4. Exterior Storage
Storing muddy, greasy tools was once a job for the backseat rubber floor mats, but two truck makers offer an alternative with storage found elsewhere on the truck.
The largest storage system available is the Ram box, consisting of two plastic bins on each side of the bed which add 8.6 cubic feet of storage space total. They are as wide as the wheel wells, and offer a dry, lockable spot to store whatever it is that you don’t want to stain the upholstery.
Nissan has a similar system on its Titan pickup, though in this case there is only one small cargo hold on the lower-driver side of the truck, just behind the rear wheels.
Even if its not muddy, extra storage that is safe from the elements is always appreciated.