Here’s Why a Toyota Tundra Is the Best Used Full-Size Pickup Truck You Can Buy

The Toyota Tundra is a great truck that has remained popular for years. In fact, it’s such a great truck that iSeeCars has named it the best used pickup truck that you can buy. What makes it so great? It has the highest quality score of any used full-size pickup truck on the list. The quality score is made up of reliability, retained value, and safety score. Here’s why a used Toyota Tundra is the way to go if you’re looking for something great that isn’t brand new.

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The Toyota Tundra is the best used pickup truck

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According to iSeeCars the Toyota Tundra is the best used pickup truck you can buy. It has an overall quality score of 8.4, putting it in first place ahead of the F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. What’s behind that overall quality score? A used Toyota Tundra has a reliability score as well as a retained value score of 8.6. It also has a safety score of 8.0.

Right now it’s cheaper to buy a new 2022 Toyota Tundra than it is to buy a used one. Of course, that’s assuming you can find a new Tundra. If you do, you’ll probably pay about $48,155 for it. The cost for a 3-year old Toyota Tundra is a little more, at $50,050.

A used Toyota Tundra has a V8 engine

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There’s another benefit to buying a used Toyota Tundra other than availability. Older Toyota Tundras made before 2022 came with a V8 engine. Now it has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 389 and 479 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an i-FORCE MAX available. This makes 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. Both of these are matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission. There’s also a hybrid powertrain available.

iSeeCars points out that choosing a used Tundra from 2018 and on adds on some important safety features. These include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beams.

The full-size truck category is stacked with great trucks

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After the Toyota Tundra, a used Ford F-150 is the best pickup truck you can buy. It has an overall quality score of 8.3, with a reliability rating of 8.5, a retained value score of 7.7, and a safety score of 8.7. You’ll pay $49,247 for a used Ford F-150 which is cheaper than new at $53,852.

The Chevy Silverado takes the third spot with an overall rating of 8.3. Included in this quality rating are a reliability rating of 8.5, a retained value score of 7.7, and a safety score of 8.6. A used Chevy Silverado will cost you $46,963 while a new one will set you back $49,157.

It’s hard to go wrong with any of the used full-size pickup trucks out there. Even the last-place Nissan Titan is only a half a point behind the first place Tundra with an overall quality score of 7.9. As long as you do your research, check out the crash test ratings and safety systems of your truck as well as its reliability rating, you should find yourself a great used truck.

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