Well all the truck bros at the SAE club in college sure didn't think much of my yellow Volvo estate with 5 cylinders so whatever lol.well now you sound like a truck driver! lol
it definitely makes sense. Very interesting to look at the gender demographics from the perspective of the preferred vehicle type. Modern cars in general are just huge. any full size SUV or truck made in the last decade is a giant next to a P80.
Vehicles are getting huge because fuel economy targets are now based on track/wheelbase of the vehicle. Automakers are gaming that system to lower their target average fuel economy. They can offer a more impressive sounding engine with worse fuel economy and just package it up in a larger package and still meet the EPA targets. And make it bigger because people love that too. Average fuel economy in the pickup truck segment is about where it was 40 years ago.