With gas prices down, are more people buying trucks?
Yes, that may be true, but for many reasons. With gas prices down and the inclement weather we’ve been experiencing, more people are buying trucks. Considering that trucks are generally purchased by males, the number of truck sales is quite astounding. For every 8 cars sold in January, there were 7 trucks sold! Light truck sales are up 19% from last January.
According to PickupTrucks.com, there are three factors that affect truck sales: gas mileage, innovation and technology – the same factors that affect car sales. We are happy to represent the Toyota line where all three factors are an attribute in both the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma.
According to the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association), the 1.1 million vehicles sold last month, with the top three spots being trucks! The Toyota Tacoma is among the top five selling trucks nationally; and the Toyota Tundra is the sixth best-selling truck nationally. (By the way, the top two selling cars nationally were the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry!)
The Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are economical and offer loads of options. The lighter-duty Tacoma 4×2 is a four-door vehicle that seats four, making it ideal for both work and families. It has a powerful available V6 engine, and handsome interior and steering wheel-mounted controls, so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. The Tacoma has a payload capacity of 1440 and towing capacity of 3300 pounds. It has a hand-free blue-tooth and comes with the Toyota 60-month power train warranty and 36-month warranty. It offers 21/25 estimated mileage per gallon. New Tacoma models include the regular, access, and double cab. You can really customize and personalize your Tacoma.
The heavy-duty, full-size, half-ton Tundra 4×2 comes with a V-8 engine. This new truck has Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) that makes it as efficient as it is powerful. You can choose from the muscular 5.7L V8, the strong 4.6L V8, or the very capable 4.0L V6 and find a new truck that works for you – literally and figuratively.
The Tacoma has the highest towing capacity in its class of 10, 500 pounds, nearly twice as much as similar trucks. It has a payload capacity of 2090 pounds. This truck is available in regular cab seating up to four, and can seat up to six in the Double Cab and CrewMax models.
Both Toyota trucks offer the best of Toyota technology; and the comfort and interior of a luxury vehicle. They both have TRD-tuned suspension, with tuned front springs and remote-reservoir Bilstein® front and rear shocks to help you have a smooth ride, even on rough trails. They’re both great options for family fun and carrying those big items like skis, fishing poles or snowboards; or carrying work-related items for the professional contractor—very versatile vehicles any way you look at it!
They are both rugged, yet luxurious, as you can get them with leather-like and heated seats, as an option. Included is the Entune technology package that is standard in all Toyotas with Bluetooth, GPS and a suite of applications whereby you can access Bing™, listen to iHeartRadio, purchase movie tickets through MovieTickets.com, make dinner reservations with OpenTable®, listen to Pandora® and more; and a variety of data services that can help keep you up on stocks, weather, traffic, fuel prices and sports.
If you’d like to test drive these trucks, come to Jaffarian Toyota to try them out. I promise you won’t be disappointed! They’re quite impressive for comfort, technology and utility.
Stay safe on those snowy roads! Trucks are a great way to travel in this winter weather!