Top 10 Trucks Under $35,000 Apr 29, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)

Everyone knows that trucks are typically expensive. Most drivers are willing to pay more for the top models, sturdy vehicles that can tow and haul or take you off-road with ease. However, whether you want a light-duty pickup or a heavy-duty one, there are plenty of great options under $35,000. The following ten trucks under $35,000 are mostly light-duty models, although there are some exceptions, and you can find small, midsize, and full-size options.

2016 Chevrolet Colorado: $20,995


The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is not only one of the top trucks under $35,000 but also the most fuel-efficient pickup truck in the country when configured correctly. To maximize fuel efficiency, you should choose the 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which also has the best-in-class torque of 369 pound-feet and the best-in-class towing of 7,700 pounds. This engine gets 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

Those who prefer gas engines can pick a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 with the best-in-class power, best-in-class fuel economy of 18 city/26 highway, and best-in-class towing of 7,000 pounds. The other gas option is the even more efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that has the best-in-class power and torque of 200 horses and 191 pound-feet, along with the best-in-class fuel economy of 20 city/27 highway.


The Chevy Colorado is available with four different trim levels, two bed lengths, and three cabin sizes. You can get a model that seats two, four, or five passengers, depending on your preference, and select either the Base or Work Truck Trims that focus on necessitates. Those who want more features will enjoy the LT or Z71 trims.

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