The Top Features Americans Look for in Trucks
Auto August 28, 2020

The Top Features Americans Look for in Trucks

The sturdy pickup truck is the workhorse for towing. The truck bed allows for stowing of equipment, bales of hay, barrels, furniture, and other large items like bikes and camping gear.

Trucks like the Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab and the Toyota Tundra Double Cab are often used for towing and construction. Homeowners find them useful when moving furniture, picking up items from the local hardware store, and even transporting bicycles. Trucks, including the rugged Jeep Gladiator, are a natural pick for off-the-road adventures. Unlike cars, these rugged vehicles can easily travel over rough terrain, unpaved roads, and cross streams without a problem. Here are the features everyone wants in a dependable truck:

1. Fiber composite truck bed

Fiber composite is used on airplanes, fighter jets, and other places where a lightweight but durable material is needed. It is now being introduced on pickup truck beds. Unlike a steel truck bed, a fiber composite truck bed is corrosion resistant. But that is only one of its benefits. It is lightweight and cannot be easily scratched or dented. This feature helps to keep your truck bed in good condition for years. You do not have to worry about the bed getting damaged if you drop a heavy item into the bed.

2. Tailgate step

Climbing in and out of the truck is tiring and takes a toll on your knees and legs. Tailgate steps allow you to get and out of the cargo bed with ease. They make loading, rearranging, and unloading cargo from the truck bed more manageable. Especially needed by drivers who have arthritis, knee problems, or other issues. The steps are sturdy and can function as a place to sit.

3. Blind-spot monitoring system

The blind-spot monitoring system is a must-have safety feature. Drivers check their side mirrors before changing lanes. After that, most drivers turn their heads to check the blind spot. Even that is not enough sometimes. For example, cargo in your truck can obstruct your view. Enter the blind-spot monitoring system. It warns you if there is a vehicle in a blind-spot zone. This technology enables you to merge and change lanes confidently. It’s a safety feature that you and your family need.

4. Turbo-charged engine

A turbocharged engine allows a smaller engine to produce more power and use fuel more efficiently. That allows your pickup truck to go further on a tank of gas. When a motor is turbocharged, it uses exhaust gas to produce more energy, increasing the fuel economy while reducing CO2 emissions.

5. Storage cubbies

Whether we’re tooling around town or making a multi-state trip, we have the stuff to store. For many of us, our vehicle is our office on wheels. Having places to keep clothing items, snacks, office supplies, tools, and other items is essential. Some trucks have built-in storage. For example, the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab e Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab have cubbies and “secret” storage places.