Pickup trucks are far and away America’s favorite type of vehicle, with the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 routinely occupying the top three spots on the year-end bestseller list. And while the law of supply and demand generally results in the seller charging what the market will bear, that doesn’t mean you need to overpay for a pickup. In one of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the past month, we loaded up a list of the 10 least pricey pickup trucks you can buy in hopes of helping you put your purchase to bed.
The trucks on our top 10 are all from the 2023 model year and range in starting price from just over $24,000 to more than 38 grand, with a median list price from Cars.com’s inventory of between roughly $29,000 to nearly $66,000. As saving money doesn’t just mean what you pay on the front end but what it costs you to keep things running, estimated fuel economy figures are also included for each model, ranging from 37 mpg at the most fuel efficient to as low as 19 mpg at the thirstiest.
And don’t worry — a small price to pay doesn’t necessarily mean a small truck to drive; here you’ll find compact, mid-size and half-ton haulers alike. Our list of affordable trucks includes specified trim levels of the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Ram 1500 Classic, Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Canyon.
For the corresponding pricing, gas mileage and specific trims for each of the 10 cheapest pickup trucks out there, follow the link below to the No. 7 news story on our monthly countdown of most read articles.
On the other hand, hauling payloads in your bed on the cheap might take a back seat to hauling your whole family while also pulling trailers, campers or other vehicles on your hitch. That’s why we also rounded up a baker’s dozen of the top tow-rated SUVs out there. SUVs made our list irrespective of price and include both mainstream and luxury nameplates, as well as mid-size and full-size models. High-riding family haulers with the highest max towing capacities — ranging from 8,200 pounds all the way up to 10,000 pounds — include specified model-year 2023 versions of the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition and Expedition Max, Dodge Durango and Durango SRT, Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L, Nissan Armada, Infiniti QX80, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Discovery, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV , and Land Rover Range Rover.
For the details on each of these SUVs with the highest towing capacity, follow the link below to No. 8 most popular story we published in May.
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