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Americans love pickup trucks. For 2022, the top three best-selling vehicles in America were all pickup trucks, as the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Ram 1500 outsold every other vehicle on the market. This success goes far beyond the 2022 model year, as the Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for 46 consecutive years.

However, a lot has changed since the early 1980s when the F-150 started this historic sales streak. Pickup trucks are not just for work anymore but also for families at home. Pickup trucks are, in many ways, now seen as family cars with their roomy, luxurious interiors, which has grown popularity for pickup trucks. If you are looking to save money by shopping for a pickup truck on the used market, you are in luck with U.S. News recently releasing their list of the best pickup trucks you can buy used for under the $25,000 price point.

10. 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado offers a ton of value, with consumers paying between $6,882 and $17,752 for a used model today, according to U.S. News. This truck provides a great cabin, a comfortable ride, and three great V8 engine options to choose from. If you are looking for a cheap, full-size pickup, the 2010 Silverado is tough to beat.

9. 2009 Toyota Tundra

While this truck is slightly more expensive than the 2010 Silverado on the low end, with used prices ranging from $8,627 to $15,981, the 2009 Tundra offers class-leading Toyota reliability combined with excellent safety features and two different V8 engines to choose from.

8. 2009 Ford F-150

Thanks to the vast amount of F-150 pickups sold every year, the average price of this truck sticks to the low end, with consumers paying between $6,085 and $10,517 for their 2009 Ford F-150. For this low price, the 2009 F-150 offers a great interior, high tow capacity, and above-average safety scores.

7. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500

A 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup truck used for a community service project at the Geraldson Community Farm
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 on a farm | GMC

The 2012 GMC Sierra was the top-awarded truck for 2012, and it is easy to see why. This GMC pickup offers a slightly better ride than other trucks in its class, alongside four engine options to choose from. Consumers can expect to pay between $10,978 and $19,114 for their 2012 GMC Sierra 1500.

6. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

With GMC and Chevrolet sharing truck platforms, this Chevy Silverado is essentially the same truck as the 2012 GMC Sierra above, but with one key feature; a lower price. Due to GMC typically having more value on the market as a premium brand when compared to Chevy, this Silverado typically sells between $8,681 on the low end and $21,008 on the high end.

5. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2014 Chevy Silverado was a fresh redesign that took the successful aesthetics of the older model and added some old-school, square-body flair. This Silverado has three different engine options and can be purchased for around $14,354 on the low end and $25,675 for a better-condition example.

4. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

For a price between $18,069 and $34,319 on the used market, the 2016 Silverado takes the great truck found in the 2014 model year and adds even more tech with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto available for the first time.

3. 2011 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 was listed as the best truck in its model year with its comfortable seats and interior, huge list of drivetrain options, and available tech, including a backup camera and adjustable heated seats. A 2011 GMC Sierra can be had for anywhere between $9,465 and $17,123 on the used market.

2. 2010 GMC Sierra 1500

The 2010 model year of the GMC Sierra just edges out the 2011 model due to its low price. The price of the 2010 model is typically much cheaper, ranging anywhere from $8,213 on the low end and $14,307 on the high end.

1. 2013 Ram 1500

The 2013 Ram 1500 set the standard at the time for pickup trucks in terms of comfort, cabin technology, and fuel economy with its brand-new fuel-sipping V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission. On the used market today, high-end models can still be found that boast parking assist technology, heated and ventilated seats, and backup cameras. You can expect to pay anywhere from $12,435 to $23,178 for one of these trucks.

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