Driving while looking good is every driver’s dream come true. Most think buying a vehicle brand new or adding costly modifications will up their status among neighbors, friends, and co-workers, giving off the illusion that they have it all. However, there are more affordable car options that’ll up our game instantly.
Vehicles from the early 2000s, for instance, still manage to bring in some major revenue for car manufacturers to this day. More importantly, several pickup brands from the early days are still popular. Some are even more stylish than the newer models! Here are 10 really cheap trucks that’ll make us feel like a millionaire!
10 The 2019 Honda Ridgeline
This year was a great year for Honda, with their newly designed 2019 Honda Ridgeline making its debut. The midsize pickup differs from most trucks with its car-like appearance, independent suspension, and great gas mileage. Additionally, the Ridgeline has an interior that’ll make drivers feel like royalty. The pickup comes in six different trims, which are equally appealing but the Ridgeline’s Black Edition is the real show-stopper here. These models also have exterior moldings that come in varying grades of black with either a crystal or glossy finish. Though the Ridgeline is a newer model, its starting price of only $29,990 makes this pickup seem too good to be true. Drivers will immediately feel like a million bucks in this truck!
9 The 2019 GMC Canyon
While the Honda Ridgeline is a reasonably priced truck, it’s not the only pickup in town with affordable pricing. GMC isn’t everyone’s top favorite brand, though shoppers can’t help but do a double-take at this 2019 GMC Canyon pickup.
The starting price of $22,200 is a sure way to get truck buyers to gawk. This compact truck may come in a small package, but don’t be fooled by its size. The GMC Canyon can tow several pieces of plywood like no body’s business, and still look like a million bucks while doing it. The cabin is described as “upscale” with a high-tech infotainment system and rear parking sensors. This truck is the bomb!
8 The 2019 Nissan Frontier
The 2019 GMC Canyon is a stylish truck with the price to match but the 2019 Nissan Frontier is even better. Arguably, this automaker has the sleekest vehicles in the industry and it’s not a surprise that the 2019 Nissan Frontier is just as pristine. The manufacturer has made several upgrades over the years to the model and their hard work shows in their craftsmanship. Truck lovers can choose from a number of cab options, such as a five-seater with a six-foot-long cargo bed. An SUV and pickup all in one vehicle. The magic really happens within the Frontier, where drivers will find automatic temperature control systems, beige leather seats, and a premium navigation system. Not only will truck drivers feel powerful but also luxurious. The starting price of $19,000, making it one of the cheapest and stylish trucks sold in its class today.
7 The 2008 Dodge Dakota
Another mid-size truck that’s got the looks comes the 2008 Dodge Dakota. The 2008 model received positive reviews after its much needed “nose-job” with a restyled “hood, grille, front fascia, headlights, and fenders, as well as a tailgate-mounted rear spoiler.” The interior may have fallen short with its traditional squarish compartments and grayscale interior coloring but arguably, that’s what gives this pickup its charm.
Humble on the inside but edgier on the outside! Additionally, this truck comes equipped with six trim styles, two cab options and engine sizes so huge anyone would’ve mistaken it for a full-size truck! With the starting price for a used Dodge Dakota at $6,500, not even the 2019 Nissan Frontier can out beat that price.
6 The 2008 Ford F-150
Dodge wasn’t the only one who had a few cosmetic changes made to their exterior. Four years back, Ford decided it was time their best-selling F-150 get an upgrade and so, the 2004 model was born. Experts say that much hasn’t changed since 2004 but that didn’t stop the masses from buying out the 2008 model. This proud truck came equipped with three cab styles, five trims, stainless steel running boards, and unique interior colors that drivers wouldn’t find anywhere else! The 2008 Ford F-150 came with the option of choosing between a V8 and V6 engine. Additionally, 4WD models come standard with levers that allowed the driver to switch in and out of the 4WD whenever necessary! Pretty cool. Even better, this full-size beast starts at $4, 423 used! Drivers love a good deal and the fancy pickup that comes along with it!
5 The 2017 Nissan Titan
With the pickings high and the pricing low, drivers are really getting the best of both worlds with these trucks. Cheap never looked so good. When it comes to style and flare, drivers can depend on Nissan to roll out the best of the best. Though not as a great of a seller as the Ford F-150, the 2017 Nissan Titan deserves some serious props for its stylish upgrade and capabilities. For instance, it can tow anything of up to 9,730 pounds! That’s a lot. Additionally, the truck comes in cab styles S, SV, and SL, although, the SL gives us more bang for our buck. It has everything from 20-inch wheels, heated seats, a 12-speaker audio system, and dark chrome accents with its Platinum Reserve package! This luxury full-size truck has a starting price of only $26, 609! Nissan sure knows how to make drivers feel lucky.
4 The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
GMC certainly knows how to keep their brand fresh and new in an ever-changing market. Perhaps that’s why its 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a high competitor against other name brands like the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150. This model just keeps getting better and better with each passing year. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a starting price at $37,000, which is higher than most but still very affordable. Its handsome bodywork makes it even more of an appealing option. This full-size truck is much more angular and stronger than previous models, with an impressive towing capacity of 12,200 pounds. That’s more than the Nissan Titan can carry! Driving a powerful truck that belongs on the front cover of a car magazine will definitely make the people at the gas station jealous.
3 The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Having a complete makeover can make any vehicle stand out. Consumers certainly noticed the changes in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 back in 2007 and were impressed. It out beat and outsold just about every competitor in its class that year. Still holding strong, the Silverado continued its reign in 2008. Despite minimal changes having been made to the truck since 2007, fans of pickup still geeked out over its upgrades. Changes ranged from its chassis, luxury-inspired interior designs and technologically advanced features such as active fuel management and Flex-Fuel E85 capabilities! What makes it even better is that model only started at $18,000, almost just as cheap as the 2019 Nissan Frontier. The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado was a truck with great options and even better appeal factor! Who wouldn’t want to own this awesome beast!
2 The 2019 Toyota Tundra
While some trucks can go toe to toe with one another, the 2019 Toyota Tundra falls short in a few areas. Though, that doesn’t mean the Tundra isn’t an awesome full-size truck! The guys over at Toyota have made a few improvements here and there over the years, and the 2019 model definitely flaunts its new kicks! The Tundra has a powerful V-8 engine, cranking out 381-horsepower and has advanced tech like the new Entune Infotainment System that’ll impress drivers right off the back! Within the truck is a picturesque interior of heated leather seats and polished wood trims that give the Tundra a sleek look. The outside doesn’t look too shabby, either. Starting at $31, 670, that’s still a great price for a full-size truck!
1 The 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche
It’s becoming abundantly clear that much of General Motor’s pickup brands received a massive upgrade in 2007. The 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche is the next truck to further GM’s domination of this list and for good reason. It addressed General Motor’s long-term problem of having inadequate cargo space. The 2007 Chevy Avalanche took care of the issue by offering a retractable panel that extends the cargo bed, offering more space. Other features included an all-new independent suspension, leather seats, and dual-zone automatic climate controls, making this cheap pickup a knockout. This truck has a starting price of $6,612 used! Why not save a few extra dollars and look like a million bucks while doing it, too?