Originally Posted by spoon059
Who cares which is "best". What matters is which is best for YOU...
How right you are.... Advertising media is targeted to a 6-8th grade comprehension level. That is not to say everyone lacks intelligence and comprehension. It is just where the industry can reach all ages, all demographics.
Specifications on paper should certainly be looked at for safety and peak performance. However, some will like Dodge's, some chevy's, Ford's, Nissan's, Toyota's etc. on down the line. There are good and bad about all of them.
Just two cents to pass on. I had a contractor give me a piece of advice many years ago and it has proved out in my world. He told me; "when building a house, add 30% to your loan, twice as many electrical outlets and 25% more insulation, and a heating/cooling system designed for your square footage plus 1000. When it comes to trucks, if you live life only doing things a half ton (150/1500) can handle, buy a 3/4 ton, if you live in a world where a 3/4 ton is sufficient, buy a 1 ton. If your family needs a car that can seat 5, buy a car that can seat 7. Even then you will often find yourself coming up short."