If you’re shopping for a new-to-you pickup truck at Your Minnesota Truck Headquarters, you have no shortage of options. Not just because we have an expansive inventory or because we carry major brands like Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram. It’s because there are multiple different classes of trucks to choose from. So what kind of truck is the right choice for you? That answer comes down to what you’re looking for and what you need.
Trucks have gotten bigger over time, which means that compact pickups were a thing of the past up until recently. The Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, and Dodge Dakota are all examples of trucks that were once compact and are now either midsized or don’t exist. Compact trucks don’t do a whole lot of heavy hauling or towing, but they’re great for getting around town and occasionally helping a friend move furniture. If that sounds up your alley, the small truck is making a comeback thanks to the upcoming Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. You can bet you’ll be able to find those two trucks and other classic compacts at MTH.
The midsize truck has also recently enjoyed a renaissance thanks to the recent returns of the GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, and Ford Ranger as well as the launch of the Jeep Gladiator. The Toyota Tacoma is the most popular choice in the segment. That’s because it delivers a good mix of power, capability, style, comfort, tech, and impressive off-road capabilities. If you think you’d use a truck more for lifestyle-type situations like weekend adventuring and traveling, consider a midsize.
Half-ton or full-size trucks are the most common and most popular pickups around today. This is where you’ll find all your big names like the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and Ford F-150. A full-size truck offers value for commercial and work needs thanks to high towing and payload capacities, rugged steel frames, and powerful V6 and V8 engines. They’re also great statement-makers — newer trucks continue to emphasize luxury and technology, making them great choices for a wide range of drivers.
The biggest of the bunch is the heavy-duty truck, which includes the Ford Super Duty, Silverado HD, and Ram 2500/3500. These big, bad, and bold trucks are made for tough jobs, offering multiple tons’ worth of payload capacity as well as fifth-wheel and gooseneck towing up into the 30,000-pound range. They’re great choices for tough jobs. That’s why they’re popular in commercial fleets, but they’re also a hit with drivers who want to move mountains and make a big splash.
Not sure what kind of truck you’re looking for? No problem. The experts at Your MTH are here to help. We know just about everything there is to know about pickups and we have an incredible selection in stock. Visit our showroom in Saint Cloud and we’ll help you narrow your choice down to that truck that’s just right for you.