Should I Buy a Truck or SUV? | Joliet, IL




If you need a vehicle that can tow a trailer, carry large items, and tackle snowy winters, you’ve surely considered a Ford truck or SUV. But which one is right for you? To help you make your decision, the product experts at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL have taken a look at the advantages of each option and created this comparison page.

Whether you’ve been eyeing a new Ford F-150 or a new Ford Edge available in our new vehicle inventory, Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL has the right vehicle for you to make the most of your daily adventures.


Trucks vs. SUVs: Towing & Hauling



Both trucks and SUVs are very capable tow vehicles. While trucks are purpose-built for towing and hauling, Ford SUVs offer ample towing and payload ratings to ensure you’ll be able to tow a boat or get supplies for your next DIY project. Take a look at the tables below to get a better idea of which Ford SUV or truck offers the capability you need.


Ford Trucks Towing & Payload Capacity

Ford Truck

Towing Capacity

Payload Capacity


13,000 lbs.

3,040 lbs.


18,000 lbs.

4,200 lbs.


21,000 lbs.

7,630 lbs.

*When properly equipped


Ford SUV Towing Capacity

Ford SUV

Max. Towing Capacity


3,500 lbs.


3,500 lbs.


4,500 lbs.


5,000 lbs.

Expedition / Expedition EL

6,600 lbs.


Trucks vs. SUVs: Interior Space



Another difference between Ford trucks vs. Ford SUVs is the way they combine passenger and cargo space. As a general rule of thumb, SUVs have more passenger space and less cargo room while trucks have less passenger space and more cargo room. The two tables below have different volume specs for both Ford trucks and SUVs to help you decide which has the space you need.


Ford Truck Passenger Volume

Cab Size

Passenger Volume

Seating Capacity

Regular Cab

64.6 cu. ft.


Super Cab

116 cu. ft.


Crew Cab

131.8 cu. ft.



Ford SUV Passenger & Cargo Volume

Ford SUV

Seating Capacity

Passenger Volume

Max. Cargo Volume



98.7 cu. ft.

68.0 cu. ft.



113.9 cu. ft.

73.4 cu. ft.



155.8 cu. ft.

83.2 cu. ft.



151.7 cu. ft.

80.7 cu. ft.



160.3 cu. ft.

108.3 cu. ft.

Expedition EL


168.3 cu. ft.

130.8 cu. ft.


Trucks vs. SUVs: Interior Comfort & Technology



Whether you choose a new Ford truck or SUV, there are a number of features that are sure to keep you comfortable and content during trips of any length. Considering a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed the average American spends nearly 300 hours a year driving, it’s important to get an idea of the features you’ll be spending so much time using. Features available on Ford truck and SUV models include:

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
  • Sony® premium audio system
  • Ambient interior lighting


Ford Trucks & SUVs Available at Greenway Ford


Are you ready to choose your next Ford truck or SUV? Take a look at the new vehicle inventory available at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL and schedule a test drive online. If you have any questions about our special offers and incentives, don’t hesitate to call our team at (888) 470-3302.