More pickup trucks are sold in America than any other type of vehicle. Rugged, versatile, and built to withstand abuse, pickups inspire fierce brand loyalty, and their owners use their trucks to project an image in same way that BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche buyers do. Plus, they can go places and do things that other vehicles can’t.
On the pages that follow, Autobytel takes a look at the five best 4x4 trucks of 2012. Nearly every pickup on the market is available in a trim level or with a specific package that upgrades the truck’s off-road capabilities, but we’ve chosen the five models that we think qualify as the best 4WD trucks for 2012. These are the trucks that can get the job done during the week, venture over terrain that rear-drive pickups can’t, and then look good all washed up and cruising Main Street on the weekend. Now, without further delay, we present our favorites among 2012 4x4 trucks.