Even a base model brand-new pickup truck can easily run you upwards of $40,000, and unfortunately, the moment you drive it off the lot, you’ll instantly lose about 20% of its value. So if you’re looking to save some cash upfront and reduce your long-term depreciation losses, purchasing pre-owned can be a very smart investment.

Which pre-owned trucks might you want to consider? Read on for our top X picks for used pickup trucks in 2022.

Toyota Tacoma

If you’re looking for a reliable mid-size pickup truck that’s perfect for offroading, the Toyota Tacoma has been a favorite for decades and is an excellent choice. TRD Off-Road models manufactured from 2017 to 2019 feature increased ground clearance, wireless charging, and a generously sized moonroof.

Tacoma’s 2018 Limited model features a premium JBL sound system, heated exterior mirrors, and a power moonroof. Models that came off the line in 2020 saw some serious upgrades, including revised exteriors, power-adjustable drivers’ seats, 360-degree cameras, and more. 

Most late-model pre-owned Tacomas get around 20 mpg combined, but if you’re going offroading, expect less — probably around 15 to 17 if you monitor your RPMs.

If you’re considering a pre-owned Tacoma, know that while these pickups tend to be remarkably reliable, they have common issues like any other vehicle. Some of the most prevalent include transmission problems in high-mileage automatic models, ball joint problems, and various sensor and meter issues.

Luckily, Tacomas are all over the place these days, which means you can easily find discount auto parts for just about any model year at a quality salvage yard.

If you’d like to save some cash in the event you need to replace aging parts, check out Car Parts You Should Buy Used to learn more about the best used auto parts for the money.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 models manufactured from 2016 to 2019 are available in a wide variety of sizes, cabs, engines, towing capacities, and trim levels. From base models all the way to the Limited trim (made in 2016), you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

As for fuel economy, most model years get somewhere in the neighborhood of 22 miles per gallon, and when it comes to towing capacity, you can get up to 13,200 pounds from certain models. Rear-wheel drive comes standard on lower-level trims, but four-wheel drive is also available at all trim levels.

Chevy Silverado

If you’re on the hunt for a reliable, heavy-duty work truck, you can hardly beat the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Models manufactured from 2017 onward feature a standard V6 engine, as well as generous cargo beds that can accommodate just about anything you need to haul.

If you’d enjoy having a few bells and whistles, consider the 2018 1500 LTZ model, which comes with dual-zone climate control, heated steering wheel and front seats, and a 10-way power driver’s seat. As for fuel economy, expect a Silverado 1500 to clock about 21 mpg combined when you fill it with regular gasoline.

Like any vehicle, Silverados have their issues, some of which are more common than others. Generally speaking, these trucks have a tendency toward overheating transmissions, leaking radiators, and hard shifting. But they’ve historically had fewer recalls than Ford F-150s and Dodge Rams of similar size and power.

If you’re looking for used and discount auto parts in the Twin Cities for a Chevy Silverado, they probably won’t be tough to find, and at Ace, we stock a wide selection.

Check out A Guide to Using Ace Auto Parts Search App to learn more about how you can easily find and save money on parts when you shop our salvage yard!

Pick Up Quality Used Car Parts in the Twin Cities for Less

Is your pickup truck in need of repairs? If so, you can save a bundle by buying discount auto parts from our team at Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul. For nearly 100 years, our salvage yard has supplied Twin Cities vehicle owners with an extensive variety of quality used car parts, and when you’re looking to save money on repairs, we’re here for you, too.

To find out if we have the part(s) you need in stock, give us a call at 651-717-4299 or browse our inventory using our online parts search tool. If we don’t currently have the part you need, we’ll do our best to locate it for you!