3 of the Best Used Trucks You Can Buy

December 12th, 2014 by


Many consumers find it difficult to choose between the trucks and cars for sale in RI. Some worry about the higher costs of purchasing a truck, even if they think they may make better use of a pickup than a car.

However, buying pre-owned is a great way to get all of the utility you need without getting stuck with a monthly payment that makes you cringe.

Plus, over the last few years, pickups become much more fuel-efficient, allowing buyers to opt for the outstanding performance of a truck without signing on for gas-guzzler ownership.

But even buying used is a big investment, and you want to know that you’re spending your money wisely when you decide to commit.

If you’re concerned about which truck is going to give you the most value, here are three that top autobytel’s list of the best used pickups.

2010 Ford F-150


The F-150 is just a generally comfortable and capable pickup. Its 4.6-liter V8 offers plenty of power, the cabin is inviting and quiet, and there are lots of different cab options available.

This 2010 Ford also has great safety ratings and comes with the latest safeguards, like stability control, trailer sway control, and numerous airbags.

And if you want to shake things up a bit, keep your eyes out for the SVT or Harley Davidson trims that were popular choices in 2010.

2009 Toyota Tacoma


The Tacoma is practical, well-built, and it offers great fuel-efficiency. With an EPA rating of 25 miles per gallon on the highway, you’ll not only save when you buy this pickup used, but you’ll also continue saving at the gas station.

In addition, owners like the Tacoma’s off-road abilities which come in handy when you’re looking to have a little fun beyond the pavement.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Chevy’s Silverado is another overall satisfying option that drivers praise for its notably smooth ride. You can find used models with a range of body styles to meet your specific needs.

The 1500 comes with a capable 4.3 V6, but you may also come across some that are equipped with the available V8. Depending on your plans for use, the extra power could be a nice perk.

Prices will vary from model to model based on cab size, added features, etc. But if you do your homework and spend some time getting to know each truck, you’ll end up with the perfect used pickup.