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Poll: 2015 Lincoln Navigator or 2015 Cadillac Escalade? Poll: 2015 Lincoln Navigator or 2015 Cadillac Escalade?
Bring on the Bling: Luxo SUVs Add More Charms While Remaining Truck Like more
Chevrolet, Toyota, and Nissan Show Their Raptor-Fighters Chevrolet, Toyota, and Nissan Show Their Raptor-Fighters
Success rarely goes unnoticed or unrivaled, and Chevrolet, Toyota, and Nissan are coming up with their own off-road trucks, each with a... more
Airstream Trailer - Truck Trend Legends Airstream Trailer - Truck Trend Legends
The Shiny Capsule Takes Us -- And Our Creature Comforts -- To Wide-Open Spaces more
Valvoline and Nascar Restore Classic Chevrolet Pickups Valvoline and Nascar Restore Classic Chevrolet Pickups
Valvoline enlisted the help of Hendrick Motorsports and two of their top drivers -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson to reinvent a... more
2014 “Cheap” Truck Roundup: Less Is More 2014 “Cheap” Truck Roundup: Less Is More
It is becoming more and more difficult to get that ideal “stripped truck” perfect for work and customizing. In this 2014 "Cheap" Truck... more
Truck Yeah! How Pickup Trucks Became the Most Exciting Segment in the U.S. Truck Yeah! How Pickup Trucks Became the Most Exciting Segment in the U.S.
More than ever, pickup trucks have become as diversified as anything. The Big Three are separating strategies. Talks of light-duty diesels,... more
Celebrity Drive: Car Hoarders, Meet Rick Dore Celebrity Drive: Car Hoarders, Meet Rick Dore
Show on Discovery Creates Custom Cars From Piles of Curiosities more
Pacific Performance Engineering's 2006 GMC Sierra Record Breaking Trailer Haul Pacific Performance Engineering's 2006 GMC Sierra Record Breaking Trailer Haul
We needed a plan if we were going to tow faster than anyone else on the planet -- and some crazy friends to help us along the way. We found... more
Chevrolet Suburban: Evolution of an Icon Chevrolet Suburban: Evolution of an Icon
Charting the Changes on a Legendary Nameplate: Over nearly a century, the Chevrolet Suburban has served drivers everywhere -- see how the... more
The State of Trucking - Whale Watching The State of Trucking - Whale Watching
Battle lines are drawn with GM and Ford introducing revamped HD pickups in the same year, while Ford's 'aluminum' F-150 faces off with the... more
Midsize Trucks: The Next Segment Due for a Shakeup Midsize Trucks: The Next Segment Due for a Shakeup
New Colorado, Canyon Just the Beginning more
2014 Readers' Rides Showcase 2014 Readers' Rides Showcase
The passion for trucks manifests itself in many forms, and that came through loud and clear in this year's Readers' Rides roundup. more
Celebrity Drive: Arielle Gold, champion snowboarder Celebrity Drive: Arielle Gold, champion snowboarder
2014 Sochi Winter Olympian Snowboarder more
Duct Tape - Truck Trend Legends Duct Tape - Truck Trend Legends
The official story is that a Johnson & Johnson division created an adhesive tape backed with cotton duck -- a kind of canvas -- at the time... more
Interview: Chip Thole, Exterior Design Manager, GM Full-Size SUVs Interview: Chip Thole, Exterior Design Manager, GM Full-Size SUVs
Chip Thole loved to draw things, especially cars, from early childhood, and his high school art teacher steered him to the Cleveland... more
2014 Truck Trend Power List 2014 Truck Trend Power List
We thought you'd like to meet some of the key figures behind this product revolution, so we've put together the 2014 Truck Trend Power List. more
In Plain Sight: Extreme Testing For The New 2015 Ford F-150 2.7-liter Engine In Plain Sight: Extreme Testing For The New 2015 Ford F-150 2.7-liter Engine
You've gotta hand it to Ford's team of engineers and its skunk works brain trust. They pulled off a daring feat, testing the new aluminum... more
2014-2015 SUV Buyer's Guide 2014-2015 SUV Buyer's Guide
We’re happy to report that narrow definition of SUVs has been blown to smithereens with a broad array of stylish, capable, fun-to-drive... more
John Teller, U.S. Ski-Cross Racer - Celebrity Drive John Teller, U.S. Ski-Cross Racer - Celebrity Drive
Freeskier John Teller has always wanted a diesel truck, and says his 2001 Dodge Ram pickup more
Top 5 Things You Must Know About The 2015 GMC Canyon Top 5 Things You Must Know About The 2015 GMC Canyon
Here are some of the coolest things we have heard about the 2015 GMC Canyon, a truck we saw for the first time at the Detroit auto show. more
2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150 - Styling Showdown 2014 vs. 2015 Ford F-150 - Styling Showdown
Chunkier, Bolder, but Too Much? It's either love it or hate it. Let's take a closer look at some of the details of the 2015 Ford F-150,... more
By the Numbers: 2012 vs. 2015 GMC Canyon By the Numbers: 2012 vs. 2015 GMC Canyon
How Does GMC's New Midsizer Stack Up to its Forebear? more
More Truck Options, More Things To Consider - Editor's Desk More Truck Options, More Things To Consider - Editor's Desk
Blurring the Truck Market Lines: Could this be the wave of the future, where you can choose the engine you like, pair it to whatever... more
Clessie Cummins - Truck Trend Legends Clessie Cummins - Truck Trend Legends
The man who gave Cummins its name is Clessie Lyle Cummins, born in Indiana in 1888. Raised on a farm in preindustrialized times, Cummins... more
Modern Conveniences - Whale Watching Modern Conveniences - Whale Watching
Half a century ago, a family friend picked up his father at Los Angeles International Airport in his new Buick Riviera, extolling to Pops... 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
Which truck to buy
I am in the market for a new (2015) truck. Here is my question, I pull a 7500 lb 5th wheel up... more
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
Trailblazer SUT
I attended the Greater Los Angeles Auto show in the early 2000's and remember seeing a Chevy... more
First truck for me
Im 15 years old and my parents are looking at getting me a first car which of course will be a... more
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