Top Reasons to Opt for a Pickup Truck

March 28th, 2016 by

Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Do things. Build stuff. Go places. This is the perfect motto for pickup trucks. Trucks allow the freedom many want in a vehicle, providing everyday practicality, the capability to be put to work when towing and hauling are required, and they are also the perfect companion when venturing off road. Take, for example, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. It boasts powerful engine choices, excellent off-road capability, and an extensive option list all wrapped in a midsize truck package. But, there are many more advantages to owning a pickup truck. Here are a few.

Bed: Pickup trucks are different from other vehicles in that the back half consists of a storage bed. Beds are long, flat, and easily accessible; they also typically come in a variety of dimensions in order to best suit your needs. The 2016 Tacoma offers two cab styles and three bed lengths. Cab styles include: extended Access Cab and Double Cab. Access Cabs come exclusively with a 73.7-inch short bed, while Double Cabs can be paired to a 127.4-inch regular bed or 141-inch long bed.

For those who work in the construction field, beds are a huge advantage, allowing them to hold and transport heavy materials. But, that-s not all it-s good for. Truck beds are great for hauling camping gear, bikes, and off-road equipment. They are also the perfect companion when it-s time to pack up your home and need to move heavy boxes and furniture.

Durability: Durability is one of the top strengths of a pickup truck – providing more power and strength than most other vehicles. One reason for this is because truck beds are separated from the cab, which allows for chassis flex. This enables trucks to withstand, carry, and pull heavy loads. Most trucks, like the Tacoma, also feature 4WD, which is optimal when driving through more hazardous terrain, which makes off-road adventures much more worthwhile.

Power: Power is another advantage to trucks, equipping them with the ability to haul and tow. In keeping with our 2016 Tacoma example, this truck houses either a 2.7-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6. Both rear-wheel-drive and 4WD configurations are available. Four cylinder Tacomas can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds, while V6 models can manage between 6,400 and 6,800 pounds depending on cab configuration and driveline

Safety: Trucks provide increased safety, which puts them at an advantage over other vehicles. A higher ride height creates better visibility and also allows trucks to more easily roll over any potential road debris. Trucks with a front grille also enhance safety by enduring most of the impact during a collision. This allows occupants, and the truck itself, to be better protected.

To learn more about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and our other truck lineups, visit us at 7733 Eastgate Road, henderson, Nevada 89011.

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