Trucks

First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460
First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460

Stepping into the brand-new 2010 Lexus GX 460 for the first time, it's hard not to feel a bit nostalgic. Why? Among mid-size utes, the Lexus GX 460 is the last one standing; it's the only vehicle this size that sticks with the body-on-frame construction long preferred those who do heavy towing, and...Read More»

Truck Crunch 3 by Flickr user Kim Scarborough
Downside of GPS Navigation Systems: Trucks Hitting Bridges

Navigation systems using GPS seem to be behind a whole host of bad behavior. They lead BMW drivers to the brink of cliffs, and now they're causing truck drivers in New York State to drive into bridges. The engineering magazine IEEE Spectrum reports that GPS devices are directing truckers...Read More»

Smoking
WTF: Canadian Truckers Busted For Smoking Behind The Wheel

Like red light cameras, prohibitions on smoking in the workplace have become common in much of the Western world. But what happens when your workplace is your car -- or perhaps, your big rig? It's not such a hypothetical question in Ontario, where ten truckers have been hit with a $305 (Canadian)...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty
Preview: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Ford has taken the wraps off its new 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickup truck, which comes onto the market later this year with all-new powertrains, including a Ford-designed and engineered 6.7-liter ‘Power Stroke’ V-8 turbodiesel. A new 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine has also been is added...Read More»

2009 Mazda B-Series
B-Series, B-Seeing You: Mazda Leaves U.S. Pickup Market

Don’t look for a 2010 Mazda B-Series; the nameplate has quietly slipped off Mazda’s U.S. roster this fall. The move leaves only a few compact pickups in the North American market. The 2010 Ford Ranger gets side airbags and electronic stability control, as we’ve reported, but it otherwise...Read More»

Rusty pickup
Pickup Trucks Set To Rebound, Led By Ford And GM

It's no secret that pickup sales have been suffering for some time. The segment's troubles hit full-tilt when fuel prices spiked during the summer of 2008, and those problems were magnified by the economic turmoil that began walloping the globe last fall. But there is some light at the end of the...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
2010 Nissan Titan: ‘Sports Car Of Trucks’ Gets A Safety Boost

Safety features have been boosted across the 2010 Nissan Titan range of pickups, yet prices have only been raised modestly from 2009. That’s the most important news for 2010 on Nissan’s full-size, V-8-powered Titan. Standard safety equipment has been expanded to include side airbags, side...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger: Almost A Classic, Now With Side Airbags

This week, TheCarConnection.com updated its full review of the Ford Ranger for 2010, and even though we haven't driven the 2010 yet we've driven countless earlier models and can speak from experience. The Ranger is built on a design that’s absolutely ancient—we’ll get to that shortly—but...Read More»

Infinity Primus 152
CONTEST! Know Your Trucks, Win Infinity Primus Speakers!

  You know everything about trucks--step-in height, towing capacity, which bolo tie goes with the horns on the grille. Now it's time to find out what TheCarConnection.com's team of reviewers thinks about the latest pickup trucks--and to win a pair of new Infinity Primus speakers! We're giving away...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Ford And Chevy Unite For Joint Duramax Diesel Project

Proving that the threat of bankruptcy proceedings makes for the unlikeliest of bedfellows, we found out from folks at PickupTrucks.com that the Blue Oval and the Bow Tie are getting together to make a diesel love-child. Yup, the 4.5-liter Baby Duramax that site Chevrolet Reports recently reported...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150 Spied; Powered By New 6.2-liter Boss V-8

According to Detroit News, Ford will be fitting its upcoming large displacement 6.2-liter V-8 to a greater variety of 2011 F-150s than originally planned. Their spy pic reveals twin pipes supposedly unique to this new engine; not known is whether this is a true dual exhaust setup or simply twin...Read More»

2009 Honda Ridgeline
Driven: 2009 Honda Ridgeline

Personally a fan of low center-of-gravity, aerodynamically superior cars and wagons, I was a little underwhelmed when I discovered I'd be spending a weekend in Honda's first - and sole - pickup offering, the 2009 Honda Ridgeline. And being a gearhead, I secretly yearned for something really...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
2009 Chicago Auto Show: Suzuki Equator Goes Three Ways At Once

A year after introducing the Suzuki Equator (a lightly disguised Nissan Frontier) pickup at the '08 Chicago Auto Show, Suzuki rolls out three customized Equators designed and built by enthusiast publications. All three magazines were given a blank slate Equator to start with, both stylistically and...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Chevrolet Silverado Leads December Light-Duty Pickup Sales

J.D. Power sales reports show that the Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup was the champion for light-duty truck sales in December of last year. The truck actually gained 1.2 percent in sales over its December '07 numbers to weigh in with 26,672 units sold for the month. With its new 2009 F-150...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor Temperature Controls
2011 Ford F-150 Engines Offer Clean-Sheet Design, More Efficiency

Scrambling to keep up with the new consumption-conscious consumer, domestic pickup manufacturers like Ford and GM have employed stopgap measures like extra gears and fine-tuned fuel-injection to eke out perhaps another mpg or two for their current model pickups. But according those in-the-know over...Read More»

2009 Cadillac STS 4-door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA Angular Rear Exterior View
Chariot Of Change Looks Awkwardly Familiar

Ever wonder what the collision of Escalade headlights, a custom Caddy grille, an STS rear-end, and little mini-windows with coke-bottle thick oculars all lumped together on a stretched...uhh...maybe DTS, maybe Escalade chassis would look like? Probably not. But President-Elect Barack Obama will be...Read More»

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