Benchmarking Report: 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck Data

Jessica AdamsJanuary 28, 2015

The graphs are derived from the data of 40 of our utility clients and their active ½ ton pickups. The sample included over 5,500 F150s and Chevy 1500s. The data being used is representing the patterns we have seen from the industry average of the selected sample. Any questions about the data can be directed to a Utilimarc representative, or visit Utilimarc.com to request more information.

Average Purchase Price Since 2006

This graph shows the average purchase price of ½ ton pickups over the past seven years, broken down by drive type. The overall trend for both drive types is that the average purchase price is increasing.

From 2006 to 2013, the average purchase price for a 4×2 increased from $18,399 to $25,275, which is an increase of over 37 percent.

From 2006 to 2013, the average price for the 4×4 increased from $24,487 to $33,719, which is an increase of over 33 percent.

Operating Costs (Without Fuel) Per Mile

This graph shows the operating cost (all parts and labor) net of fuel per mile for 4×2 and 4×4 ½ ton pickups by age. The overall trend for both drive types is that the operating cost per mile is increasing.

The operating costs for 4×2 in year one was $0.10 per mile, while in year ten it was $0.25 per mile, an increase of $0.15 over the ten years. The average operating cost per mile for a 4×2 pickup over the same ten-year period was $0.16.

The operating costs for 4×4 in year one was $0.10 per mile, while in year ten it was $0.24 per mile, the increase of $0.14 over the ten years. The average operating cost per mile for a 4×4 pickup over the same ten-year period was $0.16.

Average Miles Driven by Year

This graph shows the average miles driven from 2009 to 2013 for the 4×2 and 4×4. The annual average miles driven has steadily decreased for both drive types.

In 2006 the average annual miles driven for the 4×2 was 13,181 and in 2013 the average was 11,693, a decrease of 1,488 since 2006.

In 2006 the average annual miles driven for the 4×4 ½ ton pickup was 16,312 and in 2013 the average was 15,203, decreasing by 1,109.

For the data set above, the 4×4 pickup has historically driven more miles annually than the 4×2. For 2013 the 4×4 was driven an average of 3,510 more miles than the 4×2.

Average Number of Days Between Unscheduled/Demand Repair by Year

This graph shows the average number of days between an unscheduled/demand repair event from 2009-2013 for the 4×2 and 4×4.

For 2013 the data shows that the gap between an unscheduled/demand repair event between the 4×2 and 4×4 has closed. The data also shows the average number of days between an unscheduled/demand repair event has increased/improved for both drive types since 2009. The 4×2 increased from 68.5 to 80.7 days and the 4×4 increased from 73.1 to 79.1 days.

Average Age Since 2009

This graph shows the average age of vehicles from 2009-2013 for the 4×2 and 4×4. We can see that the average age of both the 4×2 and 4×4 has increased since 2009. The average age for the 4×2 increased by 1.35 years from 2009 and 2013, while the 4×4 increased by 0.75 years from 2009 to 2013.

Drive Type Percentage Since 2009

This graph shows the drive type percentage breakdown of ½ ton pickups between 2009-2013. The 4×4 drive type percentage has seen a steady increase over time, from 44.2 percent in 2009 to 58.7 percent in 2013.


Jessica Adams

Customer Success

Jessica Adams is part of the customer success team at Utilimarc. She began her career with Utilimarc six years ago after graduating from the University of St. Thomas. Jessica specializes in benchmarking and enjoys creating custom reporting for clients. See more from Jessica


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