Trucks do not typically have trunks, but there are more and more places to hide your junk in today’s pickups.
In an effort to maximize the utility of their trucks, automakers have engaged in an escalating arms race to find new places to add storage on and inside of them.
Things have moved far beyond double glove compartments and cubbies under the rear seats.
Here are a few of the most clever solutions designers have come up with in recent years:
Like a stuffed-crust pizza, Ram has filled the sides of its pickup beds with waterproof lockable trunks it calls the RamBox that can carry everything from tools to cold drinks.
CHEVROLET SILVERADO SEAT BACK STORAGE
The rear seat backs in the Chevrolet Silverado do not just provide lumbar support, but also open up to reveal two small compartments within them.
RIVIAN GEAR TUNNEL
Rivian has taken advantage of the extra space provided by its electric pickup’s unique flat chassis to install an 11.6-cubic-foot tunnel-shaped trunk between the cabin and bed that can be accessed by doors on either side.
REVIEW: THE 2022 RIVIAN R1T IS A GAME-CHANGING TRUCK
HONDA RIDGELINE IN-BED TRUNK
The Honda Ridgeline features a car-like unibody construction with an independent rear suspension that allowed its designers to equip it with an In-Bed Trunk under the cargo box floor that is easily accessed thanks to a tailgate that can swing open like a door.
FORD F-150 LIGHTNING MEGA POWER FRUNK
The electric Ford F-150 Lightning shares its boxy body with the rest of the F-150 lineup, but repurposes the engine compartment with a 14.1-cubic-foot trunk under a power hood.
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CHEVROLET COLORADO TAILGATE STORAGE
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The upcoming 2023 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup may not be the biggest truck, but Chevy found a new place for owners to put stuff by incorporating a 45-inch wide into the tailgate that locks when the tailgate is closed.