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Although year-over-year sales of pickup trucks are down by five per cent in the first half of 2018, the segment still moved over 208,000 units, accounting for one in every five new vehicles sold. Additionally, pickup truck sales also made strong gains in the small to mid-size category, which grew by nearly nine per cent over the same period last year and includes models such as the Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon.

Despite the slight decline, the pickup truck segment still represents some of the bestselling vehicles in the country and is expected to expand further in the coming months as the Ford Ranger makes its Canadian comeback and the Jeep Wrangler pickup rolls into dealerships for the 2019 model year.

In the meantime, we’ve featured some of our favourite offers this week on current pickup truck models. If you don’t find an offer that suits you, be sure to check out the new Globe Drive Build and Price Tool to see the latest incentives and discounts on any new car, truck or SUV.

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2018 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew 5-1/2’ box

2018 Ford F-150.

The Ford F-series has not only been Canada’s best-selling pickup truck series for the last five decades, it’s been the best-selling vehicle of any kind since 2009. The 2018 Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.3-litre Ti-VCT V-6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Key interior highlights on the XLT trim include SiriusXM satellite radio capability, voice-activated phone and music control, an available touchscreen navigation system and an available 4.2-inch information display in the instrument cluster. Its safety features include automatic headlights, a rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist and curve control technology, which helps slow the vehicle down when going too fast on a curve.

  • MSRP: $45,399
  • Ford Employee Pricing Adjustment: $5,246
  • Delivery Allowance: $5,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $1,940
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $36,593
  • Finance for 60 months at 3.49 per cent interest for $752 per month including tax, which includes a $5,500 manufacturer incentive and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 4.49 per cent interest for $554 per month including tax, which includes a $5,500 manufacturer incentive and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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2018 Nissan Titan SV 4x4 Crew Cab

2018 Nissan Titan.

The 2018 Nissan Titan is powered by a 5.6-litre, V-8 Endurance engine capable of outputting 390 horsepower, 394 lb.-ft. of torque and a towing capacity up to 9,230 pounds. Standard equipment on the SV trim includes a seven-inch infotainment system, a six-speaker audio system, SiriusXM capability, stain-resistant seating surfaces, a multifunction steering wheel and push-start ignition. Its safety features include cruise control, a rearview camera, trailer-sway control, hill-start assist, a tire-pressure monitoring system and active brake limited slip, which automatically senses and applies the brakes on slipping wheels and sends additional power to the wheels with the best traction.

  • MSRP: $50,098
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $10,550 (as compared to $9,928 in May)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $250
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $1,935
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $41,233
  • Finance for 60 months at 5.39 per cent interest for $888 per month including tax, which includes a $10,550 manufacturer incentive (as compared to $5,928 in May) and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 5.69 per cent interest for $681 per month including tax, which includes a $10,550 manufacturer incentive (as compared to $5,928 in May) and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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2018 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5′7″ box

2018 Ram 1500.

Ram is the second-best-selling brand of pickup trucks in the country, and its light-duty 1500 model has been fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. It will feature a radical new grille and headlight design, premium finish materials such as wood, metal and leather, and a 12-inch touchscreen navigation system with split-screen functionality. In the meantime, buyers can take advantage of attractive incentives on remaining 2018 inventory.

The 2018 Ram 1500 produces 305 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque through a 3.6-litre, V-6 Pentastar engine and can tow up to 7,250 pounds. Key features on the SLT trim include a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system, SiriusXM capability, cruise control, a 3.5-inch multi-information display and automatic quad-halogen headlamps. This trim also features advanced safety features such as rain brake support, which applies a light amount of pressure on the brakes to whisk away moisture on the brake pads, and ready alert braking, which primes the brake for full application when the driver abruptly releases the accelerator.

  • MSRP: $49,270
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $7,000
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,035
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $42,805
  • Finance for 72 months at zero per cent interest (as compared to 4.79 per cent in June) for $672 per month including tax, which includes a $7,000 manufacturer incentive and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 2.99 per cent interest (as compared to 6.99 per cent in June) for $653 per month including tax, which includes a $7,000 manufacturer incentive and assumes a 24,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT 4WD Crew Cab Short box

2018 Chevrolet Silverado.

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While sales of its fraternal twin, the GMC Sierra, have seen a 4.5 per cent dip year-over-year, Chevrolet Silverado sales have risen by a respectable 8.3 per cent. The Silverado, too, has been redesigned from the ground up for the 2019 model year, most notably swapping its distinctive straight-line, boxy design for a more aerodynamic exterior in an effort to boost fuel efficiency. It boasts a lighter, larger cargo bed while also providing roomier cabin space.

In the meantime, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is capable of producing 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque, with a towing capacity of up to 7,600 pounds through a 4.3-litre, V-6 EcoTec3 engine. The interior of the LT trim features an eight-inch infotainment system, a high-definitition radio, SiriusXM capability, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped, multifunction steering wheel, and a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster. Outside, its signature split-grille fascia is flanked by projector-beam HID headlights with LED signature lighting.

  • MSRP: $47,405
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $7,300
  • Estimated dealer discount: $2,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,409
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $40,014
  • Finance for 72 months at zero per cent interest for $645 per month including tax, which includes a $6,200 manufacturer incentive (as compared to $5,700 in May) and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 1.5 per cent interest for $573 per month including tax, which includes a $4,650 manufacturer incentive and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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Andrew Tai is CEO of Unhaggle. Follow on Twitter @ahytai

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Manufacturer incentives and pricing calculations are based on Ontario customers and subject to availability of inventory. Dealer discounts shown are estimates for illustrative purposes only, may vary by region and are given at the discretion of individual dealers. Please note that while every effort is made to ensure the information above is accurate at the time of publication, pricing, incentives and discounts are subject to change or discontinuation at any time. Vehicle images may not represent the exact model featured in the pricing provided. Consult your local dealership for details.

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