Which half-ton trucks resale value is the best?
Here is the list for which half-ton trucks resale value is best for 2018 model years.
Top of the list with the best resale value for half-ton pickup trucks is the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Not surprising given that Toyota has several vehicles in our Top 10 Vehicles that Hold Value the Most list too, and Tundra takes the win for the trucks. The truck is expected to retain 53.7% of its value after 60 months. The Tundra is available with a choice of two engines; a 4.6L V8 and the 5.7L V8. Towing packages on the 4×4 Tundra allow a 4.30 rear axle to haul up to 9,900 lbs. Assembled in Texas, the 2018 model year Tundra gets updated front-end styling, Toyota Safety Sense -P as standard and an available TRD Sport package.
2. Ford F-150
In second place comes the 2018 Ford F-150. The nations most popular truck choice, and Wyoming’s most popular choice. The F-150’s is expected to keep up to 49.8% of its value after 60 months. With a plethora of engine choices including a V6, V8, turbocharged EcoBoost and now a Power Stroke diesel, the F-150 is a dependable, rugged and versatile light-duty truck. The Raptor version of the F-150 is an off-road beast ready to take on the outdoors. The 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine puts out 375hp, 470lb-ft torque and the V8 395hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. These engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
3. Chevrolet Silverado
In third place comes the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. Also the 3rd most popular vehicle in Wyoming. This half-ton trucks resale value is expected to be 47.3% after 60 months. The Silverado as 6 trim levels to choose from and 11 special edition/packages on 2018 model years. 2019 will see an all-new design for the Chevy half ton truck. There are three gas engine choices on the Silverado, a 4.3L V6, the popular 355hp 5.3L V8, and the performance-based 420hp 6.2L V8. Both the Silverado and Sierra boast an independent coil-over-shock with twin-tube shock absorber suspension set up. Z71 spec trucks have monotube shocks whilst the top trim (High Country) has MagneRide suspension. This creates a smoother ride for highway driving.
4. GMC Sierra
Unlike the GMC Sierra’s big brother pickup that came top of the Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks with the Best Resale Value, the Sierra half-ton, comes in fourth. The truck is expected to retain 46.8% of its value after 60 months. The Sierra is based on the same platform as its sister truck, the Silverado. Engine choices are the same, but the GMC version offers more luxury, refinement and distinctive styling. An eAssist package is available SLT Crew Cab models. eAssist is a fuel-saving technology that uses a 0.45 kWh lithium-ion battery pack alongside the ‘start-stop’ technology. For example, at a stop light, the engine cuts out to save fuel, battery kicks to keep the vehicle running, then upon moving again, the engine starts back up.
5. RAM 1500
In fifth place come the 2018 RAM 1500. Renamed from Dodge to RAM Trucks in 2009, this half ton is the second most popular vehicle in Wyoming. An all-new truck design is now available for 2019, however, 2018 model year shapes are still available under the term ‘classic’. 2018 model year RAM 1500’s are expected to keep around 41.8% of their value after 60 months. Trim levels include a Tradesman (Work Truck), Express, Big Horn, Rebel (off-road), Sport, Night (black styling), Laramie, Laramie Longhorn (Western styling), and Limited (ultimate Luxury). The latest UConnect infotainment system allows easy smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for equipped models. Engine choices include a 3.6L V6, the popular 395hp 5.7L Hemi and the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel.
In sixth place comes the 2018 Nissan Titan. The Nissan truck is the newest member to the half-ton truck market in the U.S. Titan’s arrived in 2003 and are now on their second generation design which came out in 2016. This half-ton trucks resale value is expected to be 40.7% of its value after 60 months. The half-ton from Nissan comes equipped with the 390 horsepower 5.6L V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission.
Data provided by KBB.com for Sept/Oct 2018.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.