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Jason Gonderman

Editor, Truck Trend 768 Articles

Jason Gonderman was born and raised in sunny Southern California and picked up the passion for trucks very early on. He started out in this business as the online editor for FOUR WHEELER and 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD before moving into the feature editor position at DIESEL POWER. Carrying a deep love for new trucks, Jason soon transitioned to the editor position at TRUCK TREND, which is where he is today, working just a few offices away from his wife, Monica. He brings a wealth of experience to the team, particularly when it comes to off-road driving talent.

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Tackling Rocks, Sand, Trails, and Ledges in the New Yamaha RMAX 1000
Yamaha recently introduced us to its all-new entry into the recreational UTV class: the 2021 Wolverine RMAX 1000. This new vehicle features a whole host of class-leading features including a new 999cc parallel-twin engine, entirely new chassis, and state-of-the-art cockpit. You can read all about the new vehicle in our First Look deep dive here.
Jason GondermanOct 21, 2020
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It’s Electric! The All-New 2022 GMC Hummer EV
It’s difficult to believe that the Hummer brand has been out of our lives for more than a decade now. We were big fans, mostly due to the brand’s vehicles’ amazing off-road capabilities. However, for as big of fans as we were, there were certainly those who didn’t see Hummer in quite the same light.
Jason GondermanOct 21, 2020
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2021 Cadillac Escalade: First Drive
We’ve driven the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2021 GMC Yukon but hadn’t gotten a chance to pilot the third of GM’s fullsize SUV cousins, the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade—until now. Vastly different than either of GM’s other two family haulers, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade aims to set the bar for what fullsize luxury
Jason GondermanOct 19, 2020
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Daily Driving A 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Rubicon
Since the first introduction of the new Jeep Gladiator, we’ve been waiting patiently for the promised EcoDiesel engine option. Well, that time has finally arrived, and for 2021 Jeep’s fabulous 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 has joined the 3.6L gasoline V-6 on the Gladiator’s options list. While we recently had the opportunity to jump behind the wheel
Jason GondermanOct 15, 2020
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1,050 lb-ft of Pulling Power and a $90,000 Price Tag
It’s always a good time when we get to introduce a new long-term test vehicle. For the next 12 months we’ll be taking a look at the good, the bad, and everything in between of our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year award winning Ford F-250 Super Duty. With its immense capability, fantastic drivetrain, and
Jason GondermanOct 14, 2020
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Honda Refreshes Ridgeline for 2021
Honda rocked the truck world when it introduced the all-new 2006 Ridgeline. A first for the midsize pickup class, the Ridgeline featured a unibody design with fully independent suspension. Honda offered its new pickup with a V-6 engine, automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive. We deemed the truck so good, in fact, that it won
Jason GondermanOct 7, 2020
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Chevrolet Reclaims Best-in-Class 1-Ton Towing at 36,000 Pounds
Chevrolet stunned us all when the company announced that its all-new 2020 Silverado 3500HD would have a maximum towing capability of 35,500 pounds. This figure, from the company that for a long time wanted nothing to do with the capability wars, trumped Ram’s figure of 35,100 pounds for its all-new 2019 Ram 3500 (which bested
Jason GondermanOct 7, 2020
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We Tow Heavy With A 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
If you recall back to the beginning of September, the fine folks at Chevrolet reached out to us and asked if we wanted to drive the company’s massively impressive 2020 Silverado 3500HD single cab dually. This is the truck that’s rated at the company’s maximum towing capability of 35,500 pounds (Chevy also held the title
Jason GondermanOct 6, 2020
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2021 Nissan Rogue: First Drive
Nissan recently introduced us to its all-new third-generation 2021 Rogue. This new Rogue is but one piece of a much larger product line refresh aimed at launching Nissan into the next decade and beyond. For the 2021 model year the Rogue receives an all-new look, chassis, engine, interior, and loads of standard safety and technology.
Jason GondermanOct 5, 2020
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We Go Camping in an Airstream Basecamp 20X
If there’s one thing we love more than anything else, it’s getting out and exploring the world around us. A great way to do this is with a travel trailer. And sometimes it’s best to have a trailer that is not a bloated rolling house on wheels, rather a nimble mobile domicile that can go
Jason GondermanSep 29, 2020
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2021 Ford F-150 Tows 14,000 Pounds, PowerBoost Hybrid Makes 570 lb-ft of Torque
Ford announced today that the all-new 2021 will carry with it the claims of best-in-class towing, payload, and torque. Maximum towing has increased by 800 pounds over the outgoing model to a staggering 14,000 pounds. Maximum payload has increased by 55 pounds to 3,325, which is more than 1,000 pounds greater than Ford’s closest competitor.
Jason GondermanSep 29, 2020
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We Tow an Airstream Basecamp With a 707-Horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
It’s no secret that one of our favorite vehicles of all time is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. And that love turned straight to lust in 2018 when Jeep dropped the insane 707-hp Trackhawk version of its five-passenger family hauler on us. Stuffed with the same supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine as the Dodge Charger and
Jason GondermanSep 25, 2020
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Infiniti QX60 Monograph: First Look
Infiniti first launched the three-row, seven-passenger, mid-size QX60 SUV in 2013. Other than a refresh in 2018, this popular family hauler has remained relatively unchanged. Unveiled today in Yokohama, Japan, we get our first look at what the next generation of the QX60 might look like by way of the Infiniti QX60 Monograph. What is
Jason GondermanSep 24, 2020
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2020 Jeep Gladiator Is Impressive, Even When You Just Stay On The Road
By now we’re all pretty familiar with Jeep’s newest entry into the midsize pickup space. We’ve driven, tested, and reviewed nearly all of the different varieties of 2020 Gladiator, including the Sport S with the max tow package, the rock crushing Rubicon, and the desert dominating Mojave. What we hadn’t done, however, was get behind
Jason GondermanSep 22, 2020
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2021 GMC Yukon AT4 First Drive
To say it’s been an interesting year thus far would be an understatement. Our whole world has been upended, to the point where even how we review vehicles has needed to change. Instead of the typical multi-day program in an exotic land to introduce a new vehicle, GMC offered to drop off an all-new 2021
Jason GondermanSep 21, 2020
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