Pickup Truck

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Even More Capable Off-Road
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Even More Capable Off-Road

When it comes to full size pickups that will take you to the middle of nowhere at alarmingly high speeds, Ford’s highly successful F-150 SVT Raptor is in a class by itself. The already-capable truck gets a few significant upgrades for the 2012 model year, and the changes should help improve...Read More»

2012 Toyota Tacoma
2012 Toyota Tacoma Video Hits The Web

The 2012 Toyota Tacoma will bow later this year with a mild facelift that incorporates some of the automaker's newest infotainment technology. The Tacoma was spotted on Web video this morning by PickupTrucks.com, which reports the unofficial video reveals the first details of the lightly restyled...Read More»

2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
Ford Unveils Limited Edition 2012 Harley-Davidson F-150

Sturgis, S.D. is a holy land for Harley fans, so it made perfect sense that Ford chose that gritty city as the place to unveil its new, limited edition Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup. Custom motorcycles are a common sight at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is taking place through August...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS
Groupon Groupies: $199 Gets $500 Off A GM Vehicle (In One Michigan Town)

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Every family head worth his or her coupon clippings knows that Groupon is often a bargain. You just need to need the item. And a new GM vehicle might just be the right item. At least, that’s what one GM dealer in Highland Township, Michigan believes. As...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
General Motors To Retool Pickup Plants Beginning In 2012

General Motors will begin retooling full-size pickup assembly lines next year, at least according to GM’s head of U.S. sales, Don Johnson. That seems to back up a statement made in January by GM North America president Mark Reuss, who said that the company was accelerating the development of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy's Cars Outsell Trucks For The First Time In 20 Years

In the second quarter of 2011, Chevrolet sold more cars than they did trucks, SUVs and crossovers, and that hasn’t happened since the summer of 1991. In April, May and June, cars accounted for an estimated 47 percent of Chevrolet’s sales; even more telling is that car sales are expected...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Ford's CEO, Alan Mulally, Delivers F-150 To Customer

It isn’t easy being a CEO for a major automaker. You’ve got the board of directors to answer to, you’re in meetings all day long and your daily e-mail volume probably rivals that of a small city in the Midwest. To top it off, you have to be careful of the commitments you make...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. A high-ranking Chrysler official, powertrain chief Paolo Ferrero, confirmed the change for the first time to...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Recall Alert: 2007 - 2011 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

Toyota has announced the recall of 1,629 Tundra pickups from the 2007 to 2011 model years. At issue is the calibration of the tire pressure monitoring system, which may not have been set properly when upgraded wheels and tires were added at a Southeast Toyota Distributors regional distribution...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Pickup Truck Sales Plunge To Thirty-Year Low

Sales of pickup trucks, once considered the staple vehicle of U.S. automakers, fell to volumes not seen since Ward's Auto began keeping a database in 1980. April 2011 sales of compact and full-size pickups accounted for just 11.8 percent of light vehicle sales during the month. Year to date sales...Read More»

Semi truck goes drifting video
Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty...Read More»

Duramax Vs. Powerstroke
Duramax Vs. Power Stroke: Which Side Are You On?

Many truck owners are big fans of diesel engines, but with each of the Detroit automakers using a different diesel, heavy-duty truck buyers have options. What side are you on: Duramax, or Power Stroke? Both Ford and GM have tuned and tweaked their offerings: Ford released the new in-house 6.7-liter...Read More»

Trains Are Safer Than Cars--Unless a Truck Falls On You

It's widely established that riding on a train is safer, statistically, than driving a car. In fact, in the U.S., it's a remarkable 24 times safer, measured in fatalities per 100 million miles traveled. Unless, of course, a truck happens to fall onto the train car you're riding in. Which is exactly...Read More»

Semi trailer
Bright Spot In A Dim Economy: Big-Rig Fatalities Way Down In 2009

The economy has no doubt left some casualties over the past couple of years, but it's also saving lives on the road. In an abrupt trend that can only be attributed to a downturn in freight activity, far fewer crashes involved semis and large trucks in 2009 than in 2008. According to 2009 numbers...Read More»

2006 Nissan Titan XE
Nissan Recall Affects Nearly 750,000 Cars

A massive recall at Nissan and Infiniti--the automaker's third-largest recall ever--affects nearly 750,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. Nissan says the 2004-2006 Nissan Armada pickup and Titan sport-utility vehicle, as well as the same-year models of the Infiniti QX56, are being recalled for an issue...Read More»

Cars by Kris and Airhead Kustoms F-350
Customized Ford F-150 Fleet Headed To SEMA

This year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is just around the corner and once again the major U.S. automakers are pulling out all the stops, with customized vehicles from across their respective fleets headed to the show stands in Las Vegas for the annual event...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
2011 Ram Laramie is the Truck of Texas--With Benefits?

The 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn has been named the Truck of Texas. The Ram--you knew it last year as the Dodge Ram--earned the title by winning the most votes from the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), which picks the truck it likes best after a two-day truck rodeo. Some 40 journalists evaluate...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Frugal Shopper: Money-Saving Compact Pickups A Dying Breed?

Compact pickup trucks can make a lot of sense to those who need to be careful with the budget. With a single vehicle, you can carry mulch, a sizable load of firewood, or a weekend's worth of home-improvement materials, and have basic, frugal commuter wheels as well. But ever since the 1990s...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger (non-U.S.)
All-New 2012 Ford Ranger Not Coming To The U.S.: Here's Why

Details are out regarding the all-new 2012 Ford Ranger, and the design looks poised to step right in below the F-150 in Ford's lineup. But, sadly to longtime Ranger enthusiasts (and there certainly are some), it's not coming to the U.S. Here's why, in short: The new Ranger that was just introduced...Read More»

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