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 |  Jul 28 2014, 12:32 PM

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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.

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 |  Jul 28 2014, 11:03 AM

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Ford’s aluminum truck gamble has yet to play itself out, but the Dearborn company just answered one of the biggest questions looking over its upcoming pickup truck: price.

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 11:34 AM

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Nissan officially confirmed plans today to reveal the all-new 2016 Titan pickup truck in roughly six months during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jul 01 2014, 6:15 PM

Ford Robotic Transit

To expedite testing, eliminate driver fatigue and ultimately improve vehicle quality, Ford is turning to robotic technology as a way to put its products through their paces.

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 3:03 PM

Mopar accessories for all-new Ram 1500

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?

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 |  Jun 11 2014, 7:01 PM

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Nissan’s newly revealed global market Navara pickup truck and the next Frontier will be entirely separate products riding on different platforms.

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 |  Jun 09 2014, 11:25 AM

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Nissan just released a teaser clip previewing the interior of the truck it plans to fully reveal on Wednesday.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 9:56 AM

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Leaked photos of a new Nissan pickup truck are offering a glimpse of how the next Frontier pickup truck will look.

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 |  Jun 02 2014, 11:50 AM

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Nissan just released a teaser image and video of its next Navara pickup truck.

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 |  May 09 2014, 12:15 PM

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General Motors is planning a handful of tweaks and updates for its full-size trucks that will take effect in the 2015 model year.

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 |  May 09 2014, 11:32 AM

2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali

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.

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 |  Apr 26 2014, 12:12 PM

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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.

Click the hot links below to go directly to each of the cars or enjoy some casual browsing in our new car shopping section or learn more about your own top picks in our Tips & Advice area.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2014 Mazda3

2014 Audi Allroad

2014 Subaru Outback

 

 |  Apr 09 2014, 1:32 PM

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country

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.

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Putting Toyota’s Truck to The Frozen Tundra Test

AutoGuide.com truck expert Stephen Elmer takes the 2014 Toyota Tundra on an Epic Tough Truck Test

 |  Apr 04 2014, 11:41 AM

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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.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 9:34 AM

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Vehicles are money pits, but a new study says the Toyota Tacoma is pretty shallow as these things go. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 27 2014, 10:45 AM

2014 Nissan Titan

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.

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 10:20 AM

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General Motors might be the next company to field an aluminum body pickup truck.

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 8:53 PM

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Ford just revealed its 2015 Expedition SUV with one engine option: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. 

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 9:07 AM

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President Barack Obama will outline a timetable today to introduce new fuel efficiency standards in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 5:51 PM

Love Me or Love Me Not?


Top 10 Cars to Date or Marry

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.

 |  Feb 06 2014, 12:48 PM

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Tu

Nissan made some pretty bold claims when they announced their partnership with Cummins to make the 2015 Nissan Titan diesel powered. Did they meet their goals? According to some leaked information – yes and no.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 11:25 AM

Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner

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. 

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 9:04 AM

nissan frontier diesel

Just hours before its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan has revealed a teaser image of what could be the next-generation Frontier pickup. But the real news is what’s under the hood.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 12:48 PM

diesel Ram 1500

Chrysler’s Ram pickup trucks took a big risk when they jumped to and eight-speed automatic transmission to boost fuel economy, but the new diesel is setting a new industry benchmark.

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