2021’s Most Affordable Trucks In The Market

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2021’s Most Affordable Trucks In The Market

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For many, trucks are the perfect vehicles to get things done. Reliable, powerful, and versatile, enjoyed by lots of families all over. Choose from basic trucks, for work, off-roading, or hauling, or luxurious trucks with all the comforts you desire, like comfy leather interiors, big engines, and customization.

Take a look at these 2021 list of trucks selected as the best pickup trucks on the market. See which one best suits your needs.


2021 Toyota Tacoma

Starting price at $25,610

This may be a relatively small truck, but it has a reputation for offering the best off-road performance. It is the most affordable yet reliable truck in the market today. While to some the engine may not sound impressive, the truck’s TRD models are great at handling muddy roads and tough trails.


2021 Ford Ranger

Starting price at $26,015 

This is the only truck on the list with a single-engine option. All the trim levels from the base model to the luxurious Lariat have a 270hp turbocharged 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine. All with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Performs well off-road, and offers owners a variety of appearance packages like aluminum wheels, fog lamps, and luxury interiors.



2021 Chevy Colorado

Starting price at $26,155

This Chevy Colorado is more affordable than the GMC Canyon. It was actually named the cheapest pickup in the US last year. The 2021 edition boasts of a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. However, manual transmission is no longer offered for this truck.


2021 GMC Canyon

Starting price at $27,355

As stated, a bit more expensive than the Chevy Colorado, and while there are many similarities, it is more glamorous. For those who want a good truck that looks good, the upcharge price difference compared to its Chevrolet sibling is worth it.  Benefits include stylish 18-inch aluminum wheels and standard cloth seating surfaces. Just like the Colorado, it’s powered by a 200hp 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, and includes a rear-wheel drive.


2021 Nissan Frontier

Starting price at $27,885

While some may argue that the Nissan Frontier may not be the best selling truck, the midsize pickup is still a popular choice for its unequaled performance. It remains basically unchanged since its debut in 2004, but it by no means is outdated. It retains a configurable cargo box and durable interior, perfect for contractors and tradesmen. It may lack some high-tech drive assistance features, the 2021 Frontier delivers impressive towing ratings and reasonably priced off-road models. The 2021 models also feature an all new 3.8 liter engine, for under $28,000.


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Starting price at $28,195 

Arguably the most affordable full-size pickup on the market. The Silverado has a remarkable 4.3-liter V6 engine delivering 285hp and other modern features which include a 7.0 inch touchscreen and a back-up camera. It also has rear-wheel drive, a long bed, a two-door regular cab body, vinyl seats, door-mirror adjustment, 2 audio speakers, and manual door locks.


2021 GMC Sierra 1500

Starting price at $29,295 

Many know that GMC has always manufactured to-notch pickup trucks. The 2021 Sierra exemplifies that standard. It has the same engine and configuration as the Chevy Silverado, but different trims and appearance. It is also equipped with a carbon-fiber cargo bed, a multi-functional tailgate, and enhanced trailer-assistance features. Truly lives up to expectations, at still an affordable price.


2021 RAM 1500 Classic

Starting price at $30,145

The RAM 1500 classic is a reasonably priced truck that has been around since 2009. Surprisingly luxurious, and very capable. Truly a great value for anyone looking to shell out $30,000 for a full-sized truck. It is powerful, dependable, anywhere every time. The tech-forward cabin focuses on comfort and convenience. Power, comfort, reliability, and affordability, what else do you need?



2021 Ford F-150

Starting price at $30,635

 The F-150 has dominated the US pickup truck market for decades. Every design is amazing. However, for this year, there is no revolutionary shift in construction, unlike in 2015 when Ford introduced aluminum body panels on the F-150. The focus this year was on capability, particularly a hybrid Powertrain, a sturdy onboard generator, and an updated interior with new infotainment features.


2021 RAM 1500

Starting price at $33,940

The RAM 1500 truck was all new for 2019 in the full-size category. It landed a 10 Best Trophy for 2020. The 2021 model has a stylish new look, and more features, an overhauled suspension, and fantastic tablet-like infotainment system. The RAM Tradesman trim includes an extended cab, a V6 engine, and rear-wheel drive. It also comes with a 48-volt electrical system that assists in lowering fuel consumption and boost torque when needed.


2021 Nissan Titan

Starting price at $34,145 

The Nissan Titan may live in the shadow of more competitive domestic trucks, it still is a solid alternative to Ram, Ford, and Chevy. It is really reliable, has lots of power, technology, and safety features. It is only available in extended-cab and crew-cab forms. It boasts of a 5.6 liter gas V8 engine. It is quite impressive, and best for light duty work.


2021 Toyota Tundra

Starting price at $34,995

While considered to be the oldest truck in its class,  the Toyota Tundra is still capable. Its V8 engine can tow up to 10,200 pounds, although its Powertrain suffers from poor fuel-economy ratings and a lazy transmission. It may look and feel obsolete, but it comes with several driver-assist features which may help its aging appearance. If you want the cheapest Tundra, get the SR trim level with extended cab form.


2020 Honda Ridgeline

Starting price at $35,020

This Honda is part crossover SUV and part pickup truck. While the 2021 version has a refreshed look, it shares many similarities with the 2020 version. However, the Ridgeline does not have an off-road ready model, or optional diesel engine. It does have a roomy basic crew cab, more comfortable than most competitors. The Sport trim features a 3.5 liter V6 engine, and a front wheel drive. However, all-wheel drive is optional.


2021 Jeep Gladiator

Starting price at $35,060

The Gladiator is really a unique mid-size truck. It is basically a more versatile version of the popular Jeep Wrangler. The cargo bed model is the only convertible pickup on the market. It has a longer wheelbase which helps it ride better than its SUV counterpart. It also has a diesel-engine option, but the more affordable option is for the standard 3.6-liter gasoline V6. The base model, Jeep Gladiator Sport, comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. Its unique removal parts and rugged look make it one of the best affordable pickups in the market.



Truck and pickup enthusiasts have their own reasons for choosing a vehicle. This list provides you with options if a main concern is affordability. But, always do your research, and negotiate with dealers so you can get the best deal. Hope this list provided information to assist your choices.