The truck, SUV, and van markets continue to be reshaped by the new automotive realities. Fuel efficiency has become an ever greater part of the equation, with trucks like Ford's EcoBoost F-150 proving that buyers are ready for new powertrain options. Crossovers of all shapes and sizes dominate the SUV segment as traditional body-on-frame SUVs become ever more endangered -- with the Nissan Pathfinder the latest to make the switch to a unibody layout. Even the venerable Ford E-Series people hauler is reaching the end of the line, soon to be replaced by a version the European-derived Ford Transit van.

To make it easier for you to navigate the ever-changing landscape, we've put together our 2013-2014 Truck Trend SUV, Truck, and Van Buyer's Guide. In all, we've covered 125 models to help you make the most informed decision possible when it comes to buying a new truck, SUV, or van.

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Beats Walking *
For Your Neighbors **
Right On The Money ***
Fuel For Your Soul ****
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5M: 5-speed manual
6A: 6-speed automatic
7-sp auto-cl man: 7-speed auto-clutch manual
8-sp twin-cl auto: 8-speed twin-clutch auto
BMS: Blindspot monitoring system
Rear cam: Rear view camera
FWD: Front-wheel drive
AWD: All-wheel drive
RWD: Rear-wheel drive
S: Standard; O: Optional; N/A: Not available