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Inexpensive Pickup Trucks for 2013

Tuner Tom
by Tuner Tom
February 22, 2013
2 min. Reading Time

Over the past few years there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of inexpensive light duty trucks offered here in the U.S. It seemed to have started with the Ford Ranger, which seemed to be a very popular truck at the time of its demise. Now the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier, Dodge Dakota, and Suzuki Equator have all disappeared from the 2013 model year line-up. Let’s take a look at the handful of the most inexpensive pickups left on the new car market.

2013 Toyota Tacoma - $17,625

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma comes in a couple of different body styles and offers 2 different engine choices. The base price for the basic 2.7 liter 4-cylinder 5-speed manual is $17,625 with the top of the line 4x4 Double Cab Long Box going for over $28k. 


2013 Ram 1500 - $22,640

The 2013 RAM 1500 Tradesman is a great work truck. Since the Dakota has been discontinued, the Ram 1500 base model has taken its place offering a 310 horsepower V-8 engine, spay in bedliner, standard tow hitch, and a reasonable $22,640 price point.


2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $23,590

With the demise of the Chevrolet Colorado, the most inexpensive truck now offered from Chevy is the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.5 liter V-6 Work Truck 4x2 with the Standard Cab and a 6.5' Box costing $23,590. This is a great deal when you consider the LTZ model costs $42,935 with all the bells and whistles.

 Photo by Chevrolet Media

Photo by Chevrolet Media

2013 Ford F-150 - $23,670

Ford continues to be the juggernaut in the pickup truck market. For 2013 there are 51 different trim levels available on the F-150. You have tons to choose from regarding cab configuration, bed size, and engine offering. The most inexpensive 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck is the XL 4x2 Regular Cab model with the 6.5' Box.  The 3.7 liter V-6 engine provides some good power at 302 HP while getting 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.


2013 Nissan Titan - $29,270

Nissan’s light duty truck offering (Frontier) is not available for the 2013 model year. So the most inexpensive truck being offered by Nissan is the Titan S 4x2 King Cab. With a $29,270 price, the 2013 Nissan Titan S is one of the more expensive base model trucks out there. But you do get 4 doors and a nice healthy V-8 engine.



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