The 10 Best Used Trucks Under $15,000
Looking for a great used truck, but don’t have a huge budget? There are a lot of durable trucks out there that are priced quite affordably. If you’re in need of a dependable used truck, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, here are ten of the best used trucks you can buy for less than $15,000.
2010 Dodge Dakota
The Dodge Dakota has been known for its reliability since it wa introduced in the late 1980’s, but the 2010 model brought power into the equation. This truck features a V8 engine and has a good amount of towing capacity. If you’re in need of better fuel economy, the truck is also available in a V6 version, and there are a number of different cab configurations available, too. U.S. News & World Report named the 2010 Dakota one of its top models for the year. The basic used Dakota for this model year retails for around $12,500. If you’re willing to pay a little more, a fully loaded 2010 Dakota is usually priced around $18,000.
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch
While it may be over ten years old, the 2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch is still a strong workhorse. The F-series is one of Ford’s most popular lines of trucks, and the 2006 SuperCrew Cab is available for less than $15,000. It features a five and a half foot bed, a 5.4-liter V8 engine, and can produce up to 300 horsepower. The only downside for some is fuel economy. While it puts out up to 365 pounds of torque, it only gets 16 mpg on the highway. City driving is even less, averaging around 12 mpg.
2012 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier has always featured a nice amount of power for the cost. The 2012 model offered a V6 engine along with an interior that was quite spacious and comfortable. The standard model was a V4, which did provide better fuel economy; but since most reviews published at the time strongly suggested going for the V6, that version has become the more common and popular model. You can find a 2012 Frontier for an affordable $13,000.
2009 Toyota Tacoma
With high marks all around, the 2009 Toyota Tacoma was one of the best performing vehicles of its generation. It was designed to be off-road capable, though many did criticize the fact that it doesn’t provide a comfortable ride. That aside, the Tacoma came in either a V4 or V6 option and could tow as much as 6,500 pounds. Kelly Blue Book (kbb,com) gave the double cab model a strong 4.5 stars rating out of 5. Today, you can find a used 2009 Tacoma for less than $10,000.
2003 Dodge Ram
If you’re in need of a truck that can tow a good amount, you may want to check out the Dodge Ram 2500 Turbo Diesel. This 2003 model may seem a little too old, but it has many different options and has remained quite reliable and popular despite its age. You can purchase this model with four-wheel drive, a V6, and an eight-foot bed. The high-output turbodiesel provides up to 305 horsepower and over 550 pounds of torque. All this and a price less than $15,000 make it a very attractive option for a used truck.
2006 Chevy Silverado 1500
The first Chevy on this list is the 2006 Silverado 1500, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Edmunds.com. The Silverado has proven to be very popular regardless of which model it is. The 2006 Silverado offers a crew cab, a V8 FlexFuel engine, automatic transmission, and two-wheel drive. The budget version has a five and three-quarter bed and offers 335 pounds of torque. If you need more power and can up your budget a bit, there’s a 6.0-liter version available. The interior is nice and quite roomy, and the crew cab option gives your passengers plenty of space. This model also gets around 14 mpg on city streets and 19 mpg on the highway.
2009 Ford Ranger FX4
Another Ford truck that comes at a bargain price is the 2009 Ford Ranger FX4, however, most used models may be hard to come by since this truck is considered one of the best small pickups around. It doesn’t matter how old it is, it can still keep up with today’s needs. One popular option is the four-wheel drive Super Cab. This model is equipped to go off-roading and features a 4.0-liter V6 engine. With its six-foot bed, there is enough space to carry just about everything you might need to haul.
2009 Toyota Tundra
If the Ranger FX4 from 2009 isn’t quite right for you, you might take a look at the Toyota Tundra from that same year. This truck is powered by a V8 that provides a very solid ride even when off-roading. The four-wheel drive option is preferred, but if you can’t find it, there’s also a rear-wheel model. A fully equipped 2009 Tundra can pull as much as 10,800 pounds, which is quite impressive. The standard model also has more features than many of its competitors, though the interior isn’t really anything special. You’ll find this version of the Tundra priced as low as $13,000.
2009 Chevy Colorado
The second Chevy and third 2009 model to make the list is the 2009 Chevy Colorado. The crew cab model is a great midsize turbo-diesel truck. The 2009 model was upgraded from the previous generation, which was much more compact. If you find a 4×4 with a 5.3-liter V8, snatch it up as fast as you can. It’s one of the best used trucks you’ll find, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
The 2006 model of the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali earned its place on this list by being both affordable and quite luxurious. If you’re looking for a crew cab designed for comfort and power, you’ve found the right option. The Denali has a five and three-quarter bed, a 6.0-liter V8 engine, and 380 pounds of torque. The only thing it doesn’t offer is good fuel economy. On the streets, it only gets about 12 mpg, while highway fuel usage is rated at 16 mpg. Still, for what you’re getting, it’s not a bad trade-off.
So, if your budget for a reliable used pickup truck is in the $15,000 range, we at Faitless Motors suggest you take a look at some the trucks we believe will provide you with a good vehicle for the money. Our truck inventory is constantly changing so we recommend you stop in and check them out. Our family operated dealship provides excellent values on all our pre-owned vehicles, and our dedicated team is always ready to help our customers find the vehicle that best fits their needs, at an affordable price. And whether you have good credit, poor credit, or no credit at all, our financial team will help you secure the financing option that works best for you. We’re conveniently located at 427 Lincoln Highway in nearby Fairless Hills, or call us at 855-560-9740.