The truck models installed with a 4 wheel drive system possess great power which allows them to tow a trailer even on rough terrains. One can expect these vehicles to perform better than regular trucks in overcoming obstacles, hold up in undulating terrains and most importantly carrying heavy loads without losing control. Specifications and important features of a select brands of these vehicles are presented in the article.
Compact 4 Wheel Drive Trucks
The features of different models of brands like Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Ford are explained in the article. There are many other truck products available in the market. Those 4 wheel drive vehicles described below are amongst the best.
The engine of Toyota Tacoma comes in 2.7 liter capacity. The VVT-i, 2.7 liter engine has 4 cylinders and 16 valves; this engine generates a power of 159 hp at 180 lb-ft torque. The Toyota Tacoma comes with a 5-speed manual transmission system. The clutch start-cancel switch is used for the purpose of connecting/disconnecting with clutch-pedal, transmission and engine. The Automatic Limited-Slip Differential feature allows for better control over the vehicle. This feature allows two wheels on the same axle to turn at different speeds. In case of a truck in the process of taking a turn, the outer wheel has to cover greater distance than the inner one; this feature proves to be useful. Starting price of Toyota Tacoma as quoted by the company is $16,365.
The Nissan Frontier is one of the best small 4 wheel drive trucks in the market. The V-6 engine with 24 valves has a 4.0 liter capacity and generates 261 hp of power. This 4 wheel drive vehicle comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 5-speed automatic transmission is an optional feature. This truck has an independent front and rear wheel suspension system; the Nissan Frontier has a 4-wheel disc brake system. Safety features incorporated in the design are a driver airbag, side airbag, alarm system, stability control, traction control and anti-theft system. This small-sized truck is priced at around $33,400.
The Honda Ridgeline is one of the best in the list of 4 wheel drive trucks with compact design and cutting edge technology. This vehicle has a towing capacity of 5,000-lb. The payload capacity is up to 1,546 lb. The 24-valve, V-6 engine with 3.4 liter capacity generates 250 hp of power; a torque of 247 lb-ft is produced. This truck comes with an automatic 5-speed transmission system that is electronically controlled. Different features of this vehicle which add to the comfort are a 5-passenger seating arrangement, navigation system linked to the satellite, Bluetooth, etc. Starting price of this small truck is $28,000.
Ford Ranger SuperCab
This truck comes in 2.3 liter and 4.0 liter capacities. The V6, 4.0 liter engine generates a power of 207 hp at 238 lb-ft torque. Power generated by the 2.3 liter engine is 143 hp at 154 lb-ft torque. The 5-speed transmission of this vehicle is available in both manual and automatic systems. The frame mounted trailer hitch of this truck allows for towing 5,800-lb. Safety features of this truck include the front seat side airbags, Roll Stability Control, Advance Trac, etc. Price of the different trims of Ford Ranger SuperCab ranges from $18,800-$23,200.
This 4 wheel drive truck is installed with a 2.9 liter, 4 cylinder engine. Power generated by the engine is 185 hp at 190 lb-ft of torque. Speed-transmission system of Chevrolet Colorado has 5 levels. Safety features incorporated in the design include the air bags, 4-wheel ABS, Electronic Stability Control (StabiliTrak), Tire Pressure Monitor and Remote Keyless Entry. Price of this vehicle ranges from $27,455 - $28,975.
Reviews presented in this article give us an idea about the important features and pricing. These are amongst the best and are known for the quality they offer. Choice of a particular truck should however, be made on the basis of specific needs/requirements and after taking a test ride at the nearest car dealer.