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Used Cars: 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks

View the best 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2009 Compact Pickup Trucks for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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#1
2009 Nissan Frontier

An excellent reliability rating makes the 2009 Nissan Frontier one of the most dependable trucks in the class, but the Frontier also offers powerful engine choices, impressive ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.8
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2009 Toyota Tacoma

Great safety ratings, a high-quality interior and good all-around performance elevate the 2009 Toyota Tacoma above other ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.4
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2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

While its short cargo bed limits its hauling ability, the 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile compact pickup with an exceptional reliability score. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:9.0
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2009 Honda Ridgeline

Good safety and reliability scores make the 2009 Honda Ridgeline a practical choice, with pickup truck capability and a comfortable ride. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:9.4
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2009 Dodge Dakota

The 2009 Dodge Dakota is a bit bigger than its rivals, and it’s an adequate pickup if you occasionally haul cargo or tow a moderate-sized trailer. However, ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:8.7
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2009 HUMMER H3T

Reviewers were pleased with the 2009 Hummer H3T’s spacious, high-quality interior and incredible off-road capability, but they said that it isn’t the best choice if you spend ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:N/A
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2009 Suzuki Equator

While reviewers said the 2009 Suzuki Equator offers composed handling and great off-road ability, other compact pickups offer similar capability and better reliability scores. Read full review »

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:8.4
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2009 Ford Ranger

The 2009 Ford Ranger offers an outstanding reliability score, but lags behind rival pickups that have nicer cabins and more interior space.   Read full review »

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:6.0
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:7.3
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2009 GMC Canyon

While the 2009 GMC Canyon is a decent choice for an occasional-use compact truck, other models offer more refinement, as well as a better safety score. Read full review »

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Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:7.6
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2009 Chevrolet Colorado

Although it should prove adequate for occasional hauling duties, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado falls short with poor reliability and safety scores. Read full review »

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Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.2
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2009 Mazda B-Series

Although it’s fine for occasional towing and hauling, the 2009 Mazda B-Series is outclassed by most rivals in terms of performance, interior refinement and comfort. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:5.9
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.2
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.8
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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.