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What Is the Ford King Ranch?
By now we’re sure everyone reading this is at least somewhat familiar with Ford’s King Ranch trim package. This Texas-ranch-themed package saw its debut with the 2001 F-150 pickup and has been a staple of Ford’s lineup ever since, adding King Ranch to Super Duty line in 2003 and then to Expedition in 2005. Today,
Jason GondermanMay 6, 2021

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The Best 3/4-Ton Pickup Trucks: Towing, Payload, Power, and More
Calling anything the “best” is a big claim, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With that in mind, we’ve taken care to pull together a list of not the best overall 3/4-ton trucks, but rather which trucks are the best in each of six categories. These claims are not subjective; instead, they are based on
Jason GondermanMay 6, 2021
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Top 5 Biggest Pickup Trucks
For the better part of two years, pickup trucks have been the “it” vehicles for people interested in buying a new or previously owned ride. With U.S. auto manufacturers scaling back (eliminating) sedans from their lineups, crew-cab shortbed rigs are fast becoming the standard for daily transportation, with some never doing any true truck-type work
K.J. JonesMay 3, 2021
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Fastest Production Trucks for 2021
Historically, pickups have never been much for speed. Sure, there were performance models like Chevy’s 454 SS, the GMC Syclone, Ram’s SRT-10 1500 Viper truck, and of course Ford’s F-150 Lightning. These trucks would all run from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. Technology has come a long way since these trucks’ heyday
Jason GondermanApr 29, 2021
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Is The Plug-In Hybrid 4xe The Best Jeep Wrangler Ever?
As the newest, and arguably most exotic, drivetrain in the Wrangler lineup we were excited to finally get to jump behind the wheel of the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe (pronounced four-by-e). Being a plug-in electric hybrid, the Wrangler 4xe combines the company’s already fabulous turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine with an electric motor and a
Jason GondermanApr 26, 2021
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2021 Nissan Rogue SL: Driven
Nissan has been on a roll lately, launching all-new or significantly redesigned versions of the company’s most popular models at a blistering pace. One of the most important among these was the extensively redesigned 2021 Rogue, which debuted in late 2020. The new 2021 Rogue, which is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., benefited from
Jason GondermanApr 22, 2021
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What Is The Difference Between GMC And Chevy?
If you’re like us there’s a good chance that you’ve looked at GM’s portfolio of pickup trucks at some point and wondered what exactly the difference between GMC and Chevy is. Don’t worry, we’re all in good company as this is one question that has plagued truck buyers for decades. Thankfully, the answer is more
Jason GondermanApr 22, 2021
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Testing Fuel Economy And DEF Range With Our 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
It’s always a good thing when the time comes for one of our quarterly long-term vehicle reports and we genuinely have nothing to say. During the past three months we’ve managed to log 5,441 additional miles on our 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited and can say with authority that we have almost no complaints.
Jason GondermanApr 16, 2021
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Look
It’s not every day that an automaker gets to create an entirely new category of vehicle. Or at least create a new category within their own lineup of vehicles. However, that seems to be exactly what Hyundai has done with the introduction of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz sport activity vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz
Jason GondermanApr 15, 2021
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Best Slammed Trucks
Spring has sprung. After the long winter of cold temperatures, snow, rain, and other inclement weather, the sun is finally shining throughout the U.S. And, because it’s nice outside, tricked-out trucks that understandably aren’t seen in extreme conditions are now coming out of their owner-imposed hibernation in the garage. “Slammed” pickups lead the pack in
K.J. JonesApr 5, 2021
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What’s it Like to Drive a $250,000 Armored Hennessey Velociraptor?
What do you get when you combine the power and performance of a Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 with the nearly impenetrable cocoon of protection offered by AddArmor? Read on to find out! What Is the Hennessey VelociRaptor 600? Hennessey Performance produces several models of tuned Ford F-150 Raptor, from the more basic VelociRaptor 600 to the
Jason GondermanApr 3, 2021
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Best Half-Ton Trucks
Calling anything the “best” is a big claim, and one that should not be taken lightly. While we wish we could test every one of these vehicles and claims it’s just not possible with the sheer number of truck configurations pickup manufacturers are putting out these days. So instead, we’ve compiled a list of the
Jason GondermanMar 25, 2021
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Most Powerful Pickup Trucks For 2021
Power may not be the only thing when it comes to pickups, but it affects everything. There is a direct correlation between the amount of horsepower and torque available under the right foot and the amount of fun a truck is to drive. Well, this is the case in our world at least. Engine output
Jason GondermanMar 24, 2021
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Driven: 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe
We’re suckers for horsepower. It’s really no secret that if it goes fast, we’ll drive it (who are we kidding, we’ll drive anything with wheels). Staying true to that mantra, when we were offered a go in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe we quickly said yes. In early 2020 we had
Jason GondermanMar 20, 2021
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Driven: 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum
Shortly after the introduction of the refreshed 2021 Nissan Armada, we were given the opportunity to jump behind the wheel. As these things typically go, our first chance to experience the new model lasted about 36 hours. Being the big fans of Nissan’s largest SUV that we are, that just wasn’t going to cut it.
Jason GondermanMar 17, 2021
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Review: Benchmade 565-1 Mini Freek Carbon Folding Knife
Benchmade, one of our favorite premium knife manufacturers, has hit another home run with the company’s 565-1 Mini Freek Carbon folding knife, based on the popular 565 Mini Freek. Benchmade has made the 565-1 even better with the addition of reshaped, milled carbon-fiber scales with True Red barrel spacers and thumb studs and a 3-inch
Sean P. HolmanMar 11, 2021
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Classic 4x4s That Earn Their Keep
Eat your peas. Take your medicine. Clean your room. Chances are if you had to do any of these tasks as a small child, your parents turned it into some sort of game that made whatever distasteful task you had to complete more palatable. “Open up, here comes the airplane!” “Hold your nose, here comes
Christian HazelMar 9, 2021
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5 Classic Jeeps You Should Own Before You Die!
There’s just something about a Jeep. They’re not only a vehicle, they’re a lifestyle. Like Harley-Davidson, Corvette, and other of transportation that achieve cult status and take on a whole cult following of devoted fans. But instead of wallets with chains and black leather vests like Harley drivers, or khaki cargo shorts and gold chains
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How We Test
Our Pickup Truck of the Year competition is an event unlike any other. Looking in from the outside, it’s easy to judge and think that we’re on nothing more than a company-sponsored weeklong overlanding trip. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Our 2021 Pickup Truck of the Year competition came about as the culmination
Jason GondermanFeb 25, 2021
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Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0L vs. 3.6L vs. 3.0L
“What’s the best engine for a new Wrangler?” Among my circle of friends who know I’m a Jeep guy, I get that question all the time. With the 2007-2017 Wranglers, that’s one question I never had to answer. With the JK series of Jeeps, you had one engine option for a new Wrangler. In the
Christian HazelFeb 25, 2021
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2022 Nissan Frontier vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma: Pro-4X or TRD Off-Road?
We’re sold on the looks and stats of the new 2022 Nissan Frontier, a truck that’s been long overdue for a full-scale update. Meanwhile, we can’t deny that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma remains a solid truck that we’d never kick out of our stable. Both midsize offerings have similarly capable off-road-ready features available in the
Monica GondermanFeb 10, 2021
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