Do you want to buy a new pickup truck without spending all of your savings? Luckily for you, there are many great options for people who are buying a pickup on the budget and you can get a high-quality vehicle for $25,000 or less. So with that in mind, today, we are going to take a look at 10 best new pickup trucks under $25,000 and 10 under $50,000. Hopefully, you will find at least one that perfectly fits your needs and budget.
With the growing popularity of pickup trucks, we can see great new trucks on the market every year. The automakers have continued to develop better and better pickups as the technology continued to evolve and today, the pickups aren’t just vehicles for the working class like they used to be in the past. In fact, the pickup trucks are the new favorite family vehicles and many people prefer them over SUVs and similar. After all, they are very practical and the new models are also great looking and have all the best features you would normally want in a car. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the best new pickups you can get at a really affordable price.
20 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ($22,437)
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is one of the most affordable new pickup trucks on the market.
There are many trim levels to choose from but if you want to keep the price as low as possible, you should go for the Colorado Base Trim.
According to MotorTrend, “The most basic Colorado available comes with Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, a 3.5-inch instrument cluster display, 16-inch steel wheels, and vinyl seats.” Apart from the other cool features, thanks to the new upgraded suspension and all-terrain tires, the new Colorado offers great off-road experience.
19 2018 GMC Canyon ($23,296)
The 2018 GMC Canyon is a great new midsize pickup that you can get for a price as low as $23,296. It comes in two bed lengths and two cab styles as well as a wide variety of trims that will impact the overall price. However, if you want to go with the cheapest version, you will still get a well-equipped truck that will serve you for many years to come. MotorTrendreports: “Standard features included on the base trim include a rearview camera, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, a six-speaker audio system, vinyl upholstery, and a 3.5-inch multi-information display.”
18 2017 Nissan Frontier S King Cab ($20,511)
While the 2018 Nissan Frontier costs around $30,000, you can buy a new 2017 Frontier for as little as $20,511 and still have a great midsize pickup truck. MotorTrendsreports: “Nissan has added a new S Work Truck package to the 2017 Nissan Frontier pickup. The package includes a spray-in bedliner, bed rail caps, splash guards, and rubber floor mats. Additionally, a body-coloured rear bumper replaces the chrome bumper on the Frontier S.”
The things that you will probably like about this truck is the great maneuverability, lots of configurations, and the V-6’s low-end torque.
All in all, it’s a pretty solid vehicle at a great price.
17 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Access Cab ($24,320)
Toyota Tacoma has been one of the most popular pickups on the market for quite some time and for a good reason, too. It is a great midsize truck and you can get the 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Access Cab for $24,320. However, it comes pretty well-equipped. According to Autobytel, “That does include a 6-speed automatic transmission and a fairly nice Entune audio system, complete with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, an iPod-compatible USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity for voice-controlled hands-free calling and audio streaming. Oh, and that touchscreen also does double duty as a display for the standard rearview camera system.”
16 2016 RAM 1500 ($16,843)
With the newer models of the RAM 1500 on the market, the 2016 model’s price has gone seriously down and you can buy a new RAM 1500 for as little as $16,843. RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup truck with a lot of space for both the passengers and the cargo. According to MotorTrend, “Two new trims have been added for 2016 including the bold Rebel and luxurious Laramie Limited. Rebel models feature a unique grille, a black off-road front bumper, air suspension, 33-inch tires, skidplates, two hooks, black, red, and gray interior colours, and more." Ram is a very popular brand, and now it's easier than ever to get into one.
15 2016 Ford F-150 ($23,168)
Ford F-150 is Ford’s best-selling pickup truck. While the 2017 or newer models go above the $25,000 mark, you can buy a new 2016 Ford F-150 for $23,168. According to MotorTrend, “The F-150 regular cab models (two-door) are offered with a 6-foot-6-inch bed or an 8-foot bed. The F-150 SuperCab is paired with the 6-foot-6-inch bed or 8-foot bed, and the SuperCrew can be had with the smallest 5-foot-6-inch bed or the 6-foot-6-inch bed.” You should be able to find both options for less than $25,000.
There is also the third option, The King Ranch model, but that is a bit more expensive.
However, according to MotorTrend, all three body styles received the highest five-star rating from the NHTSA.
14 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 ($18,118)
The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 came with a lot of cool new features that make this truck worth checking out, especially considering the price tag of $18,118. According to MotorTrend, “The Sierra 1500 receives a new grille design with a specific appearance for each trim, new headlights with signature LED lighting on all models, available LED fog lights, LED headlights standard on the Denali trim, and available LED taillights. Additionally, the eight-speed automatic is now available with the 5.3-liter V-8, available remote tailgate locking, available wireless phone charging…” GMC Sierra 1500 is a full-size truck with a lot of space for both the passengers and the cargo as well as with the highest rating of five stars issued by NHSTA.
13 2016 Chevrolet Silverado ($19,868)
The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is one of the pickup trucks worth checking out of you are looking for a full-size truck at an affordable price. You can buy a new 2016 Silverado for $19,868 and get lots of tech included in the price of this well-equipped and affordable vehicle. MotorTrendreports: “The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 receives a host of new features including LED headlights, a remote locking tailgate, power articulating assist steps, an improved MyLink infotainment system, and wireless phone charging." The Silverado has a very sharp look and appears more expensive than it actually is.
12 2015 Nissan Titan ($17,796)
If you are a Nissan fan yet you are looking for something bigger than Nissan’s most affordable midsize pickup, Nissan Frontier, the 2015 Nissan Titan is one of the vehicles you should check out.
While the 2018 model is significantly more expensive, one can get a new 2015 Nissan Titan with all the cool features for as little as $17,796.
MotorTrend reports: “The 2015 Nissan Titan gains power-adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat in models with captain’s chairs, as well as a revised interior door panel design and materials. Two new exterior colours have been added: Arctic Blue Metallic and Magnetic Black.”
11 2014 Honda Ridgeline ($19,943)
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is an SUV/truck hybrid that you can get in 3 different trim levels, all of them for less than $25,000, starting at $19,943. According to MotorTrend, “Standard equipment on the base model includes 17-inch steel wheels, trailer hitch, keyless entry, power accessories, cruise control, and a rearview camera. Regardless of trim, the 2014 Ridgeline is equipped with a 250-hp 3.5-liter V-6 paired to an automatic five-speed transmission.” The things we like most about this pickup are the versatility, hidden storage compartments, and dual-action tailgate. The truck-like bed and the SUV interior make a well-executed package at a great price.
10 2018 Toyota Tundra ($37,380)
The new 2018 Toyota Tundra is a great full-size pickup that you can get for $37,380 with the base equipment which leaves you a lot of space for upgrading if you want to stay below the $50,000 mark. According to MotorTrend, “The refreshed 2018 Toyota Tundra receives a slightly revised front fascia with a new grille and a new TRD Sport trim that comes with a hood scoop, 20-inch alloy wheels, a mesh grille, a TRD shift knob, TRD Sport floor mats, Bilstein shocks, and TRD front and rear anti-roll bars." On top of looking good, these trucks are also very safe and offer great features to protect the driver and passengers.
9 2018 Ford F-150 ($29,701)
Ford F-150 is Ford’s F line best seller and it is a great vehicle if you are looking for a good full-size truck at a great price. You can buy the base model for as little as $29,701 and no matter which trim you choose, you will stay below the $50,000 mark. MotorTrend reports: “The best-selling Ford F-150 gets a major update for its 40th birthday. The big news is a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V-6 as well as revised gasoline engines. Other changes include a new front end and rear end including exterior lighting, grille, and tailgate." The interior also does not disappoint, as Ford seems to cram more and more features into their flagship truck every year.
8 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD ($37,302)
The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is one of the best midsize trucks under $50,000.
The things we like the most about this pickup are the powerful diesel engine, a very smooth ride for a large truck, and a user-friendly infotainment system.
MotorTrend reports on some of the new features included in this model, “A rearview camera and a 7.0-inch touchscreen are now standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. The Z71 and High Country models get a new grille design, and the tire pressure monitor on all models now has a tire fill alert system." This truck isn't just about getting the job done, it's also about looking good while doing it.
7 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD ($38,500)
You can get the new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD with all its new features for as little as $38,500 which truly makes its price a real bargain. Not only is this truck great looking, but it also offers some of the newest technologies and comfortable ride. We particularly like the user-friendly infotainment system and its powerful diesel engine. MotorTrend reports: “The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is the largest truck Chevrolet makes, slotting above the smaller Silverado 2500HD. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional. There are three cab styles, two bed lengths and either single or dualrear-wheel configurations available in the 2018 Silverado 3500HD.”
6 2018 Ford F-250 ($36,203)
The 2018 Ford F-250 is a heavy-duty pickup truck and it is the second biggest truck in the famous Ford F series. It comes in 5 trim levels, two bed lengths, and three cab styles with a standard rear-wheel drive and an optional four-wheel drive. According to MotorTrend, “The 2018 F-250 comes standard with a 6.2-liter V-8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. A 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 with 450 hp and 935 lb-ft is also offered. Both engines come exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission. Heavy duty trucks are not rated for fuel economy by the EPA.” The NHTSA gaveit the highest five-star rating for the side impact test.
5 2018 Ford F-350 ($37,399)
Ford F-350 is the largest truck of the Ford’s F family and the 2018 model’s fair market price is around $37,399.
What we like most about this vehicle are its luxurious higher trims, punchy diesel engine, and the fact that this truck is a supremely capable hauler.
MotorTrend reports: “The 2018 Ford F-350 comes standard with a 6.2-liter V-8 good for 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. A 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 rated at 450 hp and 935 lb-ft is also available. Both engines are paired to a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA doesn’t rate heavy-duty trucks for fuel economy.” This way drivers won't get ripped off at the pumps.
4 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD ($37,389)
You can buy the new 2018 GMC Sierra 25000HD for $37,389 which leaves you a lot of room to choose any trim level you like and still stay below the $50,000 price tag. What we particularly like about this model is the powerful diesel engine option as well as upscale interior on the Denali trim. MotorTrendreports: “The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD gets a rearview camera and a 7.0-inch touchscreen as standard. Three new exterior colors, Deep Mahogany Metallic, Red Quartz Tintcoat, and White Frost Tricoat, are now available. A tire-fill alert has been added to the tire pressure monitoring system, and the Denali trim gets a new grille.”
3 2018 GMC Sierra 35000HD - $38,570
The new 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD is a cool midsize truck that seems now better than ever while the price tag still stays well below the $50,000 mark. What we like about the 2018 Sierra 3500HD model is the fact that it now has more standard features as well as a powerful diesel engine option, and a very smooth ride when carrying a payload. MotorTrend reports: “Two engines are offered on the 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD, a 6.0-liter V-8 rated at 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 with 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. Both engines are paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. Maximum payload on the 2018 Sierra 3500HD is 7,153 pounds, and when properly equipped, it can tow up to 23,300 pounds.”
2 2019 RAM 1500 ($35,901)
The new 2019 RAM 1500 is really something and it is definitely worth $35,901 that you will pay for the base version.
What we love the most about the 2019 model of this cool full-size pickup is the new mild-hybrid system should make the truck more fuel efficient as well as lots of available tech.
According to MotorTrend, “The 2019 Ram 1500 is all-new and is up to about 225 pounds lighter than its predecessor despite being larger. In addition to its updated exterior styling, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers two engines with mild hybrid systems thanks to the addition of a belt-drive motor generator backed by a 48-volt battery pack.”
1 2018 Nissan Titan XD ($47,129)
From what we can tell so far, the new 2018 Nissan Titan XD seems like a great vehicle at a great price of $47,129. The things that immediately caught our attention are a good and smooth ride, the fact that it is available with a diesel engine, and the fact that it is slightly more capable than a standard full-size pickup. MotorTrend reports: “The 2018 Nissan Titan XD comes standard with a 5.6-liter V-8 rated at 390 hp and 394 lb-ft of torque paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. A 5.0-liter turbodiesel V-8 with 310 hp and 555 lb-ft is optional and comes paired to a six-speed automatic.”
Sources: Hiconsumption.com, Motortrend.com, Autobytel.com