Sometimes buying a vehicle can be considered as an investment, a long term one if used more than 2-5 years. So what would a typical customer put first in their purchase? Some sort their list based on price, while others base it on the model’s year, and others try considering the overall utility of the used car. There are estimations that say the market for used pickup trucks is more than three times the size of the market for new trucks.
There are always ones who can’t afford a new model or maybe want to take advantage of depreciation, flip the investment over, and make a profit out of it. Nonetheless, we’re in a good market that has pretty reasonable deals for good models out there. So we’ve collected for you the top 20 noticeable choices from the used-truck-market with their prices, all sourced from sites like CarGurus.
20. 2017 Nissan Frontier ($16,000)
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The 2017 Nissan Frontier has an appealingly low starting price, but can’t keep up with the new competitors that have better performance, more features, and higher-quality cabins. Although it has been graded excellent in reliability, there are numerous cons in the base model such as below-average fuel economy.
19. 2018 Toyota Tacoma ($25,000)
Assembled in Baja California, Mexico, and San Antonio, Texas, this mid-size pickup truck represents Toyota’s take on modern capability. The beautiful thing about this truck is that it’s actually offered in dozens of different configurations, and the 2018 model year is the first one with Toyota safety sense. One thing for sure is that there’s a Tacoma out there to suit just about everyone.
18. 2018 GMC Canyon ($25,000)
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With the sales record of 33,500 units sold in the United States in 2018, there are definitely plenty of this model out there that will not cost you an arm and a leg. You can get it in a V6 engine or an I4, and another model featuring an I4 turbo-diesel is also available.
17. 2018 Honda Ridgeline ($27,000)
This pickup truck has some of the features that you would find in an SUV, and the cabin gives you the comfortable feeling of being in an SUV, but the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is a competent pickup truck with some features you don’t see in any other pickup trucks in its price range.
16. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ($27,000)
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Technically, the Colorado is related to a previously mentioned item on this list, the GMC Canyon. It’s in the same price range as the Canyon and utilizes the same platform and mechanical setups as the Canyon. Chevrolet claims that “this is America’s most fuel-efficient midsize pickup truck, offering 30 MPG on the highway”.
15. 2018 Toyota Tundra ($29,000)
When we’re talking Tundra, we’re talking smart and tight, and you get toughness inside and out. From having five different powertrains and three different transmissions to varying features like heated mirrors and powered seats and all windows plus a vertical sliding rear window with a built-in defroster and a moon roof, a pretty neat package for under $30k.
14. 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT ($29,000)
When considering to buy a full-size SUV under S30,000, one might never think of the luxurious Cadillac Escalade. But going back to 2013 in the models, you might find one charming enough to catch your heart. The EXT usually comes in one solid configuration with the choice between having the rear-wheel-drive and the all-wheel-drive layouts.
13. 2017 Ford F-150 ($29,000)
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The best-selling pickup truck in America is the Ford F-series, and the accomplished F-150 is the most popular of them all. Ford gave the F-150 four engine choices. All are solid and capable; however, the 2.7-liter 325-horsepower V6 EcoBoost stands out as it has better efficiency and is now paired with an all-new 10-speed transmission.
12. 2019 Ford Ranger ($30,000)
The fourth generation of Ford Ranger is being manufactured in Michigan, and you can find a 2019 model of it around $30K. It has good miles per gallon numbers, and it’s currently being sold with the single choice of Ford EcoBoost 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder with a turbo that comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
11. 2019 RAM 1500 Laramie ($30,000)
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The all-new steel frame that this car is put up with might weigh a lot more than the previous models, but it tends to have a smoother feel to its ride. The powertrain remains the same for the 2019 model, the great combination of the tried and true 5.7-liter with 8-speed automatic Transmission.
10. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ($31,000)
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The Silverado model is an old model carrying another name called GMC Sierra as well. They call it that because General Motors continues to produce variations of this Chevrolet full-size pickup truck and badge it with the GMC brand. There are dozens of different configurations of the Silverado out there that at least come in eight trim levels and nine different editions.
9. 2019 Nissan Titan ($31,000)
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The 2020 Nissan Titan is now available, but since it's a brand new one, let’s take a look at the previous model year. It’s pretty close to other models like Nissan NV or Nissan Armada but equipped with its own configuration under the hood that allows you to choose between two massive 5.0- and 5.6-liter engines.
8. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 ($34,000)
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Another member of the Silverado family is here, offering new opportunities for combining General Motors’ specs together. This time there are two powertrains available on this platform, and those are the 6.0-liter V8 with 360 hp at around 5400 rpm, and the other one is the giant 6.6-liter V8 that rubs the tarmac with 445 hp at 2800 rpm.
7. 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 ($38,000)
The 2017 model year of RAM 2500 belongs to the fourth generation of RAM trucks, manufactured and modified from 2010 till now. Just like any other proud American truck, there are numerous combinations of different transmissions and engines you can get on this model plus the five different cab sizes and other toys inside and out.
6. 2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-Terrain Hi-Ride ($38,000)
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Just like the Chevy Colorado and a couple GMC models, this Isuzu truck is also parented by the General Motors company here in the United States. It is a compact pickup with four different cab types, and it has been on the production line from 2002 till now and is a successor to the Isuzu Faster.
5. 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 ($44,000)
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This is the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, a mechanical cousin of the Chevy Silverado that we’ve mentioned above. Using the same platform and such, it provides you with a bunch of other improvements and upgrades such as the Multipro Tailgate technology and a couple of additional cameras for more clarity around the vehicle.
4. 2019 Ford F-250 Super-duty ($47,000)
It seems like the second most popular F-Series from Ford is the F-250. The Super Duty part of its name refers to the heavier-duty chassis that replaced the old one from the original F-250 issue and suspension components so that this 8,500-pound-vehicle can tow even more than before.
3. 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 HD ($52,000)
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One of the most well-known trucks from General Motors is the GMC 3500 model. It doesn’t have the best fuel economy and is estimated to do like 11/16 miles in the city/highway, but it apparently can tow up to 13,000 pounds of load, which is what we expect from this model.
2. 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty ($53,000)
The Super Duty models on the F-series are assigned to the F-250 model and go all the way to the F-550 model. Aside from all the Super duty specs on this model, there’s a new powertrain on the 2020 model containing the so-called 7.3-liter Godzilla VH engine that with the minimum power output of 430 horsepower.
1. 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty ($53,000)
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This limited version of F-450 from Ford’s F-Series has a 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel engine with 450 horsepower and 935 lb.ft of toque sitting under its hood. The 2018 model year of F-450 is capable of towing a gooseneck trailer weighting 34,000 pounds and tons of other big toys.