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So, Are You Gonna Buy That New Jeep Wrangler Pickup?
So, Are You Gonna Buy That New Jeep Wrangler Pickup?

Detroit automakers are working overtime to renegotiate their contracts with the UAW. As news of those talks leaks out, so do some intriguing hints about products that may (or may not) lie down the road. ALSO SEE: Holy Crap, The Ford Bronco May Make A Comeback, Too Ford, for example, is considering...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
Is The Ford F-150 America's Favorite Luxury Vehicle?

The line between mass-market and luxury vehicles has become fuzzy in recent years. Sure, there are still mainstream, bargain-basement rides like the Nissan Versa, just as there are high-end Bentley Continental GTs for the world's Beckhams, Hiltons, and Kardashians. But between those extremes...Read More»

Retail market share by body style, 2009-2014 (via IHS Automotive)
SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

For many years, SUVs and crossovers have been strong sellers in the U.S. -- heck, they're one of the reasons that Volkswagen hasn't been able to keep up with its competitors. (Though that may soon change.) Still, sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Survey: Women Prefer Men In Black Ford Pickups, Men Prefer Women In Red BMW Sports Cars

There are a lot of things to consider when buying a new car: What kind of fuel economy does it earn? What safety features does it offer? Will I need to call tech support just to set up the radio? One thing we've never heard folks ask, though, is whether their new ride will be attractive to...Read More»

Ford & American Humane Association remind pickup drivers: dogs ride inside
Ford & The Humane Association Tell Pickup Owners: Keep Dogs Out Of Truck Beds

Here's a startling statistic: according to the American Humane Association, 100,000 dogs die each year while traveling in truck beds. Some are ejected during accidents. Some jump out while the vehicle is moving. Others die from debris, low-hanging limbs, and exposure. Now, Ford has partnered with...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew
Ford Unveils 2014 Ford F-150 STX & STX Sport Package

If you're in the market for a new pickup -- and with truck sales up 23 percent, you very well may be -- you now have another option to consider. Ford has unveiled the 2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew, as well as an STX Sport Package, offering a mix of value and luxury, inside and out. In the F-150...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago, pickups and SUVs seemed to be caught in a death spiral. With fuel prices edging higher and fuel economy the #1 factor for many...Read More»

Kia Mojave concept
Will Your Next Pickup Be A Hyundai?

Pickup sales are booming. In fact, trucks are on track to be the biggest sellers of 2013, thanks to the recovery of the U.S. housing and construction markets. So it should come as no surprise that Hyundai is considering the addition of a pickup to its lineup. If that sounds familiar, it's because...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado Video Preview

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is all-new, and it's stronger, more fuel efficient, and more technologically advanced than ever. For people who buy pickup trucks, powertrain options are a big deal, and the Silverado has three new engine options. A completely new 4.3-liter V-6 is the base engine, while...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Surpass 15 Million In 2013

Sales reports are still filtering in from 2012, but analysts have already turned their attention to 2013. And we're happy to report, they're making some pretty rosy predictions for the year to come. A report in the Wall Street Journal says that marketing and research firm Polk expects U.S. auto...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Concept
2012 Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Gets A Preview In Texas

Just one day after Ford launched its 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, Toyota has rolled out a limited-edition pickup of its own: the Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) Baja Series. The T|X Baja Series made its debut yesterday at the 2011 Texas State Fair -- appropriate, since...Read More»

Jeep JK-8 Independence pickup conversion package
You Still Can't Buy A Jeep Wrangler Pickup, But You Can Build One

If you were eyeing the Jeep JK-8 Pickup shown at this year’s Moab Jeep Safari with lust in your heart, we’ve got some good news for you. No, you can’t head on down to your local Jeep dealer and buy one, but if you own a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (the four-door, long wheelbase...Read More»

2006 Dodge Rampage concept
Does Dodge Need A Honda Ridgeline Competitor? #YouTellUs

Back in 2006 Dodge introduced the Rampage Concept, a Honda Ridgeline like lifestyle truck. While the world waited, nothing ever became of this design study. Now we hear that Dodge is considering putting such a concept into production for the 2014 model year. It's no secret that many consumers...Read More»

Deputy finds four naked people in pickup, arrests driver on suspicion of drunk driving
Drunk Driving: Dangerous, Dumb; Naked Drunk Driving: Dumberer

Ah, Saturdays, the day on which many cops sigh before they set out on their patrols. They see bad drivers. They see erratic drivers. Often, many of these bad, erratic drivers are drunk. But it's a lot rarer for them to be both drunk and nude. Especially, we surmise, in Nebraska Iowa. And yet that's...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Pickup Sales Soar, Implying Brighter Days Ahead

According to the Wall Street Journal, pickups are on a roll. On the sales floor, popular models like Ford's F-Series have seen double-digit improvement over 2009, which is good news for automakers and potentially for the U.S. economy as a whole. In March of this year, sales of F-Series trucks like...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Marks 7,000,000 Ford Rangers

Amid the ongoing global economic turmoil and the unfolding Toyota recall fiasco, we'd like to take a moment to commemorate a brighter bit of news: the 7,000,000th Ford Ranger rolled off the assembly line in St. Paul, Minnesota last month. Folks of a certain age will recall that the Ranger name was...Read More»

Scion xB L-Con City Safari Pickup Concept
Report: Scion Still Keen On Pickup Truck

Scion is keen on expanding its portfolio with new and exciting models to meet demand from rising numbers of budget-minded consumers, and one of the vehicles reportedly under consideration is a compact pickup truck. The information comes from Scion general manager Jack Hollis who revealed to Ward's...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
J. D. Power Estimates Show Sales Creeping Upward

The good news  for the auto industry -- or at least, the less terrible news -- keeps on coming: according to projections from J.D. Power & Associates, new vehicle sales for October 2009 are expected to ring in just 6% below the same period in 2008. That's the best year-over-year improvement...Read More»

Rusty pickup
Pickup Trucks Set To Rebound, Led By Ford And GM

It's no secret that pickup sales have been suffering for some time. The segment's troubles hit full-tilt when fuel prices spiked during the summer of 2008, and those problems were magnified by the economic turmoil that began walloping the globe last fall. But there is some light at the end of the...Read More»

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