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Pickup trucks already represent many of the bestselling vehicles in Canada. The Ford F-series has been Canada’s bestselling vehicle for the last decade, and the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra all rank within the top 10. Automakers are breathing new life into the mid-size truck segment, which was almost forgotten following the 2009 economic downturn and is currently dwarfed by full-size trucks in sales.

Ford is poised to strengthen its hold on the market with the reintroduction of the 2019 Ford Ranger after a seven-year hiatus. Jeep also launched the all-new Gladiator to considerable fanfare. In addition, even though no concrete plans have yet been released, reports suggest that Ram may also resurrect the Dakota nameplate.

New players are also stepping into the pickup ring. For example, budding automaker Rivian recently showcased its R1T pickup EV, which touts an all-electric range of up to 660 kilometres. Lesser-known startup Workhorse, is also gearing up production of its W-15 plug-in hybrid, which has already amassed thousands of orders. In addition, Hyundai’s Santa Cruz pickup concept, which the automaker featured at the North American International Auto Show a few years ago, could enter the market as early as 2020.

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Meanwhile, we’ve featured some of our favourite offers this week on some of the most popular full-size pickup trucks on Canadian roads today. If you don’t find an offer that suits you, be sure to check out the Globe Drive Build and Price Tool to see the latest incentives and discounts on any new car, truck or SUV.

2019 Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150.

The Ford F-series has been Canada’s bestselling pickup truck for the last half century. The 2019 Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.3-litre Ti-VCT V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Notable features on the XLT trim include a SYNC3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, SiriusXM capability, automatic headlights with automatic high-beams, rain-sensing windshield wipers, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency-braking, a rearview camera with dynamic hitch-assist and curve-control technology, which helps slow the vehicle down when going too fast on a curve.

2019 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew 5-1/2’
  • MSRP: $46,249
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $10,000 (as compared to $8,000 in March)
  • Ford Technology Bonus: $750 (applied after tax)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,040
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $36,125
  • Finance for 60 months at 0.99 per cent interest for $785 per month including tax, which includes a $5,500 manufacturer incentive, an $750 after-tax Ford Technology Bonus and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 3.99 per cent interest for $625 per month including tax, which includes a $5,500 manufacturer incentive, an $750 after-tax Ford Technology Bonus and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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2019 Ram 1500

The 2019 Ram 1500.

The 2019 Ram 1500 is capable of outputting up to 395-horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque when equipped with a 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine and can tow up to 8,240 pounds. The Big Horn trim’s interior features include a Uconnect 3 infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, remote engine-ignition, an electromechanical parking brake and a rearview camera. The Big Horn trim also includes electronic stability-control technology such as ready-alert braking, rain brake support, hill-start assist, traction control, electronic roll-mitigation and trailer-sway control.

2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4 5′7″ box
  • MSRP: $52,545
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $8,500
  • Bonus cash incentive: 2,000 (applied after tax, as compared to $750 in March)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,035
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $42,810
  • Finance for 60 months at 4.29 per cent interest for $897 per month including tax, which includes a $8,500 manufacturer incentive, an after-tax $750 bonus cash incentive (as compared to $750 in March), and assumes zero down payment

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado.

The Chevrolet Silverado, along with its fraternal twin, the GMC Sierra, together make up Canada’s second-bestselling lines of pickups.

Redesigned for the current model year, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado now features a sportier and more aerodynamic exterior than its predecessor, as well as a lighter cargo bed, in an effort to improve fuel efficiency. It also boasts more cargo and in-cabin space than the outgoing model. The RST trim is equipped with a turbocharged 2.7-litre engine, which makes 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque. It is also capable of towing up to 9,500 pounds. Key interior features on the this trim include an eight-inch multimedia touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, 4G LTE hotspot capability and remote ignition and climate-control. The RST trim also comes standard with LED exterior lighting and StabiliTrak electronic stability-control, which includes brake assist, hill-start assist and trailer-sway control.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 RST 4WD Crew Cab Short box
  • MSRP: $49,700
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $6,050
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,500
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $2,035
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $44,185
  • Finance for 60 months at zero per cent interest for $896 per month including tax, which includes a $2,650 manufacturer incentive and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 3.9 per cent interest for $646 per month including tax, which includes a $2,650 manufacturer incentive and assumes a 20,000 annual kilometre allowance with zero down payment

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2019 Toyota Tundra

The 2019 Toyota Tundra.

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Through a 5.7-litre i-FORCE V-8 engine, the 2019 Toyota Tundra produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque, and can tow a very respectable 9,200 pounds. Highlights of the 4x4 CrewMax SR5 trim include a seven-inch infotainment display, a nine-speaker audio system, heated front seats, cruise control, windshield-wiper-deicing capability and available LED headlights. All Tundra models come standard with Star Safety System, which includes smart-stop technology, vehicle-stability control, traction control, brake-assist and electronic brake-force distribution, as well as Toyota Safety Sense, which includes a precollision system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure alert, automatic high-beams and dynamic-radar cruise control.

2019 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Crewmax SR5 5.7L
  • MSRP: $46,000
  • Manufacturer cash incentive: $4,000 (applied after tax, as compared to $2,000 in March)
  • Estimated dealer discount: $1,000
  • Freight, PDI, government fees: $1,955
  • Cash purchase price before tax: $43,415
  • Finance for 60 months at 1.49 per cent interest (as compared to 2.99 per cent in March) for $918 per month including tax and assumes zero down payment
  • Lease for 48 months at 1.99 per cent interest (as compared to 3.99 per cent in March) for $671 per month including tax 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

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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