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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
2006-2013 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon - Pre-Owned 2006-2013 Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon - Pre-Owned
As Chevrolet and GMC dealerships are starting to take delivery of the fourth-generation Tahoe and Yukon, the third generation makes its... more
Isuzu VehiCross - Truck Trend Legends Isuzu VehiCross - Truck Trend Legends
The Isuzu VehiCross was a ride ahead of its time. This two-door compact SUV looked like nothing else on- or off-road. more
The Mother of Invention - Editor's Desk The Mother of Invention - Editor's Desk
Increasing mileage while improving capability is no easy feat. When it comes to 1/2-tons, buyers want it all. more
Has Front Drive's Time Come Again? - Whale Watching Has Front Drive's Time Come Again? - Whale Watching
While front drive never caught on with the commercial crowd the way it did with cars, it was used in some high-profile vehicles, and it... more
The Original SUV - Editor's Desk The Original SUV - Editor's Desk
I simply stated that the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, now beginning its 12th generation, is the original sport/utility vehicle. This was met... more
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
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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
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Which truck to buy as i use it
First time buyer for a ’15 model. Considering any full size truck but would like opinions here are... more
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
Truck Tires
I work in the Alberta oil patch as contractor and wonder what tires would be a good purchase. I... 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
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