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10 Best Used Pickups Under $15,000


A $15,000 budget can go a long way in the used pickup truck market. From midsize trucks to full-size rigs, you can get a wide variety of trucks in this price range.

Here are some of the best used trucks you can find on Autotrader under $15,000.

1. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche in silver.

The versatile Chevy Avalanche can switch between a long-bed pickup truck and a spacious 2-row SUV thanks to the clever “Convert-a-Cab” system. It’s mechanically similar to the Chevy Suburban but with the utility of a truck bed. See Chevrolet Avalanche models for sale near you

2. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevy Colorado was re-introduced in 2015 as an appealing midsize pickup with impressive capabilities. It has excellent engine options, a comfortable ride, and a higher-quality interior than you might expect for an affordable truck. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale near you

3. 2013 Ford F-150

2013 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 lives up to its reputation for rock-solid dependability and robust capabilities. It picked up some desirable available features in 2013, like xenon headlights, hill descent control, and the MyFord Touch infotainment system. See Ford F-150 models for sale near you

4. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2012 GMC Sierra 1500 in red.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is mechanically identical to the Chevy Silverado but with a more premium look and feel. It has an excellent range of engines (including multiple V8s), a composed ride for a big truck, and an upscale interior, especially in the Denali trim. See GMC Sierra 1500 models for sale near you

5. 2010 Honda Ridgeline

2010 Honda Ridgeline in silver.

Purists may not consider it a “real” pickup truck, but the Honda Ridgeline is a practical choice in trucks. It has the space and comfort of a midsize crossover SUV, but it also has a truck bed with a flat floor and a dual-action tailgate. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale near you

6. 2013 Nissan Frontier

2013 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is a workhorse, especially if you get one with the optional V6 engine. This no-nonsense truck is suitable for the worksite and everyday driving alike. In 2013, the new Desert Runner trim was introduced, and fuel economy was improved a little. See Nissan Frontier models for sale near you

7. 2012 Nissan Titan

2012 Nissan Titan in red.

A used Nissan Titan is a good value in used full-size trucks, thanks to its standard V8 engine. It also benefits from modern available tech features in its day like Bluetooth, a DVD player, and parking sensors. See Nissan Titan models for sale near you

8. 2013 Ram 1500

2013 Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 got some nice updates in 2013, like a new V6 engine and a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. The Ram is a well-rounded full-size truck with rugged capabilities and head-turning styling that’s aging well. See Ram 1500 models for sale near you

9. 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Off-road enthusiasts love the Toyota Tacoma for its outstanding capabilities when equipped with 4-wheel drive and outstanding reliability. It underwent interior and exterior styling refreshes in 2012 with new infotainment tech features added. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale near you

10. 2011 Toyota Tundra

2011 Toyota Tundra in black.

The often overlooked Toyota Tundra has a proven record for dependability, just like its more popular American rivals. The capable Tundra got a more potent base V6 engine and standard trailer-sway control in 2011, making it a good model year to shop for. See Toyota Tundra models for sale near you

10 Best Used Trucks Under $15,000

  1. 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
  2. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
  3. 2013 Ford F-150
  4. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500
  5. 2010 Honda Ridgeline
  6. 2013 Nissan Frontier
  7. 2012 Nissan Titan
  8. 2013 Ram 1500
  9. 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  10. 2011 Toyota Tundra

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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