Trucks are usually used for carrying heavy loads which may be unsuitable for carriage in the trunks (boots) of cars, or by any means. The smallest trucks in the world exist because not everyone needs a heavy duty truck to move his goods about. Granted; trucks are associated with power; it is what helps them move said items from place to place, sometimes in unfriendly terrain.
Small trucks can serve in urban or suburban areas to carry light loads across short distances. Small business owners can use them for making deliveries, while families can even use these vehicles for shopping. Some small trucks are little more than attractions; people who want to be seen driving something new or unique buy them for the novelty, while others may come in handy maybe for fishing trips or some light use.
They may have no real torque, but the small trucks area of vehicle production is certainly becoming more exciting as many automakers come into the sector to prove a point.
Top 10 Smallest Trucks In The World
1. The Changli Explorer
Chinese Automaker Changli has put a lot of work into the design and creation of this tiny vehicle; the Changli Explorer which is shipped to the buyer in a wooden box, is quite a beautiful sight. It is like a miniaturized version of those impressive monster trucks.
The truck measures 11 feet, six inches long, and has 12 inch tires. The cabin is so cramped that it is unlikely anyone nearly six foot tall could drive this vehicle without needing a chiropractor afterwards. The Changli Explorer is small, but for practical purposes it does have its advantages such as the ability to park right in your living room.
The Changli EV is an electric vehicle; it has four batteries, and a top speed of 28 mph. This vehicle has a driving range of between 43 to 80 miles, depending on the load. It can carry a maximum of 800 pounds.
2. DFSK K01
The DFSK K01, or Dongfeng Sokon K01 is a Chinese product; one of the smallest micro-trucks in the world. It is a single cab pickup truck, the cutaway version of a micro-van with the same design called the DFSK K07 micro-van.
This is an urban vehicle; one that has already made its way to every corner of the world. It is more of an urban work horse for delivery businesses or factories, but does not do so well off road.
3. Nissan Frontier
The 2009 Nissan Frontier is a small and compact truck; not to mention powerful as well. The truck has several engine variants; the most popular being the V6 gasoline engine. The truck has the capability to go off road, as well as the power to tow up to 6,500 pounds of load.
The truck is spacious enough for a person who is 6 feet tall, and has enough room in the cargo bed to carry loads that are not just heavy but also wide and spacious.
The Nissan Frontier is tough, compact, and good for all kinds of uses; whether to deliver goods, work on a farm, or just for grocery shopping. This vehicle is a great pick for all kinds of uses.
4. Honda Ridgeline
The 2010 Honda Ridgeline is a small truck that offers all the advantages of a small vehicle in combination with the strength and power of a truck. The Honda Ridgeline is also good in the area of comfort and utility because it works just fine for families and for businesses alike.
It was put through various safety tests such as those to see how it does in the event of a crash. However, the vehicle impresses because it has plenty of space on the inside; and with good use of the seat belts, the vehicle is very safe.
The Honda Ridgeline comes with leather seats, and comfort is one thing that it has as a strong suit. The vehicle can be good for rural or urban use.
5. Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado is another potentially great pick; it is one of the smallest trucks in the world; and at the same time one of the most dependable. This vehicle can take up to 5 people at a time; and carry loads of up to 7,700 pounds. This vehicle is a good example of a powerful multipurpose truck; one that can work just fine for a family, a business, or a farm.
The price is quite good; especially when you choose the gasoline option, in the used vehicle department. The truck may not be as comfortable as some others on this list, but it has plenty of power.
6. Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator is another beauty to behold; a small but long truck. It measures 218 inches, which is somewhere around 18 feet. That is mostly because of the cargo bed which measures 60 inches. This truck can pull 7,650 lbs of weight, and can drive in all kinds of terrain including off road territories which are known to be a challenge for conventional vehicles.
As a complete Jeep; this vehicle’s doors are detachable; and that may also enable it carry extra loads, or carry items that are too long or wide to be carried if the doors are closed.
7. GMC Canyon
The GMC Canyon is a robust but light truck; it measures below 4500 lb without any additional weight; so it is quicker, more agile, and easier to drive. This truck is also immensely capable off the road; it is great for those outback residents who maybe own farms and have to carry heavy goods around from place to place.
This truck is a little more expensive than some of the others on this list, but with the kind of power it offers, it will certainly be an attractive choice for many.
8. Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota Tacoma is not the tiniest pickup utility truck in the world, but it has a 159 horse power engine which tows up to 3500 lbs of weight.
There is hardly any need to talk endlessly about this product; it is a Toyota, which means it is durable and trustworthy. Toyota Tacomas are everywhere in the world, and they serve their purpose exceedingly well.
9. Ford Maverick
Ford Maverick is one of the most iconic members of the small truck category. It is called a sub compact truck because it is smaller than most members of the compact truck category. Despite being smaller than many trucks, this vehicle still offers more legroom, and headroom.
It comes with plenty of power; it is suitable for use as both and urban use vehicle and for off-road use as well. It is also a pretty car to put in your front yard, something the Mrs. wouldn’t mind driving to the supermarket.
10. Ford Ranger
Being a product from the same maker, the Ford Ranger is often compared with the Ford Maverick. The Ranger is a little bigger than the Maverick, but still manages to offer less leg and head room. Nevertheless, this vehicle is a very beautiful one; it seems like the designers had the urban landscape in mind when dreaming it up.
It would do great for the person in business who has to deliver goods around, or the wife who likes to go shopping, or even the family who like to go camping.
The smallest trucks in the world do not necessarily have to compromise on power and torque; in fact some of these trucks are specifically built for off road use. For years pick up trucks have been growing bigger with every passing generation; it only took the intervention of Chinese automakers to reverse the trend.