Least Expensive V6 Full Size Trucks
The 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full size truck with a V6 motor. The Silverado has a 4.3 Liter V6 and you can get it in one of six trims. The truck can seat up to three people and it has a sizable bed for hauling cargo that measures 119 inches. This truck comes with 4x2 capabilities and it promises you 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined. It can tow 7200 pounds. It has a starting MSRP below $20,000, and the cost of ownership of the truck is estimated at $43.583.00 over a five-year period. If the vehicle remains in clean condition, after driving it 50,000 miles, you can get a trade in value of $11,300.00 or you can sell the vehicle privately for $16,900.00. The 2009 Silverado is a carryover from the 2008 design, and the 2009 configuration is the first to add the 6.2 Liter Flexfuel engine. U.S. News gave the vehicle the Best Car for the Money Award for 2009. For more information, visit U.S. News at http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Chevrolet_Silverado-1500/2009/.
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is another full size truck offering with a 3.7 Liter V6 under the hood. This truck also seats three passengers. The truck can tow a bit less than the Silverado since it has a tow package of 6,650 pounds, but it promises you 14 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined, so it compares well to the Silverado in terms of fuel efficiency ratings. The Dodge Ram 1500 is a bit pricier with an MSRP starting at $20,610.00, but it has a higher resale value. The vehicle will get a trade in value of $9525.00 or a retail value of $14,875.00 after you have driven it for 50,000 miles, provided it remains in clean condition. The cost of ownership associated with this truck is $50,635.00 over a five-year period. The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is a carryover of the completely redesigned 2009 model. Reviewers at Cars.com™ criticize the positioning of the rear stabilizer, but complement the vehicle’s supple ride, cabin design, storage options, stance, and vehicle profile. For more information, visit Cars.com™ at http://www.cars.com/dodge/ram-1500/2010/.
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The 2012 Ford F-150, like the Dodge Ram 1500, has a 3.7-Liter V6 engine. The vehicle has a 6.5-foot box and 4x2 capabilities. The truck has seating for three passengers and it promises 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. The Ford F-150 offers you a tow rating of 5500 pounds, and you get a choice of 18 different trims. The cost of ownership associated with the F-150 is $49,456.00 for a five-year period. If you drive it 50,000 miles and it remains in clean condition, you can trade in the F-150 for $9,250.00 or you can sell it privately for $14,750.00. In 2012, the carmaker discontinued the Lariat Limited trim. Edmunds.com® highlights the innovative electronics, the fuel efficiency, and the power delivered by the F-150. Motor Trend criticizes the prices associated with add on options, but also highlights the variety of trims, and the economy of the EcoBoost® inclusion. For more information, visit Motor Trend at http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2012/ford/f_150/#ixzz2J8CDngCQ.
The 2012 Toyota Tundra has 4x2 capabilities and a 6.6-foot box. The vehicle will offer you 16 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. The vehicle comes with a moderate tow package of 4900 pounds and its MSRP is reasonable as it starts at $25,155.00. This truck also gives you seating for three people. The cost of ownership associated with the Tundra is $40,195.00 over a five-year period. If you drive it 50,000 miles and keep it in clean condition, it gets a trade in value of $12,600.00 and a retail value of $18,475.00. The Car Connection criticizes the maneuvering of the truck, but highlights the long list of standard features that come with the Tundra. For more information, visit The Car Connection at http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/toyota_tundra_2012.