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There’s a good chance that the computer you’re reading this article on and the food you had for breakfast this morning came off the back of a truck and that’s why the fifth-wheel hitch is so important. It is the primary link between tractor and trailer.
A pickup truck without a bedliner feels like a foot without a sock or a cell phone without a case. For quite some time, a simple sheet of plywood was the unofficial bed protector of America, but modern day pickup trucks are almost all outfitted with the latest and greatest bedliners made from a variety of materials. So which one is best for you?
General Motors is planning a handful of tweaks and updates for its full-size trucks that will take effect in the 2015 model year.
GMC announced today that it is offering below MSRP discounts to anyone who has served or is currently serving in a branch of the military.
This week, the most researched cars in AutoGuide.com’s new car shopping section included trucks, sedans and even a station wagon.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is something of a dark horse in the pickup truck world these days. Currently, it is the only half-ton pickup truck available with a diesel engine. That won’t be true too much longer, but for now Chrysler has the market cornered.
Diesel-powered light duty vehicles (in other words, the sorts of cars and trucks most people buy) are gaining popularity but still make up a sliver of the U.S. automobile market. The Volkswagen Jetta TDI was number two on this week’s list and that underscores the point that oil burners are on the rise.
But the 2014 Mazda3 came in close behind both of those two. Its larger sibling, the Mazda6, will eventually be offered here with a diesel engine although Mazda has delayed bringing that engine to market in the U.S. and Canada twice.
Behind all those, the Audi Allroad was fourth most popularly searched this week. The beefier jacked up version of the A4 comes with increased ground clearance and the company’s venerable quattro all-wheel drive system.
Bringing up the rear, the Subaru Outback was also a big hit this week. Subaru’s sport utility wagon will enter its fifth generation for the 2015 model year and will be sold exclusively with a CVT at that time. Both the four- an six-cylinder options remain.
Comfort is important. No driver wants to sit on a seat trimmed with barbed wire or ride in a cabin that’s nosier than a tractor’s engine compartment. Refinement matters, even in heavy-duty work trucks.
AutoGuide.com truck expert Stephen Elmer takes the 2014 Toyota Tundra on an Epic Tough Truck Test
AutoGuide.com resident truck expert Stephen Elmer wasn’t born with 4:10 gears, locking differentials and trailer towing specs on the brain, but he might as well have been.
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.
President Barack Obama will outline a timetable today to introduce new fuel efficiency standards in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Love Me or Love Me Not?
Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and raised to the power of a Jared jewelry commercial.
Upping the excitement factor here’s a list of five vehicles you might be interested in “dating” and five you could actually “marry;” each one is fun in its own special way but they’re not all keepers. You know, as enamored as you were of that cocktail waitress in Vegas you probably wouldn’t want to introduce her to your parents or show her off at church.
Hoping to gauge customer interest, Nissan is displaying a “project” version of its Frontier mid-size pickup with a 2.8-liter Cummins four-cylinder diesel engine.