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10 Best Used Full-Size Trucks Under $20,000

Pickup trucks famously hold their value very well. They depreciate slowly, which means it can be hard to find a modern used pickup at an affordable price, but there are some excellent deals on the used market you should know about.

Here are the 10 best used full-size trucks you can find on Autotrader for under $20,000.

1. 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT Front Left in Black
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT is shown in black.

The most recent example of a pickup truck from a luxury brand is the Cadillac Escalade EXT. This was a luxury version of the Chevy Avalanche. That means it can transform from a long-bed pickup into a 2-row SUV with a roomy cabin. It’s luxurious and comfortable without compromising capability. See 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT models for sale

2. 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Front Right in Blue
The 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche wears a coat of light blue.

There’s nothing on the market today that’s quite like the Chevrolet Avalanche. It uses a “midgate” system that can open up the bed to about 8 feet long. When you don’t need a long bed, the Avalanche becomes a roomy 2-row SUV similar to the Chevy Tahoe. The standard V8 is the cherry on top. See 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche models for sale

3. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Imperial Blue Metallic.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 poses in Imperial Blue Metallic.

The capable Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was fully redesigned in 2014. It continued using a boxy look that was a subtle throwback to the C/K trucks of the past. It also earns high safety scores, has a smooth ride, and offers the solid reliability you’d expect from a Chevy truck. See 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models for sale

4. 2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Front Left in Red
The 2015 Ford F-150 shines in Metallic Red Tintcoat.

The iconic Ford F-Series entered its 13th generation in 2015. Ford made some extensive changes to the F-150, including an aluminum body that yielded significant weight savings. Capability is uncompromised with impressive engines that are both powerful and efficient. See 2015 Ford F-150 models for sale

5. 2014 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Front Right in Red
The 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 is demure in Maroon.

The GMC Sierra 1500 was redesigned alongside the Silverado for the 2014 model year. It has an aesthetic that’s rugged yet classy, which sums up the personality of this truck. It has a robust range of engines and an upscale interior for a big, capable truck. See 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 models for sale

6. 2008 Hummer H2 SUT

2008 Hummer H2 SUT Front Left in Red
The 2008 Hummer H2 SUT dominates in Metallic Red.

This is a pretty rare truck, but it’s a unique full-size pickup if you can find one. It takes the iconic Hummer look and adds a truck bed, giving it extra utility. For a big truck with a big personality, the Hummer H2 SUT has a lot of character and capability. See 2008 Hummer H2 SUT models for sale

7. 2008 Lincoln Mark LT

2008 Lincoln Mark LT Front Left in Silver
The 2008 Lincoln Mark LT is subtle in Metallic Gray.

The Lincoln Mark LT was a short-lived luxury pickup truck based on the 11th-generation Ford F-Series. Every Mark LT used a roomy 4-door crew cab and a 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine. The styling is classy with plenty of chrome trim and a rear end similar to the Lincoln Navigator SUV. See 2008 Lincoln Mark LT models for sale

8. 2013 Nissan Titan

2013 Nissan Titan Front Left in Red
The 2013 Nissan Titan works the dirt in Red Pearl.

The Nissan Titan is a unique-looking full-size truck with a standard V8 engine. The steering is more responsive than you might expect for a big pickup like this. The back seats are a little tight, so this isn’t great for families, but a used Titan is a good choice if you’re looking for a deal on a V8-powered truck. See 2013 Nissan Titan models for sale

9. 2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500 Front Left in White
The 2014 Ram 1500 is on patrol in Metallic Pearl White.

The muscular styling of the 2014 Ram 1500 is aging well. The look is accompanied by a strong range of engines, including a Hemi V8 and a turbodiesel V6. This truck also benefits from a comfortable, high-quality interior and a smooth 8-speed transmission with the V6 models. See 2014 Ram 1500 models for sale

10. 2013 Toyota Tundra

2013 Toyota Tundra Front Right in Black
The 2013 Toyota Tundra dresses formally in Black.

The Toyota Tundra is famous for its durability. This truck earns excellent safety and reliability ratings, plus impressive capability with two available V8 engines and a base V6. The crew cab model has a roomy cabin with spacious back seats, but it’s not the most luxurious interior in this segment. See 2013 Toyota Tundra models for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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  1. I am looking for a regular cab Dodge or Ford 1/2 Ton 4 wheel Drive pickup truck for less than 20,000 dollars. Please don’t show me anything else because I don’t have the time. Please contact me if you have such a vehicle – Thank-you

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