Americans love a good value, particularly with their cars. In 2015, over 38 million used cars were sold in the United States—the largest number since 2007. Just take it from somebody in the business: Jessica Caldwell, director of Industry Analysis for Edmunds.com, refers to today’s car-buying scene as a “Golden Age” for certified pre-owned and near-used cars because of the high demand for used cars.
The Ford F-Series pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for more than 35 years. In fact, it is the best-selling American vehicle of all time. Clearly, we love our trucks here in the U.S.A., but they aren’t for everyone.
If you’re looking for power and cargo space, a truck might be right for you. But if what you really need is an everyday commuter car with good gas mileage, you should consider another car instead.
Trying to decide if a car or truck is right for you? Below are the pros and cons to owning a truck vs. owning a car.
Keep in mind that these upgrades apply to cars that are around 10 or fewer years old, and not for classic or much older cars. Classic cars will still be unsafe in the event of a crash even with these changes. Modern crumple zones cannot be replicated in an old car that was built without them.