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2004 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2004 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Long-Term Introduction: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 Long-Term Introduction: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-8
Upon winning Motor Trend's 2004 Sport/Utility of the Year, the Volkswagen Touareg received an immediate invitation to become one of our... more
Long-Term Update:  2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE
Hallway conversations about our 2004 long-term Titan tend to focus on the powertrain. It's not surprising--the truck's 5.6-liter V-8 is a... more
Performance Truck: 2004 Roush Stage2 Supercharged F-150 Performance Truck: 2004 Roush Stage2 Supercharged F-150
For many, Jack Roush is synonymous with performance--primarily Ford performance. Roush's name has been attached to some of the fastest,... more
Long-Term Introduction: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Long-Term Introduction: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
The Chevy Silverado (and GMC Sierra) Hybrid was previously offered only for fleet buyers (mostly directed at the construction industry),... more
Performance Truck: 2004 Joe Gibbs Performance Tahoe Performance Truck: 2004 Joe Gibbs Performance Tahoe
We test a lot of tuners. After a while, patterns emerge. It's simple: Too many aftermarket outfits don't take the time to test and develop... more
Road Test: The Hummer Academy Road Test: The Hummer Academy
Rolling its military utility-vehicle counterparts through Afghanistan and Iraq hasn't done enough to burnish the image of General Motors'... more
Long-Term Test Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Long-Term Test Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Many of the logbook notes make reference to the Silverado Hybrid's frustrating hypersensitive start/stop feature. Sometimes, it'll... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Long-Term Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Many of the logbook notes make reference to the Silverado Hybrid's frustrating hypersensitive start/stop feature. more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
: "Put yourself in a mini-van frame of mind, and you're happy. Put yourself in a sedan/wagon frame of mind, and the Pacifica falls short on... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE
During last year's Florida hurricanes, our Titan saw a lot of duty to keep on-line editorial director Jeff Bartlett's home protected... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 Long-Term Update: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8
It doesn't take much to ruin an otherwise outstanding ride. more
Road Test: 2003 Infiniti FX35, 2004 Lexus RX 330, 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Road Test: 2003 Infiniti FX35, 2004 Lexus RX 330, 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350
Golden Retrievers: How much is that doggie in the window? The three entry-level luxury SUVs gathered here start in the $34,000-$36,000... more
Long-Term Test: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE Long-Term Test: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE
On paper, the Nissan Titan looks like it should compete well with full-size pickups from Ford, Dodge, and GM. But only after we test a new... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 Long-Term Update: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8
Volkswagen's Touareg was our 2004 Sport/Utility of the Year winner, and as such it gets an automatic invitation to join our one-year-test... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew
Having a pickup truck in our fleet means it'll inevitably see hauling duty. During the past few months, several staffers have put it to the... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew
In the previous update, we mentioned the F-150's "abysmal throttle response" without knowledge of a problem. more
Road Test: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI Road Test: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI
Last December, Volkswagen's first-ever SUV was honored as Motor Trend's 2004 Sport/Utility of the Year, without benefit of its top-gun... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4 V-8 Long-Term Update: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4 V-8
Bringing a new long-termer into the Truck Trend garage is a bit like meeting college roommates for the first time: You already know... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4 V-8 Long-Term Update: 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4 V-8
Bringing a new long-termer into the Truck Trend garage is a bit like meeting college roommates for the first time... more
First Test: 2004 Harley-Davidson F-250 First Test: 2004 Harley-Davidson F-250
For about 100 years, the Harley folk have promoted the idea that if you have to ask what it's all about, you wouldn't understand. However,... more
First Drive: 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sport First Drive: 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sport
It's not easy to make a compact/midsize pickup capable of handling the highway and trail with equal enthusiasm. However, Chevrolet... more
Road Test: Chevrolet Tahoe LT vs. Dodge Durango vs. Ford Expedition vs. Nissan Armada vs. Toyota Sequoia Road Test: Chevrolet Tahoe LT vs. Dodge Durango vs. Ford Expedition vs. Nissan Armada vs. Toyota Sequoia
Battle Cruisers: In the sea of full-size SUVs, who builds the unsinkable ship? more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE
Several staff members have commented about the Nissan's underhood punch: "I really enjoy the power of this truck. I took it on a camping... more
2004 Truck Comparisons - Road Test: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab SLT, 2004 Ford Harley-Davidson F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Super Duty, 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4WD Crew Cab 2004 Truck Comparisons - Road Test: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 Quad Cab SLT, 2004 Ford Harley-Davidson F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 Super Duty, 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4WD Crew Cab
Sometime during the night of September 29, 1913, Rudolph Diesel, 55 years old, roughly 10 million marks in debt, and racked by debilitating... more
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI - First Drive & Road Test Review - Truck Trend 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI - First Drive & Road Test Review - Truck Trend
Last December, Volkswagen's first-ever SUV was honored as Motor Trend's 2004 Sport/Utility of the Year without benefit of its top-gun... more
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