QOTD: Should Toyota Go Small With Its Next Truck?
January 27th, 2023 6:12 PM Share
Matt's piece about Toyota and small trucks today got me thinking. I am ready to ask the very obvious question: Should Toyota join Ford and Hyundai in bringing small trucks back to market?
This one is pretty self-explanatory and doesn't require much setup. It's pretty simple -- should Toyota build a Maverick competitor?
Sound off below.
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Published January 27th, 2023 7:00 PM
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I bought a Maverick specifically because I wanted utility and great fuel economy. My wife has a RAV4 hybrid that we really like. I think Toyota would print money with a smaller RAV4 based truck.
I've said it before: the two most popular vehicle types are CUVs and pickups - the combination seems like a win-win. I've had a 5 foot bed for 23 years and its never been an issue (Ranger Splash, then Dakota Quad Cab). So I know the 4 foot bed in my Santa Cruz will be fine for my use case. If the Ranger hadn't grown so big I would have gotten one. However the main advantage of using a CUV as a platform is having that car-like handling and ride. That is most impressive thing so far with my SC - its ride quality and interior is on par with my wife's Infiniti and previous Volvo however the Hyundai has superior tech.
Piece of sh!t
Just bring this back......the best compact truck ever!