It’s partly the American obsession with “big” things. We like big TVs, big weddings, super-sized fast food, big defensive lines, and great big automobiles. Full-size pickups are big. Drivers like the high ride, the massive grills, and that unfounded sense of invincibility that looking down on the traffic can inspire.
But there’s more to than just the draw of a big ride in today’s trucks. In order to give up their sedan for a pickup, buyers want assurances that they can get the same convenience features, safety, technology and ease of operation that they have in their Toyota Camry. Truck manufacturers have obliged the public. They have equipped their vehicles with every conceivable feature they provide in their sedans, including luxury…plus a big ride and massive grill.
In short, today’s trucks are really cool.
If you are considering shucking the Miata for a two-ton road boss you’ll want to consider our list of the best full-size pickups as possible replacements.