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10 Best Used Midsize Trucks Under $20,000


A budget of $20,000 goes a pretty long way if you’re shopping for a used truck. There are plenty of midsize trucks on the used market with strong capability and modern features at a reasonable price point.

Here are some of the best used midsize trucks you can find on Autotrader for under $20,000.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

The current-generation Chevrolet Colorado is getting easier to find under the $20,000 mark, making it a great value. This Chevy is a modern and capable pickup, especially if you can find one with the available V6 engine at this price point. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale near you

2010 Dodge Dakota

2010 Dodge Dakota

The final iteration of the Dodge Dakota is a great truck with outstanding capabilities when equipped with the optional Hemi V8 engine. Crew cab models had a clever Crate ‘N Go option with collapsible bins under the back seats for storing small items. The standout styling is an added bonus. See Dodge Dakota models for sale near you

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac takes the popular Explorer SUV and adds a truck bed. This gives it a unique look on top of pickup truck versatility. You get the same spacious and upscale cabin as the regular Explorer and the same optional V8 if you want a little extra muscle. See Ford Explorer Sport Trac models for sale near you

2011 Ford Ranger

2011 Ford Ranger

2011 was the final model year for the third-generation Ford Ranger in the U.S. The Ranger is a simple, honest truck that’s not too big, and it’s pretty capable when equipped with the available V6 engine. The base 4-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient but doesn’t have much grunt. See Ford Ranger models for sale near you

2015 GMC Canyon

2015 GMC Canyon Front Left Side in Red

The GMC Canyon is the mechanical twin of the Chevy Colorado but with a more premium look and feel. Whether you need a pickup with some towing and hauling muscle or you just want a nice truck for the daily commute, the Canyon is a versatile midsize truck. See GMC Canyon models for sale near you

2012 Honda Ridgeline

2012 Honda Ridgeline

The first-generation Honda Ridgeline is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of truck, and it’s a great value if you’re on the “love it” side. Its unibody construction gives it a roomy and comfortable cabin, plus a smooth, carlike ride. Quirks like an in-bed trunk and a dual-action tailgate make it unique and practical. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale near you

2010 Hummer H3T

2010 Hummer H3T

The Hummer H3T is an uncommon truck, but if you can find one for sale near you, it’s easy to recommend if you’re looking for something a little different. It has great off-road chops and all of the personality of the old Hummer brand, plus it has a pretty upscale interior. See Hummer H3T models for sale near you

2013 Nissan Frontier

2013 Nissan Frontier

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense pickup that can get the job done, it’s easy to find a used Nissan Frontier in this price range that doesn’t have a lot of miles on it. The base 4-cylinder engine is efficient, but we highly recommend the added capability of the available V6. See Nissan Frontier models for sale near you

2012 Suzuki Equator

2012 Honda Ridgeline

The short-lived Suzuki Equator was mechanically similar to the Nissan Frontier but with a different aesthetic. It’s just as capable as the Frontier, and it’s a good off-roader with 4-wheel drive, especially in the rugged RMZ-4 trim inspired by the legendary motocross bike. See Suzuki Equator models for sale near you

2014 Toyota Tacoma

2014 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma has a loyal fanbase for its rock-solid dependability and impressive off-road prowess when equipped with 4-wheel drive. The interior quality was among the best in its class when this truck was new. In 2014, the user-friendly Entune infotainment system became standard. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale near you.

10 Best Used Midsize Trucks Under $20,000

1. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2. 2010 Dodge Dakota
3. 2012 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
4. 2011 Ford Ranger
5. 2015 GMC Canyon
6. 2012 Honda Ridgeline
7. 2010 Hummer H3T
8. 2013 Nissan Frontier
9. 2012 Suzuki Equator
10. 2014 Toyota Tacoma

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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