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2005 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2005 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Road Test: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS Road Test: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado SS
Chevy's latest Silverado SS has always tried to be a jack-of-all-trades performance truck. A renaissance bad-boy, if you like. more
First Drive: 2005 Nissan Xterra First Drive: 2005 Nissan Xterra
Ever date a cute girl with a lot of sisters? Naturally, one of them is too big, another is always overdressed, and the rest are just too... more
First Look: 2005 Jeep TJ Willys First Look: 2005 Jeep TJ Willys
Are you a World War II buff? Want to support today's troops on your daily commute? If so, the new Jeep Wrangler Willys might be the ride... more
Road Test: 2005 GMC Envoy SLT vs. 2004 Ford Explorer XLT vs. 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Road Test: 2005 GMC Envoy SLT vs. 2004 Ford Explorer XLT vs. 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Here are some of the finest midsize SUVs on the market: Ford's best-selling Explorer, the GMC Envoy (Motor Trend's 2002 SUV of the Year),... more
Road Test: 2004 Dodge Sprinter Road Test: 2004 Dodge Sprinter
Taking the Sprinter to the track provided a chance to test its towing utility and its usefulness as a weekend apartment and all-around... more
First Drive: 2005 Nissan Frontier First Drive: 2005 Nissan Frontier
When Nissan was asked why there wasn't a supercharger available on the new Frontier, the response was, "It doesn't need it." A good sign. more
Long-Term Test Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Long-Term Test Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE
Fresh from our 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year competition comes the winner, the Land Rover LR3. more
Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Long-Term Update: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE
Fresh from our 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year competition comes the winner, the Land Rover LR3. more
First Drive: 2005 Volvo XC90 V-8 First Drive: 2005 Volvo XC90 V-8
Holy Birkenstock, Sven, Volvo's got a V-8! What will its stereotypical constituency of college professors and earth mothers think of the... more
First Look: 2005 Kia Sportage First Look: 2005 Kia Sportage
To create the new 2005 model, Kia kept most of the Sportage's best traits and reengineered the rest into a platform joint-ventured with... more
Road Test: 2005 Toyota Tacoma Road Test: 2005 Toyota Tacoma
For years, nothing. Then, suddenly, the compact pickup-truck market is awash in new products: the 2005 Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier,... more
Road Test: 2005 Land Rover LR3 Road Test: 2005 Land Rover LR3
At a time when so many new models are compromised for the sake of cost savings, it's refreshing to see a vehicle debut that holds nothing... more
Road Test: ToolBoxes  2004.5 Dodge Ram and 2004 Ford SuperDuty Road Test: ToolBoxes 2004.5 Dodge Ram and 2004 Ford SuperDuty
Tool Boxes: Put a group of writers in two large pickups with various loads in the bed, and what word litters the notebooks? Torque was... more
Road Test: 2005 Dodge Dakota Road Test: 2005 Dodge Dakota
The trend is clear: Nobody wants to make a compact pickup anymore. The 2005 model year seems to mark the death of the compact and... more
2005 Subaru Outback First Drive 2005 Subaru Outback First Drive
If you're looking for something more carlike from your SUV, Subaru may have the answer with the 2005 Outback. First- and second-gen... more
First Drive: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder First Drive: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
The third-generation Pathfinder comes to the U.S. with a bevy of changes and improvements, most notably a return to a body-on-frame design... more
Road Test: 2005 Ford Super Duty Pickups Road Test: 2005 Ford Super Duty Pickups
Midmodel freshenings are typically boring. That's when manufacturers roll out the new paint colors, interior option packages, and possibly... more
First Drive: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG First Drive: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
Celebrating the G-Class's Silver Anniversary in the 2005 model year, M-B is giving the low-volume, classically designed sport/ute quite a... more
Exclusive: Rethinking Minivans from Around the World Exclusive: Rethinking Minivans from Around the World
International auto shows have introduced a round of attractive new vans that, sadly, won't come to this country more
First Drive: 2005 Hyundai Tucson First Drive: 2005 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai plans to be one of the world's five largest automakers by 2010, up from seventh. more
First Look: 2005 SRT-10 Ram Quad Cab First Look: 2005 SRT-10 Ram Quad Cab
Fast on the heels of its Guinness World Record, the Dodge Ram SRT-10 (Truck Trend, May/June 2004) will now appear in Quad Cab... more
First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford now joins the hybrid game with the market's first gas/electric-powered compact SUV. more
Road Test: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Redesigning a vehicle like the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a blessing and a curse. more
First Drive: 2005 Honda Odyssey First Drive: 2005 Honda Odyssey
Honda's current Odyssey blew everyone out of the water when it was introduced as a 1999 model. more
First Drive: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG First Drive: 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz is throwing a big sendoff for the 25-year-old G-Class--the rugged, function-first, military-inspired sport/utility--by giving... more
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