Any idea why I’m writing a post about the top five trucks for women? Probably because when it comes to the truck market, women are often the overlooked consumers. I guess some car marketers just don’t know how many things women need trucks for in their lives, but I do. Which is exactly why I’ve created this list of the top five trucks for women – to give a little guidance and anecdote to those of you considering a truck for your next purchase.
The Toyota Tacoma ranks in the #1 spot when Edmunds does its favorites list of compact pickup trucks, and reviews have nearly unanimously concurred. I like compact trucks for women because they come with a lot of the same power, but without the extra bulk.
The strength in the Tacoma is in its wide array of configurations, so even though it’s not Burger King, you can still get it your way.
The Ford F-150 is a whole lotta truck, which makes a good case for why it’s America’s best-selling pickup truck. What makes it rank so high as a choice of trucks for women is the comfortable interior and excellent ride. That means this is a truck built for more than one, so snap the kids, the sig fig, or the pup in with you and tool around town.
I think everyone was a little surprised when the Suzuki Equator turned out to be a truck to be reckoned with, since Suzuki hasn’t been known for its trucks, but this compact truck has been voted the best deal in its class. That means this truck has the substance, and the sticker price (starting at $17,500!), for the woman on a budget.
The reason I love the Ram 1500 in the trucks for women category? Power. Sheer towing force, but with enough sweet extras that you don’t feel like you’re driving a horse trailer. The 1500 is an excellent choice for female equestrians, farmers, and any chick that doesn’t mind pulling someone out of the snow in the wintertime.
When it comes to trucks for women who run dairy farms/have a lot of land to trek, the Chevrolet Colorado is a great choice. It’s not really made for every day grocery-getting, it’s more of a land ride – something you use to drive the mulch down to the bottom of the driveway before shoveling it out. It’s for work and play, as long as both involve some serious time spent outdoors charging over rugged terrain.