New pickup trucks pricey? Sure. But bargains abound

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In case anyone hasn’t noticed, pickup trucks have become increasingly expensive. With extensive option packages, several new pickup trucks more than $100,000.

But considering the new Ford Maverick, soon debuting as a 2022 model, many pickup trucks are still reasonably priced.

The Maverick is already upsetting the industry since it will undercut the current cheapest pickup truck, the Toyota Tacoma, by more than $4,000.

Some configurations of The 2021 Ford F-150 have a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.
Some configurations of The 2021 Ford F-150 have a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

Of course, payload, towing capacity, model year and many other factors make the list of the current cheapest pickup trucks skewed. But via dollars alone, Ford has put the other manufacturers on notice: the pickup truck battle is on.

Pickup Trucks: Bargains Abound

As for the Maverick, here’s what $21,490 as starting price will buy:

The least-expensive Maverick XL is a two-wheel, front-wheel drive and it’s a hybrid. It’s the only hybrid on the 10-top cheapest pickup truck list, according to MotorTrend.

The 2021 Chevy Silverado has many updates.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado has many updates.

The new Maverick also has an all-wheel-drive option and a turbocharged, four-cylinder, non-hybrid and it has a unibody. And the Maverick comes with a crew-cab body style, not a stubby extended-cab or two-door regular cab.

Here, in reverse order are the top-10 cheaters pickup trucks currently available and the respective entry level starting prices:

10. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, $31,695;
9. 2021 Ford F-150, $30,635;
8. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, $30,595;
7. 2020 Ram 1500 Classic, $29,895;
6. 2020 Nissan Frontier, $27,885;
5. 2021 GMC Canyon, $26,595;
4. 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, $26,395;
3. 2020 Ford Ranger, $26,250;
2. 2021 Toyota Tacoma, $25,630;
1. 2022 Ford Maverick, $21,490.

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