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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
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
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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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First time buyer for a ’15 model. Considering any full size truck but would like opinions here are... more
Which truck to buy
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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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