Top 5 Midsize/Compact Trucks
If you’re in the market for a new midsize or compact truck, you don’t want to buy any old truck. You want something that’s going to last and work for you. You want one of the best trucks in the business, so here are the top five you should consider.
2017 Toyota Tacoma
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma has the best resale value for 2017 according to Kelley Blue Book. This truck comes with a smart key with push-button start, integrated backup camera, and blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alerts. The MSRP of the Toyota Tacoma starts at $24,575 and gets 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. As for power, the Tacoma’s 2.7L 4-cylinder engine produces 159 horsepower and has a curb weight of 3,980 lbs.
2017 Chevy Colorado
Starting at $20,000, the standard engine 2.5-liter 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is a much cheaper option than the full-size Silverado model. If you want the extra grunt to pull a trailer, go for the top of the line 2.8L diesel engine that delivers 181 horsepower, 369 lb/ft torque, and a 7,700lb towing capacity. It also gets excellent gas mileage at 19 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. If you want more power in your Colorado, you can upgrade to a 3.5L engine. The 3.5L has 350 horsepower, 269 lb/ft of torque, and a 7,000lb towing capacity.
2017 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier has an MSRP that starts at $18,390, making it one of the cheapest options on the market. Despite this, it comes loaded with two 12-volt dc power outlets, variable intermittent windshield wipers, and more. The engine is a 4.0L V6 engine that has 281 lb/ft of torque, 261 horsepower, and a 6,500lb towing capacity. This engine has more than enough power to get the job done. There are additional add-ons you can include like a cab extender or a bed tent so you can use your Nissan Frontier for work and play.
2017 Honda Ridgeline
The Ridgeline is the newest vehicle on the list, and the most expensive, but there’s a reason it’s one of the best. The interior of this truck is incredibly nice, offering a quiet and comfortable cabin that every passenger can enjoy. It also comes with an in-bed audio system to listen to while you’re on the job. This vehicle is built for tailgating and fun, but you can also get a lot of work done, too. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and a curb weight of 4,242lbs. You can get the 2017 Honda Ridgeline with an MSRP starting at $29,475.
2017 GMC Canyon
The 2017 GMC Canyon starts out with an MSRP of $20,885 and gets 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with the 2.4L engine option. Standard, it comes with CornerStep rear bumper, Duralife brake rotors, four USB ports, controls on the steering wheel, and more. There are two engine choices: 2.6L and the 3.6L If you choose the 2.6L 4-cylinder, it produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb/ft of torque. The 3.6L gives you 305 horsepower and 269 lb/ft of torque.