8 Must-Know Facts About Your Favorite Used Trucks

By: Motorvation Trucks   |   17 Jan 2024

For truck enthusiasts and work truck owners across Jonesboro, GA, we know all too well how many key differences you’ll find among popular pickups. Whether you own a Ford F-150, a Chevy Silverado, or a Toyota Tundra, each manufacturer has injected its own personality into its lineup of both light- and heavy-duty trucks. From formidable engine options to best-in-class towing capabilities to fun facts that lead to an unconventional name, get into these must-know facts about your favorite pickup trucks!

Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan

To kick things off on the list comes The Nissan Titan. Did you know that the Titan is the only full-size truck that can make 400 hp in its standard configuration? An impressive feat for any vehicle! The Nissan Titan stands out with its formidable 5.6-liter standard V8 engine, generating 400 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft of torque. Complementing the Titan's robust V8 is a nine-speed automatic transmission. Nissan has meticulously fine-tuned these transmissions to seamlessly match the Titan's power, incorporating optimized gear ratios. This results in enhanced acceleration, smoother shifts, and even improved fuel efficiency for an all-around impressive performance.

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Nissan Titan XD

The Nissan Titan XD is widely regarded as the heavy-duty version of the aforementioned Titan. The Titan XD distinguishes itself with a longer body and wheelbase, featuring a 6.5” bed compared to the Titan’s 5.5” bed. Moreover, the suspension is taller, although the precise increase in height varies among each trim of the Titan. Despite weighing 780 pounds more than the Titan, the Titan XD maintains a commendable driving performance, handling the added bulk effectively. Nevertheless, the Titan exhibits greater agility and quicker acceleration, attributed to its reduced size and mass.

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Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra was gamechanging for the Japanese brand, as the first truck from to automaker to ever feature a V8 engine. Toyota originally made its name in the truck market with its smaller, midsized trucks like the T100. The T100 faced criticism upon its release for being perceived as too small for a full-size pickup. Additionally, people weren’t happy to see a V6 engine as its only engine option, which was already featured in Toyota's compact trucks. The introduction of the Tundra with a V8 option marked Toyota's official entry into the full-size pickup market.

Bonus Fun Fact: Originally, Toyota aimed to name it the T150, signifying its slightly larger size compared to the T100. However, Ford filed a lawsuit against Toyota, arguing that the name was too similar to the well-established F-150 in Ford's F-Series. Consequently, Toyota reevaluated its choice and ultimately opted for the name Tundra instead.

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Chevrolet Silverado


Did you know that the beloved Chevy Silverado has a unique element to its construction that also inspired its name?  As an innovator in the pick-up truck market, General Motors’ Silverado was the first truck to use hydroforming, a way of making lightweight, durable steel. It was also the first truck to have a hybrid option, first introduced in 2004. The technology was initially implemented on the Corvette, ut found the perfect opportunity to introduce it to trucks with the new Silverado. Notably, Chevrolet took the lead in bringing this technology to the market, outpacing both Ford and Dodge. As a result, its competitors had to make efforts to catch up and compete with GM's platform upgrades.

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Chevrolet Silverado 2500

As the big brother to the light-duty Silverado 1500, the 2500HD is the bigger, badder, and more monstrous pickup that offers a towing capacity of 18,500 lbs and a standard gas-powered 6.6-liter V-8 that makes 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. But you might be surprised to know that the Chevy Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD models are not heavier-duty upgrades but are, in fact, medium-duty variants. When the Chevy Silverado HD (heavy-duty) variants were introduced for the 2000 model year, the naming structure was slightly different. An entry-level 1500HD model was positioned below the 2500HD and 3500HD models. During that period, the standard powertrain for the base Silverado HD included a Vortec 6.0-liter V8, producing 300 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. This engine was coupled with a Hydra-Matic 4L80 four-speed automatic transmission.

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RAM 1500


The RAM nameplate has seen many shifts over the years, particularly back when Dodge still owned the brand. Most RAM enthusiasts are aware of this part of its history. But did you know that the current fifth-gen RAM 1500 TRX is the fastest-accelerating and most powerful pickup truck in the world? Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8, the vehicle generates an impressive 712 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque. This robust engine enables the truck to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.5 seconds, placing it in the realm of sports cars. However, despite its remarkable acceleration, the '04 Dodge RAM SRT remains faster in a straight line due to its higher top speed of 160 km/h (190 km/h as an optional upgrade).

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RAM 2500

The RAM 2500's renowned performance is elevated by a choice of three engine options, catering to the diverse needs and preferences of discerning truck drivers and enthusiasts. The first option is a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine featuring variable valve timing and fuel-saving technology, delivering 410 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 429 pound-feet of torque. The second option is a 6.7-liter Cummins Standard-Output Turbo Diesel, generating 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. Lastly, there's a 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel boasting 420 horsepower and an impressive 1,075 pound-feet of torque.

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Ford F-150


As the best-selling truck in all of North America for more than 40 years, we’ve saved arguably the best and most iconic pickup for last. The Ford F-150 helped Ford set a new record back in 2018 by selling more than a million F-Series trucks worldwide. According to this statistic, Ford sold one F-Series truck every 30 seconds on average that year. Moreover, the original F-150 Raptor is often seen as an innovator that spearheaded off-roading pickups. Ford introduced the Special Vehicles Team (SVT) in 1991, primarily aimed at researching and catering to specialized automotive markets. The 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor stood out due to its exceptionally rugged body and long-travel suspension, providing remarkable off-road capabilities for a truck. As a result, SVT vehicles gained recognition for emphasizing off-roading performance and its components within the engine.

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If any of these exciting truck models have caught your eye, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Motorvation Trucks in Jonesboro, GA! Browse our inventory online if you prefer, and come on down to our used car dealership, and we’ll happily set up a test drive!

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