#4: 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
Even in light of the loads of bad publicity GM continues to receive for its myriad problems, the GMC Sierra 1500 continues to earn a reputation as an excellent full-size pickup. With the same essential hardware as the Chevrolet Silverado (more on that truck in a bit), the Sierra is essentially a less refined but just as powerful truck that comes with a lower price tag – not a bad deal at all.
The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is equipped with a big, burly engine and plenty of torque, helping you get any hard job accomplished. The 2015 Sierra is able to tow 9,400 pounds, with a maximum payload capacity of 2,011 pounds. This truck should serve you well if you need to haul equipment, tow a boat, go off-roading, or any other activity you might need a truck for.
With a starting MSRP of just $27,000, the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is an affordable, rugged truck that will make any pickup enthusiast more than pleased, making it #4 on our list.
- MSRP: $27,060
- Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway
- Engine: 6-cylinder, 4.3 liter
#3: 2015 Toyota Tundra
- MSRP: $28,510
- Fuel Economy: 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway
- Engine: 8-cylinder, 4.6 liter
The 2015 Toyota Tundra is an excellent full-size pickup, and looks plenty nice after getting a makeover in the 2014 model year. With a big V-8 engine and plenty of power, the Tundra will handle whatever you put it through, but it does suffer a little in fuel economy as a result. However, if you can live with that fact, the Tundra provides great value for its affordable price tag.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra can more than handle itself with a towing capacity of 10,500 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,110 pounds, some of the best numbers in its class. 401 lb-ft of torque never hurts when trying to get the job done as well.
With plenty of luxurious options for upgrades, the Tundra can also be as sleek as you wish, if you want to pay a little extra. High-end options include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, wood grain trim, and leather seats.
This beastly truck gives you great value and a sense of class at a very reasonable price.