We received a lot of entries this year, from all over the world. Thanks to everyone who submitted your truck or sport/utility vehicle this year. Here's this year's crop of Readers' Rides. It's a mix of pickups and SUVs, but this year's batch definitely leans more toward trucks. Enjoy!
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Mark Ryan and Teresa Flores, Glendale, Arizona
When Mark and Teresa aren't carving the canyons in their Mini Coopers, they're climbing the mountain trails in their 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. They bought their FJ to go where their Minis couldn't take them: off-road. They added Fox adjustable coilovers, All Pro armor, cold-air intake, Demello bumper, and BFG KM2s for better handling, performance, and protection.
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 2500
Jimmy and David Vianu, Rancho Cucamonga, California
David Vianu submitted two of Dad Jimmy's trucks this year. The first is Jimmy's daily driver, a 2004 Chevy Avalanche 4x4 he also uses to haul their toy rig to the desert. It's powered by a big-block V-8 engine with a Volant air intake. He's running on 205/70R17 Toyo tires and 17-inch wheels from a Hummer H2 (they have the same bolt pattern), and added a set of Rancho reservoir shocks.
2011 Ford Flex EcoBoost
Amie Shanley, Haskell, New Jersey
Amie's 2011 Ford Flex is one of the coolest minivan alternatives. It's equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, rear DVD player, class 3 Curt tow hitch, upgraded factory Ford 20-inch wheels, and the panoramic glass roof. Amie even debadged it for that clean look.
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Francis G. Blake, Fullerton, California
This 2002 Chevy Avalanche is no show queen, but it's one heck of an off-roader. Francis has kept the truck stock for the most part, only adding Black American Racing wheels and custom bush-rash pinstriping from exploring the Mojave Desert.
2007 Chevrolet 2500
Randy Loewen, Boley, Oklahoma
This sleek 2007 Chevy 2500 HD has a Duramax turbodiesel paired with an Allison transmission. Randy added a Hypertech Max Energy programmer and an Airaid air intake and straight-piped the exhaust, then added a billet grille, chrome door handles, and Nerf bars.
2008 Ford Ranger
Thomas E. Prell, Oswego, Illinois
This Ford Ranger 4x4 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 and equipped with a trailer tow package to do just about everything. Thomas uses it as his daily driver, has been on a few road trips, hauls logs/firewood easily, and goes deer hunting.
1965 Ford Ranchero
Lee Schulz, Rancho Cucamonga, California
This cherry-red, retired, and restored Ranchero has a small-block 289 V-8 paired with a C-4 automatic transmission. The engine got an Edelbrock carb and manifold, aluminum radiator, and Competition cam. The brakes were also upgraded with 1965 Mustang discs.
2004 Ford Ranger XLT
Harry A. Richmond, Indianapolis, Indiana
Harry's Ford Ranger has the 4.0-liter engine with a five-speed transmission. He's left the suspension at stock ride height, and added Bilstein shocks, a Volant intake, Optima Red Top battery, Undercover tonneau cover, Westin Black Bull Bar, and Cooper A/T 3 tires.
2011 Toyota Tundra TRD 4x4
Ron Smith Jr., Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Ron's Tundra Double Cab has a 330-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 equipped with a TRD Air intake and Flowmaster exhaust. The truck has a 2-inch spacer lift, custom side graphics, a tonneau cover, sidebars, and lots of chrome accents to finish the look.