It's that time of year again. We've collected the vital information on every pickup, sport/utility vehicle, crossover, and minivan and put all the data into charts for you to sift through. You won't find this information anywhere else on the planet and certainly won't get it broken down as it is in these easy-to-see head-to-head comparison categories. Every important vehicle sold in the U.S. is here, with all the pertinent specifications and prices as well as our choices in each grouping. We lean more toward those vehicles with the most capable four-wheel-drive systems, and highest tow ratings and payload capacities along with those that offer a variety of strong engines. Of course, those priorities may not be yours. That's why we've listed all this data in a single issue. If you think fuel economy or pricing is more important, you can weigh your decision accordingly and make a different choice.
All pricing is from the most recent "Kelley Blue Book New Car Price Manual (Third Edition 2008 Models)" with remaining specifications taken from the most recent versions of the manufacturers' press materials. To the best of our knowledge and the best of our abilities, all the columns line up properly and the information here is correct. Of course, that does mean some mistakes may have made it through the nets. Feel free to let us know of any you've found. For now, sit back, kick your shoes off (grab a magnifying glass), and wander through the specs and pricing numbers of every vehicle a truck guy (or gal) could ever care about. And if you think of a few categories we could include in our 2009 Best In Class Awards, feel free to drop us a line. Drum roll please...join us in welcoming the Class of 2008 winners.