So you want a comfortable ride in something that has as much capability as you do. You’re in the market for a used truck or suv and you are not sure which is better. Maybe you’ve asked yourself what’s really the difference between the two.
After all, they're just big vehicles that do a lot of the same things. Well that may be true, but there are quite a few key differences that may play a key role in your decision.
So what are the differences?
Well, the first thing you should know is that certain brands and types of SUVs will get better fuel economy. The car industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to improving the fuel economy of larger vehicles, but depending on the make, model, and engine of a vehicle these can all affect the fuel economy, though SUV’s in general tend to outperform trucks when it comes to saving some money at the pump.
The second thing you should know is that trucks tend to be way better performers when it comes to towing. Modern engineering designs trucks to have as much durability and function as possible, giving them the strength to carry big loads behind them with extreme ease.
The third thing you should know is that SUV’s come in all shapes and sizes. How big is your life? How often do you have lots of people in your car? These will be critical factors when it comes to how big of an SUV you might get. If you’re just looking for a comfortable daily driver to commute around the city in, maybe a compact or mid-size SUV is the one for you.
But if you’ve got a big family that needs to be hauled to school every morning, and you like to go on long road trips, a big 3-row SUV might be the one for you.
The last thing you should know about is trucks are the more reliable of the two. SUV reliability is overall still very good, but trucks are built with durability in mind. Something you may want to factor in your decision depending on how long you like to keep a vehicle for.