No type of vehicle feels more American than the pickup truck. You will find pickup trucks just about everywhere because of their capability and reliability. Many trucks last more than 100,000 miles without truly hitting their stride. The lifespan of many truck models means a lot of trucks get traded in for newer models or other types of vehicles after the original owner has decided to move on. This means you can usually find a few pickup trucks being sold as used at car dealerships.
While Ford, Chevrolet, and RAM are the leaders of pickup truck production, they are by no means the only truck producers out there. Mid-size trucks like the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline are also available as alternatives to the Detroit-based automakers. You can find mid-size or larger trucks on car lots all the time. Use the chart below to get familiar with what trucks you might find and which automaker they belong to.
Large and Heavy-Duty Truck Model(s)
|Ford||Ranger||F-150, F-250, F-350. F450|
|Chevrolet||Colorado||Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500|
|RAM||N/A||1500, 1500 Classic, 1500 TRX, 2500, 3500|
|GMC||Canyon||Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500|
|Nissan||Frontier||Titan, Titan XD|
If you know you want a truck, the first thing you should decide is whether you want a mid-size truck, a large truck, or a heavy-duty truck. As you can tell from the chart, there are a lot of options. If all you want is a vehicle to occasionally carry heavy or large loads, a mid-size truck will probably do fine.
A half-ton like the F-150, RAM 1500, or Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are often bought to be showy, but they are meant to do some hard work. Buying a large truck used will probably not be a fashion statement, so only go for one if you know you will need to carry yard waste, building materials, furniture, heavy equipment, or other loads regularly.
Heavy-Duty truck models massive and should be put to work often or daily. These big machines use a lot of fuel, so you should get the most out of them when you need to use them. Trucks like the F-350 and the RAM 3500 are made to pull long, heavy trailers or carry loads that would be back-breaking in lesser vehicles.
Pre-owned trucks may be in limited supply, and inventory is always changing. Check back with Mazda direct to see what trucks are on the lot on any given day. Call the dealership at 833-280-4780 or check the inventory online to see the truck you want is available.