Pickup Trucks

Ford recalls new Ranger pickups for fire risk
Ford recalls new Ranger pickups for fire risk

Ford is recalling its brand-new midsize Ranger pickup for a potential fire hazard, the company announced Monday. The risk stems from the climate control system's blower motor, which may have been built without enough clearance between its base plate (which is conductive) and an electrical terminal...Read More»

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, from left
Mucking it up with the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison

It was rainy, the forest was overgrown, the trail was rutted with pools of mud. In other words, it was perfect for off-roading. The contenders on this typical Midwestern fall day were the refreshed 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab, the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, and the new Bison package...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDisel
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel rated up to 32 mpg highway by EPA, still trails Chevy

In the endless pickup truck battle of one-upmanship, the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trails the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel when it comes to fuel economy. Ram announced Monday that the rear-wheel-drive 2020 Ram diesel is EPA-rated at 32 mpg highway, while the similarly equipped Silverado diesel...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer ST  -  First Drive  -  Portland OR, June 2019
Ford recalling 2020 Explorer for fire risk

Ford announced Wednesday that is recalling 2020 Explorers for a potential fire hazard posed by an unsecured wiring harness. The campaign is limited to models with the 2.3- and 3.3-liter engines. Ford says that part of the harness near the air conditioner pulley can come loose and make contact with...Read More»

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 Tremor Off-Road Package
2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty takes top towing title

In the endless game of one-upmanship in the pickup-truck market, Ford claims to be the heavy-duty king of the hill once again with the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty. The heavy duty version of the F-Series—the best-selling vehicle in America for more than four decades—now has more...Read More»

2020 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve
2020 Nissan Titan pickup truck arrives with more gears, more tech, more power

The second-generation Nissan Titan is a truck with a V-8 engine, available part-time four-wheel drive, and multiple configurations. It's the white bread of pickup trucks. It gets the job done. On Thursday, the refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan was unveiled at the Texas State Fair with a distinct design...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500
Ram 1500 pickup is the first Top Safety Pick+ truck from Detroit

The Ram 1500 is the first full-size pickup from a domestic automaker to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded agency announced Tuesday. The rating applies to both 2019 and 2020 Ram 1500 pickups, albeit in narrow configurations. The rating applies to specific...Read More»

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax diesel pickup is a V-8 alternative

Truck buyers in the U.S. have drastically transformed in the past several years. Between more available mid-sized trucks and full-size overhauls that have challenged traditions, buying a truck is harder now than it ever has been. GMC makes buying a truck even more complicated for 2020 with the...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Power, efficiency, reality all catch up with 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

For 2020, Ram isn’t letting off the gas—or maybe I should say “accelerator.” The 2020 Ram 1500 marks the return of the EcoDiesel engine under the hood of the automaker’s light-duty pickup truck. With a $4,995 price premium (or $3,000 over the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8...Read More»

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup trucks priced from $38,585

When the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel goes on sale later this year it'll be the most expensive optional engine available in a light-duty truck. On Friday, Ram said the 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel engine option in the 2020 Ram 1500 will command a $4,995 premium over the base V-6 mild-hybrid or a $3,000...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger FX2
2020 Ford Ranger FX2 is the Baja pickup ready for cities

Tradition won't skip Ford's newest pickup truck. On Wednesday, Ford announced that the 2020 Ford Ranger FX2 will be available for order as a $595 upgrade on the mid-size pickup. The package adds off-road tires, front skid plates, an electronically locking rear differential, and chunkier styling...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Lawsuit alleges GM sold heavy-duty trucks that couldn't reliably run on US diesel fuel

Some truck owners say General Motors knowingly used a defective fuel pump in many heavy-duty pickups and vans that could erode and pump metal shavings through engines, according to a lawsuit filed this month. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Detroit, is the continuation of several...Read More»

2018 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan XD Cummins diesel dead, Titan refreshed for 2020

The 2020 Nissan Titan will look and sound dramatically different than it did for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, Nissan spokeswoman Wendy Orthman confirmed to The Car Connection that the Titan pickup truck will receive a refresh for 2020 and the Cummins turbodiesel currently available in the XD...Read More»

2020 Ford Super Duty F-250 Tremor Off-Road Package
Ford Super Duty 7.3-liter V-8 specs revealed: 430 horsepower, 475 pound-feet of torque

For 2020, the Ford F-Series Super Duty received a host updates, and chief among them is a new 7.3-liter V-8. On Thursday, the automaker shared how much power the new engine option will provide owners. The figures are 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Both of those numbers are enough to...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel
2020 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax diesel delivers up to 33 mpg highway

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and its optional 3.0-liter Duramax inline-6 turbodiesel engine will deliver up to 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Chevy announced the ratings Thursday. The brand said the diesel-powered light-duty pickup is rated to return 23 mpg in the city as well, but...Read More»

2019 Nissan Titan
Nissan recalls 91K Titan pickup trucks for wiring short

Nearly 100,000 versions of Nissan's full-size Titan pickup truck will be recalled. Per documents the automaker filed with the NHTSA, which the agency made public this week, the truck may be at risk of an electrical short. Specifically, 2017-2019 Nissan Titans are part of the recall and the campaign...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford recalling 8K Ranger pickups for seat belt defect

Some 2019 Ford Ranger pickups will be recalled for a seat belt defect. The automaker said Friday it will recall 7,580 Ranger extended-cab models for a right-front seat belt assembly issue. The recall only affects Ranger SuperCab models. Trucks that feature the faulty seat belts may not hold...Read More»

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Review Update: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7 is a commuter’s companion

Just as drivers are getting used to turbochargers under the hood of a full-size pickup truck, Chevrolet wants us to get onboard with a turbo-4. Wait, aren’t 4-cylinders for small cars? Not these days. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 brings new technology, a massive bed, and a turbo-4 to...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger nearly aces crash tests from IIHS, headlights falter

The 2019 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck performed well in crash tests by the insurance-funded IIHS—including the new small-overlap passenger-side crash—the agency reported last month. The rating applies to four-door Crew Cab models, which are more popular with shoppers. A "Marginal"...Read More»

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