Pickup Trucks

2019 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition belts out country blues
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»

Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Hyundai turning to trucks to pick up sluggish U.S. sales

Get ready for a Hyundai pickup truck. That’s the word according to Hyundai’s US VP of corporate and product planning, Michael J. O’Brien. Speaking to Reuters, he confirmed that a small pickup is now officially greenlit for development. While sales of Hyundai’s sedans are...Read More»

ZF's rear-wheel steering concept
Rear-wheel steering could radically change pickup trucks and SUVs

As useful as pickup trucks are, there's one place they don't make much sense: in the city, where urban confines make long, unwieldy cargo haulers challenging to maneuver into tight spaces. German car parts supplier ZF recently showed off a solution that it's marketing to automakers—a...Read More»

2018 Ford Expedition FX4
Ready to rock before it rolls: Here comes the 2018 Ford Expedition FX4

The 2018 Ford Expedition isn't yet on sale, but that isn't stopping the automaker from announcing an off-road package to make the full-size SUV even more capable. Ford announced Thursday that when the Expedition finally arrives this fall, it will be available with an off-road-focused FX4 package...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 first drive video

The pickup arms race has given us a 450-horsepower full-size truck already this year. Now, the war is spreading to the small artillery division, and Chevy is bringing heavy metal to bring to the fight. Who wants to get some? The differences between the ZR2 and a standard Colorado are clear. Beyond...Read More»

2017 Ram 2550 Power Wagon
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

2017 Ram 1500
Ram is nipping at Chevrolet Silverado sales (but the Ford F-Series is still king)

The race to be America's top-selling pickup has never been much of a race: the Ford F-Series, starring the super-popular F-150, has dominated the field for decades. But the battle for second place has become much more interesting in recent weeks. The perennial third-place finisher, Ram, has...Read More»

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