Truck

Next Nissan Titan Gets Cummins Turbodiesel V-8
Next Nissan Titan Gets Cummins Turbodiesel V-8

The Nissan Titan will be the second light-duty, full-size pickup truck on the market to get a diesel engine--and it's doing it with the Dodge Ram's old dance partner. Nissan announced yesterday that it had inked a deal with Cummins for that specialty diesel maker to provide Nissan with a new...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: EcoBoost Goes Short-Bed, Short-Cab

The latest addition to the Ford F-150 lineup is the Tremor, a new sport truck coming in the 2014 model year. Ford showed off the new truck today in Dearborn, one of the first models confirmed for the 2014 F-150 lineup. The name Tremor's been applied to Ford trucks and SUVs in the past. In the...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra V-6 Gas Mileage Official At 18 MPG City

Since our first drives of the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado, we've been waiting for GM to release fuel-economy figures for its excellent new V-6 engine. They're out today, and in some official EPA ratings, they rival Chrysler's Ram 1500 and its high-economy special editions. The 4.3-liter V-6...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra First Drive, Santa Barbara
2014 GMC Sierra: First Drive

Drift north out of the lights of Santa Barbara, and California gets dark quickly, as if it's trying to extinguish the whole idea of Lompoc. Somewhere in those 3G-free hinterlands, we're surrounded by scrubby wilderness, wrapped in the sound of crashing surf, drifting into a rugged sleep. Until we...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra First Drive, Santa Barbara
GMC Truckology: A Hundred Years (And More) Of Pickups

• 1902: The Rapid Motor Vehicle Company delivers its first truck. This week, we're reviewing the 2014 GMC Sierra, but not without a look back at what got us into the driver's seat. GMC as a brand celebrated its centennial two years ago, but the roots of the company go back even further, to Max...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

We're rounding the corner on our time with the 2013 Ram 1500. And while we prep our final posts--a towing exercise or two, some comparisons with a well-known competitor or two--we're taking a look back at what we wrote about the Ram earlier this year. Over the past 30 days, our take on the Ram 1500...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra Denali
2014 GMC Sierra Denali Claims Top Towing Of 12,000 Pounds

The GMC Sierra Denali is back for the 2014 model year, as General Motors revamps its entire full-size truck and SUV lineup, model by model. The first spin-off announced outside of the 2014 Chevy Silverado and the 2014 GMC Sierra, the latest Denali brings with it an option for a 6.2-liter V-8 with...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Gas Mileage, So Far

As we roll through our 30-day road test of the 2013 Ram 1500, we're ready to file our first report on the big reason we chose a V-6 instead of one of the Ram's better-known V-8s. Gas mileage isn't usually the first step in the decision tree when it comes to buying a pickup truck. If gas mileage is...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500 truck tent
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Camping In Your Truck

We've pitched a few tents in our time, and we're no strangers to camping. Still, when a 2013 Ram 1500 pulled into the driveway with plans to stick around for a month, we realized we'd never tested a truck-bed tent. We crossed that off the vehicular to-do list this past weekend, when we split our 30...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Heading West

Our 30-Day 2013 Ram 1500 has made its way safely to our Little Rock bureau. If you're following our month of Ram stories--or if you're a follower of The Car Connection on Instagram--you knew that already. But if you didn't, you missed a journey across the northern tier of the deep, deep south that...Read More»

30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: Photo Gallery

Our month with the 2013 Ram 1500 is about half over, so it's time to switch gears. The Ram's been sent west--west of the Mississippi to our Little Rock bureau, where we'll have more opportunity to put it through more hardcore duties like towing and off-road driving. For the route west, we steered...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
The Best Country Music Songs: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

Our 30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500 rolls on today with a deeper dive into UConnect--specifically, all the different ways you can keep yourself entertained safely on the road. Between Bluetooth streaming and mobile audio apps, satellite radio, terrestrial AM/FM radio, a CD/DVD player, a USB port, and an...Read More»

30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500
3,663* Things To Carry, Tow, Or Haul: 30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500

When you're used to driving every carlike crossover and coupelike SUV under the sun in a six-month span, a full-size truck can be a welcome relief. And a huge switch. We're making that switch this month with our 30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500, and we're asking lots of questions. Some that come to...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 configurator
Ultimate Ram For The Road: 30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500

We're still getting up to speed with the 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be driving for most of May, and while we get familiar, we also wonder how we would have built our own personal truck if we'd stopped into a dealer and started picking and choosing for a variety of duties. What would it have it were the...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of 2013 Ram 1500: The Best Things In Life Are Free--At Least On Craigslist

Money can't buy everything, it's true. Want proof? Buy a pickup truck. You might become every moving friend's best friend overnight, but you can also get lots of free stuff, just by keeping an open eye. And maybe an open mind. To do so, you'll have to be a frequent follower of the bottom-feeding...Read More»

30 Days of 2013 Ram 1500
The Ride So Far: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

You know by now that The Car Connection is spending this month in the sturdy embrace of the 2013 Ram 1500. As we round up on week one, we're already finding some favorite features of the revamped pickup truck, with a quibble or two reinforced from our first drives last year. When we drove the 2013...Read More»

2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
5 Most Wanted Ram Trucks: 30 Days Of Ram 1500

We're spending this month with a 2013 Ram 1500, but while we're focusing on what makes the full-sizer one of our top-rated pickups, we're also taking a look back into history for the five Chrysler pickup trucks we'd have all over again. The Ram's history is just as cloudy as the past for the big...Read More»

30 Days of the 2013 Ram 1500
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500

With all the high-performance roadsters we take for joyrides, and all the supersedans we cruise, It's easy to forget how good today's full-size pickup trucks have become. We're not going to forget this month, because for the next 30 days, The Car Connection is going in-depth with the 2013 Ram 1500...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Lariat  -  Driven, July 2011
Best Used Truck 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Pickup trucks are the mainstays of the U.S. auto industry. New trucks are regularly among the biggest crowd pleasers and the best sellers. Ford's F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for 36 years. Those new trucks don't leave anything to worry over: they're right off the assembly line...Read More»