Top 5 Reasons to Own a Truck

Thinking about stepping up into a pickup for the first time? There are tons of great reasons to own a truck, as any truck owner can attest to. If you’re considering making the change from car or SUV to truck, take a look at some of our favorite reasons from Nissan of Lake Charles. They may just persuade you.

Off-Road Driving

Most trucks are equipped with all-wheel drive and large ground clearances, so these big vehicles have no trouble tackling some tough terrain. When you own a truck, things like camping become a whole new adventure.

Moving is Simple

You’ll never have to rent a U-Haul again. Just be ready to lend a helping hand when your friends and family have their moving days!

Powerful Performance

Today’s pickups, whether lightweight or heavy duty, boast some seriously powerful engines with high horsepower. As a result, not only will you have no trouble hauling and carrying big cargo, but you’ll also have a fun driving experience every time.

Bad Weather, No Problem

Just as trucks can handle off-roading like champions, they can also tackle snow, rain, and other bad weather with ease.


Today’s trucks come in plenty of sizes and configurations. You can get a truck as luxurious as a fancy SUV, or one that’s equipped with as many safety features as you’d find in a small car. With so many options, it’s easy to find a truck that’s sure to keep you happy in the long run.

reasons to own a truck or SUV - 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Frontier tops customer satisfaction survey

Today Autobytel and AutoPacific announced the winners for the 16th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Award, and the Nissan Frontier took top honors in the compact pickup category. With more than 75,000 survey respondents rating 48 attributes related to vehicle satisfaction, this award is a big one for consumer vehicles.

The 2012 Nissan Frontier has earned numerous accolades for its dependability and affordability, and this survey shows that customers are appreciative. The Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment.

The Nissan Frontier emulates many of the Nissan Titan’s full-size features, including its bold, expressive and adventurous exterior styling, with a smaller frame. It is available in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, and customers can choose from dozens of optional features.

2012 Nissan Frontier King Cab