Many consumers have made complains that the new pickup trucks are too expensive. While anyone would love to own a $65,000 Laramie Longhorns or a King Ranches, the reality is that for most of us, anything that will cost more than $40,000 is too expensive. Taking that fact into consideration, we went on a quest to determine the cheapest pickup trucks of 2017. However, it is essential to keep in mind that these vehicles will not possess many luxuries as you would find in your standard off-road SUV. Most of them are barebones workhorses whose main advantage is the look and performance of an off-road truck, nothing more. The basics are also available which include air conditioning, power steering, USB input and the AM/FM radio. Remote door locks and power windows may also be standard for most of these trucks. In this article, we have compiled the cheapest models that are available today from all the reputable truck manufacturers.
The Colorado Extended Cab base 2WD
This truck costs a mere $20,995 where the extra $995 is on destination charges. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has a starting price of $20,000. However, if you need this model in a double cab version, you will have to dig your pockets a little deeper for the WT trim. It is not difficult to get a Chevrolet Colorado with prices starting at $40,000 with all the accessories, luxuries, performance and engine inputs that you could ever find in an Off-road pickup truck. However, if you exercise self-restraint and stomach living with steel instead of alloy wheels, you can just get yourself a Chevrolet Colorado for only $20,000.
The 2017 GMC Canyon SL 2WD
With prices starting at $21,885, you will get a value for your money for a midsize truck. The GMC Canyon offers power windows, air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, a power driver’s seat which has a manual recline and USB inputs. The truck weighs a little over 3,944 pounds in curb weight. It has a 2.5-liter engine that produces a maximum power of 200 horsepower which will cater for all your work and off-road requirements. The truck comes with a standard 4: 10 rear axle ratio and a six-speed manual transmission. A 3.6 liter 308 horsepower V6 Canyon with tonneau covers is also available but for a higher price of $26,985. The price might be higher for anyone who is looking for the cheapest truck, but the deal is worth the bucks.
The 2017 ford F-150 XL 2WD
The Ford-150 XL has prices that vary significantly depending on regional and seasonal promotions and incentives. However, on paper, the truck goes for $28,025 including $1,295 for destination charges. Regional offers may save you over $2,000 off the starting price. This truck will come with crank windows unlike others of its class that at least have the comfort of power windows. The car comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, one of the most powerful on our list.
It is now possible to own an off-road pickup truck with a budget of between $20,000 and $25,000. Although you will not get all the luxuries that come with a standard off-road truck, you can at least get the performance. We hope that the next time you want to buy a truck on a budget, you will make a more informed choice.