Trucks & SUVs

Never Buy a New Truck in These Colors

We all have our favorite colors, but when it comes to making a big purchase like a home or pickup truck, colors can make or break a deal. That’s why you should consider a few things when choosing a color for your new truck. You don’t want to regret your decision in the future.

The colors you want to avoid happen to be red, orange, and yellow. These warm shades could spell doom for your truck purchase for a variety of reasons. Let’s look at why you should avoid those colors, which colors are best, and how this subject affects truck ownership.

Which trucks have red, orange, and yellow options?

According to VEHQ, You can choose different shades of red of the Ford F-Series pickups, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, GMC Sierra, and Nissan Titan. Yellow options include the Ford F-250/350, GMC Sierra, and Nissan Titan. Lastly, you can pick orange with the Ford F-250, GMC Sierra, and Nissan Titan.

The ‘safest’ truck colors

If safety is your main priority, then light colors are your best option, reports CarMax. White, tan, yellow, and cream are safe because they have a higher visibility rating. It’s easier to spot these colors no matter the weather or time of day.

Darker colors are usually harder to see, especially when driving at night. Also, some weather conditions can make seeing black, dark blue, and red vehicles tougher, thus making them vulnerable to accidents.

Which colors affect fuel efficiency?

Believe it or not, colors can affect fuel efficiency, depending on where you live. The lighter the truck’s color, the better it will perform in hot weather. Colors like white and tan reflect light and heat, allowing you to use your air conditioning less often.

Darker colors like black and navy retain heat, so you won’t need to run the heater as much in colder weather. When the temps get warmer, though, you may have to run your air conditioner more often, causing your fuel to burn faster.

Which truck colors are most likely to get stolen?

Vehicle theft is not fun, even when you’re covered with insurance. Choosing the wrong truck color could increase your chances of someone stealing your new pickup. The most popular color choices that attract thieves are silver, white, black, and gold.

Less desirable colors include orange, pale yellow, and lighter green hues. The more unusual the color, the less desirable it is to potential thieves.

Which colors are best for selling a truck?

Most people want to invest in a truck that will keep its value. Of course, a truck’s mileage and condition have a lot to do with this, but its color plays a part, too. Think about it: In five years, when you go to trade it in or resell it, you’ll need a color most people will want.

An orange truck won’t attract many buyers. But a silver, black, or white truck will bring you more money for your trade-in. On the flip side, some people prefer unusual colors. A yellow or orange truck could get you top dollar over a white one, which saturates the used truck market.

Usually, the stranger the color, the more desirable it could be when selling it on your own. Trading it in for another truck is a different story. Dealerships won’t likely take much of a chance on an odd color choice.

What does a new truck’s color say about your personality?

Black and silver are signs of elegance, empowerment, and technology. Silver is the most popular color choice for luxury vehicles, sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks. Black is more common with convertibles and coupes.

Blue indicates confidence, reliability, and dependability, while white is considered pristine and direct. We often see these colors with family vehicles, sedans, and wagons. The most popular color choice for pickups happens to be white.

Red is all about freedom and excitement, while orange says adventurous and thrill-seeking. The sportiest vehicles often come in shades of red. But, orange is popular with convertibles as well as rarer cars and trucks.

When investing in your next new truck, consider your color choice. It could make the difference if you want to resell or trade it in later.