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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
GMC'S Centennial: 1912-2012 GMC'S Centennial: 1912-2012
Part One: GMC's Humble Beginnings, the War Effort, and Beyond - GMC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in calendar year 2012, even though... more
Top Five Vehicles to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse Top Five Vehicles to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse
If you're a believer in pop-culture doomsday scenarios, the world as we know it will end this Friday. We selected the following candidates... more
Heavy-Duty Truck Comparison: Five Heaviest Holiday Haulers Heavy-Duty Truck Comparison: Five Heaviest Holiday Haulers
We rounded up the top-rated HD trucks by fifth-wheel towing, conventional towing, and payload, as well as picking out three of guys'... more
Top 12 Truck Trend Articles of 2012 Top 12 Truck Trend Articles of 2012
We decided we'd round up the 12 most popular articles to date, on this 12/12/12, just nine days from the Mayan Apocalypse. So enjoy... more
Celebrity Drive: Jon Olazabal, Dirty Heads Percussionist Celebrity Drive: Jon Olazabal, Dirty Heads Percussionist
Despite all the recent attention, percussionist Jon Olazabal didn't splurge on a shiny new ride like some rockers do. Instead, his gift to... more
Our Top 10 Wish List for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Our Top 10 Wish List for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500
What We Hope Will Be on the General's Newest Trucks: We know what we'd like to see on the new GM trucks and we've put together our Top 10... more
Interview: Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer, Full-Size and Midsize Trucks Interview: Jeff Luke, GM executive chief engineer, Full-Size and Midsize Trucks
At a recent auto show, we asked Luke about his product philosophy. more
A History of Cummins: Through the Depression to Dominance A History of Cummins: Through the Depression to Dominance
How Determination, Innovation, and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Built the Diesel Powerhouse more
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