Pickup Trucks

Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs
Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs

As useful as pickup trucks are, there's one place they don't make much sense: in the city, where urban confines make long, unwieldy cargo haulers challenging to maneuver into tight spaces. German car parts supplier ZF recently showed off a solution that it's marketing to automakers—a...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition FX4
Ready to rock before it rolls: Here comes the 2018 Ford Expedition FX4

The 2018 Ford Expedition isn't yet on sale, but that isn't stopping the automaker from announcing an off-road package to make the full-size SUV even more capable. Ford announced Thursday that when the Expedition finally arrives this fall, it will be available with an off-road-focused FX4 package...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 first drive video

The pickup arms race has given us a 450-horsepower full-size truck already this year. Now, the war is spreading to the small artillery division, and Chevy is bringing heavy metal to bring to the fight. Who wants to get some? The differences between the ZR2 and a standard Colorado are clear. Beyond...Read More»

2017 Ram 2550 Power Wagon
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500
Ram is nipping at Chevrolet Silverado sales (but the Ford F-Series is still king)

The race to be America's top-selling pickup has never been much of a race: the Ford F-Series, starring the super-popular F-150, has dominated the field for decades. But the battle for second place has become much more interesting in recent weeks. The perennial third-place finisher, Ram, has...Read More»

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
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»

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