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If I had a choice between a pickup and a cargo van, I'd probably opt for a cargo van. Standard payload ratings are usually higher than comparable pickups (ex: Ford T-150 vs. F-150, etc.). They are like mobile warehouses in terms of what the can haul, and the cargo is weather-and prying-eyes protected. I would definitely miss the 4x4 capability of a pickup. However the MB Sprinter has a 4x4 model available, should I desire that feature.
What say you, Open Road readers? Daily driver or work specific? Basic truck or loaded up model? Pickup or cargo van?