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Bankrate's 2007 New Car Guide
What's hot?
All new for 2008 plus a fun interactive to pinpoint the best car for you.
What's hot?
Pickup | Price
The price you pay for a new vehicle will vary from dealership to dealership, but we'll be considering the manufacturer's suggested retail price before discounts, incentives and rebates.
 Ford Ranger $13,970-$24,425
Ford Ranger   Although it's in need of a major makeover, the Ranger still delivers as a solid, reliable pickup even if it doesn't have all the updates found on more expensive import pickups. The base model comes with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes only 143 horsepower. But at a starting price of $13,970, the Ranger is the lowest-priced pickup on the market. Maximum payload: 1,260 pounds.
 Chevrolet Colorado $14,085-$23,810
Chevrolet Colorado   A replacement for the aging S-10 pickup in 2004, the Colorado promises to be a better compact pickup. It comes standard with a 2.9-liter four that makes 185 horsepower, and a 242 horsepower inline 5-cylinder engine is optional. It is a handsome truck, mimicking Chevy's big pickup, but the interior reflects its low-price origins. Maximum payload: 1,547 pounds.
 Toyota Tacoma $14,180-$26,015
Toyota Tacoma   More refined that the Ford or Chevy competitors, the Tacoma is a pickup you can live with day to day, thanks to a comfortable cabin. Power comes from a 2.7-liter, 159 horsepower inline four. Adding options can push the price into the range of other, larger pickups, but in base form it's a winner. Maximum payload: 1,370 pounds.

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