Six Used Trucks That Are Perfect for Lansing Drivers

A red 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ is shown after viewing used trucks for sale in Lansing, MI.

Used trucks are always in style for truck shoppers. There's always someone who is in need of a reliable, hard-working, performance-driven full-size pickup, and it makes sense that Lansing residents would want a dealership that offers a great selection of used trucks at competitive prices. If you're in the market for used trucks for sale in Lansing, MI, but you're not sure which truck you want to go with or why, we can help you out.

At Paradise Motors, we have a wide selection of different vehicles, including a healthy selection of full-size used pickup trucks. If you're looking for GMC or Chevy trucks in particular, there are some noteworthy trucks that fulfill different roles. In fact, we have a variety of affordable trucks from different model years and trim variations for different kinds of truck drivers. Browse through the list and see if any fit your needs, and if one catches your eye, we invite you to come visit us, and we'll help you get behind the wheel of a truck you're sure to love.


#6. The 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT/Hybrid


If all you're looking for is a basic work truck that can go easy on your wallet, keep some cash in your bank, and get you to and from your destination, then a 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT (which stands for "Work Truck") is the model for you. This base-trim model happens to be the final model year before Chevy overhauled the Silverado with the new generation of trucks starting with the 2014 model year. This spells good news for thrifty truck shoppers looking for great deals on a reliable and practical pickup truck without any of the frills or financial commitments that come with some of the other trucks or higher-end trims.


The 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT, in particular, is exactly as the name implies: it's a work truck. You get it; you load the rear cargo box with payload and tow using the hitch mount. With the regular two-door cab and long bed, you can tow just over 10,700 lbs and haul just under a ton of cargo in the bed. If you were looking for a truck with lower towing capacity but better gas mileage, the 2013 Silverado 1500 Hybrid is a good used option, as it provides slightly better fuel economy with a mix of a V8 and two electric motors. But otherwise, if you want a dependable and quality pickup, a 2013 Silverado 1500 WT is a perfect pick for budget-conscious shoppers.

 A blue 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 is shown driving over a bridge.

#5. The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali HD


Improved towing and payload over the light-duty Sierra 1500, but with all of the interior amenities of a luxury vehicle, the GMC Sierra Denali HD is an excellent used pickup truck for those who need something comfortable for long hauls. Saving money is great, but when it comes at the expense of your comfort levels – especially if you have to regularly travel long routes from Lansing through I-496 – it will do nothing but make you regret buying that truck. With the Sierra Denali HD, you don't have to worry about a sore back or uncomfortable seats, given that it's designed to maximize your towing efficiency and payload hauls while offering you some amazing interior comfort features.


You basically have a truck that combines the best of both worlds regarding high-end utility and a luxury cabin with leather accents, power front seats, and a fully robust infotainment suite. You have both a digital driver display and an HD touchscreen, along with five different USB ports. You get the signature Denali exterior aesthetics as well, such as the bold chrome grille, steel exhaust, and polished wheels, all while having access to amazing trailering capabilities thanks to the Duramax turbo-diesel. So you can trailer up to 23,200 lbs with a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. This makes for a great truck, whether for work or basic travel, but it's especially useful for those needing a heavy-duty truck that can make long hauls from Lansing to Grand Rapids feel like a home away from home.


#4. The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ


The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ is one of several trims that make up part of the first model year offerings for the third-generation Silverado. This is also considered one of the best-looking generations of the Silverado, given its unique design callbacks to the classic era of trucks with its emboldened fender flares and excessive chrome grille stylings on select trims. The LTZ is a grade below the High Country but is rich with features and options that make it both affordable and quite enticing when it comes to content.


If you were looking for a full-size pickup truck to get around Lansing and surrounding regions in Michigan while also needing a truck for the family, but you also needed a truck for work, then the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ makes for a good selection. The thoroughly loaded LTZ comes with a lot of great interior amenities, including Bluetooth wireless connectivity, voice recognition, and an 8-inch digital touchscreen with scroll and drag functionality. In four-wheel drive with a crew cab, this properly loaded Silverado 1500 is a great utility truck and a family truck thanks to its towing and payload capabilities and easy-to-access interior via the four-door cab design.


#3. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT All Terrain X


Not every truck shopper out there is only looking for a truck to haul things from one destination to the next or a basic daily driver for errands. Some shoppers also need a rugged pickup for off-road traversal, whether for recreation or work projects. The perfect used GMC Sierra for such a task is the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT All Terrain X. This is a packaged-up full-size Sierra 1500 focusing on off-road traversal.


The All Terrain package is equipped on the crew cab four-wheel drive configurations of the SLT and adds some nice-looking features to the overall presentation of the truck. You get Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac off-road tires, LED lights for the headlights and taillights, a bed-mounted sports bar with extra front-facing cab lights, black wheels, and a unique black surround for the grille. This powerful off-road machine is a precursor to the GMC Sierra AT4 and AT4X, with its locking rear differential, Rancho tube shocks, and off-road suspension4. If you were looking for an affordable, big, beautiful off-road truck, a used GMC Sierra 1500 SLT All Terrain X is right up your alley.

 A silver 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD is shown parked at a construction site.

#2. The 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD LT


The 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD LT is a perfect used truck for those who love GM vehicles, need something affordable, and desperately want a heavy-duty truck that can trailer the heaviest of cargo. The real highlight here is that the 2017 model year introduced the improved 6.6-liter Duramax turbo-diesel with improved torque. This means you get better performance out of this heavy-duty pickup.


The Silverado 3500 HD LT is also built on top of the third-generation Silverado platform's general improvements, including improved handling from StabiliTrak, and improved safety features such as the standard inclusion of the Teen Driver mode. What you end up with is a feature-rich truck that is very safe, extremely powerful, and dependable for utilitarian and basic errand running. This makes for a great heavy-duty truck for those doing a lot of big-time hauling and trailering in and out of Lansing, whether it's on the job site or at home.


#1. The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali


The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is one of those rare trucks that combines all of the best parts of the utility of the GMC Sierra 1500 but with the luxury elements of the Denali. While the Denali Ultimate is also available for 2017 model year Sierra trucks, the reality is that if you still want to keep the truck within your budget, a used 2017 Sierra 1500 Denali can still be acquired without spending an arm and a leg. And that's really one of the biggest reasons to scope out this truck if you're looking for a luxury-filled full-size truck.


The 2017 Sierra 1500 Denali comes with a lot of great features and functionality, such as standard Teen Driver mode, an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, along with wireless charging, automatic locking rear differential, Duralife brake rotors, and Magnetic Ride Control for one of the smoothest rides available on a full-size pickup. These features are all complimented with leather-appointed seats, heated steering, and a customizable digital driver display. It's the ultimate light-duty pickup for its price point and is definitely worth considering if you're shopping for a great used truck.