The smallest pickup truck currently in production is the Chevrolet Colorado, a midsize pickup truck manufactured by General Motors. The Colorado has been around since 2004 and is available in a variety of trim levels.
It is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. The Colorado is available with either two- or four-wheel drive and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,450 pounds.
The Ford Ranger is another midsize pickup truck that was introduced in 1982 and was discontinued in 2011. It was powered by either a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine or a 4.0-liter V6 engine and had a maximum payload capacity of 1,850 pounds.
The Toyota Tacoma is the smallest full-size pickup truck currently in production and it was first introduced in 1995. It is powered by either a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produce up to 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft of torque respectively. The Tacoma has a maximum payload capacity of 1,440 pounds when properly equipped with its factory tow package.
The Nissan Frontier is another small full size pickup truck that was first introduced in 1997 and continues to be produced today with few changes over the years.5 liter four cylinder engine or a 4 liter V6 engine producing up to 261 horsepower and 281 lb. The Frontier has a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped with its factory tow package.
Conclusion: All of these small pickup trucks offer great hauling capabilities for their size, but the Toyota Tacoma stands out as the smallest full size pickup truck currently in production with its maximum payload capacity of 1,440 pounds when properly equipped with its factory tow package.