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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 Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew
Positive comments abound about our 2004 Truck of the Year winner: "I'm still amazed how Ford has been able to civilize the full-size-pickup... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
Right before the second service interval (12,000 miles), the SRS warning light came on again, something we'd taken care of at the 6000-mile... more
Tuners: 2004 Chevrolet SSR modified by RSI Tuners: 2004 Chevrolet SSR modified by RSI
There's no denying that the new-wave retro age is here, evidenced by the return of legendary nameplates such as Ford's Thunderbird and VW's... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 Long-Term Update: 2004 Ford F-150 FX4
All who drive our new Ford F-150 FX4 compliment the interior as soon as they set eyes on it. While it clearly raises the truck interior bar... more
One-Year Test Update: 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 One-Year Test Update: 2004 Ford F-150 FX4
All who drive our new Ford F-150 FX4 compliment the interior as soon as they set eyes on it. While it clearly raises the truck interior bar... more
First Drive: 2004.5 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited First Drive: 2004.5 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
As any practitioner of yoga or Pilates can attest, a good stretch does wonders to alleviate back pain. more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica Long-Term Update: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
When Chrysler reinvented the minivan, it wrote itself into automotive history by engineering a segment-buster that demanded new... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Long-Term Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
The Chevy Silverado (and GMC Sierra) Hybrid was previously offered only for fleets, but is now available to the general public. It's a mild... more
Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE Long-Term Update: 2004 Nissan Titan 4x2 SE
Nissan waited a while to join the full-size pickup party, but, boy, did they bring it when they did. The Titan was a strong contender in... more
Road Test: 2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport 4WD vs. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD GLS vs. 2004 Saturn VUE AWD Red Line vs. 2005 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LT Road Test: 2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport 4WD vs. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD GLS vs. 2004 Saturn VUE AWD Red Line vs. 2005 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LT
Gather 'round the campfire: We take to the trail in four compact V-6 SUVs in search of truth, value, and a hot shower more
Performance: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR Performance: 2004 RSI Chevrolet SSR
There's no denying the new-wave retro age is here, as evidenced by the probable return of such nameplates as the Dodge Power Wagon, Jeep... more
Road Test: 2004 Ford Lightning vs. 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Road Test: 2004 Ford Lightning vs. 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10
Ah yes, the horsepower wars. We're talking serious ponies here, the kind, until now, you would only find in exotic supercars. But, as far... more
First Drive: 2004.5 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited First Drive: 2004.5 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
When word came out that the Wrangler was going to be changed for 2004, many purists cringed in fear. more
First Drive: 2005 Porsche Cayenne First Drive: 2005 Porsche Cayenne
We walked out into the -16 degree Celsius Finland morning air to see Porsche's entry-level SUV package, known simply as Cayenne (no S). more
First Drive: 2004 BMW X5 First Drive: 2004 BMW X5
It used to be the number of performance SUVs (although BMW would prefer you call the X5 a Sport Activity Vehicle) could be counted on one... more
First Drive: 2004 Infiniti QX56 First Drive: 2004 Infiniti QX56
Most of the time, bigger is better--at least that's what Infiniti wants you to believe with the 2004 QX56. more
 Road Test: 2004 Ford F-150 Payload Package Road Test: 2004 Ford F-150 Payload Package
In our last issue, we gave you our first impressions of Ford's all-new '04 F-150. Since then, Ford has given us the opportunity to get... more
Road Test: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg Road Test: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg
After decades of bringing almost every class of car, from the humble economical Bug through the van to the near-luxury Passat W8,... more
Boulevard Cruising: 2004 Chevrolet SSR Boulevard Cruising: 2004 Chevrolet SSR
We've been watching the SSR's development for more than three years now, since it first appeared as a design concept at the Detroit auto... more
First Test: 2004 Isuzu Axiom Direct Injection First Test: 2004 Isuzu Axiom Direct Injection
For 2004, Isuzu's modern-looking Axiom gets a 3.5-liter direction-injection gasoline engine as standard equipment. more
First Test: 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada First Test: 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada
While the Pathfinder Armada is a derivative of Nissan's full-size Titan pickup, the sport/utility will hit the streets first, packing heat... more
First Drive: 2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab First Drive: 2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
Toyota can't be accused of blindly jumping into any market with both feet. After much study and consideration, the company now offers four... more
Road Test: 2004 Lexus LX 470 vs. Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4 vs. Land Rover Range Rover HSE vs. Infiniti QX56 AWD Road Test: 2004 Lexus LX 470 vs. Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4 vs. Land Rover Range Rover HSE vs. Infiniti QX56 AWD
We investigate how four leather-lined luxo-'utes really measure up -- not in suburbia, but in the realm they were built for: Death Valley. more
Long-Term Update: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i Long-Term Update: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i
With the continuing popularity of SUVs--even with current fuel prices--it's surprising that BMW has managed for so long with the X5 as its... more
Road Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i vs. 2004 Infiniti FX45 vs. 2003 Porsche Cayenne S vs. 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 awd Road Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i vs. 2004 Infiniti FX45 vs. 2003 Porsche Cayenne S vs. 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 awd
Riders On The Storm -- Into this house we're born, into this world we're thrown: Track testing four high-performance sport/utilities more
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