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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
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
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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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I don't know if it's me but, I am starting to notice the hate against Toyota trucks. I don't know... more
Buying a 2007 Volvo 670 with Cummins 475 355 rears.
Hello everyone! My wife & i run air freight & just blew our engine out yesterday on our 2000 Volvo... more
2002 chevy avalanche 1500 Northface
I am trying to find the access for the cabin air filter, the manual is not helping any, and do not... more
2013 Lexus Lx570
[underline]2013 Lexus Lx570 that is in a good condition and with low mileage, has never been in an... more
Hauling with GoShare
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