Cheapest trucks of 2021 (spoiler: lowest-cost model is less than $22K)
By Jenny LescohierAugust 18, 2021
We at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 wish we could drive each of the pickups on the following list to give you a first-hand account of their power, handling and aesthetics, but we’ll have to rely on the experts.
Mototrend recently released its roundup, “The Cheapest Pickup Trucks On Sale for 2021,” highlighting not only some surprising entry-level options available in the universe of pickup trucks, but also some of the old standards which are a constant on every construction job site. Good news for cost-conscious contractors who need a workhorse but can’t afford to skimp on the basics.
As Motortrend says, “Pickup trucks used to be cheap, utilitarian things - full stop. Today, there are both cheap pickups used for real work and cowboy Cadillacs that regular shoppers snap up in droves every year... We’ve gathered here the former, the inexpensive pickup trucks that you can put to work without laying out too much cash at the dealership. They may not have all the frills or even be the best pickups around, and most are pretty darn basic and lack four-wheel drive, but they’re what to look for if you’re looking to spend as little as possible on something with a cargo bed.”
Following is a teaser, showing the bottom of the list:
9. Chevy Silverado 1500 - $30,595. In its most basic form, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is very affordable but it’s no-frills. There are two audio speakers; manual door locks, door-mirror adjustment, and windows; and vinyl seats and flooring fitted to a two-door regular cab body with a long bed and rear-wheel drive.