Buying a reliable used truck can be tricky business. You need something tough yet dependable, as well as something that hasn’t had too much wear and tear with its previous owners; after all, you need to be able to count on its reliability and safety for years to come.
While there are a seemingly infinite number of factors to keep in mind when shopping for a used truck, one of the biggest things to look for is getting the best gas mileage possible.
You want to look for something that won’t break the bank each time you fill up, as well as something that doesn’t drain the tank too quickly. Here are our picks for the most reliable used trucks that get the best gas mileage.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
22/31 mpg city/highway
Holding steady for the past few years, the Chevy Colorado has been getting consistently good gas mileage for a while now. You can find one usually in the $15,000-25,000 range and it’s popular enough that there are plenty of used ones on the market. Colorado owners love the smooth ride, powerful engine, and have seen minimal unexpected maintenance issues.
2017 GMC Canyon
22/31 mpg city/highway
2017 was a good year for the GMC Canyon, as well. 2017’s model has great fuel economy, while giving you plenty of features that make it a great truck overall. Like today’s newest trucks, the 2017 Canyon has an 8-inch touchscreen control panel, 4G WiFi hotspots, climate control, and a remote start.
Ranging from $25,000-30,000, this truck is more expensive than other used models, but you’ll get plenty of comforts along with its higher price point.
2000 Isuzu Hombre
23/30 mpg city/highway
On the opposite end of the used truck spectrum, you’ll find the 2000 Isuzu Hombre. This guy was built to be your basic work truck. You won’t find any of the creature comforts of today’s luxury-like trucks (it even has manual windows), but you will find some great gas mileage.
Consumers love the durability and reliability the Hombre has offered over the years, so if you can find one with few miles on it, snatch it up for next to nothing.
2009 Mazda B-Series Pickup
24/29 mpg city/highway
This smaller truck was great for light loads, moving, and the occasional adventure, but it was usually out-performed by its competitors with better towing capacity and payload. If what you need is a light-duty truck, though, you can’t go wrong with its $4,000-9,000 price range these days.
2017 Toyota Tacoma
23/29 mpg city/highway
The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most popular midsize trucks available, and the 2017 is a great option for buying used. It gets good gas mileage, has a comfortable and stylish interior, and offers plenty of off-road options.
You can usually find listings of the 2017 model for sale around $25,000-30,000. Although on the pricey side for a used truck, keep in mind that the Tacoma is one of the top-rated for its year and you’ll get many more years out of this dependable truck.
Whenever you’re ready to go truck shopping, don’t be afraid to look for something used. Trucks are durable and are made to be long-lasting, so you’ll be sure to find something that has plenty of years left. Be sure to ask about the gas mileage when you’re out test-driving and do your research so you can be confident in finding something perfect for your budget.