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Celebrity Drive: Devin Logan, U.S. Olympic Skier Celebrity Drive: Devin Logan, U.S. Olympic Skier
Pro Skier Drives a Tacoma more
Gordon Platto, Chief Designer Ford Trucks - Interview Gordon Platto, Chief Designer Ford Trucks - Interview
Gordon "Gordo" Platto grew up in the Detroit suburb of Rochester, Michigan, earned a business degree from Western Michigan University, then... more
2013 Truck Trend Naughty and Nice List 2013 Truck Trend Naughty and Nice List
The Naughtiest and Nicest Trucks and SUVs You Can Buy more
Best Holiday Haulers By Class Best Holiday Haulers By Class
Whether It's Gifts or People, Here Are Your Handiest 2014 Haulers more
Thoughts on the Future of Pickups - Sway Control Thoughts on the Future of Pickups - Sway Control
Change Has Come, and Will Continue To Come more
Big Rigs, NASCAR, and Pickup Trucks - Editor's Desk Big Rigs, NASCAR, and Pickup Trucks - Editor's Desk
Moonshiners and bootleggers would modify their cars to try to outrun the police during Prohibition. If they succeeded, they would have... more
Real MPG, Real Numbers: MPG 101 Real MPG, Real Numbers: MPG 101
Science and the real world intersect to create Motor Trend's brand-new MPG measurements more
Under the Skin: A Closer Look at GMC's Light-Duty Pickups Under the Skin: A Closer Look at GMC's Light-Duty Pickups
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with several of the engineers who were behind the development of the new GMC Sierra. While they... more
2014 Vs. 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe - Styling Showdown 2014 Vs. 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe - Styling Showdown
How do you feel about the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe? more
Whale Watching: Luxury Trucks -- Is It Worth It? Whale Watching: Luxury Trucks -- Is It Worth It?
At a luxury vehicle conference -- how I classify a $70,000 pickup trucks or $120,000 sport/ute -- a panelist asked about value versus... more
Interview: Mark T. Allen, Head of Jeep Design Chrysler Group LLC Interview: Mark T. Allen, Head of Jeep Design Chrysler Group LLC
Mark T. Allen joined Chrysler 's Jeep /Truck Advanced Design Studio in 1994, and in three years was a senior designer in the production... more
Celebrity Drive: Gold-Medal Figure Skater Evan Lysacek Celebrity Drive: Gold-Medal Figure Skater Evan Lysacek
He Was a Car Guy Before He Hit the Ice more
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Scorecard 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Scorecard
What We Hit, What We Missed : Here's our scorecard on how closely we guessed on the new trucks features and attributes. On some, we'll have... more
Comedian Bill Engvall and his truck, van and.. Tesla? - Celebrity Drive Comedian Bill Engvall and his truck, van and.. Tesla? - Celebrity Drive
Everyman comedian Bill Engvall made his bones as part of the the comedy world Blue Collar Comedy Tour more
Top 15 Trucks We'd Like To See Return Top 15 Trucks We'd Like To See Return
From Pure Fantasy to Production Feasible – We Want These Trucks Back! more
Kim Coates, "Sons of Anarchy" Celebrity Drive Kim Coates, "Sons of Anarchy" Celebrity Drive
"Sons of Anarchy" star Kim Coates has a 2012 Toyota Tacoma he is evaluating. "I sort of half own it and it's charcoal grey, and it's pumped... more
The Leatherman - Truck Trend Legends The Leatherman - Truck Trend Legends
Leatherman multi-tools have contributed to the adventure, craftsmanship, and survival of users the world over for almost three decades.... more
2014 vs. 2015 Cadillac Escalade Styling Showdown 2014 vs. 2015 Cadillac Escalade Styling Showdown
With the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, the big Caddy is finally getting its due, and distinctive styling details inside and out that promise to... more
1972 Brubaker Box - Historic Flashbacks 1972 Brubaker Box - Historic Flashbacks
Thinking In...and Out of the Box more
What's Happening to the Status Quo? - Whale Watching What's Happening to the Status Quo? - Whale Watching
If some bozo runs a motorbike under your truck at speed and the fuel tank leaks, is that the truck manufacturer's fault? more
Cummins ISV 5.0 Turbo Diesel First Look Cummins ISV 5.0 Turbo Diesel First Look
Back in August, Nissan announced the next generation Titan would offer a 5.0 liter turbo diesel V-8 carrying the legendary Cummins name. At... more
Truck Trend's 2013 Best In Class Truck Trend's 2013 Best In Class
Every Full-Size, Compact, Pickup, SUV, and Van 13 Winners in 12 Different Categories. Each year, the lines that divide vehicle categories... more
Bridging the MPG / EPA Gap - Editor's Desk Bridging the MPG / EPA Gap - Editor's Desk
There are things I could do that would make a huge difference in mpg during the commute. more
Rich Miller, Chief Product Specialist, Nissan Titan and Armada - Interview Rich Miller, Chief Product Specialist, Nissan Titan and Armada - Interview
Rich Miller served on the engineering team for the first full-size Titan, then in 2006 moved to Nissan's Franklin, Tennessee, headquarters... more
Celebrity Drive: Andrew Zimmern, Chef/Host of "Bizarre Foods America" Celebrity Drive: Andrew Zimmern, Chef/Host of "Bizarre Foods America"
With his gift for storytelling and the ability to eat anything, no matter how strange, it's no wonder that chef and three-time James Beard... more
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