, and a specially tuned suspension make this a perfect off-road option.

Own the used off-road pickup truck called a national treasure

2017 F-150 Ford Raptor | Paul Warner via Getty Images

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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the best off-road trucks ever made. Ford’s ultra-light aluminum alloy materials trimmed 500 pounds off the Raptor’s curb weight. This reduced weight gives the truck a lot more maneuverability off-road. This truck offers an 8,000-pound towing capacity. Car and Driver called this truck a national treasure, and it’s obvious to see why. It’s dependable, reliable, and fun to drive.

A camo lovers dream

Hunters and woodland enthusiasts will love the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Realtree Edition. This truck features GM’s Z71 four-wheel-drive package. A locking rear differential and monotube shock absorbers mean this truck can handle the trail. All-terrain tires wrap its 20-inch black wheels. Heated front seats and an advanced infotainment system keep passengers comfortable. The truck is decked out with camo graphics inside and out.

Off-road racing meets off-road pickup truck

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro | Raymond Boyd via Getty Images

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Toyota shows its off-road racing chops with the 2017 Tacoma TRD., a TRD-tuned suspension with Fox racing shocks gives this medium-duty truck a lighter feel. Kevlar reinforced all-terrain tires wrap its 16-inch black alloy tires. Rigid Industries LED fog lights illuminate the adventure. A slew of modern safety features make this an appealing option.

A high-end option for comfortable adventures

Off-roaders looking for premium touches and creature comforts should consider the 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control give the cab a high-end feel.

A performance exhaust system gives the truck’s standard 5.3 L V8 a 10 hp boost for a total of 365. 18-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires give this truck grip. It’s a high-capacity air cleaner. Hill Descent Control, protective underbody shield give drivers the confidence to tackle any terrain.

This lightweight truck is agile

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X takes this light-duty truck to another level. Its upgraded suspension includes an electronic locking rear differential, Bilstein off-road shocks, and a skid plate give it the toughness to take on rough country. This unique truck is the only light-duty to offer a V8 diesel engine. This Titan can tow more than 12,000 pounds. Its tow package includes front tow hooks, a trailer harness, and a receiver hitch with hitch member.

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