1. Pickups Can Tow Heavier and Larger Loads for Work and Play
Towing is a common duty of light-duty trucks, and buyers will certainly appreciate the capability to tow heavier loads for work or play. Besides, it’s likely that your pickup truck will be used for more than just hauling your kids around. You’ll likely want to use it to take your boat on the lake, haul lumber, tow your camper, or cart your race car to the track. The new generation of pickups is designed to haul better than ever and tow heavier loads.
2. Pickups are Much More Comfortable Now
Airbags, improved crash ratings, agile handling and cornering, and better braking make driving a truck safer than ever before. New models are lighter, quieter, and feature better seat fabric that is more comfortable than previous generations.
3. Four Doors and Five Seats is Enough for a Small Family
You may have only one or two kids, and you don’t need a seven-passenger SUV to cart them around in. A smaller four-door pickup is going to be a lot more economical, easier to park, and will be more capable of towing and hauling as well. Make sure to check models that have optional back seats, as they will increase the seating capacity and allow you to haul a few more people.
4. Excellent Off-Road Capabilities
If you like to spend a lot of time off-roading, you’ll love the wide selection of new truck offerings that are designed to go just about anywhere. From four-wheel-drive to off-road suspension, locking differential, and low-range gearing, there is a lot more capability than before. And when you’re off the beaten path, you’ll be glad to have the increased visibility from a truck versus an SUV.