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Return of the Small Truck

It might be too soon to call it, but there's evidence of a revolution brewing in the mid-size truck segment. The arrival of a refreshed Toyota Tacoma for 2016 means that those shopping outside the full-size pickup segment now have three fresh options to choose from, as the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon were both new the year before. Add to this rumours that Hyundai is serious about producing the Santa Cruz compact truck concept it showed off in Detroit during the January auto show, as well the threat of Nissan shaking the Frontier out of its stupor and giving it a renewed lease on life, and you've got a recipe for the best range of small pickups the market's seen in a decade.

Let's dive into the mid-size pickup pool and see what's waiting for those who need the utility of a truck, but who simply can't justify parking a full-size monster in their driveway.