2015 Ford F-150 Earns ‘Truck of Texas’ Award

2015 Ford F-150 Earns ‘Truck of Texas’ Award
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The 2015 Ford F-150 is a big deal. This totally redesigned truck sports a lineup of powerful yet efficient engines, class-leading technologies and an aluminum body that cuts a massive amount of weight. Underscoring its importance this pickup was just named the “Truck of Texas.” Continue Reading...

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Dealer Arrival Begins

Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Dealer Arrival Begins
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Good news midsize pickup fans! GM just announced its latest entries in the segment, the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, are shipping to dealers starting today. Continue Reading...

2016 Nissan Titan to Bow in Detroit Next Year

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2016 Nissan Titan to Bow in Detroit Next Year
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The full-size pickup segment has never been so competitive. A brand-new Chevy Silverado, a heavily revised Ram and a refreshed Toyota Tundra are tantalizing options, and then there’s an aluminum-body F-150 waiting in the wings. But fixin’ for a fight, Nissan is throwing its 10-gallon hat into the rodeo ring with a brand-new Titan. Continue Reading...

2015 Ford F-150 Explored in Depth

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2015 Ford F-150 Explored in Depth
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Ford has completely redesigned its wildly popular F-150 pickup for the 2015 model year. This tough truck made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Continue Reading...

Commute, Toy or Destroy – Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500
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We are back with this week’s installment of AutoGuide’s newest, interactive weekly feature ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’. Continue Reading...

Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names

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Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names
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What’s the most important step a manufacturer undertakes when creating a new car? Building a great chassis? Getting the interior ergonomics right? Providing the perfect drivetrain to complement the new product? Nope. All wrong. The really, really important factor for any new car is getting the name right. All joking aside, a vehicle’s name is… Continue Reading...

2013 Nissan Frontier Gets Lower Price, Higher MPG

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2013 Nissan Frontier Gets Lower Price, Higher MPG
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Along with V8 engines and the manual transmission, compact pickups are on the endangered automotive species list. To fend-off extinction, Nissan has made a few important changes to the 2013 Frontier to lift its sales. Continue Reading...

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says
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Ever more stringent CAFE requirements in the U.S. and CO2 regulations in Europe are squeezing automakers like never before. They’re turning to technologies and fuels they would have never considered just 10 years ago. What’s Honda’s strategy to meet these standards? Continue Reading...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...

Ram Launches 1500 Lone Star Edition to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

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Ram Launches 1500 Lone Star Edition to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
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Back in 2002, a special edition Ram 1500 pick-up truck was launched specifically for Texan truck buyers. Called the Lone Star edition, it quickly became the top selling Ram model in the vast state. “The Ram 1500 Lone Star was the first pickup truck designed by Texans and built specifically for Texans. Native Texans are… Continue Reading...

Toyota Pickup Powered By Honda S2000 Engine Spotted In Japan

Toyota Pickup Powered By Honda S2000 Engine Spotted In Japan
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When we think of tuners and enthusiasts shoehorning engines into other vehicles, the thought of Honda‘s F20C S2000 powerplant making its way into a Toyota Pickup isn’t exactly on our list… at all. Honda’s high-revving 2.0L naturally aspirated engine found in the original S2000s is one of the world’s most potent and beloved engines and… Continue Reading...

Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles

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Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles
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While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...

Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided

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Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided
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Even as General Motors readies their new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, Ford and Chrysler are hedging their bets that consumers won’t return to the floundering small truck market, and continue to opt for full-size pickups instead. General Motors has claimed that the new Colorado will do most of what a full-size truck can do with… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Colorado Will Offer Similar Functionality To Full-Size Truck: 2011 LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Colorado Will Offer Similar Functionality To Full-Size Truck: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Chevrolet‘s new mid-size Colorado pickup will offer most of the functionality of a full-size light-duty pickup without the operating costs, according to Mark Reuss, head of General Motors North America. “You may have 85, 90 percent of what a big pickup will do,” Reuss told Automotive News at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The previous Colorado… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Starts at $16,875

2012 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Starts at $16,875
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Toyota recently announced an updated version of its Tacoma pickup for 2012 and has now revealed pricing, with the top-selling truck starting at $16,875. The 2012 Tacoma will emphasize driving comfort, usability, and convenience. Exterior enhancements include a facelift with new hood, headlamps and fog lights. Two new shades of paint, Spruce Mica and Nautical… Continue Reading...

2012 Ram Pickup Picks Up A New Transmission

2012 Ram Pickup Picks Up A New Transmission
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As Ram sales continue to increase, efforts made to keep the ball rolling result in the new for Ram “65RFE” six-speed automatic transmission that will replace the old outgoing five. The five-speed transmission, “545RFE,” features an interesting split dual cog 2nd gear. Engagement on one cog or the other depend on whether the transmission is… Continue Reading...

Ford Ranger To Be Discontinued After Almost 30 Years Of Production

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Ford Ranger To Be Discontinued After Almost 30 Years Of Production
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Production will end for the Ford Ranger on December 22, according to the United Auto Workers 879 June-August newsletter. The Ranger is currently built in Ford’s Twin Cities assembly plant and the truck has been built since January 1982. The Ranger originally replaced the Ford Courier which was based on the Mazda B-Series small truck…. Continue Reading...

Mazda’s BT-50 Freestyle Revealed, Still No Confirmation for America

Mazda’s BT-50 Freestyle Revealed, Still No Confirmation for America
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Mazda is very excited to show off its Freestyle Cab version of its BT-50 pickup at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show that will be held in Melbourne on July 1st-10th. The BT-50 receives Mazda’s now infamous Freestyle door configuration that was first revealed on the RX-8. By utilizing the unique door configuration, the BT-50… Continue Reading...

Nissan And Cummins Developing 4-Cylinder Engine For Nissan Titan

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Nissan And Cummins Developing 4-Cylinder Engine For Nissan Titan
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A $30 million federal- government grant, half funded by the Department of Energy is development of a high efficiency Cummins four-cylinder diesel engine to be used in the Nissan Titan. This engine will allow the Titan to shed its guzzler status and become one of the most fuel-efficient full size pickup trucks on the market…. Continue Reading...

Ram Long Hauler Photo Gallery Released

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Ram Long Hauler Photo Gallery Released
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The Ram Long Hauler concept is getting a fair amount of attention for its ability to travel 1,600 miles on a single tank of fuel, but you won’t have to wait for its Kentucky Derby debut on May 6th to see the rest of the truck. Surprisingly, the Long Hauler is quite opulent featuring tray… Continue Reading...
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