The Best Pick-Up Truck For A Family in 2021

What’s the best pick-up truck for a family in the UK in 2021?

Which pick-up truck for a family? Now that’s a question. Welcome to our brief starter guide to help you choose!

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We understand why you need a family pick-up truck that will stand up to the punishment of everyday life in 2021. So, welcome to our brief rundown of UK family pick-ups! It’s designed as a quick overview of some the the most popular models, and we hope it will help you choose the best pick-up for your family.

And if you’re after a family pick-up truck, we’ve got the UK’s widest selection of high-quality used pick-ups in the south - so just get in touch if you’d like to try a few out in person. What better way to help you decide on the best pick-ups for family life than to experience them for yourself?

Comfort and feel

Like all classes of vehicle, pick-ups in the UK have their own distinct personalities in terms of how they drive and feel.

The Ford Ranger is a good choice for starters, with Limited and Wildtrak versions offering an effortlessly attractive combination of plush fittings and responsive handling. It’s also easy to drive, with a refined and settled ride for the class. It’s a great balance between durability and comfort when you don’t need to be going off road, and rugged ability when you do. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Amarok has similar draws - but with more of a focus on its premium interior quality and finish. The VW’s badge prestige goes a long way too, and these are arguably two of the most stylish and prestigious pick-up trucks on UK roads at the moment.

But perhaps the all-round family pick-up truck of choice is the Nissan Navara. It’s really an ideal family pick-up - specifically the 2016-onwards Navara, which majors in balancing hard-working, off-road durability with well-mannered composure on the road. This is partly because it benefits from coil-spring rear suspension - giving the truck more civilised road manners - whilst the interior remains a comfortable and familiar place to be for those more used to an SUV. Go for the high-spec Tekna version to make the most of the Navara’s pleasant interior ambience, and feel secure on the road.

Interior specification is one area where the Mitsubishi L200 performs highly, with a spacious interior and generous levels of equipment on Barbarian spec trucks in particular. Compared to the likes of the Ranger, Amarok and Navara, the L200 feels chunkier and more business-like to drive, which might appeal more to those already familiar with vehicles this size. Capable and dependable, it’s at its happiest carrying heavy loads or tackling tough terrains, and combined with its stylish looks it’s remained a very popular used pick-up choice for years.

The Isuzu D-Max and Toyota Hilux may often be considered working vehicles, but don’t let that put you off. The D-Max’s interior, particularly in style-statement Blade spec, is a great balance of comfort and hard-wearing flexibility for the most demanding elements of family life. Whilst the higher-spec Invincible model Hilux offers a superb level of leather-trimmed comfort and finish, combined with Toyota’s legendary go-anywhere dependability. If you’re specifically after the toughest machines you can get for the strains of family motoring - both the D-Max and the Hilux are probably at the top of your list.