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Les 10 meilleurs camions 2013 pour les travailleurs!

Messagepar Serge Loriaux » 18 Juil 2013 15:21


10- Toyoto Tacoma
The compact truck segment is essentially dead, but Toyota’s Tacoma is one of the stragglers that just won’t quit. In its most basic configuration this working person’s pickup is priced at about $18,470, including destination charges.

Keeping things simple, it’s powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out an unimpressive 159 horsepower with a maximum of 180 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission routes all that giddy-up to the truck’s rear wheels, and only the rear wheels; this Taco is 4×2.

It also features a regular cab, something that’s a bit of an endangered species these days; four-door trucks have overrun the market. Similarly no-frills is the interior, which features municipal-grade fabric.

9. 2013 Nissan Frontier
Another holdout in the small-truck segment is Nissan’s Frontier. Unlike the Tacoma this pickup is only offered with rear seats; that’s “King Cab” in Nissan-speak.

Aside from this major difference the two workhorses mirror each other in many ways. The Frontier is powered by a 2.5-liter four-banger that delivers a malnourished 152 horsepower with 171 lb-ft of twist. Additionally it’s offered with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Frontier also features a cargo bed that’s a whisker longer than six feet, as well as 15-inch steel wheels, which are decidedly proletarian. When it comes to fuel economy this small truck should deliver 19 miles per gallon in urban conditions and up to 23 on the highway – terrible numbers for a small, two-wheel-drive pickup with a four-cylinder engine. At least it’s inexpensive. All this no-nonsense utility costs just $18,835, including shipping and handling.

8. 2013 Ram C/V Tradesman FWD
Of course not all working people can do their jobs with an open-bed vehicle. Sometimes a weather-tight cargo hold is required. Can you imagine if a bakery attempted to deliver a wedding cake in the back of a truck? At best it would be covered in road grit and other motoring detritus, at worst it would be a melted, fly-infested pile of carbohydrates and dairy solids.

One of the most affordable utility vehicles on the market today is the Ram C/V Tradesman FWD. That’s a lot of fancy words for a workaday Dodge Caravan. Out the door this minivan should cost around $23,500.

For that price buyers are treated to a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard as is a flat aluminum load floor, a two, yes TWO-speaker audio system and 20-gallon fuel tank . Best of all this Ram van can accommodate the gold-standard of cargo, the obligatory four-by-eight sheet of plywood.

7. 2013 Ford F-150 XL
The Ford Motor Company has been mass producing trucks for about a century. Through decades of faithful service the firm’s vehicles have earned a reputation for toughness and have become top sellers. When it comes to work the F-Series is practically synonymous with getting things done, not to mention dirt under your finger nails and a sweaty brow.

The most affordable pickup in Ford’s lineup is the entry-level F-150 XL. For less than $25,000 buyers get a screaming 302-horsepower V6 engine with 278 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed automatic transmission and a six-foot-six-inch bed. It also offers vinyl-covered seats and two-wheel drive. For a little perspective it delivers up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway, the same as the dramatically less capable Nissan Frontier.

6. 2013 GMC Savana 1500
Is there a better way to incorporate the word “van” into a vehicle name? The GMC Savana wins the “Best Automotive Pun Award.” Perhaps only the Dodge Caravan tops it.

This rugged box on wheels is ready for heavy-duty hauling. It can take just about anything a general contractor, plumber or heating-and-cooling technician can throw at it. Folks in trades like these purchase the Savana by the gross. Perhaps they’re cheaper by the dozen?

The base engine in the entry-level 1500 model is a 4.3-liter V6 that puts out a measly 195 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. Further reducing performance is an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission. Thankfully three different gasoline V8s are offered as is a Duramax diesel for serious work. Adding even more capability all-wheel drive is also available.

The most affordable GMC Savana starts at right around $27,000.

5. 2013 Toyota Tundra
For people that have to do real work and still want to purchase a Toyota, the Tundra is probably a better choice than a bargain-basement Tacoma. The cheapest version of this full-size pickup starts at a little more than $26,000, including ancillary fees, of course.

For that price value-conscious buyers are treated to a regular-cab body and two-wheel drive. Under the hood it comes with a 4.0-liter V6 engine that belts out 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard, as is “Super White” paint, the ONLY color offered.

4. 2013 Nissan NV 1500
Looking for a Japanese Savana? Nissan will happily sell you an NV 1500 that should prove to be a more-than-capable ersatz GMC.

Starting price for a standard-roof model is about $26,415 out the door. Of course a high-roof variant is also available, which offers stand-up headroom and even more interior volume. As it stands the 1500 S model is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that delivers 261-horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful 5.6-liter V8 is also available; a five-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

3. 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman
Chrysler’s most blue-collar pickup is the Ram 1500 Tradesman. Undercutting the F-150 XL by a fat stack of Benjamins, this tested-tough truck starts at right around $23,500. At that price buyers get a regular-cab body and a six-foot-four-inch bed. As you probably guessed, it’s two-wheel drive only.

The Tradesman is powered by a standard V8 engine; it’s a 4.7-liter unit that puts out 310 horsepower with 330 lb-ft of twist. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A fire-breathing Hemi V8 is available at extra cost, as is an efficient Pentastar V6 , which is matched to a cutting-edge eight-speed automatic transmission. This combo should deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy of 25 MPG.

2. 2013 Ford F-250 XL
Serious work calls for serious firepower. So far we’ve covered a variety of trucks and vans, all of which are designed for relatively light-duty work, or less… we’re looking at you Tacoma and Frontier. If you need to move mountains you’ve got to have the right tool for the job.

The 2013 Ford F-250 is a roughneck truck that’s designed to work as hard as the day is long. The no-frills XL version features a regular cab and a standard eight-foot bed. Crew-cab and super-cab bodies are also offered if you need to shuttle more than just tools and material.

The base F-250 is powered by a monstrous 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 385 horsepower and a mountain of torque, 405 lb-ft to be precise. A six-speed automatic transmission and two-wheel drive are also standard. Base price is about $31,000

1. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 1WT
Chevrolet’s 2014 Silverado is just as capable as the other full-size trucks mentioned on this list, but it’s so new you can’t even build an entry-level model at this time. The most basic version available today is the crew cab body with a short bed, but it’s still worth mentioning because it’s not that outrageous.

The base price for this ‘Rado is roughly $33,000 out the door. It comes with a spacious cabin, two-wheel drive and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The entry-level engine is a brand-new 4.3-liter V6 that has nothing to do with the lump of iron under the hood of the GMC Savana. Thanks to direct fuel injection and variable valve timing it delivers a class-competitive 285 horsepower with 305 lb-ft of torque. Boosting efficiency, it even has cylinder deactivation.
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