Mid-size trucks offer towing, haulage, and off-road capabilities, which makes them incredibly useful. They are hard workers – only on a smaller scale than a full size truck. Used mid-range trucks tend to hold up quite well because of their usefulness. So if you’re in the market for a used pickup truck, there may not be as many dirt cheap options as you might expect. With that in mind, here are five used mid-size pickups under $ 15,000. Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a job service truck, you can get a much newer model than a regular cab or an extended cab with a base engine and keep your budget.

1st 2015 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma has long been America’s best-selling compact mid-size truck. Decades of success have resulted in a well-earned reputation for reliability, durability, affordability, and excellent long-term resale values. With numerous variations to choose from, there will definitely be a Tacoma model that will suit almost any compact truck need. In this price range you will probably find the robust, but somewhat underperforming 4-cylinder engine. See Toyota Tacoma models for sale in your area

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2nd 2016 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is almost a time capsule. It is the oldest vehicle you can buy new today as it has been on sale for 16 model years without a restyling. But that works in your favor. Given its age, it is possible to get a pretty good deal on a used Frontier that feels similar to what you would buy new from a Nissan dealer. It also means parts are easy to find. If you want a Frontier for less than $ 15,000, it probably has the 4-cylinder under the hood. If you want the V6, you may be more fortunate to find a 2015 model. See Nissan Frontier models for sale in your area

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3rd 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Loosely based on the same platform as the three-row Pilot and Odyssey minivan, the Honda Ridgeline is a cross between a pickup truck and an SUV. It uses a unibody design with a completely independent suspension. That said, the Ridgeline isn’t as sturdy as competing midsize trucks. All of the other pickups on this list are body-on-frame and use a solid rear axle. However, the Ridgeline offers slightly better fuel economy, more comfort and a better ride. With all-wheel drive as standard. The clever features include a storage compartment under the bed and a tailgate that is hinged on both the bottom and the side. If you don’t have to do too much off-road or heavy-duty work, the Ridgeline might be the right choice. See Honda Ridgeline models for sale in your area

4th 2011 Ford Ranger

The last old school Ford Ranger was sold in the US for the 2011 model year before making its big comeback in 2019. You should have no problem finding a 2011 Ranger with an engine or a cab (regular or super cab) and staying in your budget. You’ll probably want to look for one with the 4.0 liter V6, which was the largest engine offered in the segment. If you want to go off-road, the FX4 model may be for you as it features skid plates, Bilstein shock absorbers, 15-inch aluminum wheels and a limited slip differential. See Ford Ranger models for sale in your area

5th 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado returned to the American market in 2015 after a two-year hiatus and is now based on the Chevrolet global truck platform. It has excellent towing capacity and traction, plus an attractive SUV-like interior and amenities. At $ 15,000, you can get a 2016 4-cylinder for less than $ 15,000. If you want the V6, you probably have to look at a 2015 model. Just stick with a 2015-later truck if you want the current generation Colorado. See Chevrolet Colorado models for sale in your area