The Best Mid-Sized Trucks to Buy Used

Looking for the perfect mid-size truck? Pre-owned trucks offer incredible value thanks to their performance, dependability, and strong resale value. We’ve ranked some of the best mid-size trucks made since 2010 to buy used, based on a variety of factors.

#5 2010 Toyota Tacoma

The 2010 Toyota Tacoma stands out in the used market for its powerful V6 engine in a smaller pickup. Its 10-year history demonstrates consistency in towing, off-roading, and city driving, while the overall value is slow to decline. Combined with high overall safety ratings, a KBB score of 4.7, a competitive fuel economy of 20 mpg, and a strong resale value, it’s no wonder the 2010 Tacoma was named the winner of US News’ 2010 Best Compact Truck for the Money award.

#4 2019 GMC Canyon

The 2019 GMC Canyon seemed outclassed in its year for its modest design, but had one of the highest mid-size towing capacities at 7,000 lbs as well as a comfortable and user-friendly cabin. After a conservative debut with an already appealing base price, this truck’s capable features and high KBB consumer rating of 4.6 now makes it a stand-out vehicle on the used market. With a high range of available features, these trucks are popular pre-owned options.

#3 2019 Chevy Colorado

The 2019 Chevy Colorado has a base price that’s lower than you’d expect, making it a highly competitive value for a newer vehicle. With 200 horsepower, 7,700 lb towing capacity, and 22 mpg combined fuel economy, this is a great choice for anyone looking for powerful cargo and towing capabilities without the extremes. KBB consumer reviews of 4.4 tout reliability and solid handling, and a good alternative to the Tacoma if off-roading is a priority.

#2 2011 Ford Ranger

The 2011 Ford Ranger is a durable, compact truck that features highly affordable maintenance and competitive 21 mpg fuel economy. The final production year and volume of this model means it’s easier to find a fair value in the used market, with attractive resale price. Though this truck is better suited to off-roading than hauling heavy loads, a KBB consumer rating of 4.5 still flaunts capable towing and power.

#1 2016 Toyota Tacoma

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma has long stood as a reliable resale truck and tops this list, too. With over 30 configurations available, there’s a new Tacoma to fit any budget and any priority. If you’re looking for a reliable work truck, a capable off-roader, or a comfortable daily driver without the luxuries of a higher-end vehicle, this is the truck for you. The midsize Access Cab is very affordable and offers a competitive fuel economy of 20 mpg combined and 159 horsepower, as well as a KBB rating of 4.5. Overall this great choice for basic efficiency across multiple arenas without specialization in one particular area.