Top 5 Used Pickup Trucks Under $15k

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What better way to celebrate Truck Month than by buying a great used pickup? This is a great time to be a truck buyer because the market is absolutely flooded with great used pickup trucks from every manufacturer. There are compacts, full-size, and even heavy-duty trucks available but this list will be confined to half-ton pickups available for $15k or less. features millions of listings on fantastic new and used pickup trucks in virtually every size, shape, color, and condition.

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The Chevrolet Silverado is available in standard cab, extended cab, and crew cab versions. You can find them with either an 8-foot bed, a 6.5-foot bed, or a 5-foot 8-inch bed (on the crew cab). Trim levels range from the base level Work Truck (W/T) to the extravagant LTZ trim level. While the W/T features only the bare essentials with a V6 engine as standard equipment, the LTZ offers dual-zone automatic climate control, a unique dash design with elegant wood and metallic accents, 12-way power adjustable heated front bucket seating with driver memory function, remote engine start, and a premium Bose audio system.

2011 GMC Sierra 1500

2011 GMC Sierra 1500In all honesty, the GMC Sierra 1500 is identical to the Silverado 1500, except for the logos. Trim levels include the Work Truck (W/T), the SL, the SLE, the SLT, and the Denali. The W/T can be had with air conditioning, a trip computer, vinyl upholstery, a split bench seat, a CD/MP3 stereo with an auxiliary jack, a tilting steering column, On Star availability, and a 4.3-liter V6 engine that produces 195-horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Denali trim adds a powerful V8 engine, supple leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, turn-by-turn navigation, and 20-inch cast aluminum wheels.

2011 Ram 1500

2011 Ram 1500The mighty Ram comes in standard, extended cab, and crew cab variants. A 6-foot 4-inch bed or an 8-foot bed are available on everything except the four-door crew cab, which gets a 5-foot 7-inch bed. Look for this dynamic used pickup in four trim levels; the base ST, mid-level SLT and Sport levels, and top-tier Laramie trim. The Sport version lists a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that manages 390-horsepower and 407 lb.-ft. of torque, dual exhaust, 20-inch chrome wheels, a color LCD touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, bucket style seating, auto-dimming sideview mirrors, a body colored grille, and foglamps.

2011 Ford F-150

2011 Ford F-150As the best-selling vehicle in the world for nearly four-decades, there are plenty of used Ford trucks to go around. Body styles include regular cab, super cab, and super crew cab models. Regular cab versions are equipped with your choice of either a 6.5-foot or an 8-foot bed. Super cab models get the 5.5-foot bed and super crew models can be found with either a 5.5-foot or a 6.5-foot bed. Super crew trucks feature four-doors. Trim levels include XL, STX, XLT (the most popular version), FX2/FX4, Lariat, Lariat Limited, King Ranch, Platinum, Harley Davidson, and extreme off-road Raptor versions.

2011 Toyota Tundra

2011 Toyota TundraDon’t look for a ton of trim levels for the Tundra. It is only available in Tundra and Tundra Limited varieties. Both come in three cab configurations; regular, double cab, and four-door crew max. Standard equipment for the double cab version of the Tundra version includes 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, tilting steering column, a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, a split bench seat, cruise control, intermittent windshield wipers, keyless entry, and an eight-way adjustable driver seat.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.