Best Used Compact Trucks under $20K for 2021

View the best used compact trucks priced under $20,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used compact trucks for sale in your area. All Rankings »

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2009 Nissan Frontier

The 2009 Nissan Frontier offers powerful engine choices, impressive off-road ability and a comfortable ride. read more »

9.0SCORE

$6,437 - $10,700 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$6,437 - $10,700 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2010 Honda Ridgeline

Reviewers said that the 2010 Honda Ridgeline offers a great mix of comfort and utility, and it also leads the pack with one of … read more »

8.9SCORE

$10,376 - $12,866 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$10,376 - $12,866 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda Ridgeline

Though it can't tow as much as other compact trucks, test drivers agreed that the 2012 Honda Ridgeline has a car-like ride, a spacious … read more »

8.8SCORE

$13,841 - $17,290 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$13,841 - $17,290 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado fights for a top spot in our 2016 compact pickup truck rankings. It boasts well-rounded performance, a nice inte read more »

8.7SCORE

$14,584 - $26,338 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$14,584 - $26,338 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2015 Toyota Tacoma

The 2015 Toyota Tacoma ranks among the best in the compact pickup class. It has a superb reliability rating, lots of standard features, and read more »

8.7SCORE

$19,232 - $26,885 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$19,232 - $26,885 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2013 Toyota Tacoma

The 2013 Toyota Tacoma does well in our rankings for its credible on- and off-road capabilities, spacious front row, almost-perfect reliabil read more »

8.7SCORE

$13,546 - $22,906 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$13,546 - $22,906 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2014 Honda Ridgeline

The 2014 Honda Ridgeline’s excellent crash test and reliability scores help propel it toward the top of the compact pickup truck class. It a read more »

8.6SCORE

$17,922 - $22,395 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$17,922 - $22,395 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

2011 Honda Ridgeline

The 2011 Honda Ridgeline offers a comfortable ride, some innovative cargo features and strong safety scores, making it a good choice among c read more »

8.6SCORE

$12,750 - $15,946 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$12,750 - $15,946 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2010 Dodge Dakota

The 2010 Dodge Dakota distinguishes itself from other compact pickups with a higher towing capacity than most rivals, but its underpowered b read more »

8.6SCORE

$7,900 - $10,454 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$7,900 - $10,454 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2015 Nissan Frontier

The Frontier is one of the highest-ranking compact pickup trucks thanks to its superb reliability rating, powerful V6 engine, and excellent read more »

8.5SCORE

$12,107 - $22,107 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$12,107 - $22,107 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2013 Honda Ridgeline

The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a strong contender in the compact pickup truck class due to its composed performance, feature-filled interior, a read more »

8.5SCORE

$15,713 - $20,122 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$15,713 - $20,122 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 21 Hwy MPG

2013 Nissan Frontier

Reviewers praised the 2013 Nissan Frontier's sharp handling and powerful available V6 engine, though most weren't impressed with the low qua read more »

8.4SCORE

$9,982 - $18,030 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$9,982 - $18,030 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

2010 Toyota Tacoma

The 2010 Toyota Tacoma has powerful engines, a high-quality interior and great safety scores, making it a good choice for anyone in the mark read more »

8.4SCORE

$9,614 - $16,576 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$9,614 - $16,576 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2009 Honda Ridgeline

Good safety scores make the 2009 Honda Ridgeline a practical choice, with pickup truck capability and a comfortable ride. read more »

8.4SCORE

$9,757 - $12,544 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$9,757 - $12,544 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Great safety ratings, a high-quality interior and good all-around performance elevate the 2009 Toyota Tacoma above other compact pickup truc read more »

8.4SCORE

$8,689 - $14,787 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$8,689 - $14,787 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2016 GMC Canyon

The 2016 GMC Canyon offers three robust engines and an upscale interior. However, the front seats could use more side support. read more »

8.3SCORE

$16,632 - $27,403 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$16,632 - $27,403 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Tacoma

Automotive writers were impressed with the 2012 Toyota Tacoma’s upscale interior and spacious Double Cab configuration, and it gets good fue read more »

8.3SCORE

$10,985 - $20,005 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$10,985 - $20,005 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2011 Nissan Frontier

With good performance and strong safety scores, the 2011 Nissan Frontier is a top choice among 2011 compact pickups. read more »

8.3SCORE

$7,957 - $13,280 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$7,957 - $13,280 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2010 Nissan Frontier

With its excellent off-road performance and high towing capacity, the 2010 Nissan Frontier offers a blend of capability and dependability th read more »

8.3SCORE

$7,365 - $12,129 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$7,365 - $12,129 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado does well in our used compact pickup truck rankings. This well-rounded truck is both hardworking and comfortable read more »

8.2SCORE

$15,743 - $32,137 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$15,743 - $32,137 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

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