Pickup Trucks

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

Semi trailer
Big-Rig Speed Limiters: Safer For Us All, Or Misguided Regulation?

Could we keep our highways safer as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions (and perhaps some of our reliance on foreign petroleum) all by placing a speed limiter on all the big rigs in the nation? It’s an idea that, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), could find some...Read More»

2009 Mahindra Pik Up
Mahindra Diesel Pickups Finally Secure EPA Certification

The ongoing saga of Mahindra's venture into the U.S.--a story laced with lawsuits between manufacturer and distributor, delays, more delays, and one enticing little diesel truck--has just turned a corner. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today certified the Mahindra diesel pickups for U.S...Read More»

2011 Ram Outdoorsman
2011 Ram Outdoorsman Features Gun Rack Option For RamBox

Citizens of the left coast and New Europe might shiver in their Italian loafers at the thought of a gun rack offered as a factory option in a modern pickup truck, but the Big Red Middle is sure to be pleased with the 2011 Ram Outdoorsman. Sporting a pair of lockable "RamBoxes" on either side of the...Read More»

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Four Nissan, Toyota SUVs Offer Lackluster Rollover Protection

Several popular mid-size SUVs from Nissan and Toyota—the 2010 Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder—have earned only lackluster rollover ratings in the latest round of testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But these ratings, just...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
2011 Nissan Titan, Armada Priced

Nissan says its 2011 full-size truck and sport-utility vehicle are available now, and the company's released pricing for both vehicles. The big 2011 Nissan Armada SUV returns unchanged for the new model year. It's offered in three different models--SV, SL and Platinum, joining the heavy-metals...Read More»

2010 Prius vs. 2007 Prius
Today at High Gear Media: Toyota, Electric Cars and 300

Toyota recalls, the electric-car race, and the 2012 Chrysler 300 -- it's all here today at High Gear Media: The 2011 Ford F-150 gains four new engine options, everything from a base V-6 to a turbo EcoBoost six and a pair of V-8s. Pickups are back...and better than ever. [TheCarConnection] Can one...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Unveils Tacoma T|X and T|X Pro Performance Packages

The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association's (SEMA) annual show in Las Vegas is known for producing some wild concepts, but few of them make it anywhere near production. The Tacoma T|X and T|X Pro accessory packages are an exception to that rule. Unveiled today, the packages are available only...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2011 Ford Explorer Won't Get Award-Winning Sport Trac Version

Much ado has been made about the 2011 Ford Explorer's shift to a car-based platform and ditching of V-8 engines, but in the media storm, one small detail has slipped largely by: the death of the Explorer Sport Trac. What is the Sport Trac, you ask? Good question. The little-known and slow-selling...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty
Ford Powerstroke Diesel To Pack 800 Pound-Feet Of Torque?

The arms race for more torque in the heavy-duty pickup segment is getting out of control. We've already seen trucks top 700 pound-feet, with the current GM Heavy Duty pickups at the top of the heap, packing 765 pound-feet of torque from their Duramax V-8 diesels. But according to the latest...Read More»

Bigfoot MLB All-Star Game Silverado
Bigfoot Says Bye Bye Blue Oval, Hello Bowtie

It seems nothing is sacred, not even in the fantastically outlandish world of monster trucks. Bigfoot, the single biggest icon of monster trucking in the world, has changed its Blue Oval in for a new Bowtie--dropping Ford for Chevy after 35 years. While this isn't technically the first time Bigfoot...Read More»

Hennessey Performance Takes The Ford F-150 Raptor To 800 HP With Twin Turbos
Hennessey Performance Takes The Ford F-150 Raptor To 800 HP With Twin Turbos

If you're a fan of pickups, you already know all about the Ford F-150 Raptor. We've even brought you Hennessey's previous power-pumped version, the supercharged 5.4-liter VelociRaptor 500. But today the evil engineers at Hennessey Performance have unveiled their latest take: the twin-turbo...Read More»