A red F150 cruises on the country roads

The Best Trucks for Under $5,000

Milad Hassibi August 25, 2018


Trucks are the perfect vehicles for those that need to bring people and things along wherever they go. Pickup trucks tend to hold their value well, with some models costing over $10,000 with over 300,000 miles on the odometer. If you are looking for a truck with a budget of $5,000 or less, here are some pickups to consider.

2003 Ford F-150

No list of pickup trucks would be complete without the Ford F-150. This versatile truck has A white 2001 Ford F 350 sitting on the roadbeen ranked as the best selling truck in America for 40 years in a row.

The F150 features multiple powerful V8 motors, which can haul anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 lbs. MPG is relatively standard at 17/20 MPG city/highway.

A gray 2003 Tundra sitting on green grass2000 Toyota Tundra

Toyota is world renowned for its reliable and durable cars. The 2000 Tundra is no exception, with its reliable v8 capable of towing anywhere from 4,950 lbs to 7,200 lbs.

Although the Tundra falls short on MPG at 17/19, it’s worth the reliability.

It might be hard to find a low mileage one for under $5,000, but it should provide you with years of dependable service.

2001 Dodge Ram 2500

The 2500 series Ram truck is a great heavy-duty pickup truck for those of us that tow or haul largeA black lifted dodge ram truck loads.

The 2500 series features a Cummins diesel motor, which can last for hundreds of thousands of miles.

The Cummins motor can haul up to 14,000 lbs with a 5th wheel attached.
Consumers report an average of roughly 17 MPG in this diesel truck.

2001 Chevrolet Silverado A white 2001 Silverado sitting on the road1500

The Silverado is the second most famous series of trucks behind the Ford F series pickups.

The Silverado features the iconic 5.3 L small block motor capable of towing up to 9,400 lbs. Silverado’s were made in the millions, so parts are very affordable and easy to find.

The Silverado scores high marks in dependability and power, but interior quality is lacking.

1999 Ford F-250

Although the F-250 series trucks can be hard to find under $5,000, it can definitely be worth it toA Ford F250 with the Triton V10 motor get a higher mileage one. The F-250 series Super Duty truck series has been the standard in towing and hauling for years. These utility grade trucks usually feature a Powerstroke diesel motor, which can fetch top dollar due to their massive tow capacity of 11,000 lbs.

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If you are set on a diesel truck, this should be your top choice. Keep searching online until one pops up for sale in your price range, you never know what you can find!

Final Note

Finding the right pickup truck for you and your business can be hard. But with some thorough research and education, you are on track to finding the perfect truck. If you are looking to buy a new car but are in need of financing, CrediReady can help. Our nationwide network of trusted dealers and verified lenders work with buyers in all credit situations. Take a moment to fill out our free no-obligation loan inquiry form and start shopping for your dream car today!



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