Vans are a type of light truck, too.
I think the reason why they were considered light trucks is so that
Chrysler could raise their light truck CAFE.
I don't know whether or not they are considered vans, but for all
practical purposes, they are cars.
Where did I dissagree? I just said the Ranchero , El Camino, and
Rampage were pickup trucks, and the Ram Van (Magic Wagon etc), PT
Cruiser, and HHR were VANS - both being "light trucks"
You just like to argue?
No, I wanted clarification on why you're calling them Vans. I've never seen
any federal definition for van, but the Feds have a lot of rules and I might
have missed one or two. ;)
So where exactly are you getting this NHTSA definition for what a van is?
The Escape is built on the Ford CD2 platform, which is in turn based on the
Mazda GF platform, which was used by the Mazda 626. It's a car, not a
truck (albeit with big wheels and slightly higher off the ground).
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