Pickup Truck

First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax
First drive: 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax

It's easy to say that it's not about the score when you're down a few points. In General Motors' case, the new-for-2017 turbodiesel V-8 that's optional on its full-size pickups comes up a little short on torque compared to the equally new Ford F-250. But is there really a difference between the 910...Read More»

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport, 2017 Chicago Auto Show
Toyota adds important safety tech to 2018 Sequoia, Tundra

Toyota's two biggest vehicles are set to gain some important collision-avoidance tech as standard for 2018. The automaker announced at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show a number of modest updates for the Sequoia SUV and the Tundra full-size pickups. They're not quite full redesigns or even mid-cycle...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250
Ford F-250 scores up to 5 stars in crash test

A specific configuration of the 2017 Ford F-250 has earned top marks in the federal government's crash test—five stars overall, an achievement matched by no other heavy-duty full-size pickup truck. The award applies only to the F-250 Crew Cab 4x2. The four-wheel drive version of the truck...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150 video preview

Look, when you have the best-selling vehicle in America for over three decades, you tend to be pretty cautious when you mess with it. For 2015 Ford took a big risk and made the new F-150 all aluminum. A few years later and it’s now time for an update with a tweaked look, new powertrains, and...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Black
Ram turns out the lights with new Rebel Black package

Cue up the "any color you'd like, as long as it's black" joke. Truck builder Ram has unveiled a new all-black package for its off-road-oriented 1500 Rebel that brings a few special touches to the pickup's interior and exterior. Despite being called the Rebel Black package, the special edition trim...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup to Buy 2017

Pickup trucks are largely defined nowadays to what's possible rather than what's likely. The arms race for superlatives has overcome domestics to the point of near-absurdity—maxing out capacities on many of the big boys nearly requires a commercial drivers license and a parking space the size...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
Most new pickup trucks feature poor headlights, IIHS says

The road ahead may not be very clear if you're driving a new pickup truck—even if you've optioned one up to mega truck status with fancy extra cost headlights. In its latest test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that nearly every new pickup truck available today features...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500 HD All Terrain X
GMC expands All Terrain X line to Sierra HD

Although heavy duty trucks aren't exactly nimble trail machines, GMC has upped its off-road game with a new All Terrain X package for its Sierra HD pickups. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Colorado Vs. Toyota Tacoma: Compare Cars It's the latest in a growing lineup of All Terrain X models, a trim level that...Read More»

2017 GMC Canyon Denali
GMC updates Canyon lineup with new V-6, additional trim levels

GMC's successful re-entry into the midsize pickup market has been expanded for 2017. A new 3.6-liter V-6 replaces last year's same size unit, while a pair of trim package offer buyers even more choices than before. First, let's talk about the new V-6. It's mated exclusively to an 8-speed automatic...Read More»

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
Toyota prices new, off road-ready Tacoma TRD Pro from $41,700

If you've got a mountain to climb—and, it turns out, a mountain of cash sitting around—there are few choices more compelling than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The Japanese automaker has announced that its Texas-built midsize pickup will sticker from $41,700, including a mandatory...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Ford fist fighting Ram, GM with new heavy duty truck package

Officials at Ford will admit there's at least one place F-Series trucks don't reign supreme. Rather, it's one small slice. And even then, coaxing that admission out of Ford officials is tough to do. New for 2017, Ford will introduce an STX package Super Duty truck meant to take on Chevrolet's heavy...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
Here's how Ford threw away the old Super Duty and started from scratch

Ford's new 2017 Super Duty range marks the first time since 1999 that the truckmaker started from scratch and built an all-new pickup. For the first three generations of the heavy duty pickup, Ford largely used the same frame it had first developed for the Super Duty range when it split the series...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive
2017 Ford Super Duty First Drive: Fetes of strength

Looking back at it, we've grown a lot in 17 years. But some things are better left behind. The Great Recession can stay right where it is—in history. Samesies for toe shoes. About 17 years ago, Ford split off heavy duty trucks from its F-150 lineup and created one of the most lucrative...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan
Nissan adds single cab to revamped Titan truck lineup

Nissan is expanding its Titan full-size pickup truck lineup for 2017 with a new single cab model largely aimed at commercial users. The automaker will offer the Titan Single Cab in both standard and XD configurations. Although the two configurations share a cab design, interior, and 8-foot bed, the...Read More»

2017 Ford Super Duty
Ford says new Super Duty can drag 20 tons, no tree stump safe

The latest salvo in the heavy duty pickup arms race comes from Ford, and it's a shot fired up the noses of Ram and General Motors. Ford announced Monday that its new 2017 Ford F-350 would top the range of current and be able to tow 32,000 pounds when dragging a gooseneck trailer. When towing a...Read More»

Volvo 740-based pickup, one of many A-traktors or EPA tractors in Sweden (photo by Vetatur Fumare)
How young Swedes learn to drive: on 'tractors' that are cut-down cars

In America, some people get their first taste of driving behind the wheels of go-carts and golf carts. In Saudi Arabia, women often climb into bumper cars--though since they're forbidden to drive actual cars in that conservative country, none are practicing for license exams. In Sweden, however...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado ads want to poke holes in Ford F-150s, but not their own future pickups

Chevrolet announced Wednesday a series of advertisements meant to poke holes in Ford's use of aluminum—literally. The advertisements—one of which features former Raiders defensive end Howie Long—depict a series of tests conducted on the beds of Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD
GMC teases next 2017 Sierra 2500HD, but what lies beneath its new hood scoop?

Here's what we don't know about the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD: What's under its hood. What we do know, however, is what that hood will look like. For the first time, a big, chrome hood scoop occupies center stage above the truck's signature (and massive) chrome grille. You can't miss it. READ: 2016...Read More»

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline first drive review

Some of the best pickup trucks are full-sizers, but how big is big enough? If you’re not pulling a big horse trailer or building a big house, a mid-size truck might be the right tool to get the job done. That’s especially true if the mid-size truck does all the good things accomplished...Read More»

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