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 |  Nov 13 2013, 2:01 PM

ford f-150 2015

If you’ve ever watched a commercial for a Ford F-150, you’ve probably heard someone, be it Dennis Leary or Mike Rowe, mention its fully boxed frame. That marketing line will die with the next-generation of America’s best selling vehicle.

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 |  Nov 11 2013, 9:02 AM

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The Ram 1500 is the only half-ton pickup truck to offer a diesel option, but that won’t be true for long.

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 |  Nov 09 2013, 11:01 AM

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The Chrysler Group is issuing three recalls on nearly 1.2-million pickup trucks in order to inspect and repair misaligned tie-rod assemblies.

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 |  Nov 08 2013, 8:22 AM

2014 toyota tundra 1794

Toyota only recently joined the growing luxury truck segment but it’s off to a strong start with demand for the range-topping Platinum and 1794 edition trucks significantly outpacing expectations.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 7:54 AM

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Is there something you want to now about the all-new 2014 Toyota Tundra? Then you’ve come to the right place.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 10:40 AM

2014 ram 1500 eco diesel

When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 8:57 AM

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch

Looking to retain its dominance in the heavy duty pickup segment Ford has rolled out a long list of performance and cosmetic upgrades to its F-Series Super Duty trucks today at the Texas State Fair.

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 |  Sep 25 2013, 1:45 PM

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General Motors’  two new mid-size trucks will most likely debut during the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in late November, GM spokesman Otie McKinley said.

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 |  Sep 18 2013, 9:02 AM

2013 Nissan Titan

The term “luxury pickup truck” is a strange one that manages to make U.S. auto companies fistfuls of cash.

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 |  Jul 19 2013, 9:02 AM

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To help meet future U.S. fuel economy standards and stay competitive with Ford, General Motors is putting its next-generation pickup trucks on a strict diet.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 1:31 PM

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Ford’s plan to use an aluminum body in its next-generation F-150 is moving along as planned.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 11:32 AM

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Honda’s Ridgeline compact truck will exit production in a little over a year’s time according to a new report.

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 |  Jul 04 2013, 3:52 PM

Tech in Trucks


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Pickup trucks are tools that need to be durable, dependable, and most of all, useful.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 1:01 PM


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The Ford F-150 Tremor package was announced yesterday, and we had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new sport-focused truck.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jun 27 2013, 8:42 AM

ford f-150 tremor

It might not be the SVT Lightning but Ford today unveiled a new ‘sport truck’ version of it’s best-selling F-150.

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 |  May 31 2013, 8:01 AM

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are getting ready for their market launch but General Motors isn’t stopping to catch its breath just yet.

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 |  May 16 2013, 4:45 PM

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GMC debuted the standard cab version of its 2014 Sierra pickup today in a press release about the truck’s aerodynamics.

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 |  May 07 2013, 3:03 PM

Five-Point Inspection


2013 Nissan Titan

Do you remember the “ooga” horn sound cartoon characters used to make when they saw something shocking?

If you want to create a similar reaction, in real life, tell any Dodge, Ford or GM truckophile that you’re planning to buy a new Nissan Titan.

For the most part, their arguments will be well grounded. Nissan first sold the truck nearly a decade ago and has done little to update it since then.

People who belong in a truck, who really belong in a truck, are better off looking elsewhere. Work horses from the Detroit 3 stables beat it in almost every conceivable category.

Everyone — Nissan included — knows the Titan is getting by these days on Geritol and tanks worth of liquid Aleve.  That’s why the brand poached Frank Diaz: the man largely credited with getting the Ram in a position to brag about “guts and glory” on TV.

There could be something big brewing in Nissan’s truck division, but only time will tell. Given all that, this week’s Five-Point Inspection is dedicated to finding a few small things to like about the Titan.

 |  Apr 15 2013, 12:08 PM

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Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all mentality is delaying common-sense reform that benefits truck buyers.

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 |  Apr 03 2013, 5:02 PM

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Ford’s F-Series might as well be an ATM streaming $100 bills into company coffers, which is why it’s so important that the brand makes the most out of each generation. 

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 1:01 PM

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The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra have all seen updates in the past year, but what about smaller pickups which are seen as more affordable and fuel efficient? Well, they may be on the way back to relevance.

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 |  Feb 14 2013, 10:11 AM

Recently emancipated and breaking new ground, Chrysler’s Ram pickup truck brand just announced that the RAM 1500 pickup truck will be available this year with a diesel V6. 

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 |  Feb 13 2013, 7:33 AM

Mitsubishi is taking its commitment to electrified cars to the next level at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, with plans to reveal both an electric commuter car and a hybrid pickup truck.

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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:33 AM

In the continued battle for dominance in the heavy duty truck segment, Chrysler’s Ram brand has set a new benchmark that won’t be easy for its rivals to match.

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