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Diesel Duel: Chevrolet Colorado vs. Volkswagen Amarok Diesel Duel: Chevrolet Colorado vs. Volkswagen Amarok
Is the U.S. Really Missing Out? more
Gas vs. Diesel – Past, Present and Future Gas vs. Diesel – Past, Present and Future
Once Vastly Different Combustion Concepts Now Converging more
Tow Rig Blues - Readers' Letters Tow Rig Blues - Readers' Letters
I'm looking at trailers that are in the 15,000-pound range and need to upgrade my tow vehicle. more
This or That: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 or Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro? This or That: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 or Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro?
Which Would Be the More Desirable Midsize Off-Roader? more
Car Salesman - Readers' Letters Car Salesman - Readers' Letters
Reading The Driver’s Seat in your Sept./Oct. 2014 issue, and the balance of the magazine, gave me incentive to drive and subsequently... more
2014-2015 Truck and Van Buyer's Guide 2014-2015 Truck and Van Buyer's Guide
Midsize Pickup Segment Shake Up, Vans Get Over Hauled: Want basic info on all the latest 2014-2015 trucks and commercial vans? Look no... more
2015-2016 Trucks, SUVs, and Vans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide 2015-2016 Trucks, SUVs, and Vans: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide
Whether you're ready to sign on the dotted line or just dreaming, we've got the details to get you started. The 2015-2016 Truck, SUV, and... more
Pete Reyes, Chief Engineer, 2015 Ford F-150 Interview Pete Reyes, Chief Engineer, 2015 Ford F-150 Interview
We sat down with Pete Reyes, Chief Engineer of the 2015 Ford F-150 to chat trucks and the future of the F-150. more
Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute
The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with... more
Tower’s Guide To Upgrading Tower’s Guide To Upgrading
Here’s some advice on products that will make your towing experience less dramatic and more comfortable, both of which make towing safer... more
Truck Trend's 2014 Best In Class Truck Trend's 2014 Best In Class
Every Full-Size, Compact, Pickup, SUV, and Van: 13 Winners in 12 Different Categories more
10 Common Towing Mistakes 10 Common Towing Mistakes
Over the past year or so, we’ve taken note of the most common towing mistakes they come across. Many are not what you’d think, and we’ve... more
Towing Longer - Gearing Up For The Long Haul Towing Longer - Gearing Up For The Long Haul
Successful trailer towing is as much preparation as it is execution. You can be the most veteran over-the-road truck driver, but if your... more
Aftermarket Companies Share Thoughts on Future of Jeep Wrangler Aftermarket Companies Share Thoughts on Future of Jeep Wrangler
Industry Ready to Meet Challenge of New Design more
Towing Smart - What You Need To Know Before You Tow Towing Smart - What You Need To Know Before You Tow
Towing a trailer can be one of the most stressful—but ultimately rewarding—endeavors a new truck owner will take on. With a bit of common... more
Walk-Around: 2015 Nissan Murano Defies the Eyes Walk-Around: 2015 Nissan Murano Defies the Eyes
Detroit editor Scott Burgess gets up close with the 2015 Nissan Murano. more
Real MPG Part 2: It’s Report Card Time Real MPG Part 2: It’s Report Card Time
Motor Trend’s Real MPG Program At 100 Cars: Some Better, Some Worse, And Several Surprises more
10 Cars That Weigh More Than the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew 10 Cars That Weigh More Than the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
OFFICIAL: 2015 Ford F-150 is a Lightweight. Aluminum Ford F-150 close to 600 pounds lighter than competition -- and quite a few cars. more
Dealer-Delivered Attitude - Reader's Letters Dealer-Delivered Attitude - Reader's Letters
With respect to the article, "Dealer-Delivered Attitude" (July/Aug. '14), I'd be remised in stating that the second-generation Lightning,... more
Land Rover Reinvents An Icon Land Rover Reinvents An Icon
Back then, of course, a Land Rover was just a Land Rover: one engine, two wheelbases, and a few simple variations on the one body style. more
Trucks or Vans - Which Are Better for Work? Trucks or Vans - Which Are Better for Work?
The pickup truck has long been seen as the prototypical work vehicle in the United States. Nothing says "rugged individualism" and "can-do"... more
The Driver's Seat - Editor's Desk The Driver's Seat - Editor's Desk
Change is inevitable. As you, our savvy readers, may have noticed, there is now a third different person running this show in just as many... more
Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Inside Look Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Inside Look
Following on the trail blazed by the 3.5 EcoBoost, Ford is now introducing a second EcoBoost V-6 to the 2015 F-150 lineup with a 2.7L... more
Reaction To Editor's Desk - Reader's Letters Reaction To Editor's Desk - Reader's Letters
Read more about one reader's reaction to Jeremy Cook's Editor's Desk editorial from the July/August 2014 issue. more
Does This S*#% Happen to Everyone? - Whale Watching Does This S*#% Happen to Everyone? - Whale Watching
At the risk of calling Truck Trend readers dumb, we'd love to hear your favorite discoveries or screw-ups. more
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2014 Ford F350 dually rear hub cap covers
My truck is 6 months old and ive lost 3 rear wheel hub cap covers on the duals. Does anybody know... more
Installing turbo engine in '94 Toyota extra cab PU. ~Question.
Hello, I am seeking more towing weight for my old "best truck in the world" Toy pick-up 4x4 3.0L.... more
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