6 of the Best Used Pickup Trucks
The Chief Engineer of Toyota, Mike Sweers, said, “I feel the new Tundra reflects the future of where trucks are going. Our goal is to make the best truck in the industry. It delivers the message we are a truck to be reckoned with in the industry.” This statement cannot be any closer to the truth.
The Toyota Tundra is made in America and came in second (to the first place Ford 150) in the category of percentage of component cost that comes from the U.S. Toyota cars are known for their quality and safety and it is no different in the Tundra. It comes with an integrated rearview camera and bumper surrounds, and you have the option of getting a glass-breakage sensor and a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alerts. The Tundra comes with a workhorse V8 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Also, it doesn't skimp on the luxurious touch even though most do not think of that when it comes to pickup trucks. Late models can be equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power bucket seats, and a silver bullet grille! Finally, the Tundra is designed with workmen in mind, since all the controls are shaped and configured to be operated by drivers wearing gloves.
The Honda Ridgeline was out of the market for two years but came back completely redesigned in the 2017 model year with great comfort and unique styling. Its bold grille and eye-catching headlamps let everyone around it knows it’s different. If you want to break more necks, the Black Edition features a special Crystal Black Pearl paint job and all black exterior trim. It also comes in other striking color options such as Forest Mist, Deep Scarlet, and Obsidian Blue. If you ever driven a truck, you know that most handle quite differently than a car. The Ridgeline boasts one of the best-handling pickups on the market. The suspension system does a good job of minimizing body roll when traveling on a windy road, and it is a very good all-weather performer; you never have to worry about snow thanks to a ground clearance of eight inches. It gets great reviews for its ride quality and excellent fuel economy, with a 19 mpg in the city and 26m mpg on the highway.
The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States since the 1970s, and for good reasons. Ford is well known for its famous Ford Built Tough slogan, so it’s no surprise that their engines are top quality and considered to be some of the best in the industry. The F-150 is also known for having a high-strength steel frame and a military strength aluminum alloy body. Fuel economy on the F-150 averages 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. It’s EcoBoost engine, coupled with the lighter aluminum body, results in even better gas mileage. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that it can be a difficult task to parallel park a truck. Well, since the 2015 model year, the F-150 has offered a parallel parking assist option, which automatically detects open parking spots as it drives past them. It is also a very safe truck - the NHTSA gave it five stars for overall safety - and it offers surround cameras to give you better visibility of blind spots,
The Toyota Tacoma has always been a popular model among pickup truck owners because of its reliability, impressive off-road capabilities, and in more recent models its technologically advanced features. The Tacoma’s V-6 engine pumps out a solid 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and has a maximum towing capacity of 6,800 pounds. The Tacoma is winter ready, having plenty of ground clearance under the body, which helps you a lot when dealing with snowstorms. The appearance of the truck is great, boasting a sporty front fascia and a prominent grille which helps it present a handsome appearance. Also, the optional vented hood gives the truck a very powerful look. Finally, you never have to worry about having enough room in your Tacoma since there’s plenty of backseat legroom and you have the option to fold down the rear seat when needed.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
If you have a family, the Chevy Silverado 1500 has a roomy crew cab model and the truck offers excellent impact protection. If you have a teen who will be driving the pickup, the Teen Driver feature will make you less worried about your child on the road. Higher trims can get you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is great for listening to music from your phone and can help you navigate to locations with the map on your phone. The Silverado is available with either rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive, and four powertrain options, a 4.3L V-6. two 5.3L V-8’s, and a 6.2L V-8.
The midsize pickup market is very competitive but the Nissan Frontier makes a good case for being one of the best out there. If you are need towing capabilities, the Frontier boasts a maximum towing capacity of 6,710 pounds, which means you will be able to pull things as big as race cars and tractor trailers. The Frontier comes with 4WD, which is great for snowy weather, and the PRO-4X suspension package rides well on both on-road and off-road driving surfaces. While there is a 152 horsepower four cylinder engine available, the 261 horsepower V-6 with its strong low-end torque is a better choice for more capabilities and versatility.
For those looking for a high quality pre-owned pickup truck, we hope this has provided you with worthwhile information. But don’t forget that Eden Autos has one of the best selections of late-model, low-mileage vehicles in the Philadelphia area. Our friendly and experienced staff members will be happy to guide you through the process of selecting the best vehicle for your needs, with affordable financing options and instant approval for all credit ratings. Every vehicle we sell comes with a 5-Day Money-Back-Guarantee and a 30-Day or 1,500-Mile Bumper-To-Bumper Warranty to give you peace-of-mind with your purchase.