Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)

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Top 10 Trucks for the Working Man (or Woman)
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Several months back we posted an epic Top 10 list highlighting some of the priciest, most opulent and downright ludicrous pickups available on the market. Vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade EXT and Harley-Davidson F-150 are but a couple of the high-brow haulers we featured. Those vehicles – and we hesitate to call them trucks –… Continue Reading...

Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS

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Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS
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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… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys
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Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working… 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...

2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year

2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year
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With nary another a truck in sight, the 2013 Ram 1500 has won the North American Truck/Utility vehicle of the year award. The RAM beats out the Mazda CX-5 and Ford C-Max for the honor – as though there was any doubt. Continue Reading...

Urban RAM Concept Gets 6.4L HEMI Power

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Urban RAM Concept Gets 6.4L HEMI Power
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The existing 5.7-liter HEMI in the RAM 1500 puts out 395 hp and 407 lb-ft of torque, but Mopar has decided to kick it up with the Urban RAM concept that will debut at the 2012 SEMA show, sporting a 6.4-liter HEMI sourced from the Challenger SRT8 that makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

RAM 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty Discontinued

RAM 1500 Tradesman Heavy Duty Discontinued
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Noticeably missing from the 2013 RAM 1500 lineup is the Tradesman HD model, and chances are it won’t be returning anytime soon, if ever.  Continue Reading...

RAM 1500 Tops List of Most Dangerous Cars in America

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RAM 1500 Tops List of Most Dangerous Cars in America
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There’s a pretty common stereotype that if it’s an American-built pickup, it’s nice and strong. Not only is it built to last, but it’s built to withstand any major accidents and safely protect its occupants. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Best Selling Pickup Trucks in America

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Top 10 Best Selling Pickup Trucks in America
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The pickup truck is an icon that embodies the working spirit. It’s every blue collar employee’s calling card and farmer’s best friend. Truck buyers grow especially close to their vehicles as trucks are a  key tool in earning a living, depending on them to last through days and years of service. Continue Reading...

2013 RAM 1500 Unveiled With 8-Speed Transmission: 2012 NY Auto Show

2013 RAM 1500 Unveiled With 8-Speed Transmission: 2012 NY Auto Show
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After multiple teasers, RAM has officially unveiled its 2013 1500 packed with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, with a 5.7L HEMI V8 as an option. The new 3.6L V6 packs 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy compared to its 3.7L V6… Continue Reading...

2013 RAM 1500 Third Teaser Released: New York Auto Show Preview

2013 RAM 1500 Third Teaser Released: New York Auto Show Preview
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The RAM 1500 will be debuting this week at the New York Auto show with new engine choices, a new transmission and a new airbag suspension system. In preparation for the event, RAM is releasing five teaser shots, and today’s is the third in the series. This newest teaser shows us what is probably a… Continue Reading...

2013 RAM 1500 Teased Again: New York Auto Show Preview

2013 RAM 1500 Teased Again: New York Auto Show Preview
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The second of four teaser images for the upcoming 2013 RAM 1500 has been released, hinting at some sort of rotating knob, perhaps infotainment related. The first teaser clearly showed off the grille of the new 2013 RAM 1500, but this image is a little bit more obscure. The RAM 1500 will make its debut… Continue Reading...

RAM 1500 Gets V6 Pentastar, 8-Speed Transmission

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RAM 1500 Gets V6 Pentastar, 8-Speed Transmission
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The Ram 1500 is getting some new powertrain options, the Pentastar 3.6L V6 and an eight speed transmission. These new upgrades will bring the Ram into even closer contention with Ford’s Ecoboost engine. The Pentastar has been a successful engine for Chrysler, and Ram is now the newest of a long list of vehicles to… Continue Reading...

2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Getting Jeep Grand Cherokee Air Suspension

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2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Getting Jeep Grand Cherokee Air Suspension
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The upcoming 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 refresh will also be getting some new tweaks to its suspension, employing the services of Jeep‘s Grand Cherokee. The new truck will be getting the air suspension setup found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, giving the truck a whole new level of riding comfort. The 2013 Ram 1500 will be… Continue Reading...