Used Small/Midsize Pickup Trucks For Sale in Austin, TX

A front-end photo of a used GMC Canyon parked in the desert.

The pickup truck is the metaphorical king of the road in the state of Texas. It is not hard to understand why this is the case. Pickup trucks are very capable and flexible platforms that allow owner to get the job done. However, there are a growing number of people who want those things, but don’t need a full-size truck. Customers of Third Coast Auto Group looking for something a little different should consider one of the used small or midsize pickup trucks for sale in Austin, TX or at any of our locations. This interesting class of trucks has regained prominence in the last several years. Many, if not most of today’s popular truck builders offer midsize truck platforms that provide proportional performance specs packed in a more compact, nimble and efficient package.

Third Coast Auto Group customers can learn more about the available midsize pickup truck inventory today by calling your nearest Third Coast location.

What can I do with a small or midsize pickup truck?

There are a lot of reasons why someone would want to own a small or midsize pickup truck. The lighter curb weight of these platforms will mean that owners can expect to see better fuel economy scores than what would be found with a full-size pickup truck. Manufacturers equip these trucks with a variety of powertrains including four-cylinder, V-6 and turbocharged diesel engines. Obviously, the choice of engine will affect the kind of performance the truck can deliver.

What about towing capacity?

Without question, towing ability is going to be a major factor in choosing any pickup truck model. Some of the leading midsize pickup truck can tow trailers weighing in the neighborhood of 7,000 pounds. Even at the low-end of the spectrum, a small or midsize pickup truck can tow around 3,000 pounds or slightly more. Even when it comes to hauling items in the cargo box, trucks on the lighter end can hold 1,500 pounds or more.

Available Features

Just like other segments in the automotive industry, small and midsize trucks can be equipped with some incredible technology. Smartphone integration and high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots are increasingly common on later models. In short, buyers can expect to see just about any feature found on a full-size truck on a small or midsize truck platform from corresponding model years.