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Consumer Reports and MotorTrend disagree on the best compact pickup trucks

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Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted car reviewers right now, but it has stiff competition, especially from sites like MotorTrend. When it comes to the compact pickup segment, Consumer Reports and MotorTrend disagree on which compact pickup is the best. Here’s a look at what Consumer Reports and MotorTrend had to say about the best compact pickup on the market today.

A look at how Consumer Reports and MotorTrend disagree

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At the heart of this disagreement between the two car critics is a discussion of pickup truck segments. There is no disagreement between the two reviewers about full-size pickup trucks, but there is disagreement about the smaller segments of pickup trucks. Consumer Reports does not have a category for medium-sized pickup trucks, and it only has two categories of pickup trucks, compact and full-size.