July 02, 2019

The 5 best pick-up trucks to buy in 2019


Looking for a new pick-up? With so many to choose between, choosing the best pick-up truck can seem a daunting task, this is no longer the case! Our team of new van experts at Vansdirect are here to count down the 5 best pick-up trucks on the market this year!

Best pick-up trucks

Vansdirect has taken into consideration all of the pick-up trucks currently on sale in the UK market and selected our top five from that list. Pick-ups are incredibly popular for business users that require a practical vehicle which doubles as a family vehicle on weekends. There’s also the tax implications which mean that double cab pick-ups which can carry one-tonne are classified as commercial vehicles and as a result qualify for a fixed rate of Benefit in Kind van tax.

Here is our countdown of the best pick-up trucks on the market in 2019:

5. Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara pick-up

The Nissan Navara is incredibly tough and renowned for superb off-road performance, helped by the low-ratio gearbox which makes cornering composed and the pick-up easy to control when travelling at speed. There’s also a smooth and refined drive on the road courtesy of the 2.3-litre diesel engine and towing capacity of 3.5-tonnes. All models come well equipped with features including autonomous braking technology, which also helps the Nissan Navara in van insurance terms.

Nissan Navara for sale from £259pm

4. Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok pick-up

The posh pick-up from VW vans, the Volkswagen Amarok delivers a car-like feel from behind the wheel. The Volkswagen Amarok is an incredibly popular pick-up due to offering a combination of rugged performance and a high quality feel in the cabin. The Volkswagen Amarok also comes with no shortage of pulling power due to the availability of a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine delivering a staggering 580Nm of torque. Towing capacity sits at 3.1-tonnes.

Volkswagen Amarok for sale from £299pm

3. Mercedes X-Class

mercedes x-class review

When Mercedes vans announced they would be joining the pick-up market it certainly raised a few eyebrows, the brand have dubbed the Mercedes X-Class as the world’s first premium pick-up (not sure what VW vans think of this), with a premium high quality feel amongst the rugged off-road performance. Mercedes vans haven’t gone it alone with the Mercedes X-Class and have badge-engineered a Nissan Navara and largely revised the suspension for added comfort. The result is the Mercedes X-Class, a pick-up with excellent levels of performance, but also excellent levels of comfort. Like the Nissan Navara, the Mercedes X-Class can tow 3.5-tonnes.

Mercedes X-Class for sale from £290pm

2. Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger for sale

The Ford Ranger is an iconic pick-up which has gained a fantastic reputation for being an excellent workhorse, however the latest Ford Ranger is so much more than just this. There’s a massive sense of style about the Ford Ranger, with mechanical sophistication taken from the Ford SUV range, however this hasn’t affected the rugged performance and reliability of the Ford Ranger which is built to last and can tow up to 3.5-tonnes. Inside the Ford Ranger there’s a raft of the latest safety and driver assistance technology, whilst the driving experience on the road is better than ever before.

Ford Ranger for sale from £235pm

1. Mitsubishi L200

mitsubishi l200

A mainstay of the market for more than forty years, the Mitsubishi L200 is as popular as ever. The Mitsubishi L200 really is built for the toughest of tasks with a class leading carrying capacity and 3.5-tonne towing capacity alongside rugged off-road performance. Despite being renowned for substance, there is also plenty of style to the Mitsubishi L200, with a spacious and comfortable cabin and an abundance of features regardless of which spec you opt for.

Mitsubishi L200 for sale from £195pm

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New pick-up trucks on finance

Looking for a new pick-up? Your search is over! Vansdirect has a wide range in stock and ready to go including the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi L200, you can check out our full range here! All of our pick-ups are available with cheap van finance options including van leasing, contract hire and hire purchase, simply fill in a contact form or call us on 0800 169 69 95 for a friendly chat regarding all your requirements!