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By The Numbers: 2013-2014 Model Year Diesel SUVs By The Numbers: 2013-2014 Model Year Diesel SUVs
Where does the Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel stand in the Current Crop of Diesel SUVs more
Cowboy Couture: 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition vs. Ford F-150 King Ranch Cowboy Couture: 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition vs. Ford F-150 King Ranch
We present the facts about the two trucks, and let you decide which one has more legitimate "cowboy cred." more
Celebrity Drive: Ricky Whittle, Actor Celebrity Drive: Ricky Whittle, Actor
He absolutely loves living in sunny southern California, and for now his daily driver is a 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged. more
Interview: Jim Morrison, Director of Jeep Brand Marketing Interview: Jim Morrison, Director of Jeep Brand Marketing
We sat down with Jim Morrison, the Director of Jeep Brand Marketing, to ask him about the new 2014 Grand Cherokee. more
By The Numbers: Ford Transit Connect, Ram C/V, Nissan NV200, Fiat Doblo By The Numbers: Ford Transit Connect, Ram C/V, Nissan NV200, Fiat Doblo
With the recent debut of the new Ram ProMaster, much of the focus in the van market has been on the full-size models and their studio... more
Celebrity Drive: Duff Goldman, Cake Maker and Chef Celebrity Drive: Duff Goldman, Cake Maker and Chef
"Freakish Gearhead" Loves Road Trips, Ducati Monsters more
It's A Tie: Tie-Down Tips It's A Tie: Tie-Down Tips
Whether it's gear within a pickup cab, things in a pickup's bed, or items in or on a trailer, it all needs to be secured. Cargo has to be... more
GMC'S Centennial: Happy 100th to GMC GMC'S Centennial: Happy 100th to GMC
Part II: A look at GM's truck-making arm, from 1957 to today -- In Part I of this story, we covered the origins of GMC through 1956. Part... more
12 Most Fuel-Efficient 2013 SUVs - For Now 12 Most Fuel-Efficient 2013 SUVs - For Now
Although the SUV is the mainstream media's favorite poster-boy for wasteful fuel consumption, the current crop of compact SUVs have fuel... more
1961-2013 Ford Econoline Timeline 1961-2013 Ford Econoline Timeline
Here's a look back at the Ford Econoline from its origins in the early 1960s to today, as it prepares to make way for Ford's new Transit... more
2014 Toyota Tundra Scorecard 2014 Toyota Tundra Scorecard
As with our predictions on the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, there were a few things we got right and a few we missed for the... more
Full-Size Vans, By The Numbers Full-Size Vans, By The Numbers
We've taken a look at all the cargo-hauling variants of each van that's currently offered and figured out which one offers the most space... more
Truck Trend's 2013 Power List Truck Trend's 2013 Power List
We pick 10 of the most significant movers and shakers in the future of trucks, SUVs, and commercial vans. more
Celebrity Drive: Lucas Grabeel, Actor Celebrity Drive: Lucas Grabeel, Actor
"High School Musical" Star Road Trips His Honda Element more
The Short List - 2013 Body-On-Frame SUVs The Short List - 2013 Body-On-Frame SUVs
Today, the landscape of body-on-frame SUVs has changed drastically. Here is our list of remaining body-on-frame SUVs for the 2013 model... more
Go With The Flow: Installing a Transfer Flow 60-Gallon Tank in a Long-Bed Ram Go With The Flow: Installing a Transfer Flow 60-Gallon Tank in a Long-Bed Ram
We followed the along with the guys from Transfer Flow as they install a 60-gallon replacement fuel system on a 2012 Ram 3500. more
Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid 2013 Crossovers Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid 2013 Crossovers
With technologies like direct injection, turbocharging, and CVTs, 2013-model-year SUVs, our list includes everything from a rear-drive... more
2014 Toyota Tundra Wish List 2014 Toyota Tundra Wish List
We've outlined a list of items we'd like to see on the new 2014 Tundra. What are yours? more
Interview: Jackie Marshall DiMarco, Ford chief engineer, F-150 and Expedition Interview: Jackie Marshall DiMarco, Ford chief engineer, F-150 and Expedition
Ford F-150 and Expedition chief engineer Jackie Marshall DiMarco grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and went to Ohio State University for a... more
Readers' Rides 2013: From Crazy Custom to Bone Stock Readers' Rides 2013: From Crazy Custom to Bone Stock
This year, we received Readers' Rides entries from across the country and around the world, and the trucks (and a few sport/utilities) we... more
Celebrity Drive: Laird Hamilton, Surfer/Author/Model Celebrity Drive: Laird Hamilton, Surfer/Author/Model
Legendary Surfer Surfs Town in His Hummer H2 more
Ford Atlas Concept: Most Wanted Features for New F-150 Ford Atlas Concept: Most Wanted Features for New F-150
Concept Truck Showcases Unique, Useful Features. Which Do You Want? more
Celebrity Drive: Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth Front Man Celebrity Drive: Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth Front Man
Car-Loving Singer Enjoys His Mercedes, Ram Truck, and Hudson Hornet more
Motor Trend's Truck Trend 15 Anniversary Special Motor Trend's Truck Trend 15 Anniversary Special
There's no question that the truck industry has changed a lot since Truck Trend debuted in 1997. In fact, changes within the truck and SUV... more
2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Prediction Scorecard 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Prediction Scorecard
Last week, we came up with a top-10 wish/prediction list for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. How Close Were Our Predictions... more
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Dear Truck Trend, With gas prices rising, I'm glad automakers are bringing out more diesels. I... more
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Dear Truck Trend, I enjoyed your first look at the new Jeep Cherokee. I currently have a Honda... more
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Dear Truck Trend, Oh dear, so small-displacement diesels and Euro vans are making headway into the... 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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