Pickup Truck

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

Craigslist 2002 Ford Ranger "Convertible"
Craigslist #FAIL: Who Wants A Real Ford Ranger Convertible?

With the death of the new Ford Ranger imminent, finding a good, clean used example might be getting a little tough. Especially for seekers of the collector editions, like the Splash. Even if you want that singular Ranger, the one no one else has, do not be duped into believing there ever was a...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
2011 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide: Which Truck Is For Me?

2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive 2010 Ford F-150 full review When the 2011 Ford F-150 begins to arrive in showrooms this fall, it will mark the most extensive overhaul of the big pickup's powertrains in almost 62 years...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost: First Drive

If you're not ready for the notion of a V-6 engine in a full-size pickup truck, you're probably even less prepared for the thought of a twin-turbo V-6 challenging some of the best V-8s in the business for truck performance. That's the case with this year's 2011 Ford F-150, which gets four new...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XL
2011 Ford F-150 V-6: First Drive

What does the best-selling pickup truck on the planet do for a follow-up act to the biggest recession in a generation or two? Last week, High Gear Media traveled to Dallas, Texas, to find out. We jumped in behind many wheels in a one-of-a-kind press event that put us, and Ford's new F-150 lineup...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor CrewCab
2011 Ford F-150 5.0 and 6.2: First Drive

It's second nature in trucks, like the first beer of football season. You order a full-size pickup--you order a V-8 engine, unless you're buying for Uncle Sam or someone equally tightfisted. Ford knows the allure of the V-8 better than just about anybody in the truck business. For more than three...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Today in Car News: Saab and BMW, Audi S7 and Explorer Sport Trac

Some big news may be coming from Saab and BMW this week at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Sharing engines, or possibly more? [Autocar] Want to see spy shots of the new twin-turbo Audi S7 before the A7 even shows up at Paris? Sure you do. [Autocar] Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn nicely underplays his...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn: Brooks Brothers, Meet Dunne

It's the most luxurious Chrysler truck ever built, it shares a name with steak we love, and it looks like it's taken a backstage tour through Gretchen Wilson's wardrobe racks. What exactly are we not supposed to love about the Ram Laramie Longhorn ambling down some unnamed dusty trail for 2011?...Read More»

Ford Ranger and Orkin
Ford Ranger: A Bugs' Worst Enemy Faces Extermination

With the spike in reports of infestations everywhere--from hotels to second-hand stores to the Empire State Building--the lowly bedbug has the Web buzzing with more plentiful, and sometimes more positive, news coverage than the average C-list actress. Still, some killjoys are looking for ways to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Today at High Gear Media: F-150 Burnouts, Bentley Daggers

NHTSA chief Ray LaHood says distracted driving is a national epidemic--and one cure could be federal talking-and-driving limits. [TheCarConnection] Smokey burnouts are good for the soul, as we witnessed today in Texas, courtesy the EcoBoost-ed 2011 Ford F-150. [MotorAuthority] If you're looking to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Looking for the 2012 Ford Ranger? It's the 2011 Ford F-150

Though fewer and fewer car shoppers are researching and purchasing today's Ford Ranger compact pickup truck, the decision to let the Ranger die next year in the U.S. still raises questions as to why Ford isn't working on a new small pickup, particularly when Ford's revived the Taurus and Explorer...Read More»

2000 Ford F-150 XL
Ford F-150 Investigated For Rusty Gas-Tank Straps

The 1997-2001 Ford F-150 is being studied for a possible safety defect involving gas-tank straps. On its SaferCar.gov Web site, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that it's investigating whether those straps rust prematurely on the full-size pickup, the best-selling...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Mahindra Tries To Dump Its Importer, U.S. Launch Left In Limbo

Things were going so well for Mahindra: Americans were ready for the pickups they'd been promising, the Environmental Protection Agency gave the company's diesels the green light, and Mahindra's U.S. importer, Global Vehicles, had put together a nationwide network of dealers to sell the trucks...Read More»

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