Mr. Regular Explains the “Chicken Tax” in Latest Video

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Have you ever wondered why there really aren’t any compact pickup trucks sold in the United States anymore? There are a great number of reasons of why that is, but many of them stem around the “Chicken Tax.”

In the latest episode of Regular Car Reviews, Mr. Regular tackles the 2007 Ford Ranger. It’s arguably one of the last compact pickup trucks you can buy. He also explains why the “Chicken Tax” — a law much older than the Ranger — still affects what you can buy today at your local dealership.

Midsize trucks are getting larger and larger. Many of them are now the size of full-size trucks from the era of this Ford Ranger. Even if we do see the return of the Ford Ranger, it’s unlikely to be the same compact size that many fans are used to from the previous-generation.

Do you want to see more compact pickup trucks on sale, or are you happy with the full-size options that are currently available? Let us know what you think!

Chad Kirchner
the authorChad Kirchner
In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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