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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
Will Crossovers Replace Cars? Never Say Never - Sway Control Will Crossovers Replace Cars? Never Say Never - Sway Control
Car-Based Utilities Proliferating Beyond Expectations more
Then and Now: 2000-2014 Toyota Tundra Then and Now: 2000-2014 Toyota Tundra
A Look Back at Toyota's Bold Attempt To Conquer Domestic Territory more
At The Petersen: Pickups -- The Art Of Utility At The Petersen: Pickups -- The Art Of Utility
We recently had the opportunity to walk through the pickups display at the Petersen Automotive Museum and the exhibit packs a lot of cool... more
1965 GMC Handi-Van Camper Conversion - Historic Flashbacks 1965 GMC Handi-Van Camper Conversion - Historic Flashbacks
Here is GMC's spin-off, the Handi-Van with a 90-inch wheelbase set up for extended excursions without the need for hotel reservations. more
What Will Your Next Pickup Be Made of? - Whale Watching What Will Your Next Pickup Be Made of? - Whale Watching
Stiff and light, carbon fiber is expensive, labor-intensive, and time-consuming to make more
Are Extended Cab Trucks An Endangered Species? - Editor's Desk Are Extended Cab Trucks An Endangered Species? - Editor's Desk
GM's move could foreshadow the beginning of the end of the extended cab truck. more
Nissan Titan's Cummins Diesel Show Stopper: A Q&A With Fred Diaz Nissan Titan's Cummins Diesel Show Stopper: A Q&A With Fred Diaz
Goal: Make the next-gen Titan a must-consider truck for shoppers more
Truck Trend Legends: The Rubicon Trail Truck Trend Legends: The Rubicon Trail
Ever since the days of Julius Caesar, "crossing the Rubicon" has signified the making of a commitment from which there is no backing down. more
Future of Diesel: A New Dawn for Diesel? Future of Diesel: A New Dawn for Diesel?
Truck Trend readers will be pleased to know we will finally see the return future of diesel to the light truck and SUV market after a... more
The Four-Wheeled Harley: A Brief History of Ford's Harley-Davidson F-Series Trucks The Four-Wheeled Harley: A Brief History of Ford's Harley-Davidson F-Series Trucks
Ford's Harley-Davidson trucks are bolder and meaner than other F-Series pickups. more
Styling Showdown: 2013 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog Styling Showdown: 2013 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Don't worry, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog hasn't suddenly gone soft in the digital age. In fact, the adoption of the new Mercedes corporate... more
Weighty Issues: Truck Rating Terminology and Definitions Weighty Issues: Truck Rating Terminology and Definitions
What the Numbers on that Doorframe Sticker Really Mean more
Military Trucks: From the Dodge WC to the GM LSSV Military Trucks: From the Dodge WC to the GM LSSV
While the likes of the Willys MB and AM General HMWWV Humvee are generally the first vehicles that come to mind in a discussion about U.S.... more
Interview: Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer, Toyota Tundra and Tacoma Interview: Mike Sweers, Chief Engineer, Toyota Tundra and Tacoma
How did you move from interior engineering to chief engineer of the whole truck? more
Styling Showdown: 2013 vs. 2014 BMW X5 Styling Showdown: 2013 vs. 2014 BMW X5
An Edgier Look for the Two-Box Bimmer more
Interview: Reid Bigland, CEO and president of Ram Interview: Reid Bigland, CEO and president of Ram
Reid Bigland, the new CEO and president of Ram and head of U.S. sales was too busy answering a dozen reporters' questions to do more than... more
2014 Ford Transit Power Stroke First Look 2014 Ford Transit Power Stroke First Look
Starting in model-year 2014, the Power Stroke goes from being one engine to being an engine family. The second Power Stroke to be sold in... more
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Among major automakers, opinions and strategies on light-duty diesels usually fall into one of two... more
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Dear Truck Trend, I just read your long-term update of the 2012 Nissan Frontier, and, really, you... more
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