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Chevypower79
Chevypower79

Buy a Honda Ridgeline, it is unibody. They don't get any better fuel economy than a real truck. It's about the same mpgs as a Silverado 1500 or F150 EcoBoost. Consider the Silverado is bigger, tougher, has more room, larger bed, extra towing capacity, payload. Why would you want a unibody? The gap between the bed and body helps when the frame is flexing. If it does that without a gap, the body will bend with too much stress. The Land Rover LR4 has a unibody and the much larger Expedition and Suburban do not. The Ford and Chevy also have bigger engines, and the American SUVs get better fuel economy.LR4- 4.4V8 5850 lbs, 12/17 mpgTahoe - 5.3 V8 5276 lbs, 15/21 mpgExpedition: 5782 lbs, 14/20 mpgRidgeline 4513 lbs, 15/21 mpg Tacoma 4.0 V6 4x4 crew: 4220 lbs, 15/21 mpgSilverado 1500 crew 4x4 V8: 5605 lbs 16/22 mpgIf you want fuel economy, get a 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel w/ 30 mpgs. Comfort, torque, performance, fuel economy, capability. Oh, and it's body-on-frame!

fearthevoices
fearthevoices

I agree with the earlier post, unibody trucks can have a place. For the weekend do-it-yourselfer this is a perfect choice. If I need to pick up a couple bags of mulch, I don't want to throw them in the family sedan. The same with moving furniture -- most cars now cannot fit a average TV into them or lawnmower; the small efficient and fun to drive little pickup would be great for the task!

sdsangster
sdsangster

I guess it just makes too much sense to make a pickup with a unibody. I really believe there is a market for a small pickup with a unibody design. When people buy small pickups they are wanting a truck with great gas mileage. They are not wanting a truck that can tow 4 tons, carry 2 tons of payload, or go rock crawling with the guys. They want a vehicle that they can carry a couch, 2x4's, or something nasty in the back. If you own a small truck, you understand it is not a working vehicle but a liftestyle vehicle. Come on and make a small truck again America. You will see that people will flock to them. All they need is air conditioning and cruise control. Make them cheap and affordable to drive.

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