Pickup trucks are often used for work and household chores, so affordability and low maintenance costs are among the major deciding factors when making a buying decision. In this episode, we continue our mission of delivering informative lineup reviews about the market’s cheapest offerings, specifically we will tackle American and international pickup models with the lowest prices.
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00:40 Ford Maverick
Built over the Bronco Sport monocoque, the 2022 Ford Maverick weighs 3 and a half thousand pounds and barely reaches 200 inches in length. The truck is offered in three trim levels and 2 powertrain choices: a 2.5L full hybrid with 191 horses, a CVT and a FWD, or an optional 250 horsepower 2L Ecoboost with an 8-speed automatic and available AWD.
01:50 Nissan Frontier
The previous generation Frontier AKA Navara was considered ancient ten years ago, but its new, third generation, was developed with the North American buyer in mind and is expected to mend the reputation of the model.
02:57 Isuzu D-Max
The current generation Isuzu D-Max was introduced back in 2019, and it has already made its way to many international markets, including the UK and Australia. The model is closely related to the MU-X SUV and starting from 2020, it also lends its underpinning to the Mazda BT-50 truck.
04:14 Hyundai Santa Cruz
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the brand’s first pickup truck, that has unibody construction and shares underpinnings with the new Tucson. It offers 4 trims, with the base ones powered by a 2.5l direct injected 4-cylinder with 190 horsepower, 180-pound feet, 8-speed automatic gearbox, and available AWD.
05:26 Toyota Hilux
Through the years Toyota Hilux has gained the reputation of invincibility, but after the latest facelift its credentials also include a more advanced technological package and a handsome front.
06:29 Chevrolet Colorado
For those fans of GM trucks who are shopping in the affordable segment, we decided to feature the recently refreshed Chevy Colorado. Its lineup includes 3 body styles and 4 trims, from the entry-level WT, the mid-ground LT and Z71, to the off-road ready ZR2.
07:32 Fiat Toro
Though you probably have not heard about it, Fiat actually has a pick-truck in its range since 2016. This year, the Fiat Toro gets a comprehensive refresh, both under the hood and inside the cabin.
08:43 Mitsubishi L200 Triton and Triton Sport
Though not sold in the US, Mitsubishi L200 is definitely a compelling affordable pickup truck for the developing countries. It was refreshed in 2020 with a new front fascia and a revised set of trims.
09:46 Ford Ranger
While the fully-loaded Ranger nears a 50k margin, most customers can easily get away with the entry-level version of the truck, that costs almost 2 times less. Like the rest of the North American range, the bas Ford Ranger offers 8.4 inches of ground clearance and packs a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder.
10:45 Ssang Yong Musso
Offered in 2 sizes, this Sourth Korean pickup tries to put up a good fight in the segment, with revised exterior design, decent utility skills, and unmatched 7-years unlimited warranty. The regular SsangYong Musso is good for 1738lbs of payload, while the extended wheelbase, Grand offers to carry 2,255 lbs.
11:51 Toyota Tacoma
Tacoma’s solid reliability rating, great resale value and handsome looks continuously earn it America’s best-selling mid-size pickup. Manufactured in Mexico and the US, the model gets 6 trim levels starting with the SR and going up to the off-road focused TRD Pro.