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How do light-duty trucks differ from heavy-duty trucks? 

Different features of light-duty and heavy-duty pickups  

There’s a wide-ranging selection of truck models here at our Mesa dealership, with plenty of different model types from both domestic and foreign manufacturers. This means that there are many various truck builds to keep track of, and it can often get overwhelming to determine which one is right for your needs. Our Trucks Only team is here to help you out, so we’ll start off by showing you the different features of light-duty and heavy-duty pickups!  

Light-Duty Pickups Available at Trucks Only Mesa 

Think of light-duty pickup models as the crossovers of the truck world – the platforms that they’re built on are generally smaller and more compact than their heavy-duty counterparts, which also means that the standard engine types in these vehicles are usually of the four-cylinder or V6 type.

 Tan 2019 Toyota Tacoma scaling down hill

Because of this, however, light-duty pickups are also known for their stellar performance when you’re heading off the beaten path. The top light-duty options on today’s market (such as the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado, just to name a few) have some of the top off-roading trims you can find! 

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Heavy-Duty Pickups Available at Trucks Only Mesa 

Heavy-duty trucks, on the other hand, are what you normally picture when you envision a pickup going to and from the worksite. Their larger, stronger construction means longer beds, bigger engines (generally gasoline or diesel V8 options), and more space inside the cab for you and your valuables. Notable members of the heavy-duty family include the Toyota Tundra, Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado, all available here at Trucks Only Mesa! 

2019 Toyota Tundra towing boat out of water

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We’re proud to be able to serve the hard-working residents of the Valley of the Sun for all their truck needs – contact us today to get behind the wheel for a test drive of any truck that catches your eye!