5 Most Affordable Used Trucks in Texas

Texans love their trucks, and buying used is a great way to enjoy high-end features without the high-end price. Whether you need a work truck that can handle heavy loads or just want a truck for driving around town, check out our list of 5 affordable used trucks.

2005 Toyota Tacoma


Toyota is known for making reliable cars and trucks, and the Tacoma is no exception. The most popular version sold was the 4-door access cab with a V6, so those are the easiest to find. There are still plenty of the other trim levels for sale as more than 168,000 2005 Tacomas were sold. 

A comfortable front seat, decent gas mileage for the category, and excellent handling made this a top pick when it was new. The fact that Toyotas are known to last for 400,000+ miles is another reason this truck, which can be found for around $7,000, is a smart choice.

2004 Nissan Frontier


It’s true that the Nissan Frontier is a no-frills truck, but when you realize you can get one for right around $5,000, it’s easy to see why this truck made the list. In order to get the lower price, you’ll likely be looking at a 2-wheel drive short bed, but for another grand or so, you may find a crew cab model. 

This truck is a great choice for your daily commute as it gets 27 mpg on the highway. You’ll also enjoy a comfortable ride thanks to a decent amount of headroom and legroom. 

2003 Dodge Ram 1500

Dodge fans tend to be loyal to the brand, so they’ll be happy to see that it’s possible to purchase the maker’s half-ton truck for under $5,000. Once strictly utilitarian, the move to offer impressive comfort in their Ram trucks began around the turn of the century, so this truck has plenty of creature comforts. It’s also a beast with the ability to haul up to 8,600 pounds. 

2009 Toyota Tundra

This truck earned the Top Safety Pick Award from the Insurance for Highway Safety, is easy to drive, and offers the perfect mix of power and fuel efficiency. The 4.0 V6 pushes out 236 HP, and you’ll get up to 20 MPG on the highway. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options should be pretty easy to find for around $10,000. 

2010 Chevy Colorado

This truck makes many “best used trucks” lists, and we agree that it deserves a spot. The 4-wheel crew cab was the most popular, so that version will be the easiest to find. Also available were rear-wheel drive options. Either way, you’ll get 25 mpg on the highway and enjoy the benefits of this stylish truck for an average price of less than $7,000.

Of course, price isn’t the only thing to consider when buying a used truck, and our helpful staff will guide you through the entire process from checking the Carfax report to financing!

Patterson Truck Stop has a large selection of quality pre-owned trucks, and our inventory changes often. Whether you want a truck for off-roading and other outdoor fun, a work truck, or a daily driver, we likely have what you need. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can get it, so stop by today and drive away with a great deal.