Naturally, trucks were designed and built for the tough, dirty, heavy duty and off-road jobs that your simple sedans and low key SUVs found problematic and somewhat difficult to perform. Over the years, the designs and capabilities of these trucks have been modified to make them perform better under high power demand operations and other heavy duty jobs but still remain in top mechanically reliable state. Because of its high mechanical reliability and its long-use life span, trucks have become a close choice for most persons seeking a multipurpose vehicle.
However, purchasing brand new trucks will mean cutting deep into your finances. That's why we at Naijauto have done our research and then come up with a list of best used trucks for sale in Nigeria priced around N2 million. Please note that, since these trucks are not brand new you should expect them to be below the performance level of a new vehicle. But you can get a truck that is in a solid shape if you do a thorough search and inspection of vehicles on offer.
2004 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tacoma is one smart choice to consider and I am certain so many persons will agree with me on this one. 2014 Tacoma comes with a 3.4 liter V6 engine as standard offering. That engine delivers 190 hp and 220 lb-feet torque at 4800 rpm and 3600 rpm respectively. It has a city fuel economy rating of 16 mpg and 19 mpg fuel efficiency for highway travel.
Toyota offers the 2014 Tacoma in 15 different trim levels. It also offers an automatic 4 speed gear transmission as an optional offer to the standard 5-speed manual transmission. The 2014 Toyota Tacoma’s 3.4 liter engine utilizes a rear wheel drive power train to propel itself. 2014 Tacoma may not have very high-tech infotainment gadgets , but it offers standard entertainment features that should meet your basic needs. The 2014 Tacoma can carry as much as 1,575 pounds of payload, as well as tow away 5000 pounds of weight comfortably.
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2014 Tacoma comes with a 190hp 3.4 liter V6 engine as standard
2001 GMC Sierra
The 2001 Sierra comes with the new-for-1999 platform that delivers higher stiffness and strength to the Sierra making her experience less vibrations and ultimately making her less noisy. General Motor offered the Sierra in different light duty and heavy duty models which include the 1500, 1500HD, 2500 and 2500HD (HD-heavy duty). The models differ in terms of engine configuration and capacity. Apart from the 4 standard models, 2001 Sierra also comes in numerous trims. The trims have designations SL, SLE and SLT with drivetrains from 4x2 to 4x4 and Cab sizes from regular to crew cab and finally extended cab sizes.
You can decide on which models to go for, but if you desire more power and torque, you could go for the 2500HD model. For example, the SLE 4x4 Crew Cab has power output 300 hp and 360 pound-feet torque from a 6.0 liter V8 engine that utilizes a 4 speed automatic transmission. This model can carry up to 3175 lb and has a maximum towing capacity of 15,100 lb. The Extended Cab size version of the 1500 SLT trim delivers a fuel economy rating of 18 mpg highway travel and 15 mpg city drive from its 4.8 liter V8 engine.
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2001 Sierra offers 15 city/18 highway EPA rating from its 4.8 liter V8 engine
2005 Nissan Titan
The 2005 Nissan Titan is a full-size truck that boast of a 14 mpg city drive fuel economy and 18 mpg highway travel EPA fuel rating for its 4x4 Crew Cab LE model. Nissan offers the 2005 Titan in 3 different models ranging from XE, SE and LE respectively. Each model comes in different body styles and performance drive trains, ranging from Crew cab to King Cab styles and from 2 wheel drives to four wheel drives for each models respectively.
2005 Nissan Titan comes with a 305 hp 5.0-liter V8 engine
For example, the 4x4 Crew Cab LE model can tow up to 7200 lb of load and carry 1453 lb of payload. It derives this much power from its 305 hp 5.6 liter V8 engine, that delivers 379 lb-foot torque. It sports a handsome and appealing exterior look and can comfortably seat five persons
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Dodge Dakota 2005
2005 Dodge Dakota is a mid size truck offered by auto manufacturers Dodge in three different models and 2 body styles. The models are Laramie, SLT and ST and the body styles are the Quad cab and Club Cab respectively. 2005 Dodge Dakota comes in both 4WD and 2WD drive train options. The 4x4 Quad Cab Laramie model is built on a 131.3 inches wheel base comes with a 210 hp, 3.7 liter V6 engine that generates 235 lb-foot torque. It has a gross weight of 6010 lb and can carry a maximum of 1390 lb of payload, with a towing capacity of 4250 lb of load.
2005 Dodge Dakota comes in both 4WD and 2WD drive train options
The 4x4 Quad Cab Laramie model of 2005 Dodge Dakota supplies about 56 cubic-feet of interior cargo space and offers 15/19 city and highway fuel efficiency rating.
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2003 Nissan Frontier
Nissan built the 2003 Frontier in 4 different models including the SVE, XE, SE and SC models. Nissan delivered the models in two different body styles including the King Cab and Crew Cab body styles. The 3 models all comes with an optional 4 speed automatic gear transmission and 5 gear speed manual transmission. Only the super-charged crew cab models come fitted with the 4 speed automatic gear transmission. However, all V6 engine power models are available in both 4 wheel drive and 2WD.
2003 Frontier has maximum towing capacity of 5000 lb and payload capacity of 1025 lb
The 4x4 Supercharged model built on a 131.1 inches wheel base comes with a 3.3 liter V6 engine that delivers 210 hp and 246 lb-foot torque. It offers a maximum towing capacity of 5000 lb and a payload capacity of 1025 lb. Its official EPA rating is set at 15 mpg city drive and 18 mpg highway travel.
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2003 Ford F-150
Ford remains a very popular auto manufacturer. Its F-150 line has been a best-selling truck here in Nigeria. The 2003 F-150 was no exception in its popularity going by the number of units sold globally. Before the Nissan frontiers and Toyota Tundra was the Ford F-150. Ford has had a very strong presence in Nigeria especially with its F-150 trucks. Ford offered the 2003 F-150 in several models including the XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch models and two standard body types i.e the regular Cab and Super Cab. The 2003 Ford F-150 comes quieter with an improve noise management package.
2003 Ford F-150 comes in XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch models
The 4x4 Super Cab Flare-side XLT model comes built with a 139 inches wheel base and a 231 hp 4.6 liter V8 engine that also delivers 293 lb-foot torque. It has a maximum toying capacity of 8300 lb and a payload capacity of 1555 lb. It’s EPA ratings is estimated at 18 mpg highway travel and 14 mpg city drive.
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