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Jason Gonderman

Editor, Truck Trend 691 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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Daily Driven: 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road
We are firm believers that there should be an off-road version of every truck and SUV model. How extreme it should be varies between models, but at the very least the vehicle should be able to get you comfortably down a dirt road and into the backcountry. “Comfortably” is the key word there, because as
Jason GondermanJun 5, 2020
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Trucks With the Biggest Cabs
One of the biggest differentiators between pickups that’s seldom talked about is cab space. We’ve gotten to a point in history where nearly all trucks have enormous interiors, some of which feel downright cavernous. This is a great thing, as more space is better all around. For some brands this has meant increasing overall length
Jason GondermanJun 4, 2020
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2020 Land Rover Defender Goes on Sale in the U.S.
More on the Land Rover Defender! First Look – 2020 Land Rover Defender 2020 Land Rover Defender Approved for U.S. Consumption Red Cross Tests Out 2020 Land Rover Defender Land Rover announced that the first deliveries to U.S. dealers of the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender were set to begin on June 1. Initial deliveries
Jason GondermanJun 3, 2020
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Jeep JT Gladiator Front Runner Bed Rack
Jeep’s new Gladiator pickup has really become popular since its introduction in late 2019. We’re starting to see them all over the streets and trails. It makes perfect sense, as this ultra-capable crew-cab pickup makes a wonderful overland machine. The only problem is where to store all the stuff needed for a weekend in the
Jason GondermanJun 2, 2020
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Daily Driven: 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
Toyota’s Highlander has been a mainstay of the three-row midsize SUV segment since 2001, and it was Toyota’s best-selling SUV until RAV4 surpassed it in 2006. In 2018, Toyota set a record by selling nearly 250,000 Highlanders in the United States. Naturally, then, a redesign of Highlander wasn’t something that Toyota could take lightly. To
Jason GondermanJun 2, 2020
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Can the Jeep Gladiator Tow?
Ever since the 2020 Jeep Gladiator was first introduced. there has been one question that we’ve heard over and over again: Can the Jeep Gladiator tow? Put the simplest way, yes. While Wrangler has had a fairly low tow rating for decades, Gladiator shows its truck toughness in how much it’s rated to haul. For
Jason GondermanJun 1, 2020
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10 Best Used Pickup Trucks Under $5,000
Times are tough, but fortunately there are cheap trucks to be found. If you need reliable wheels to get around town and still have the ability to haul a bit of stuff, you’re in luck. Good trucks can be found for less than $5,000, as long as you’re not a stickler for perfect paint or
Jason GondermanJun 1, 2020
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Should I Delete My 6.7L Cummins?
Ever since the first introduction of emissions control system on motor vehicles, people have been finding ways to remove them. The idea was that if these control systems were removed, power and economy would be increased. And in the 1970s this type of thinking wouldn’t have been wrong. Early catalytic converters and exhaust gas recirculation
Jason GondermanMay 29, 2020
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Nissan Confirms Next-Generation Frontier Is Alive and Coming Soon!
It’s not only been Nissan’s worst-kept secret, but it was also officially confirmed at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that an all-new Nissan Frontier would be gracing North America for the 2021 model year. And then the automotive industry effectively shud down worldwide, leaving many new models in flux, not only in regard to release
Jason GondermanMay 28, 2020
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Titan 52-Gallon XXL Diesel Fuel Tank
If there’s one downside to modern HD diesel trucks that we’ve found, it would have to be the painfully low capacity fuel tanks. Sure, some manufacturers have offered upgraded tanks over the years; however, the vast majority of them have remained smaller than their gasoline counterparts. Current-generation trucks have given up space to accommodate the
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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How to Improve Engine Performance on a First-Generation F-150 Raptor
When we set out in search of the perfect first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, we knew that with a budget of about $35,000 we’d be looking at a higher-mileage unit. What we ended up with was a very solid 2013 model. However, just as we thought, it came with almost 90,000 miles on the odometer. According
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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This 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport was Driven for a Week, Here’s What We Thought
Nissan first released the Rogue in late 2007 as a 2008 model. This compact SUV would quickly rise through the ranks to become Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the United States. The Rogue received its largest update by way of a full-vehicle refresh in 2014. Fast-forward again to 2017, and Nissan introduced the newest member of
Jason GondermanMay 22, 2020
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New Unsold 2019 Model Year Trucks
It’s no secret that some vehicles take longer to sell than others. The reasons can be many and might not relate to the vehicle at all. Sometimes it’s a seasonal issue; it can be political or economic; or it can be even pandemic-related. Other times, it actually is related to the vehicle, as older models
Jason GondermanMay 21, 2020
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2020 Nissan Frontier Pricing Announced
The 2020 model year is set to be quite unique for Nissan’s midsize Frontier pickup. With an all-new model coming in 2021 but a new drivetrain ready now, Nissan made the decision to outfit the current generation truck with the future generation’s drivetrain. The new 3.8L V-6 engine produces a best-in-class 310 hp and is
Jason GondermanMay 20, 2020
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax Project Update
When we started our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD project back in February 2017, we had a pretty modest plan in mind. The truck was purchased off Craigslist for the sum of just $3,800. It was a crew-cab four-wheel-drive model with the body in great shape. Problem was, most of the engine accessories were in either
Jason GondermanMay 19, 2020
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