Used Trucks - Miami, FL

Are you seeking an affordable (albeit, still capable) used truck? Well, that's all well and good, but that pursuit is easier said than done. After all, there are a number of competent pickup trucks currently on the market.

Naturally, we tend to look at three of the most popular options: the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150, and the Silverado 1500. Each of these pickups delivers all of the muscle and efficiency that a customer could possibly want, and each of these trucks also presents their own specific attributes, helping to separate themselves from the pack.

It can be difficult to settle in on one particular used truck, so rely on the information below (using the 2015 models as a basis) to make your final decision. Fortunately, you can be assured that you'll be happy with your used pickup, regardless of whether you opt for a Ram, Ford, or Chevy.

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2016 Ram 1500
2016 Ram 1500

Ram 1500

The Ram 1500 is one of the more popular truck options on the market, and for very good reason. The vehicle has been awarded a number of accolades in recent years, including being named the 'Truck of Texas,' Autobytel.com's 'Pickup Truck of the Year,' and Motor Trend Magazine's 'Truck of the Year.'

Why does the 1500 continue to rack up these honors? The accolades can partly be attributed to the incredible engine options, which deliver all of the power and efficiency a driver could reasonably want. Meanwhile, the buyer's opportunity to choose between a variety of different body designs allows for maximum versatility.

While used buyers may not necessarily have their choice of a particular engine or body design, they can at least be assured that the 1500 is still going to deliver all of the amenities and capabilities they've been seeking.

Engines

Power or efficiency? Which of these attributes do you value most in a pickup's engine? Fortunately, the 2015 Ram 1500 offered three engine options that will satisfy those seeking muscle, economy, or a combination of the two. Either way, drivers will be ensured an excellent ride, which can partly be attributed to the class-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.

The most powerful option is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which can pump out 395 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque. These specs play a significant role in the 10,650-pound towing capacity and the 1,810-pound payload. Plus, thanks to the Fuel Saver Technology, drivers can still anticipate a modest 15 city/22 highway mile per gallon efficiency.

For those who want to limit their trips to the gas station, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is the proper choice. Thanks to an array of fuel-saving technologies, drivers can expect the system to deliver a 20 city/28 highway mpg efficiency, which is among the best numbers in the entire class. Plus, engineers didn't skimp out on the power, as the unit still managed to push out 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.

Finally, the 3.6-liter PentaStar V6 engine is the best of both worlds. The system produces plenty of power at 305 horsepower and 269 pounds-feet of torque (all leading to an impressive 7,610-pound towing capacity). Plus, thanks to the Variable Valve Timing, the unit can deliver a 17 city/25 highway mpg efficiency.

Plethora of Body Styles

Ram offers a number of exterior designs that can cater to any kind of truck driver. The common Crew Cab: Short Box fits up to six passengers, and drivers can utilize the 5.7-feet of bed length. The Crew Cab: Mid Box increases the bed's length to 6.4-feet, while the Quad Cab: Mid Box offers several amenities that will make loading and unloading a whole lot easier.

The Regular Cab: Mid Box can only fit three passengers, but that predictably leads to a whole lot more room for the occupants (including an unbelievable 41-inches of legroom). The bed length is still 6.4-feet, so drivers will simply be receiving more interior roominess by opting for this pickup. Finally, the hulking Regular Cab: Long Box upgrades the truck's length to an unprecedented eight feet!

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2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Considering the brand's ambitious advertising push, you're probably aware of all that the Ford F-150 has to offer. Still, you might not have recognized that the pickup offers four capable engine options. This means regardless of a used buyer's ultimate choice, they'll still be receiving optimal power and efficiency.

Plus, Ford has continually proven that their pickups are among the safest options in the class. Whether you'll be relying on the pickup for the worksite or for a daily commuter, these preventative and protective safety functions will certainly be appreciated.

Power

If you were overwhelmed with the Ram's engine offerings, wait until you get a load of what the Ford F150 can deliver. The pickup offers buyers the chance to opt for one of four impressive engine options, with each of the choices providing optimal power, efficiency, or both (using the 4x2 models as a basis):

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6: 325 horsepower, 375 pounds-feet of torque/19 city, 26 highway mpg efficiency
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6: 365 horsepower, 420 pounds-feet of torque/17 city, 24 highway mpg efficiency
  • 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6: 282 horsepower, 253 pounds-feet of torque/18 city, 25 highway mpg efficiency
  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8: 385 horsepower, 387 pounds-feet of torque/15 city, 22 highway mpg efficiency

Safety

Ford touts that their recent F-150s have been rapidly progressing when it comes to safety. When you take a look at all the vehicle has to offer, you'll actually find yourself siding with that sentiment.

It starts with the pickup's incredible design, which is composed of high-strength steel and eight crossmembers. For additional protection in the event of a crash, the dual-stage airbags will provide the necessary amount of cushion, while the safety belt pretensioners should keep all of the occupants secure.

Meanwhile, technological features like the AdvanceTrac with RSC will allow you to keep better control of your hulking pickup, thus preventing any accidents from occurring in the first place. If drivers decided to take advantage of the towing capabilities, the trailer sway control will assure that your hauled cargo isn't out of control.

Best of all, the vehicle has been backed by some of the most authoritative safety groups in the industry. The F-150 earned the best-possible five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a perfect score (and the Top Safety Pick designation) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

Chevy Silverado 1500

Chevy's beloved pickup truck has been cruising for almost two decades now, and the nameplate hasn't shown any indication of slowing down. The nameplate has become synonymous with power, although some buyers may underestimate the Silverado's excellent efficiency. Furthermore, the cozy and tech-filled interior should keep any occupant content, young or old.

Engines

You may be noticing an ongoing theme here. The 2015 Silverado 1500 offered three powerful engine options, with each of the units relying on Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Continuously Variable Valve Timing to deliver optimal efficiency. Plus, when paired with the eight-speed transmission, drivers won't be able to find a better driving experience.

The Silverado's engine options include:

  • 6.2-liter V8: 420 horsepower, 460 pounds-feet of torque, 12,000-pound towing capacity, 15 city/21 highway mpg fuel efficiency
  • 5.3-liter V8: 355 horsepower, 383 pounds-feet of torque, 11,100-pound towing capacity, 16 city/23 highway mpg fuel efficiency
  • 4.3-liter V6: 285 horsepower, 305 pounds-feet of torque, 7,600-pound towing capacity, 18 city/24 highway mpg fuel efficiency.

Interior

Sure, you may be pursuing a pickup, but that doesn't mean a potential buyer should settle for a mediocre interior. Instead, they should be seeking a modern, stylish cabin, and the Silverado 1500 certainly delivers in that regard.

The soft-touch seats allow occupants to settle into their commute or road trip, while the extremely quiet cabin will help those non-drivers doze off. The Chevy MyLink infotainment system provides all of the entertainment and assistance a driver could possibly need, while the USB ports and 110-volt plug-in allows occupants to keep their preferred gadgets fully charged.

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Find Your Strength With Miami Lakes Ram

While you may still be uncertain of which used truck to pursue, one thing is certain: you should purchase that used pickup at Miami Lakes Automall. Located in Miami Lakes, Florida, the dealership offers an assortment of new and used trucks, so customers won't find that they're limited to one particular brand. Best of all, the helpful sales team isn't focused on squeezing every last penny out of you. Rather, they're intent on finding the best possible fit for each customer.

If you're worried about payments, the staff in the finance department can help you determine a reasonable payment plan. Customers can also rely on the service department to repair any problems that they may run into.

It's difficult choosing between these three incredible used truck options. Luckily, the decision to shop at Miami Lakes Automall has already been made.