Whether you work in the oilfield and you use your vehicle for your job, or you just like having something that can be used to easily haul items and transport your family, a high-quality, strong, and dependable used truck might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Trucks are great – they’re rugged, versatile, and reliable. They get the job done and get you where you need to be. And with football season just getting started, they’re perfect for tailgating. If you’re in the market for a used truck, check out our list of some of the best that are currently on the market.
Incredibly tough and appropriately rugged, the Toyota Tundra is available with a V-6 or V-8 engine in regular-, extended-, and crew-cab styles. Payload and towing ratings are great – the 2014 Tundra can handle up to 1,855 lbs. of payload and a 10,400 lb. trailer. This is one of the absolute best used trucks that are available today.
Nissan’s first venture into the half-ton pickup truck has been a consistently powerful, reliable vehicle since it’s debut in 2004. It’s a powerhouse, with a comfortable cab, lots of room, and over 300-horsepower. The basic Titans come with a 5.6-liter V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission equipped with tow/haul mode.
Available in three different power trains and a variety of cab and bed options, the Dodge Ram 1500 has been one of the best pickups on the market for decades. With trim level varieties available in everything from a standard work truck to near-luxury. Awarded 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, you can’t go wrong with this powerful, dependable vehicle.
Chevy continues to be a leader in high-quality trucks. The Silverado is available in a variety of cab and bed lengths, as well as model variations that include basic work truck, luxurious High Country, and everything in between. The 2015s include a newly-designed eight-speed automatic transmission on the 6.2-liter V-8 model.
If you’re looking for a diesel-powered full-size truck, the Silverado Heavy Duty may be best suited for you.
If you’re looking for a midsize pickup with a lot of muscle, look no further. Toyota has made reliable workhorse trucks for decades, and the Tacoma is no exception. Boasting either a 159-horsepower, 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 236-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6; this beauty is comes in either 2- or 4-wheel drive. Off-roaders will want to opt for a Tacoma fitted with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) gear.
Another strong midsize pickup, the Frontier is larger than a Chevy Colorado but smaller than the Toyota Tacoma. Most of the 2009-2014 models were equipped with a 261-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine, and available in extended- or crew-cab varieties. This is another smaller truck with plenty of power – rated to carry over 1,500 lbs. or tow up to 6,500 lbs. Off-roaders should consider the PRO-4X model.
Pickup trucks are wonderfully versatile – great for the family; perfect for a work truck. This was a list of some of the best trucks on the market today in terms of durability, dependability, and power. What are some of your favorite pickup trucks – for work or family?