Best Used Full-Size Pickup Trucks
If you’re not a full-size pickup truck maven, you can be excused for believing the differences between truck brands to be negligible. They all vibrate with power and can haul massive payloads; the very best ones continue responding to their drivers’ needs over time.
Here are five of the most reliable used big trucks from over the past decade, according to Rome Preowned Auto Sales:
2013 Ram 1500
The 2013 Ram 1500 features a 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6 305-hp powerhouse of an engine (there’s also a HEMI V8) that pairs seamlessly with an eight-speed automatic transmission. As impressive as that is, the 2013 Ram 1500 included an upgraded infotainment system and new projector beam headlights, among other upgrades.
That earned the Ram 1500 MotorTrend’s “Truck of the Year“ award and J.D. Power’s “Most Improved” commendation for having jumped an astounding 30 percent in Power’s 2013 dependability ratings.
2007-2012 Toyota Tundra
If you’re looking for a combination of great value and reliable performance, the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup is an ideal option. It has won J.D. Power’s Dependability Award but, in more recent years, it’s become undervalued and currently represents an outstanding bargain for pickup truck drivers.
Its powerful engine is a match for any in this competitive market segment, thanks to a 5.7-liter V8 with a six-speed automatic powertrain. That powertrain became so popular among Tundra drivers that Toyota retained it for an unprecedented 14 years.
2015 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 may be the only full-size pickup popular enough to match the Ram 1500 from year to year. The F-150’s design is innovative, having chosen aluminum over steel in the F-1500’s construction, which subtracted 700 pounds of weight. That bold move produced a more agile and economical pickup truck that was measurably better at acceleration, stopping, and hauling big payloads.
Consequently, Ford introduced a more economical 2.7-liter Eco-Boost V6 engine that gave the F-150 an efficiency advantage and impressed truck drivers looking for a new, more cost-conscious brand.
2014-2017 GMC Sierra 1500
The 2014-2017 GMC Sierra 1500, like most of its competitors, is all about options that make it easier for pickup people to meet their day-to-day needs. This classic half-ton hit the market with a choice of three engines, three bed lengths, three body styles, and rear- and all-wheel drive. Its trailering package, one of the industry’s best, enables the 2017 Sierra 1500 to tow up to 12,500 pounds, best in its market segment.
GMC continued to up its half-ton game throughout this period, adding the General Motors “Teen Driver” package and power running boards that extend and retract for easier access and egress from the cabin. Four trim levels allow you to select your level of luxury.
2007-2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2007-2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 generates much the same power and towing capacity as its competitors. The Chevy Silverado 1500 from this era hit the market with a 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 and a choice of powertrains. The cabin delivers a quiet ride despite all that power, and the V8 engines provide more than ample towing and payload capacity.
Used Pickups: Classic Power Never Gets Old
These five used trucks generate power and deliver towing capacity for a wide range of heavy-duty work. These vehicles not only provide abundant power, they’re also comfortable for driver and passengers alike. Visit Rome Preowned Auto Sales and explore their used inventory for a great used truck value.
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