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Mid-size pickup bed and payload comparison

Mid-size trucks, they were a thing in the 90’s thru about 2010 when the segment collapsed (lack of new product didn’t help). Well now they are a thing again. Over the past 5 years or so (starting with the release of GM’s current generation Canyon/Colorado twins) with Tacoma, Colorado/Canyon, Frontier, Gladiator and Ranger making large year over year gains in many of those years. One of the biggest reasons for the increase of sales in the segment is using the trucks as lifestyle vehicles (which has always been the compact / midsize trucks biggest draw) the increase in overlanding style off-roading, camping, boating, fishing, kayaking, biking, and many other outdoor activities has people looking for a vehicle that’s small enough to drive everyday while still being able to handle all their other duties on the weekend. Filling the bed or towing toys are some of the biggest truck uses. While we can get into towing another time, I think it would be a good idea to compare and contrast the