Casual observation isn't the same as fleetwide data.
most americans are posers.
They talk tough; They pose with g#$ns.
But for those of us doing real work, a used Tacoma/f150 at $15-25k gets the job done. drive thru 2-3 home depots in your corner of the country & you will see what the workhorse of America is. I see RIVIANS when I am in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Newport beach. Those people often consider themselves "above blue-collar” work