As of 2015, the top-rated used small pickup truck is the 2011 Nissan Frontier, according to U.S. News & World Report. It has good performance and compelling safety and reliability grades. Reviewers give it good reviews for its comfortable ride and good handling.
The 2011 Nissan Frontier has the choice of a four-cylinder or V6 engine. The four-cylinder engine is good for town and highway driving, while the V6 engine is good for towing and hauling. There is also a choice of a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and an automatic or manual transmission. The two-wheel drive, four-cylinder engine with automatic transmission Frontier gets 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. The average price is between $13,622 and $22,809.