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A recent CarFax blog has been published that helps pickup truck buyers discern the differences between a wide range of vehicles with the brand and the least expensive models, starting with the 2022 Ford Maverick for $19,995 up to the brand and the significantly more expensive models that topped the price list with the Nissan Titan at $38,310.
While price is an important factor in any new vehicle purchase, there is also another factor that is just as important, if not more so, customer satisfaction with the purchase.
This is a point supported by an earlier article titled “Consumer Reports New Listing of This Year’s Trucks Buyers Liked and Dislike After Buying” which features some of the same makes and models in the recent CarFax Blog.
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So how does this apply to the recent CarFax analysis of vans?
If you scan the list carefully, what stands out is that of all the makes and models listed, only the 2022 Ford F-150 came with a “not much” answer to what CarFax analysts didn’t like about the F-150 in “The Best and Worst Aspects of Each Truck” factored into their pickup truck rating.
In fact, most of the other models came with significant dislikes claims that included body-on-frame flaws, weak base engine offerings, and poor crash ratings. And those who didn’t share those dislikes as much…had significantly higher prices.
The point being made is that when shopping for a truck, rather than dwelling on price and features, sometimes it’s wiser to know and eliminate your dislikes to ensure that regardless of make and model you buy, you will be satisfied with your decision.
List of CarFax’s 15 Cheapest Vans in 2022
Because this argument for buying a van is more about what you can expect in terms of satisfaction AFTER choosing a model, here’s a summary of how the vans ranked from cheapest to most expensive. with dislikes for each vehicle:
1. Ford Maverick 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “The base model is pretty stripped down; not as robust as its body-on-frame rivals”
2.Hyundai Santa Cruz 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “Not as harsh as body-on-chassis rivals”
3. Chevrolet Colorado 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “Dated design; the base model has a weak engine; poor crash test ratings »
4.Ford Ranger 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “Not many standard features”
5. Toyota Tacoma 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “The design dates back to 2016; The 159 hp base engine is the worst in its class”
6. 2022 GMC Canyon
What CarFax didn’t like: “The design is from 2015; essentially a more expensive Chevy Colorado; poor crash tests; weak base engine »
7. 2022 Nissan Frontier
What CarFax didn’t like: “Average fuel economy; high base price »
8. 2022 Ford F-150
What CarFax didn’t like: “Not much”
9. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
What CarFax didn’t like: “Doesn’t stand out”
10. GMC Sierra 1500 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: Basically the same as the Silverado but more expensive
11. Ram 1500 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “More expensive than average”
12. Toyota Tundra 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “Lack of engine options and no V8; below-average payload and towing capacity; price above average”
13. 2022 Jeep Gladiator
What CarFax didn’t like: “Expensive; average fuel economy”
14. Honda Ridgeline 2022
What CarFax didn’t like: “Expensive; not as capable as body-on-frame rivals; low payload and towing capacity »
15. 2022 Nissan Titan
What CarFax didn’t like: “Highest starting price in class; only one engine option; XD is not a real HD truck; below average towing rating; dates back to 2016″
For more details, be sure to check out the CarFax blog.
For additional articles on buying a truck, here are some selected informative things to consider:
• Why you should look at a used Silverado before considering buying a new model
• Consumer Reports Most Trusted Used Truck Recommendations
Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news on new and used vehicles.
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