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 |  May 01 2014, 12:02 PM

Day 4: Churchill Falls to Goose Bay - Fighting Bad Fuel economy


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Read the first installment of our adventure in the Toyota Tundra here. 

At this point, we had made it far enough into the reaches of Northern Canada that our hotel had signs posted saying  “please don’t clean game in your room.”

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 |  Apr 30 2014, 12:01 PM

Taking Toyota's half-ton on an epic adventure


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Would you be disappointed to find out that a major auto manufacturer wanted to convey the ruggedness of one of its toughest vehicles by sending it down a mere dirt road? 

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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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 |  Feb 11 2014, 6:55 PM

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The next-generation Toyota Tundra will receive a version of the same Cummins diesel powerplant as the next Nissan Titan pickup.

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 |  Jan 28 2014, 5:00 PM

Does Toyota's new luxury pickup stack up?


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Looking to cash in on one of the most profitable product niches in the market right now, Toyota has put together a new south-western themed Tundra trim level it calls the 1794 Edition.

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 |  Nov 17 2013, 5:04 PM

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This week’s most watched videos on the AutoGuide YouTube channel include our reviews of the 2014 Mazda3 and Toyota Tundra, while readers were also interested to take a first look at the new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to the AutoGuide YouTube channel here.

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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 04 2013, 6:55 PM

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The 2013 SEMA Show hasn’t officially opened its doors yet, but we’ve managed to grab some photos of the Toyota Dream Build Challenge project vehicles including the wild CamRally race car.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 3:32 PM

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Ahead of the 2013 SEMA Show, Toyota has unveiled its Dream Build Challenge Vehicles.

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 |  Sep 27 2013, 10:32 AM

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Toyota is heading to the SEMA Show once again with its Dream Build Challenge.

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 |  Aug 31 2013, 11:19 AM

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Recently, Nissan signed on board to equip its Titan pickup with the Cummins diesel V8 powerplant, and now Toyota is considering doing the same for its Tundra.

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 9:01 AM

Most Reliable Trucks


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Shopping for a pickup truck and want to know what will last you over the years? Here’s a list of the top-rated 2013 pickup truck models based on how reliable they are expected to be in the future, based on data compiled by J.D. Power from thousands of vehicle owners.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks

The list of trucks might be a surprise to some, especially considering Ford and Ram doesn’t make an appearance at all. But for those hard-working truck owners shopping for a new pickup, here are the most reliable 2013 trucks in alphabetical order.

 |  Jun 27 2013, 11:01 AM

Blue-Collar Blues


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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 – are so over the top they spill into luxury-car territory.

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 |  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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 |  Mar 25 2013, 8:31 AM

Cowboy Up


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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 men (and women), the kind of folks that make Paul Bunyan look like a dragqueen. But somewhere along the line these roughneck vehicles became cool with the subdivision set. People living in suburbia started to buy them en masse. With sales increasing so did the clarion call for more comfort.

Today it’s easy to push a simple truck’s window sticker well into luxury-car territory… and beyond. Sure, these vehicles can still handle a 14-hour day on the jobsite and are even more capable than their forebears, but more often than not they’re loaded with costly options that appeal to style-conscious shoppers rather than blue-collar workers. Here’s a list of 10 pricey pickups tailor-made for urban cowboys. The MSRPs are listed without incentives, so actual pricing may vary.

 |  Feb 07 2013, 10:30 AM

The current-generation Toyota Tundra debuted during the Chicago Auto Show in 2007 and today, Toyota brought its new 2014 Tundra to the same event.

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 3:43 PM

Toyota has redesigned its half-ton pickup truck, the Tundra, and the brand is now teasing it before it is uncovered next week at the Chicago Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 5:02 PM

Toyota will bring two concepts to the SEMA Show next week that feel more at home on a two-track than the black top.

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 |  Sep 11 2012, 11:31 AM

Back in late August, Toyota announced its custom vehicle build-off featuring four of its drivers: Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Antron Brown, and Alexis Dejoria. Each driver has now selected their Toyota vehicle and the shop at which it’ll be built, and the customization has begun. 

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 5:15 PM

Toyota’s racing division (TRD) is hosting a custom vehicle build-off to raise money for charity. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2012, 7:32 PM

Toyota has just released the pricing for the 2013 Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Tundra and FJ Cruiser. Along with the prices are some nice updates.  Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 16 2012, 8:40 PM

Toyota and Ford began a partnership last year to develop a hybrid system for trucks and SUVs, and according to a “high ranking Ford engineer” the goal is a Ford F-150 hybrid. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 31 2012, 8:27 AM

Big changes in the traditional Toyota engine lineup may be one the way soon in the form of turbocharging and possibly even diesel engines in the American market.

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 |  Dec 21 2011, 4:15 PM

Owners of a 2011 Toyota Tundra should look out for a recall notice, as Toyota will be recalling 502 of them for a wrong label on the pickup truck. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota lists the wrong load-carrying capacity on the faulty labels.

The recall will begin in February with Toyota replacing the label free of charge, of course. Owners can also have the dealership apply it for free. Even though it seems trivial, vehicle overloading could result in tire failure on the Tundra, resulting in a crash.

Read AutoGuide’s 2011 Toyota Tundra Review here