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Kelley Blue Book loves trucks, and the list of the best used 4×4 trucks has a lot to offer buyers. It can be hard to get the right truck with the right features in the used car market. Check out these used options of your favorite truck brands that combine off-road capability with a reasonable price.

Best Used 4×4 Trucks: 2016-2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD is one of the best used 4x4 trucks
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD is one of the best used 4×4 trucks | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Kelley Blue Book thought the 2016-2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD was one of the best used 4×4 trucks buyers could get. There hasn’t been a complete redesign on the Toyota truck since 2015, which means there is a lot of variety between the years. The TRD Off-Road package is still the best buy with an electronic locking rear differential and Bilstein dampers. Since the Tacoma is so popular, there are tons of aftermarket upgrades and mods to get. Plus, it’s a Toyota. The repairs are cheap and few and far between.

Fair Purchase Price: $36,605 (2019 Tacoma TRD Off-Road)

The 2015-2020 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X is one of the best used 4×4 trucks

The 2015-2020 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X hasn’t changed much during its life. Kelley Blue Book says the Frontier is relatively unchanged since it entered the market in 2005. This means there are tons of used Frontier pickup trucks available with a variety of options. The Pro-4x package offers Bilstein shocks and larger tires. It also had skid plates and an electronic locking rear differential. KBB suggests finding one with added options for a better interior.

Fair Purchase Price: $36,239 (2020 Frontier Pro-4X)

The 2015-2018 Ram 1500 Rebel is a good buy

This is considered the original Rebel truck before Ram changed things up in 2019. The 2015-2018 Ram 1500 Rebel is a desirable used 4×4 truck with air suspension on all models. The 33-inch tires and rear sway bar don’t hurt, either. Most of these trucks were equipped with the 5.7L V8 with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Kelley Blue Book thinks this Ram is stylish and off-road-ready, which is good enough for us.

Fair Purchase Price: $43,625 (2018 Rebel)

Kelley Blue Book liked the 2010-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2010-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor might be one of those trucks that go up in value as the years pass. It revolutionized the full-size pickup truck game and swamped the Ford F-150. It offers Fox racing shocks, an electronic locking rear differential, and a helpful off-road mode. Some of the earlier years might have a 5.4L V8, but most of the later ones came with a 6.2L V8. Kelley Blue Book liked the SuperCab over the Super Crew for more off-road agility.

Fair Purchase Price: $23,912 (2010 Raptor Super Cab)

This generation does it all: the 2013-2018 Ram/Dodge Power Wagon


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The Dodge Power Wagon first arrived on the scene in 2005 and has been winning hearts ever since. It offered 33-inch tires, locking differentials, and a new swaybar system. The 2013-2018 Ram/Dodge Power Wagon years saw a redesigned suspension in both the front and the back. Kelley Blue Book thinks the Power Wagon needs bigger tires than the included 33-inch ones, so keep that in mind when you buy your Power Wagon. Once you have that, this is one of the best used 4×4 trucks you can buy.

Fair Purchase Price: $24,478 (2013 Power Wagon Tradesman)

This is just a list to get you started, especially if you have particular wants and needs for your future truck. Finding the right truck with the proper trim and package might take a bit of time, but it will be worth it.