Are suvs as capable as trucks?
I've recently been In the market for a new vehicle for my job. I decided that I liked the Nissan Titan over the Silverado. Today I went to my local Nissan Dealership which is also next to a Toyota dealership owned by the same individual to give me an estimate for the trade in value of my Camaro. Before i left the salesman talked me into looking at a 4Runner trd pro. I test drove it and loved it. It made me wonder though, are suvs as capable when needed as trucks? The reason I'm getting a new vehicle is I need something more practical. Thank you
- Anonymous3 years agoFavorite Answer
Capable for what?
A Camaro is a perfectly capable car, as long as you don't want to haul a heavy load or lots of people.
A 4Runner is a decent vehicle, 5 seats and a decent luggage space, with AWD for the snow and some light off roading etc.
A "Truck" is for carrying or towing heavier loads. They generally don't handle or perform as well (because of their weight), and fuel economy sucks on a heavier vehicle. If you need to tow a boat or camper, then you accept this and get a real truck.
Personally I find my little V6 Toyota hatchback with a utility trailer can handle everything I need. But then I don't have to tow a 2 ton boat around.
So what you YOU need from your vehicle?
- mccoybluesLv 73 years ago
Most SUV are equally as capable as a pickup truck. In fact many SUVs are built on the same chassis as their pickup truck cousins.
The biggest difference is cargo capacity vs passenger capacity. You can't throw a ton of rocks in the back of an SUV and you can't carry 6 friends to the lake in a pick up truck.
- Hillbilly OJLv 63 years ago
An SUV is just a glorified station wagon.
a truck on the other hand is built to haul things and take some abuse.
The ONLY SUV still being made that is as durable is the Suburban or GMC's equivalent.
- J E T H R OLv 73 years ago
Can you haul lumber in an suv? How about rock or dirt?? If you need a truck buy a truck. Do your research Nissan Titan don't do as well on fuel as others.
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- Anonymous3 years ago
That's why the seats fold.