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Looking for a long-term truck situation? These are some of the best used trucks for the money that come in under $25,000. A 10-year-old truck still has plenty of life left in it, so don’t think these pickup trucks are heading to the u-pull graveyard anytime soon.

The Honda Ridgeline is one of the best used trucks for the money

The best used trucks for the money include the Honda Ridgeline
A 2012 Honda Ridgeline | Honda

The experts from iSeeCars are back with another interesting study about the best used trucks for the money. After studying the potential lifespan of these trucks, iSeeCars determined that the Honda Ridgeline is one of the best 10-year-old trucks. It has an average price of $18,725 and a potential lifespan of 248,669 miles. After 10 years, there is still the potential to put another 129,513 miles on the odometer.

How does iSeeCars determine how many miles are left on a vehicle? It looked at the sale of two million used cars to see which ones had the longest lifespan. After that, it compared those models to current used car values. Karl Brauer, an Executive Analyst at iSeeCars, says that while 10-year-old vehicles cost a lot less than five-year-old vehicles, these options still have plenty of life left.

“Some, like the Toyota Prius, Toyota Avalon, and Honda Ridgeline, have more than 125,000 miles to go. And all of these top 20 cars provide a potential lifespan above 200,000 miles.”

iSeeCars | Karl Brauer

Further analysis showed that the Ridgeline cost around $145 per 1,000 miles on the odometer. That’s far below the truck segment average of $191 per 1,000 miles.

Chevrolet’s Colorado is another one of the best used trucks for the money

Next on the list is the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. The Colorado has a potential lifespan of 200,554 miles but only costs an average of $15,277 for a 10-year-old version. That works out to about $162 per 1,000 miles.

ModelPrice per 1,000 MilesAverage PricePotential Lifespan (miles)
Honda Ridgeline$145$18,725248,669
Chevrolet Colorado$162$15,277200,554
Nissan Frontier$163$16,891215,775
Nissan Titan$166$18,805233,295
Toyota Tundra$180$23,049256,022
Chevrolet Silverado 1500$183$19,220230,515
Toyota Tacoma$187$21,866235,070
Ford F-150$199$19,819232,650
Dodge/Ram 1500$205$18,864215,521
GMC Sierra 1500$206$19,758222,691
Truck Segment Average$191$19,552228,059
Best Trucks for the Money | iSeeCars

As far as the truck segment goes, the average cost per 1,000 miles is $191. The analysis also found that the average price of a 10-year-old truck was around $19,552, with a potential lifespan of 228,059.

Toyota had two trucks on the list, the Tundra, and Tacoma, and both of Nissan’s trucks made the list. The Ford F-150 is expected to last 232,650 miles and only cost about $199 per 1,000 miles.

While the Honda Ridgeline topped the truck list, the Chevy Impala came in first overall

In the top 10 for all cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles, the Honda Ridgeline was the only truck to make the list. For the most part, sedans and SUVs were the longest-lasting options for the money. The Chevrolet Impala sedan was the best car for the money, with a price of only $87 per 1,000 miles. With a potential lifespan of 230,343 and an average price of only $9,706, the Impala certainly offers the most bang for anyone’s buck.

While the Honda Ridgeline is the best used truck for the money, there are 10 solid options on that list. Keeping up with routine maintenance can help extend the life of your vehicle, no matter what kind it is.


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