How to Pick a Pre-Owned Truck

So, you think you want to buy a used truck, but you're not sure which one is right for you. It's a problem that's not so uncommon. The used truck market is broad and varied, offering a pickup variation for practically every need. Here's a quick and easy guide to help you get closer to your final decision.

Picking the Brand

Several auto makers have decided to try their luck in the truck market over the years, resulting in a full field of models from a variety of manufacturers. Of course, many drivers tend to think of American brands when considering pickups. Chevy, Ford, Ram, and GMC certainly hold a revered position in the industry, offering some of the most capable vehicles on the road. However, there are a few import options to consider as well. Toyota is known worldwide for producing particularly durable trucks in the Tundra and Tacoma, while the Honda Ridgeline offers a unique experience in the segment.

Picking the Segment

Not all truck models have the same attributes. Generally, the market is split into three segments.

Midsize trucks are the smallest on the market, focusing on simple practicality rather than brutish strength. Midsize trucks are popular as fleet delivery vehicles and for drivers who want pickup convenience with more nimble handling and better gas mileage. This segment also has several models that are popular for their off-road abilities.

Full-size trucks are the most popular trucks on the road. You'll find industry classics like the Ford F-150 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra in this segment. Drivers tend to pick full-size truck when they're looking for well-rounded capability that’s applicable in many scenarios. One could say that these trucks are Jacks of all trades.

Finally, we have heavy-duty trucks. Brands produce these trucks with more robust chassis components and stronger engine options to handle the most demanding towing and hauling situations. Popular models include the Ram 3500, Ford F-250, Chevy Silverado 2500, and more.

Finding the Truck

The Suburban Collection has a hearty inventory of used trucks spanning segments and brands. With our help, you can find trucks that meet your specific utility needs. Check out selection online, then head over to Suburban dealerships to view used trucks for yourself.

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory