With a towing capacity that averages at over 5,000 pounds and around 15 miles to the gallon in the city, six more on the highway, the Chevrolet Silverado is a solid truck with the power needed to make it an excellent work vehicle. The Silverado is available in regular, double, and crew cab, plus short and long bed, which means you can get the storage and passenger capacity that works best for you. The Silverado handles like a true truck, with the durability and toughness to take on both paved and unpaved roads. If considering a Silverado, 2010 through 2012 are the best years to look at if you want a vehicle with under 100,000 miles. Most models should run under $20,000, depending on what trim level you purchase.
Before the Tacoma cornered the market on small pickups, Toyota had the challenge of making a truck that could take on the stiff competition. The resulting vehicle is one of the hardest working small pickups made. Not necessarily a luxury vehicle, the Tacoma is the ideal truck for those looking for a truck that can handle the demands of the job. When originally made, it was one of the toughest on the market. Rugged and reliable, many Tacomas are on the used-truck market because their owners have upgraded to a newer model with fancier technology. However, even 2009 Tacomas are still excellent vehicles. Averaging at around 22 miles to the gallon and able to tow around 3,500 pounds, this small but powerful truck usually runs under $25,000 used.
The F-150 is one of the most popular truck models in both new and used markets — and for good reason. With many different trim levels available, there are also lots of different price scales for used models, so it’s easy to find one that fits your budget. The F-150 can tow between approximately 5,000 and 11,000 pounds, depending on the chosen model, and it gets on average 18 miles to the gallon. The F-150 is also not just a workhorse: If you choose one of the higher level trims, the interior can be on par with more luxurious vehicles. Because it’s one of the most popular trucks on the market, there are many options available at used car dealerships. Buying a used truck is a great option for those conscious of their budget but who don’t want to get a truck that won’t last more than a few years. These three trucks are all excellent options, especially when they have under 100,000 miles, and they should last for years to come.