Ask Away...: The Pros & Cons Of A Truck Vs A Regular Car

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Pros & Cons Of A Truck Vs A Regular Car

Today, we’re going to take a look at pickup trucks. They’re often seen as a decent option for people looking for a nice big vehicle. But, are they any better than regular cars? Well, let’s find out by looking at the pros and cons:

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Pickup trucks come with a lot of benefits, some of which are obvious, while others are lesser known.
More ‘Trunk’ Space
A pickup truck has decidedly more trunk space than a regular car. Well, trucks don’t have trunks, they have beds instead. These beds can carry so many things in them and are far more practical than a normal trunk. You can even get things like Bak covers to put over the bed and ensure everything is nice and safe underneath it. This makes it feel more like a trunk as well.
Stronger Engines
Pickup trucks are built to withstand any terrains. As such, their engines are extremely powerful and full of torque to enable the vehicle to drive through difficult conditions. A truck engine is very strong and can last for a longer time than a car engine. This helps you out on long drives as you can go at a comfortable speed for longer.
Off-Road Capabilities
As mentioned above, pickups are designed to work on different terrains. As a result, you get off-road capabilities with this vehicle. It means you can stay off the tarmac and onto a beaten bath without any hesitation. Regular cars can’t offer you this versatility.


There may be some great pros of having a pickup truck, but there are also some cons you have to consider as well.
Not Suitable For Cities
The main drawback of a pickup is that it’s not really suitable for city life. This is a vehicle you should have out in the countryside, not in urban areas. With a regular car, you have the ability to navigate through tight city streets and sit in city traffic with ease. It’s a lot harder in a truck.
Generally speaking, you can get your hands on a regular car that can fit an average family in for a lot cheaper than a truck. Trucks are bigger, more versatile vehicles, and it’s reflected in their price. With a regular five-door car you can save a lot of money and still get a vehicle with comfortable space inside and in the trunk.
Maintenance Costs Are High
Another con of pickup trucks is that they cost a lot more to maintain than a car. The running costs of a regular car are considerably lower, starting with insurance. Trucks need a different insurance to cars, and this tends to be higher. Likewise, thanks to their big engines, trucks will consume more fuel which means fuel costs are much higher than regular cars too.

Generally speaking, trucks are a great option for a certain kind of person. If you need a multi-purpose vehicle and live somewhere with nice open roads, then it’s a brilliant idea for you. If not, then a regular car is your best bet.

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