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The Mercedes-Benz Unimog - Truck Trend Legends The Mercedes-Benz Unimog - Truck Trend Legends
There have been many versions, configurations, and engines throughout the Unimog’s gloriously rugged career but the go-anywhere,... more
Twelve Trucks Every Truck Guy Needs To Own In Their Lifetime Twelve Trucks Every Truck Guy Needs To Own In Their Lifetime
The Trucker’s Dozen more
The Cost of Pickups - Whale Watching The Cost of Pickups - Whale Watching
Like most cars, segment creep has, well, crept into pickups. more
Why Cheap Gas Is Good for the 2015 Ford F-150 Why Cheap Gas Is Good for the 2015 Ford F-150
Cheap Gas and Better Fuel Economy is a Win-Win more
Diesel Torque Wars - Readers' Letters Diesel Torque Wars - Readers' Letters
Did GM not anticipate this one-upmanship? It is almost as if they are satisfied with playing catch-up rather than shooting to be the market... more
1985 Dodge Ram Cummins D001 Development Truck 1985 Dodge Ram Cummins D001 Development Truck
The relationship between Chrysler and Cummins is one that has a rich history, and it all began with a simple 1985 Dodge Ram D350 Prospector. more
Lower Power Stroke? - Readers' Letters Lower Power Stroke? - Readers' Letters
I noticed in your Sept./Oct. 2014 issue that Ford puts lower-powered diesel engines in the F-650 and F-750 trucks more
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
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Reader's Letters: More Diesels, Please
Dear Truck Trend, With gas prices rising, I'm glad automakers are bringing out more diesels. I... more
Reader's Letters: What Is Multiair?
Dear Truck Trend, I enjoyed your first look at the new Jeep Cherokee. I currently have a Honda... more
Reader's Letters: Euro Invasion
Dear Truck Trend, Oh dear, so small-displacement diesels and Euro vans are making headway into the... more
Sway Control: Diesel's Potential Equalizer – Fuel Prices
Among major automakers, opinions and strategies on light-duty diesels usually fall into one of two... more
Reader's Letters: Long-Term Nissan Dealer Woes
Dear Truck Trend, I just read your long-term update of the 2012 Nissan Frontier, and, really, you... more
Truck Trend Forums
Many GM Car Owners Alleging Faulty Speedometers
Many GM Car Owners Alleging Faulty Speedometers (CBS) It’s problem that could affect thousands of... more
New Trucks and rust.
I was hoping to get input from people who live in the rust belt. I'm looking at getting my first... more
Exhaust leak in 1500 Ram Truck with VM Diesel
It appears that the new light duty VM diesel in the new Ram 1500 has an exhaust issue, this is not... more
towing enclosed trailer w/ Dodge Ram 1500
I bought a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.7L that I will be using for my junk removal business with a... more
TTG: 2003 Silverado 1500 4x4 Suspension Rattle
Q: My 2003 Silverado 1500 4x4 has a rattle coming from the truck's suspension on slight bumps. It... more
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