Why Should I Buy a Truck Instead of a Car?

Pickup trucks are more appealing than ever, and they offer a wide range of advantages over sedans. If you’re on the hunt for a new ride and are thinking a pickup might be right for you, there are a few factors that could tip the scales toward a truck instead of a car.

More variety

Because cars are less popular these days, there aren’t as many new options as you’d find with trucks. Ford, for example, offers three great options: the midsize Ranger, full-size F-150, and heavy-duty Super Duty®. Ford will also be adding a smaller truck to the lineup in 2022 as well as an all-electric version of the F-150. While you can find quality pre-owned examples of cars like the Fusion at Two Rivers Ford, the only new car Ford offers is the Mustang. If you’re not looking for a sports car, a truck may be the better option.

Family-friendly

You might think of trucks being mostly handy when it comes to towing, hauling, and off-roading. While that’s true, modern trucks can also prove superior choices if you’re looking for a family vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, for example, offers spacious seating for up to six in its cozy interior as well as cutting-edge safety technologies. At higher trim levels, the F-150 even rivals luxury vehicles in terms of quality and tech.

The power to do more

Maybe the biggest advantage of owning a truck is what you can do with it. If you buy a truck instead of a car, you won’t have to worry as much about your trip to the hardware store or garden center. You can bank on your Ranger offering ample space in the bed for your cargo and delivering plenty of power to get where you’re going. Add the ability to tow trailers and boats to your vacation destination and impressive off-road abilities, and a Ford truck is plenty appealing if you lead an active lifestyle.

Need more convincing? You might just need to feel the difference. Check out the great selection of Ford trucks at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

U.S. Truck Sales Surpass Passenger Car Sales for the First Time

U.S. vehicle trends have been changing for years in favor of trucks and SUVs. While their sales have gradually gone up year after year, passenger car sales have declined. This year, American truck sales have finally surpassed the sales of cars for the first time in history according to Autodata Corporation.

There’s not a small gap, either. Bloomberg reported that there were 17,000 more pickup trucks than passenger cars during April. The trucks that are doing the best are full-size trucks, accounting for more than 40 percent of American manufacturer sales in that month.

You’re probably not surprised if you’re a truck enthusiast, but others might wonder why trucks have taken over. Recent deals like zero-percent financing offers and the extremely low gas prices have certainly made buying a truck a sweeter choice.

If the trend continues, it’s possible that dealers like us at Two Rivers Ford may even find it difficult to keep trucks in stock. This is thanks to some production plants shut down during the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic, resulting in less supply when there’s been a surge in demand.

Sales will only get better as there is no reason for this trend to end, so you should expect the margin between trucks and cars to get even wider in the future. No matter what happens, we on the Two Rivers Ford team in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, will do what we can to find you the perfect truck.