5 Best Used Small Trucks for Everyday Use

March 18, 2013

Below you'll find some of the popular used small trucks that are currently available in the market. Auto manufacturers have improved small truck mileage in this day of rising gas prices and, hence, these small truck models are very fuel efficient.

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1. Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is the best rated compact pickup truck and has the highest safety ratings as a small truck. The Tacoma I-4 has a manual transmission and a fuel mileage of 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway and is powered by a 2.7 liter, 159 hp I4 engine.

2. Honda Ridgeline

This is a four-door small truck with high safety ratings, and is the only truck with a trunk in the bed. It has a fuel efficiency of 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway and is powered by a 3.5 liter, 250 hp V6 engine. It features a 5-speed automatic transmission.

3. Nissan Frontier

The Frontier has a 4.0 liter V6 engine capable of an output of 261 hp. This small pickup truck is powered by the largest engine ever installed in a compact truck and has a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

4. Chevrolet Trailblazer

This is an extremely powerful, compact pickup truck powered by a 6.0 liter V8 engine capable of an output of 300 hp and an all wheel drive trim. The fuel economy is 12 mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway. The front wheel and 2-wheel drive trims are less powerful and have a better fuel efficiency of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

5. Ford Ranger

The Ranger is the best bargain currently available and has a fuel efficiency of 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Before you buy a small truck, you should go online and research the reliability of the truck, get a history report and have it checked out by a mechanic to ensure that you get your money's worth.

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