Following a year of expert testing of nearly every new and redesigned vehicle available in the United States, Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company, announced the winners of the 2024 Best Buy Awards. Want even more updates delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for Work Truck's eNewsletters today!
Ford took home three of the four truck-based awards for its 10th annual accolades.
Kelley Blue Book's annual Best Buy Awards are based on the analysis of vehicle-related data including:
- Vehicle pricing.
- Consumer reviews and ratings
- Five-Year Cost to Own information, which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars.
- Vehicle sales information.
2024 Kelley Blue Book Best Trucks
Check out which trucks were named top models and why Kelley Blue Book made the selections.
Best Compact Truck: 2024 Ford Maverick
Ford didn't invent the compact pickup; they just reminded everyone how much Americans missed having the option. The 2024 Ford Maverick provides light-duty pickup goodness in an attractive package with multiple personalities. Its compact size easily slips into parking spaces often too small for a full-size truck, and its lower ride height means loading the bed doesn't require body-builder-size arms.
Best Midsize Truck: 2024 Toyota Tacoma
With this all-new generation of the Tacoma, Toyota has seamlessly blended refinement, comfort, and excellent road manners with tough-truck capability and incredible power. And even though the truck is completely new for 2024, it still has that familiar Toyota feel.
Best Full-Size Truck: 2024 Ford F-150
Ford loads up the 2024 Ford F-150 with technology while electrifying the lineup with a hybrid and fully electric model. Amid this transformation, Ford continues to exceed buyers' expectations. Whether it's a basic work truck, an opulent people mover, a capable off-roader, or something in between, Ford offers an F-150 to do the job. There is good reason Kelley Blue Book is naming the 2024 F-150 a Best Buy Award winner among full-size trucks for the 10th consecutive year: Year after year, it sets the bar for capability, fuel economy, and technology.
Best Electric Truck: 2024 Ford F-150 Lightning
The electric pickup truck segment is still relatively new but growing yearly. The all-electric version of the perennially best-selling Ford F-Series is a great buy for its reasonable pricing, impressive range, and advanced tech features.