Top 4 Things To Consider Before Buying A New Pickup Truck
Pickup trucks are becoming popular throughout the world.
Pickup trucks are becoming popular throughout the world, especially in the US and UAE. Thanks to the increased fuel efficiency, advanced safety features and low gas prices currently. They offer the power and versatility, which come in incredibly handy for an amazing off-road experience. Without further ado, let’s look at the top 4 things you should consider before buying a new pickup truck:
First and foremost, you’ve got to look at what you can afford. Pickup trucks start from around AED 50,000 and can go all the way up to north of AED 250,000. This goes on to show how the market is filled with many options – capitalism for the win! This level of competition also means that you’re offered a vast range of features with each pickup, as every brand aspires to capture more customers to increase its market share.
- Brand Preferences
Most customers in UAE prefer a brand they like. This preference can be due to an exceptional experience or good feedback. Are you one of those who take brands very seriously? No worries, being brand cautious is not really a bad thing. In pickup truck segment, Ford is a popular brand because it offers both luxury and power to tow heavy objects. Its F-150 XL Crew Cab model is preferred by those who want to savor the utter satisfaction of owning a 365 HP beast. Whereas the owners of super duty models tend to use them for heavy duty towing or commercial purposes in general.
- What you intend to do with it
So, what you want to do with the pickup? Do you want more power or better fuel economy? If you have a business that requires you to tow heavy stuff or you take the whole family for long distant vacations, you better select one with high horsepower. For this purpose, buy the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LT, which retails for roughly AED 174,000. Meanwhile, if you only want to appreciate the sheer beauty and power of a pickup, you can go for something economical.
- Two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive?
Albeit most pickup trucks nowadays come with a standard RWD, as they are meant to carry loads in the back (in the bed or through a lorry), their top variants usually have modern 4×4 systems, that’s perfect if you like to go off-roading often. If you intend to use the pickup for regular traveling within UAE, then you should consider a 2WD. Why? Because you do not need extra power and extra spending on fuel.
4WD naturally consumes more fuel than a 2WD. These are just a few considerations to make before buying a new pickup truck. Other things you need to ponder are interior decorations, bed lengths, rear-end axle ratio and gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)