Best Trucks to Tow with Under $10k

Milad Hassibi May 1, 2018


Trucks have a tendency to hold their value well. Often times, heavy duty towing trucks require a more powerful engine, a heavy-duty suspension, and a more rigid design. If you are looking to purchase a pickup truck, create a list of essentials you need from your truck, such as towing capacity, mileage, number of seats, diesel or regular fuel, etc. Understanding your needs before you buy can really help thin the herd, as there are a large number of trucks available for sale on the used car market.

If you are finding it difficult to find the ideal towing truck, we’ve compiled a list of reliable heavy duty used trucks under $10,000 that can get almost any job done.

2008 Toyota Tundra

The Tundra has been Toyota’s heavy-duty truck ever since it was released. With the 5.7L V8 engineA group of thumbs up hands and a red ford pickup truck and a red background, you can easily tow 10,800 lbs. Toyota’s trucks tend to hold their value extremely well, so expect to find one with over 100k miles if your budget is only $10,000. The Tundra is a durable and extremely reliable truck scoring nearly 16 MPG with a fully loaded bed and a crew cab full of people. The Tundra is also a fast truck, rated at a 6-second 0-60 time, faster than some European sports sedans.

2007 Ford F-150

The F-150 has been an American icon since Ford started building the F-100 series trucks. The truck has been the best selling car in the United States for almost 15 years straight. The F-150 gets nearly 14 MPG city and 20 MPG highway with a tow rating of up to 9,500 lbs. Ford styled the F-150 timelessly, with many features including multiple audio connections and other connectivity features.

2007 Chevrolet Silverado

The Silverado was available with a massive array of engines and transmissions for buyers to choose from. The Silverado is rated to tow nearly 10,500 lbs. with a 5.3L engine and 4×4 driveline. Rated at 315 HP and 338 torque, this American Icon can haul nearly anything you need. The Silverado is also an immensely reliable truck as Chevrolet has been using the 5.3L engine for nearly 20 years. Parts are also readily available for very low prices.

2005 Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan is a full sized pickup truck rated to tow 9,500 lbs with a 5.6L V8. The 5.6L V8 is measured at 305 HP and 379 torque, more than enough power for most towing needs. The Titan has 4 wheel drive and 2 wheel drive options available as well, depending on your needs. Gas mileage is lower on the Titan than most trucks, with 14 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.

2008 Dodge Ram

The Ram series of trucks has always been about durability. With a 5.7L V8 engine, the Ram is a serious competitor for any high towing capacity truck. You can tow nearly 9,000 lbs with the 1500 series Dodge Rams that still score 14/19 MPG in the city and on the highway respectively. There are multiple packages available on the Ram, from a base model with power seats to the 5.7L HEMI engine, DVD players, and more

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