If a pickup truck is on your Christmas list this year, Santa’s got a surprise for you! With long awaited redesigns on most popular pickup truck models, now is the time to get the discount you’ve been waiting for!
Pick-up trucks currently represent about one in five new vehicles sold in Canada every year – the segment increasing in demand and popularity year over year.
We know that finding the best pickup truck for your lifestyle can be hard and intimidating, that’s why we’ve made things easy. Check out our 2018 truck reviews to help you score the best truck incentives and discounts of the year!
Starting MSRP: $25,699
Offer: $6,000 in Credits (0% APR for 72 months)
City/Hwy: 12.3L/9.4L (per 100km)
When you think about a full-sized pickup that can do it all, the F-series undoubtedly comes to mind. The series has not only been Ford’s top selling model for over 50 years, but has become Canada’s best selling pickup truck ever, with its tenth consecutive year running. The best-selling truck comes standard with a 3.3-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine, delivering 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, as well as an overwhelming towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds when properly configured.
You should consider the 2018 Ford F-150 if you are looking for:
- A great value for a pickup truck in Canada
- Class-leading towing and hauling capacity
- Great gas mileage
- Spacious seats and seating up to 6
- Standard rear view camera
- Standard auto start/stop
- SYNC w. AppLink (optional)
- Standard electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul and sport modes
- 17-inch silver steel wheels
If these standard features are lacking for your taste, upgrading to a XLT model (MSRP $28,099) will give you a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system and a FordPass Wi-Fi Hotspot.
If better fuel economy or space is what you’re after, choosing the F-150 LARIAT will give you just that. With seating up to 6 and 11.9L/100km in the city and 9.0L/100km on the highway, the LARIAT is a great option for those needing extra room for their family (MSRP $41,699).
While the technology may be impressive, the 6 engine lineup has an option for everyone . If more power and towing capacity is what your bargaining for the 3.5L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 promises a towing capacity of 13,200 pounds when properly configured.
Finding the perfect truck is hard, but the F-series definitely makes it an easier choice. With great standard options, class-leading fuel economy and the most affordable price among its competitors, it’s hard to deny the appeal of this best-seller.
Starting MSRP: $34,695
Offer: Finance at $12,500 in Credits on SXT model (that’s a $30,999 offer price)
City/Hwy: 15.7L/11L (per 100km)
Coming in as the second top selling pickup truck, is the popular RAM 1500. If you’re on the lookout for this pickup, there’s nothing quite like a model redesign to take advantage of attractive incentives on 2018 stock.
The RAM comes standard with a 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine, producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque for a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.
For a diesel engine, the ST will run you up an extra $2,000 but will provide you with better fuel economy (11.8/8.6) and a maximum towing capacity of 9,210 pounds. While it’s average towing capacity for the price may seem below-average, the arguably best-in-class interior and comfortable seats deserve two thumbs up.
You should consider the 2018 RAM 1500 if you are looking for:
- Impressive ride quality
- Turbo-diesel option
- Spacious seats up to 6
- Upscale interior
- Vinyl upholstery
- Rear-view camera
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available on the Uconnect multimedia centre, but will cost you an extra $950 in upgrades. If you’re looking for more tech features on your pickup, higher RAM models include these additional features:
- An LED bed lighting system
- Fog lights
- Large RAM logo
- Heated and power-folding side view mirrors
- Leather seats and steering wheel
- 8.4″ centre display
The fact of the matter is, the RAM 1500 is a great choice for those preferring a smooth ride and better fuel economy with the diesel engine. For those concerned with aesthetics, the RAM is definitely the best looking pickup truck on the market.
However, the price is right on the F-150 along with the highest towing and hauling capacities. If you’re dead set on the RAM, make sure to check out the end of the year incentives and discounts before the redesigned vehicles hit the lot in 2019!
Starting MSRP: $31,145
Offer: $7,600 to $10,950 in credits (0% APR for 72 months)
City/Hwy: 14.6L/10.3L (per 100km)
After 100 years of innovation, Chevy trucks are known to be created strong and dependable. While sales of it’s corporate teammate, the GMC Sierra 1500 have dipped this past year, Silverado sales have risen by over 8 percent. The 2019 version has also been redesigned, meaning end of the year deals for this legend. The Silverado comes stand with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine, producing 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque for a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.
You should consider the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado if you’re looking for:
- Powerful engine options
- Comfortable seats
- Seating up to 6
- Impressive towing on higher trim models
- Standard Bluetooth
- Standard MyLink audio system with 7″ colour touch screen
- Android Auto and Apple Carplay integration
- Standard rear-view camera
- Standard tire-pressure monitor
The Silverado is one of the most capable pickups in its class, showing off its roll-formed, high-strength steel bed that beats out the susceptible aluminum bed of the F-150.
The five-star safety rating it received from the IIHS (insurance Institute for Highway Safety) is another perk for those debating the purchase. However, it’s not until upgrading to the LT 4WD model ($40,405 MSRP), that most safety features become available:
- Forward collision alert
- Front and rear park assist
- Lane keep assist
- Low speed forward automatic braking
- Rear park assist
Overall, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a good pickup truck to buy and a safe choice for those needing a tough and reliable truck that can get the job done. With 2019 models ready to hit the floor, the time for a deal is now.
Starting MSRP: $31,880
Offer: $7,600 to $10,395 in credits
City/Hwy: 13.4L/10L (per 100km)
The less popular cousin of the Silverado is the GMC Sierra. Much like it’s cousin, the 2018 Sierra comes standard with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine, producing 285 horsepower, 305 lb-ft of torque for a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.
This GMC is regarded as having one of the nicest cabins in its class with incredibly spacious and comfortable seating. As the 2019 model year trucks hit the floor, getting a deal on the 2018 models before the new year is an option worth bearing in mind.
You should consider the 2018 GMC Sierra if you’re looking for:
- Good towing capacity
- Great safety ratings
- Upscale cabin
- Comfortable seats
- Standard 7″ touch screen rear-view camera
- Standard Bluetooth
- Seats up to 6
- Remote key less entry available
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
Higher trims also include a large 8″ touch screen, Bose premium audio system, heated front seats and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.
Apart from the tech, the Sierra is also known for its mighty towing capabilities, high safety rating, upscale cabin and spacious front seats. Getting a great deal on the 2018 stock is a great option before the year comes to a close.
We hope this helped narrow down the current truck deals available before the New Year. No matter your choice, at Cheap Cars Canada we would be happy to find you a truck for a price that you can afford. We work with the largest network of dealerships across Canada and have over 17,000 options for you to choose from. We’ve helped thousands of Canadians with various credit situations drive away happy in their new vehicle. Give us a call today at 1-855-214-3552 or apply here to find a reliable car for a price you can afford!
* Fuel consumption ratings are based on by the Fuel Consumption Rating Search Tool provided by the government of Canada and can be seen here.