Solid and robust, a Dakota makes a good practical choice. A long-wheelbase version with the 8-foot bed might serve nearly as well as a full-size pickup...
Dakota offers a bit more interior space and towing capacity than compact pickup rivals, and a significant advantage in payload capacity. If you like the styling, the rest of the truck probably [...]
Dakota impresses with refinement, available all-wheel drive, and curtain side airbags. They're a bit too big for easy daily commuting, but a V8 model is a terrific choice if you tow or do heavy [...]
Ridgeline blends pickup utility with carlike civility in a solid, sensible, Honda-style package. The light-duty design won't suit hardcore truckers, but they aren't likely to be Honda-shopping [...]
Acadia is tailor-made for buyers who need a minivan but don't want to drive one. This Best Buy (2007-12) crossover is dynamically capable, came standard with a host of safety features, and [...]
Like the Nissan Frontier on which it's based, the Suzuki Equator is a credible compact-pickup contender with the option of a powerful V6 engine, middle-of-the-pack size, and new-vehicle options [...]
The bottom line is this: If you want more than a compact pickup, don't need a V8 engine, and think getting added refinement is worth paying a little extra to get, the T100 is a great way to go...
With the 2002 redesign, Impreza sticker prices moved above the Honda Civic to Volkswagen Jetta level. But workmanship and refinement belie Subaru's "premium small car" billing. Still, all-wheel [...]
Impressive overall, Saturn's Outlook is a Best Buy based on its spacious cargo and passenger accommodations (close to large-SUV class); refined, responsive drivetrain; and car-like driving [...]
Neither the brawniest nor the most refined compact truck of them all, Frontier is still worth a close look. If the truck you find fits your needs, Frontier rates among the better small pickups...