Looking for a new vehicle? Here are 3 reasons to buy a truck

2016 Ford F-150 - 3/4 shot

Let’s be honest for a second, there’s a certain persona we associate with individuals that drive trucks. It may not always be accurate (or appropriate), but we all do it. We see the mud smeared sides, or the oversized tires and pat ourselves on the back for not conforming to such an extreme vehicular choice.

But owning a truck has its benefits. With a closer look at the ups and downs, there are some seriously convincing selling points to acknowledge when considering buying a new vehicle.

Here are our top three reasons to buy a truck that you may want to think about.

3 reasons to buy a truck
2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Safety –

The first thing to mention is that you’re up higher in a truck, which means you have a better view of your surroundings. I know I’m not the only one who’s had a hard time turning into traffic when there’s an 18-passenger van blocking my view.

Also, modern trucks have the same state-of-the-art safety features found in smaller vehicles — dynamic braking, electronic stability control systems, airbags, four-wheel drive, etc. And most Chevy trucks come equipped with OnStar, an advanced safety feature that detects possible collisions and offers roadside assistance in emergency situations.

3 reasons to buy a truck
2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Versatility –

Simply stated, trucks just let you do more than other vehicles. Having an open-bed allows you to load anything from furniture to bicycles to camping equipment. Plus it lets you go anywhere you need.

Or, grab as many pillows and blankets as you can carry, and take a drive. The flat surface truck bed makes for a great place to watch the stars or enjoy a drive-in movie.

3 reasons to buy a truck
2016 Ford F-150

Control –

No matter the conditions — whether you find yourself driving in snow, mud, or just trying not to hydroplane on a rainy day — modern four-wheel-drive and appropriate tires will succeed in getting you from point A to point B.

And when it comes to weekend-adventures, trucks are unmatched. If you’re feeling like exploring some off-road trails or just trying to get to that secret family-favorite camping spot, a reliable truck can give you the control that a smaller vehicle just wouldn’t be able to do.

In the end, maybe a truck isn’t the right fit for you. But looking at these three selling points, it’s hard to ignore that having a truck would be a valuable investment.

Looking for reasons to buy a truck that is pre-owned? Read about the benefits of buy used.