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Best Used Trucks Under $26,000
October 24, 2013Last week, we reported on a list of the top certified pre-owned vehicles you can purchase for under $25,000.
This week is for truck lovers -- Bankrate recently released their list of the top six certified pre-owned trucks you can purchase for less than $26,000.
Again the list is based on information from automotive research firm Vincentric, which recently reported its 2013 awards for the best certified pre-owned cars in the US. Top trucks on the list include the Volkswagen Routan, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, and Nissan Xtera.
If you're considering adding one of these trucks to your garage, don't forget to use the free RydeShopper for even greater savings. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.
|Vehicle||Segment||Avg. Market Price|
|Nissan Xtera||Compact SUV||$20,796|
|Honda CR-V||Compact Crossover Utility Vehicle||$21,448|
|Toyota Tacoma||Compact Pickup||$22,205|
|Chevrolet Silverado 2500||¾ Ton Pickup||$25,463|
|Mazda CX-9||Large Crossover Utility Vehicle||$25,487|
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