10 Best Trucks for the Money

Toyota Tacoma
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Here Are the Top Contenders for the U.S. News Best Trucks for the Money Award

When budgeting for a new truck, remember that its combination of value and quality is an important consideration. Just because a truck comes at a good price doesn’t mean it lacks quality. In fact, some of the most affordable pickup trucks also perform well in our rankings.

As you narrow down your decision, keep in mind that you not only need to be happy with the truck’s features and performance, but also with your financial decision. Knowing each vehicle’s history of safety and reliability scores, standard and available features, average transaction prices, and overall costs of ownership is paramount in making an educated purchase.

The U.S. News Best Truck for the Money Award aims to help you with this decision. We measure quality using U.S. News scoring data, which factors in expert reviews from the automotive press, safety scores, and reliability ratings. For our value portion, we rely on TrueCar average transaction prices and Vincentric five-year total cost of ownership data.

Remember that we update our scores regularly as new expert reviews and data become available, so the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Let’s see which trucks offer the best overall combination of value and quality.