Pickup Trucks

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: the uncertain diesel pickup truck
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: the uncertain diesel pickup truck

Dark clouds above. Snow flurries falling. Gloomy view ahead. Seat heater engaged. It may be the end of April, but Colorado Highway 72—known locally as Coal Creek Canyon Road—isn’t ready for spring. The diesel-fueled 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke I’m piloting up this winding...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel rated at 30 mpg highway, with a big catch

A new turbodiesel V-6 gives the rear-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel fuel economy akin to a mid-size sedan, but the four-wheel drive version is much thirstier. Ford said Thursday that the EPA rates the rear-wheel-drive diesel pickup at: 22 mpg city, 30 highway, 25 combined. The...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD teaser image
Tall order pickup truck: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD teased

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will have a bulky look, but one that may not be backed up by more metal. An image Chevy released Tuesday shows the 2020 Silverado HD's new grille with a chrome bar that slices through its headlights. A chrome-ringed hood scoop sits atop its bulging hood and big...Read More»

2012 Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab
270,000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks recalled over wintry market rust concerns

Wintry roads covered in snow-melting salt may cause metal straps used to attach fuel tanks onto Dodge and Ram 1500 pickups to corrode and cease doing their jobs, which has prompted FCA to issue a recall to rectify the issue. The recall affects 270,254 2009-2012 Dodge and Ram 1500 pickup trucks; the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks

The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Sure, the latest Ram is powerful enough to lug a trailer weighing up to 12,750 pounds, but that didn’t matter to me as I took in the warm scent of leather and ran my hand across the...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500
2019 Ram 1500 truck will cost $33,340 to start, around $60K fully equipped

Most configurations of the 2019 Ram 1500 will cost a few hundred dollars more than the outgoing truck when it goes on sale later this month, the truckmaker announced Tuesday. But most trucks may end up costing less. Confused? So were we. The small price hike is for some configurations of the truck...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition
2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition belts out country blues

Pickup truck-builder Ram has announced a Laramie Longhorn Edition of its 2019 Ram 1500 pickup that's dripping with western kitsch. The 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn builds on the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup unveiled less than a month ago at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Though it boasts no...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss
Chevrolet to sell redesigned 2019 Silverado alongside outgoing model

Chevy truck buyers will have two 2019 Silverado pickups to choose from later this year. The Detroit automaker plans to re-brand the current truck, which launched for the 2014 model year, as the Silverado LD. The redesigned truck that Chevy showed off at the 2018 Detroit auto show will be sold as...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger video preview

It's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North...Read More»

2019 Ram 1500, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ram 1500 revealed: Ram with a family plan for full-size pickup truck buyers

Full-size pickups have becoming living rooms and aircraft carriers, simultaneously hauling people and a flotilla of toys, campers, gear, and cargo. The 2019 Ram 1500, unveiled Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims to do it all. The new Ram is lower, longer...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
Ranger rides again: Ford introduces 2019 Ranger in Detroit

It went away in 2011 but now it's back. At the Detroit auto show, Ford revealed the 2019 Ranger pickup, following the industry back to the mid-size segment it seemingly abandoned almost a decade ago. The new Ranger is based on an international truck that has been available even before the old one...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Chevrolet Silverado revealed: full-size Chevy gets leaner, meaner

The first new Chevrolet Silverado in more than five years arrived Saturday evening in Detroit, a new face for the fast-growing family of pickup trucks. The 2019 Silverado touched down in the Motor City after its initial reveal a month earlier in the Lone Star State. The new Chevrolet Silverado...Read More»

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
Under pressure: Ford F-150 diesel aims for big towers, bigger cruising distances

The nation’s most popular vehicle now offers the least marketable powertrain. This week, details about the diesel 2018 Ford F-150 were made available months after the automaker confirmed they would offer the engine in their best-selling pickup. It’s the sixth engine available in the...Read More»

2018 Ford Super Duty
New 2018 Ford Super Duty pickup claims top torque, power figures–for now

Truck guys love feats of strength, but splitting hairs may not rise to that occasion. Ford announced Tuesday that its new 2018 Ford Super Duty would lay claim to the best available horsepower and torque figures—for now. When equipped with an optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine, the 2018...Read More»

2018 Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup Truck to Buy 2018

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline lives in the world most of us would recognize, where we don't drop cinder blocks from high-rises, scramble heavy equipment up a mountainside, or tow Saturn Vs on a Tuesday. Daily uses for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline include hauling more than 1,400 pounds in the bed (it's wise...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 Centennial Editions
Chevy marks 100 years of trucks with new Silverado, Colorado Centennial Editions

A century after Chevrolet began marketing its first trucks to consumers, the bowtie brand is marking its anniversary with a special trim package for its 2018 Silverado and Colorado pickups. Centennial Edition versions of both trucks are swathed in a unique metallic blue that nearly matches their...Read More»

2018 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork Edition
Texas Tuxedo: Ram's honors Lone Star State with two new special editions

Thursday at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, Ram unveiled two new special appearance packages for its pickups that have a distinctly Texan twang. The 2018 Ram Laramie Longhorn Southfork, named after the real-life ranch made famous by J.R. Ewing on TV's "Dallas," features upgraded leather...Read More»

2013 Ram 2500 HD
494,000 diesel-fueled Ram Heavy Duty pickups recalled over faulty water pump

Nearly half a million 2013-2017 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks are subject to a new recall designed to correct a faulty water pump bearing, the automaker's parent company said on Tuesday. The recall covers 494,000 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups, as well as 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab configurations...Read More»

2017 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X off-road
Nissan will finally replace its aging Frontier mid-size pickup

It's been a baker's dozen years since Nissan dealers last trotted out a new Frontier mid-size pickup truck, but that's all set to change. Eventually. Nissan confirmed to Car and Driver that the long-awaited replacement for its Frontier pickup is on the way, but that it's also "more than a year...Read More»

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