SUV or Truck

Should You Buy a Truck or an SUV?

If you're looking for a new vehicle that offers powerful performance and impressive capabilities, you might be trying to decide whether a truck or an SUV is the right fit for you. At our Franklin dealership serving the Cullowhee area, we would be happy to help.

Should you choose a truck or an SUV? Both trucks and SUVs are great options, so it really just depends on your personal preferences. You can learn more about each option below.


Trucks offer excellent towing and hauling performance, which is great for transporting large amounts of cargo.

Some offer great off-road performance, along with comfortable interiors. At our dealership serving Hazelwood, NC, we have a variety of trucks available. This includes models like the Ram 1500 and 2500, which offer powerful performance and refined cabins.


SUVs tend to offer impressive capabilities that allow you to enjoy great performance in a variety of conditions. They also offer spacious interiors with room for family and friends, along with ample cargo space.

At our dealership serving Sylva, we have models like the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee, which offer great off-road performance, along with models like the Journey and Durango, which offer powerful engines and spacious cabins.

We have a wide selection of trucks and SUVs available for you to choose from at our dealership serving Waynesville. This includes Ram trucks, Jeep brand models and Dodge SUVs. We would be happy to help you find the one that best suits your needs.


Smoky Mountain Automotive

556 Highlands Road
Directions Franklin, NC 28734-9544

  • Service: (828) 634-4256
  • Parts: (828) 634-0108


  • Monday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 8am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 4pm
  • Sunday Closed

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If you're interested in gettingĀ  closer look at the new trucks and SUVs we have available, come on over to our Franklin, NC dealership serving the Clayton, NC area. We would be happy to show you our available vehicles and arrange test drives so you can choose the truck or SUV that's right for you.

Choose from a Wide Range of Trucks and SUVs at Smoky Mountain Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

If you're searching for a pickup truck that's ideally suited for both work or play, give the 2019 RAM 1500 a try. The new 1500 is a tough and powerful full-size truck with car-like handling. Fully redesigned, the 1500 has roomy seats and a wealth of tech and safety features. It has the most towing and hauling capability ever in a RAM 1500, as well as the nicest interior in its class. Need a larger truck? Smoky Mountain Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM also has the new RAM 2500 in stock. The 2500 boasts a best-in-class 410 horsepower gas engine and an available electronic trailer brake controller for easier towing. Drivers in the Franklin and Waynesville, NC areas will like that the new 2500 can tow up to 15,080 pounds when properly equipped.

If you'd rather have a Jeep SUV, consider the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Like most Jeep vehicles, the Cherokee can muscle through most any landscape or weather condition with its high ground clearance and impressive available four-wheel drive systems. People in the Sylva and Hazelwood areas who want an SUV for everyday driving will like that the Cherokee has cozy, supportive seats and abundant soft-touch materials. If you want an SUV that's an off-road specialist, consider the 2019 Jeep Wrangler. The new Wrangler has a punchy engine and plenty of cargo space. It also has dynamic proficiency at climbing mountainsides and traversing tough trails. For those who want a subcompact SUV with lots of attitude, check out the 2019 Jeep Renegade. The Renegade has a distinct, eye-catching design and a smooth ride on paved roads. It also performs well off the road and has easy to use technology.

If you're partial to Dodge SUVs, we also carry a wide selection of them at Smoky Mountain Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, including the 2019 Dodge Durango. The Durango has powerful engines and class-leading towing capability. Drivers in the Cullowhee and Clayton areas who like to bring a lot with them on the road will appreciate that the Durango has 85.1 cubic feet with its rear seats folded. Another midsize Dodge SUV you may want to consider is the 2019 Dodge Journey. The new Journey is one of the most affordable SUVs in its class. It also has spacious seating and a responsive infotainment system.

These are just a few of the pickup trucks and SUVs available in the enormous new-vehicle inventory at Smoky Mountain Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Visit us and test drive one today.

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