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May 2013 Car Sales: Housing Rebound, Loan Rates Lend Trucks More Muscle
May 2013 Car Sales: Housing Rebound, Loan Rates Lend Trucks More Muscle

Consider the improving economic indicators and an upswing in home construction; factor in relatively stable, affordable gas prices, that are expected to stay that way through the summer; and altogether, it's no surprise that during May truck sales surged with new market muscle--and that auto sales...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500, towing configuration
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Build & Configure, Towing Edition

Earlier this week, we took a look at what might go into a great all-purpose version of the 2013 Ram 1500. Then we took our example off-roading. Now we bring you the mightiest towing configuration of the Ram 1500. Now, if you're going to be towing a large RV trailer, livestock, or other very large...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
30 Days Of The 2013 Ram 1500: Off-Roading At Superlift ORV Park

One of the truest tests of any 4x4 pickup truck is its ability to safely navigate rough terrain. What better place to test a truck's abilities than at one of America's top off-road parks, Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After making its way from Atlanta to Little Rock, the hardest...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Vs. Ram HD: When Do You Need Heavy Duty?

If you haven't shopped for a full-size truck in a few years, it's possible you've missed that there's a war going on. With each redesign, these light-duty pickups—like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and even the 2013 Ram 1500 SLT that we're driving now for 30...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: First Drive

Everything's bigger in Texas, and Texans love their trucks. As we got our first drive time in the new 2014 Chevy Silverado this week, in Hill Country near San Antonio, we couldn't ignore how those two ideas continue to help put wind in the sails of the U.S. truck market. Going over well in the Lone...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago, pickups and SUVs seemed to be caught in a death spiral. With fuel prices edging higher and fuel economy the #1 factor for many...Read More»

2014 Toyota Tundra
2014 Toyota Tundra Full Details: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

The full-size pickup truck market still makes up a large portion of vehicle sales in the U.S., from the job site to the boat landing, American's rely on their trucks. Toyota made a serious play in the American pickup truck industry back in 2007, but a lot has changed since then, and Toyota knows...Read More»

Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Ford Likes Turbocharging In Trucks, GM Dodges It: Which Is Better?

The Ford Atlas concept from the Detroit Auto Show, which gives a first glimpse of the all-new, next-generation versions of the F-150 pickup, has a lot of tech and design ideas packed into it. But truck shoppers often need to think about horsepower, torque, payloads, and pulling power first and...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2014 GMC Sierra Video Preview

GMC has revealed the all-new 2014 Sierra 1500, which features more connectivity and utility than ever before, as well as a new look and updated powertrains. Under the hood of the new 2014 Sierra you'll find one of three engines: the base engine is a completely new 4.3-liter V-6 based off of the...Read More»

2013 Nissan Frontier
2013 Nissan Frontier: Familiar Look, Higher MPG, More Tech Inside

Although full-size trucks (from Ford and Ram especially) have made some major gains in fuel economy over the past years, compact and mid-size pickups have largely been left out of the gas-mileage game. Thankfully that changes this year, with the 2013 Nissan Frontier gaining 1 to 2 mpg across the...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Surpass 15 Million In 2013

Sales reports are still filtering in from 2012, but analysts have already turned their attention to 2013. And we're happy to report, they're making some pretty rosy predictions for the year to come. A report in the Wall Street Journal says that marketing and research firm Polk expects U.S. auto...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra: Live Photos

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has pulled the wraps off extensively refreshed versions of its full-size pickups, offering new (stronger and more fuel-efficient) engines, improved refinement, more advanced safety technologies, and up-to-date connectivity and infotainment systems—as well as some...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2014 GM Full-Size Trucks Get Direct Injection, Fuel-Saving Engine Technologies

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has revealed significantly revised versions of its full-size pickups, the 2014 GMC Sierra and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, and while they make major advances in cabin appointments, safety, connectivity, and even cargo-bed convenience, one of the biggest pieces of news is that...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra Pickups: Full Details

Full-size pickups aren’t going away anytime soon; in fact, they’re how we Americans get things done. Yet much has changed in the U.S. vehicle market since the 2007 model year, when General Motors [NYSE: GM] last redesigned two of the market’s top-selling pickups, the Chevrolet...Read More»

The Car Connection Best Car To Buy 2013
Best Car To Buy: The Truck And Sports Coupe Nominees

No matter what kind of vehicle you seek, 2013 is proving to be quite the model year for all-new and substantially improved models—which means the competition for The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buyaward is tougher than ever. While a number of this year’s big introductions are...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2013 Ram 1500: Familiar Look, But A Much More Modern Truck

Chrysler has unveiled a radically different 2013 Ram at the 2012 New York Auto Show. But if you were only to go by sheetmetal and exterior styling, you might never know. The 2013 Dodge Ram has a new, stronger and lighter frame underneath, plus a new version of Chrysler's Pentastar V-6, here making...Read More»

Chevy's Colorado concept vehicle. Image: © GM Corp.
Is The Next-Generation Chevy Colorado Two Years Out For The U.S. Market?

Back in October we reported that Chevrolet will be building and selling the next-generation Colorado mid-size pickup truck in the U.S. At that time we had no timeline to go along with the announcement. Today, GM Inside News (GMI) is reporting that the new Colorado is two years out for U.S. buyers...Read More»

2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum
2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum: Preview

Ford has just upped the luxury truck ante by introducing the new 2013 Super Duty Platinum. What makes this heavy hauler different, from one aspect, is that it's the first truck application of Ford's MyFord Touch system. While the software and screen are the same, the system now features large...Read More»

Blizzard. Image by Flickr user HAM guy
Woman Gives Birth In Truck During Blizzard

Here at Family Car Guide, we try to bring you as much detail as possible on the safety and comfort features of new vehicles. One detail we omit is the vehicle’s suitability for giving birth on a highway during a blizzard, but it seems that a New Mexico woman tested this variable on her own...Read More»

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