There is absolutely no question that the automobile world is currently run by pickups. This makes a lot of sense, as the vast majority of models from most manufacturers can be trusted in working conditions. However, over the years, the importance of speed when it comes to pickups has increased and this is something buyers want with their trucks. A lot of car manufacturers have adapted to this trend but some of their models are simply far too slow compared to others on the market. However, even with this being the case, the prices of these specific pickups do not seem to drop in price when they ultimately should.
With all that has been stated thus far, in this article, we will be looking at 10 slow pickups that cost way too much, and 10 fast trucks that anyone can afford. It is very important to note that these pickups will be coming from a wide variety of car manufacturers, as well as different release years. The trucks that cost too much also are not necessarily bad pickups but it is clear that they are lagging behind the competition when it comes to their overall speed. At the end of the day, we are in a time when technological advances are coming at a very quick pace, so we expect our trucks to follow in that direction with their capabilities.
Now, let's look at these trucks!
20 Slow & Expensive: 2018 Ram 3500
The 2018 Ram 3500 is definitely a very solid vehicle when it comes to its productivity in working conditions. This is what allows it to be such a fantastic heavy duty pickup. Its sales are always through the roof and this is a major reason why the car manufacturer is currently thriving.
However, when seeing how slow it is due to its immense amount of weight, it can be deemed as far too expensive in that department. There is no question that a potential buyer will get what they are looking for with this pickup if it's for work but other than that, it is a bit too pricey.
19 Fast & Affordable: 2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged
It is pretty amazing that the 2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged is still one of the fastest pickups one can buy today, either new or used. However, what is most fantastic about it is the fact that it comes at a far cheaper price. This is because it has been out on the market for over a decade at this point.
This pickup definitely is one that people should look to purchase if they want to use it for its speed. It is hard to find a truck from that time period that even comes close to it when looking at it from this perspective, and that is why it truly can be deemed as a good purchase.
18 Slow & Expensive: 2019 Ford Ranger
Ford made headlines when they announced that they were bringing back the Ranger series for this release year. It was something that many people were waiting on for quite some time and the company does deserve praise for finally bringing it back to the public.
However, it is quite apparent that it is far too slow compared to other pickups on the primary market. This does make sense, as it is a bit heavier than most similarly sized trucks at this time, but the lack of speed is inexcusable when looking at how expensive it is at the moment. It is a bit disappointing.
17 Fast & Affordable: GMC Syclone
The GMC Syclone was only be released for one year during the 1990s and that is truly a shame. This vehicle would go on to get a lot of attention after its time on the primary market because of its rarity. However, its best element was its extremely fast speed.
This could be deemed as the most entertaining pickup that one could buy. Although it is behind the times of today's trucks, its speed is still among the best of any pickup ever made. Also, with it being old now, it can be found at a very reasonable price. At the end of the day, this could secretly be the best pickups one could buy right now if they want speed at a cheap price.
16 Slow & Expensive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
There is no question that the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is definitely a top-notch pickup if you are using it for the purpose of heavy work. However, if speed is what one is looking for, this is definitely not the model for them to choose. It is far too slow compared to its competition.
This is a great pickup but it comes at far too expensive of a price when seeing how slow it is. Buyers sometimes are looking for their pickups to be able to reach blistering speeds but this one just does not have the ability to accelerate quickly. It just is not worth the money unless it is used to get tasks done.
15 Fast & Affordable: 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
In 2003, Ford released a very intriguing pickup with the F-150 Harley-Davidson. It would go on to get a lot of attention, as it was built to reach very high speeds. This element of the vehicle definitely would also increase its overall value, so it was heavily sought out for.
However, due to the fact that many years have now passed by, one can find this pickup at a relatively cheap price. This is the type of pickup that one can use if they are looking to have fun with their pickup. It is productive, for sure, but its blistering speed is what makes it receive such praise.
14 Slow & Expensive: 2008 Mercedes Unimog
The 2008 Mercedes Unimog may be older at this present time but it definitely still comes at a fairly expensive price. This makes a lot of sense, as it is a luxury brand. This pickup was made solely to be used in working conditions, as it possesses a lot of overall strength.
However, it truly lacks in speed and does not have the ability to reach 60 mph. This definitely is a major flaw for this vehicle and it is why it can be argued that it is too expensive. There is no question that it will get the job done but it simply lacks any of the go-fast features that would make it entertaining to drive.
13 Fast & Affordable: 2015 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
The Ford F-150 series has been extremely popular for a number of years, especially when it comes to their Raptor model. These versions of the F-150 are made specifically to reach high speeds on rugged terrain and it is what gives them even more overall value.
The 2015 model year is one that definitely has been able to get a lot of attention since its release. It is clear that it is absolutely fantastic when it comes to its overall structure, so it will last for a long time. However, now it is already at a cheaper price, so now is the time to take advantage of it.
12 Slow & Expensive: 2019 Mitsubishi Triton
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has gotten mixed reviews since its release. There is no question that it definitely can handle being used in solid working conditions but at the same time, it is easily one of the slowest pickups one can buy on the primary market at this present time.
This vehicle definitely is far too expensive for what the buyer is actually getting from it, and with that, it should honestly be avoided until it drops in price. There is no question that it is structured in a well enough fashion but it is far too overvalued and this needs to change.
11 Fast & Affordable: 2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
Many people consider the 2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning to be one of the best pickups to ever come from the legendary car manufacturer. This ultimately makes a lot of sense, as this vehicle was the complete package. It not only had a lot of power, but it had blistering speeds.
Due to the fact that this vehicle has been out of production for over a decade, there is no question that it has dropped in price pretty significantly. With that being stated, this is the type of pickup that one should look to add to their garage, even if it's used. It is hard to find a better pickup than this one anywhere.
10 Slow & Expensive: 2018 Toyota Hilux
The Toyota Hilux series has definitely been able to maintain its rank near the top of the pickup rankings. This has made their pickups very expensive over the years, and when seeing how powerful they are, it does make sense to a degree. However, they lack in speed immensely.
When seeing how technological advancements have made it possible for trucks to be both strong and fast, it can be argued that the 2018 Hilux simply is behind others. This is why there is no question that it should be dropped in price. The Hilux series needs to produce faster pickups at this time.
9 Fast & Affordable: 2009 Dodge Ram R/T
The 2009 Dodge Ram R/T may be an old pickup at this point but it is clear that still can keep up with pickups of today. This is why many individuals should look into purchasing one of these used. They are cheap but they clearly are built extremely well when it comes to their overall structures.
Speed is one of the best elements of this pickup, so it is apparent that it is definitely very fun to drive. Although it may not be the flashiest of pickups, as it is a bit behind when it comes to its technological features, it still is a pickup that absolutely is worth the investment.
8 Slow & Expensive: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok
The 2019 Volkswagen Amarok is a pickup that definitely has gotten a lot of attention overseas. This makes a lot of sense, as the car manufacturer has been known for making some of the most reliable vehicles in the automotive world for a long period of time.
However, this pickup has one major flaw that absolutely should be sinking its value. Its overall speed is far too slow for a pickup of this time and it is unfortunate that it still comes at such an expensive price. Now, that is not to say that this is a bad pickup, but it clearly is a little bit behind the rest of the pack.
7 Fast & Affordable: Dodge Lil' Red Express
It is hard to believe that the Dodge Lil' Red Express was released almost fifty years ago. However, one major element that still stands is the fact that it is still one of the fastest pickups one can buy. It truly was ahead of its time and it is why it is such a collectible today.
This pickup can be found at a fairly decent price. There is no question that it is absolutely worth its value, as there is no pickup that is like it. Although it clearly is behind today's trucks when it comes to its technology, it is fair to state that it would easily keep up with today's fastest pickups.
6 Slow & Expensive: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado definitely is not a bad pickup by any stretch of the imagination. However, due to the fact that it is a heavy duty truck, its speed has taken a hit. However, it is far too slow compared to other heavy-duty pickups, so it definitely deserves criticism on that front.
This would not necessarily be an issue if the 2018 Colorado had dropped in price since then. However, it still is far too expensive for what the driver is actually getting from it, so it should be avoided at this present time. In the future, when it's cheaper, however, it would be a solid working truck for one to own.
5 Fast & Affordable: 2007 Toyota Tundra
Like the 2008 Toyota Tundra, the 2007 version was a high point in the fast truck trend. There is no question that this vehicle was built to reach blistering speeds. This is what would lead to it receiving a lot of positive reviews, and it still is beloved by many individuals today.
It is the perfect time for new drivers to get this car used, as it is cheap, but also fun to drive. There is no question that it also has the ability to be quite effective in working conditions as well. At the end of the day, this is the type of truck that many people would love to have.
4 Slow & Expensive: 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
The 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab definitely has been a bit of wildcard. Although it is clear that it is the perfect pickup when it comes to its productivity and towing capabilities, its speed is lackluster. This negative quality should have dropped its price a bit, but it has yet to.
However, this pickup is still far too expensive, especially when seeing how many years have passed since its release. This is not a bad pickup in the slightest but it clearly is a bit overvalued. One could get the same productivity from another pickup but also have it hit far higher speeds, as well.
3 Fast & Affordable: 2016 GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra series has definitely been able to gain a lot of attention over the years. This is largely because of the fact that this pickup continuously is a solid one year after year. However, the 2016 version may be the best one to buy at this present time.
There is no question that this pickup is great, but what helps it even more is that it comes at a cheap price now. When seeing how there have not been many issues at all with it since its release and that it is able to reach high speeds without much effort, it is clear that this is a top of the line truck.
2 Slow & Expensive: 2019 Ford F-650
The 2019 Ford F-650 is definitely a pickup that absolutely should be used in working conditions. It is hard to find a pickup with as much towing capability as this one and that definitely has been a major reason why it has gotten so much praise since entering the primary market.
However, when seeing how it costs over $100,000 to purchase, one can easily state that it is overpriced. It is one of the slowest pickups one can find, as it is extremely heavy. This should drop its price but with Ford being such a top-notch manufacturer, they can get away with making their vehicles extremely expensive and still find buyers.
1 Fast & Affordable: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country definitely made a lot of noise during its time on the primary market. This makes a lot of sense, as the Silverado series has constantly been a top-notch one. However, its capability for speed is what would carry it to the top.
With it being a handful of years since its release, it makes a lot of sense that it has now dropped in price pretty significantly. However, this honestly should make it more appealing to buyers, as it clearly is a pickup that has an elite amount of speed compared to the others around it.
Sources: MotorBiscuit, Car and Driver, and Road and Track.