The average transaction price for a brand-new 2019 full-size pickup is right around $50,000. With that in mind, a lot of truck customers are looking for ways to save money, and that includes by shopping for the cheapest trucks to maintain. We’ve focused on two key areas today to help.
We first wanted pickups that were likely to be reliable, so that you wouldn’t have as many repairs to make. But we further investigated how much it typically costs when there is something to fix. After all, a truck with a single repair bill of $500 takes more from your bank account that one that needs two $50 fixes. Smaller trucks are also less expensive to maintain than bigger ones — usually. Note that two intriguing pickups are too new for us to have maintenance-cost information, so we haven't included them here: the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2020 Jeep Gladiator.