The wife and I like to cruise in a 2-seat convertible, but can't take the dog. Dog liked the truck, but we couldn't let the top down. Solution: Jeep Gladiator, a JL with a bed. We no longer have the massive RAM that we used mainly for dog transport, and the occasional load of sod. A good compromise for us. First week with the Gladiator, I had a bucket of stone dropped in the bed, quite capable. And puppy is happy, too, but it's winter, and we've yet to go top off/down. Weird thing is, I've never done much off-roading, but this thing begs for it.
Oh, we still have the 2-seater. Some things have no substitute.