According to an article appearing in “The Chicago Tribune,” entitled “Sizing up midsize trucks,” these types of vehicles only account for about three percent of all vehicle sales each year. Nevertheless, whether you are in need of a small vehicle with a moderate tow rating or you just love the feel behind the wheel of a mid-size option, you can find some great mid-size trucks by Honda, Nissan, and Toyota.
2013 Mid Size Pickup Trucks By Honda
The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is one of the few midline trucks available. The vehicle has an MSRP between $29,450.00 and $35,030.00. You can get the vehicle in one of four trims. All of the trims have 4x4 capabilities. The vehicle can tow up to 5000 across all trims as well. The RT, Sport, RTS, and RTL all deliver 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. With the crew cab configurations, you will be investing in a truck that can give you plenty of hauling power and seating enough for five passengers.
According to Fuel-Economy.gov, the Ridgeline will cost about $2,900.00 to fuel each year. Experts at Edmunds.com® criticize the Ridgeline’s modest power and the fact that the vehicle comes in only one body style, but complement the smooth car-like handling, comfortable interior, and the dent resistant bed of this innovative vehicle. According to Autotrader.com®, the Honda Ridgeline can benefit from improved fuel efficiency, but reviewers assert that the innovative suspension and chassis design as well as the spacious interior and sufficient leg room make the Ridgeline a worthy buy. For the 2013, the vehicle is mainly a carryover model with the addition of a back up camera as a standard feature in all models. For more information, visit the AutoTrader.com® website at http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-reviews/197641/2013-honda-ridgeline-new-car-review.jsp.
2013 Mid Size Pickup Trucks By Toyota And Nissan
The 2013 Toyota Tacoma base configuration has 4x2 capabilities and it gets 21 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined, so it is more fuel efficient than the Honda Ridgeline. The truck has a bed that is 109.6 inches in length and, like the Honda Ridgeline, it can tow up to 3500 pounds. Reviewers on Cars.com™ criticize the vehicle’s small bed and its simplified instrument panel, but complement the fact that the V-6 inclusion offers secure towing capabilities and the engine proves powerful and impressive. The same reviewers complement the classic style of the Tacoma too. The Tacoma is a carryover from the 2012 models. For more information, visit Cars.com™ at http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/nissan_frontier_2013.
Nissan has not released the 2013 Nissan Frontier yet, and according to the Nissan News Room, the vehicle will become available in early 2013. Originally produced as a compact, in 2005 redesigns of the Frontier results in the upgrade to the mid-size pickup classification. Experts at Cars.com™ criticize the small bed of the truck and suggest that the vehicle needs more power, but they also highlight the superior gas miles, spacious storage compartments, and excellent gas mileage as desirable attributes in the Frontier. Reviewers at PickupTrucks.com™ also criticize the power delivered by this vehicle, but complement the superior gas mileage, sizable storage compartments, and the dual action tailgating features.
Don Marshall Autos offers a video review of the 2013 Nissan Frontier one of Nissan’s “bread and butter” vehicles and the reviewer asserts that there are not many changes in the 2013 model because the vehicle is so tremendously popular. The vehicle has won numerous awards, and according to J.D. Power, the Frontier is the best midsize truck. The Nissan Frontier is a best in class in terms of towing and resale value. The vehicle seats five and it has a flip button drive control allowing you go from two wheel drive to four wheel drives with the fast and easy flip of a button. For more information, view Don Marshall’s Auto video review at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xVPrt8QLiE.