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Cheapest Pickup Trucks In 2022

Looking to save time by wanting to know what truck is a good buy from the wide range of choices out there? Here are the results of a recent analysis of the cheapest 2022 pickup trucks you can buy today with this one standout that analysts had nothing bad to say about. Plus, an argument for why satisfaction trumps price when shopping for a truck.


Shopping for Pickup Trucks

A recent CarFax blog was posted that helps pickup truck shoppers discern the differences between a wide range of vehicles with the least expensive make and models starting with the 2022 Ford Maverick for $19,995 to the significantly more expensive make and models that topped the price list with the Nissan Titan at $38,310.

While pricing is a big factor with any new vehicle shopping, there is also another factor that is equally---if not more so, important---customer satisfaction with the purchase.

This is a point supported by an earlier article titled “Consumer Reports New Listing of This Year’s Trucks Buyers Liked and Disliked After Buying” that features some of the same makes and models in the recent CarFax blog.

Related article: Chevy Trucks to Buy and Not Buy Explained by a Chevrolet Mechanic

So, how does this apply to the recent CarFax analysis of pickup trucks?

If you peruse the listing carefully, what standouts is that of all the makes and models listed, only the 2022 Ford F-150 came with a “Not Much” response to what CarFax analysts disliked about the F-150 within “The Best and Worst Aspects of each Truck” factored into their pickup truck rating.

In fact, most of the other models came with some significant claims of dislikes that included body-on-frame faults, weak base engine offerings, and mediocre crash ratings. And those that did not share these dislikes as much…were significantly higher priced.

The point made is that when shopping for a truck, rather than get hung up on the pricing and features, sometimes it is wiser to know and weed out your dislikes to ensure that whichever make and model you buy, you will wind up satisfied with your decision.

CarFax’s 15 Cheapest Pickup Trucks In 2022 Listing

Because the focus of this argument regarding shopping for a pickup truck is more about what you can expect when it comes to satisfaction AFTER choosing a model, here is a summary of how the pickup trucks ranked from least expensive to the most expensive with the dislikes for each vehicle:

1. 2022 Ford Maverick
Price: $19,995
What CarFax Disliked: “Base model is pretty bare; not as tough as its body-on-frame rivals”

2. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Price: $24,140
What CarFax Disliked: “Not as tough as body-on-frame rivals”

3. 2022 Chevrolet Colorado
Price: $25,435
What CarFax Disliked: “Dated design; base model has weak engine; mediocre crash test ratings”

4. 2022 Ford Ranger
Price: $25,500
What CarFax Disliked: “Not many standard features”

5. 2022 Toyota Tacoma
Price: $26,700
What CarFax Disliked: “Design dates back to 2016; 159 hp base engine is worst in class”

6. 2022 GMC Canyon
Price: $26,800
What CarFax Disliked: “Design dates to 2015; basically a more-expensive Chevy Colorado; mediocre crash tests; weak base engine”

7. 2022 Nissan Frontier
Price: $28,340
What CarFax Disliked: “So-so fuel economy; high base price”

8. 2022 Ford F-150
Price: $29,990
What CarFax Disliked: “Not much”

9. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Price: $32,500
What CarFax Disliked: “Doesn’t stand out”

10. 2022 GMC Sierra 1500
Price: $34,600
What CarFax Disliked: Basically the same as the Silverado but more expensive

11. 2022 Ram 1500
Price: $35,900
What CarFax Disliked: “Pricier than average”

12. 2022 Toyota Tundra
Price: $35,950
What CarFax Disliked: “Few engine options and no V8; below-average payload and towing capacity; above-average price”

13. 2022 Jeep Gladiator
Price: $36,480
What CarFax Disliked: “Expensive; so-so fuel economy”

14. 2022 Honda Ridgeline
Price: $37,640
What CarFax Disliked: “Expensive; not as capable as body-on-frame rivals; low payload and tow rating”

15. 2022 Nissan Titan
Price: $38,310
What CarFax Disliked: “Highest starting price in class; only one engine option; XD isn’t a true HD truck; below-average tow rating; dates back to 2016”

For more details, be sure to check out CarFax Blog.

And finally…

For additional articles about shopping for a truck, here are some selected informative pieces to consider:

Why You Should Look at a Used Silverado Before Considering Buying a New Model

Consumer Reports Most Reliable Used Truck Recommendations

COMING UP NEXT: A Successful Strategy to Get Your Car at MSRP

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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