2021 Used Truck Comparison

2021 was a banner year for trucks. To help you shop for used trucks, we've made a handy comparison of the best used Full Size, Midsize, and Heavy Duty Pick Trucks of the year 2021.


All-new F-150 Lariat in Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Custom Trail Boss

2021 Ford F-150

The classic Ford F-150 was totally redesigned for 2021, while maintaining its classic appearance. The best-selling 2021 Ford F-150 remains one of the best full-size trucks to buy. 

Towing capacity: 5,000 - 14,000 lbs

Payload: 1,142 to 2,900 lbs

Standard MPG: 20 city / 24 highway

Curb weight: 4,021 - 5,014 lbs

Horsepower: 250 to 450 hp

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2021 Silverado 1500 improves over the prior model year with some incremental improvements. The latest edition manages to be bigger, stronger, and yet lighter than before. As a result, the 2021 Silverado continues to be one of the best used trucks to buy.

Curb weight: 4,520 lbs +

Towing capacity: Up to 9,700 lbs

MPG: Up to 23 city / 33 highway

Payload: 1,750 to 2,280 lbs

Horsepower: 277 to 420 hp

2021 Nissan Titan

The 2020 Nissan Titan is virtually identical to the 2021 model. The Titan combines tons of standard horsepower at 400 HP with 413 pound-feet of torque and an attractive price. Its a great option for buyers looking for a deal.

Curb weight: 5,487 to 5,919

Towing capacity: Up to 9,310 lbs

MPG: Up to 16 city / 21 highway

Payload: 1,333 to 1,696 lbs

Horsepower: 400 hp


2020 Ford Ranger

2021 Ford Ranger

The 2021 Ford Ranger carries over pretty much everything from the prior year without changing too much. It remains popular thanks to its refined engine and surprising performance given its size. It is one of the best used trucks of 2021.

Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs

Payload: 1,609 to 2,128 lbs

MPG: Up to 21 city / 26 highway

Horsepower: 270 hp

2022 Nissan Frontier

The wildly reimagined Nissan Frontier was introduced near the beginning of 2021. Despite being a 2022 model, this truck competed for a spot as potentially the best midsize truck of 2021. A pre-owned 2022 Nissan Frontier is a fantastic investment for truck owners.

Towing capacity: Up to 6,720 lbs

Payload: 1,296 to 1,708 lbs

MPG: Up to 18 city / 24 highway

Horsepower: 310 hp

2021 Toyota Tacoma

The 2021 Toyota Tacoma offers long-term reliability and holds its resale value better than most vehicles. The 2021 model is similar in most respects to the popular 2020 Tacoma, but remains one of the best used midsize trucks to buy.

Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs - 6,800 lbs

Payload: 1,609 to 2,128 lbs

MPG: Up to 21 city / 26 highway

Horsepower: 159 - 278 hp

Find All These Trucks & More

Patterson Truck Stop lives up to its name with an exceptional inventory of used trucks for sale. Shop for every size, make, model, and year of used truck in one easy place. Best of all, every qualifying used truck comes with a Free Lifetime Warranty.

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