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Most Comfortable Trucks for 2024

These are the most comfortable trucks based on iSeeCars' analysis of the interior dimensions and features of each vehicle.

The most comfortable midsize truck is the Chevrolet Colorado (85.5" total headroom & legroom) and the most comfortable full-size truck is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (87.6" total headroom & legroom). Topping the list for the most comfortable small and compact trucks is the Ford Maverick (83.1" total headroom & legroom), while the GMC Sierra 3500HD ranks first for the most comfortable heavy duty trucks (87.6" total headroom & legroom).

Expecting comfort from a midsize or full-size pickup truck was unrealistic not so long ago. But America’s increasing love of pickups over the past 20 years has been accompanied by increasingly comfortable trucks to feed this sales momentum. These former workhorse vehicles have become the primary daily driver for many buyers, meaning they have to offer more than just impressive payload and towing capacity specs, or capable four-wheel-drive systems for off-road adventures. The many upgrades to today’s new trucks include more sophisticated turbo powertrains that deliver better fuel economy, more advanced suspension systems for improved ride quality, and high-tech safety features like smart cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist to reduce driver fatigue. With regard to the comfortable ride offered by modern trucks, it’s today’s active suspension system technology that can deliver consistently smooth ride quality, regardless of how much weight a truck is hauling.

While full-size American pickups like the Chevy Silverado, the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500 (formerly Dodge Ram) have been around for decades, import models like the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra are relative newcomers. All of these models have experienced consistent upgrades to passenger comfort and amenities in recent years to remain competitive. These improvements are seen in their more advanced front seat design, improved ergonomics, and larger touchscreen infotainment systems featuring standard technology interfaces like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The midsize pickup segment has also benefited from elevated comfort in recent years. Newer models like the Honda Ridgeline use a car-based platform, giving it the most refined ride quality in the segment. But even longstanding nameplates like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have seen marked improvements in comfort and drivetrain refinement.

Joining these midsize trucks in recent model years are compact offerings like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. With powerful four-cylinder engines, surprisingly roomy interiors, and attractive styling, these small trucks have come a long way from the minimalist work trucks that used to occupy this entry-level end of the segment. Of course their higher sticker prices reflect their richer standard feature lists.

iSeeCars has listed the most comfortable trucks in every major truck segment below, ranked by their total available headroom and legroom. Ranking them by maximum headroom and legroom allows for the widest range of driver sizes to fit comfortably in each segment. We’ve also listed standard and optional comfort-related features, such as heated seats, massaging seats, and a telescoping steering wheel. New and used price ranges are included for each model, along with fuel efficiency numbers under the “MPG” heading.

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How We Rank These Cars

The Most Comfortable Cars rank vehicles by the total maximum headroom and legroom and take into account the comfort features offered by each vehicle

The most comfortable cars are ranked by each vehicle’s combined maximum headroom and legroom dimensions along with the comfort features that come standard or available. In the event there is a tie, we use iSeeCars proprietary rating of the overall quality of the car (iSeeCars Score) to break the tie.

The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).