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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.
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
The Ultimate 4x4 Challenge: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Hummer H1, Range Rover HSE, M-B G55 AMG, Lexus GX 470, Nissan Titan, Hummer H2 SUT The Ultimate 4x4 Challenge: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Hummer H1, Range Rover HSE, M-B G55 AMG, Lexus GX 470, Nissan Titan, Hummer H2 SUT
There's something about a barroom brawl that we like. The easiest way to choose a clear winner is to look for the last guy standing. more
The Ultimate 4x4 Challenge: Rubicon, Hummer H1, H2 SUT The Ultimate 4x4 Challenge: Rubicon, Hummer H1, H2 SUT
There's something about a barroom brawl that we like. The easiest way to choose a clear winner is to look for the last guy standing. That's... more
Long-Term Wrap-Up:  2004 Volvo XC90 Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2004 Volvo XC90
While some car companies were pinning their badges and grilles over someone else's machinery, Volvo was putting SUV sales, design trends,... more
First Drive:  2005 Hummer H2 SUT First Drive: 2005 Hummer H2 SUT
Since its intro for 2003, the Hummer H2 has wowed the weekend GI Joe and Jane set with its battlefield DNA and three-day-pass demeanor. more
First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
Let's face facts: Planet Earth has only so much fossil fuel available, and at some point, we'll exhaust our supply. 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. Part of its strategy is a bigger, "aspirational"... 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
Road Test: SmarTruck III Road Test: SmarTruck III
The company made two debuts at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) show, one of which was this medium-duty truck concept, trimmed out... more
First Look: 2005 Nissan Xterra First Look: 2005 Nissan Xterra
Since the 2003 model year, Nissan's entire line of trucks, SUVs, and vans has completely changed, starting with the new Murano and... more
First Look: 2005 Saab 9-7X First Look: 2005 Saab 9-7X
For the first time in its history, Saab's name is on a sport/utility. more
First Drive: 2005 Hummer H2 SUT First Drive: 2005 Hummer H2 SUT
First came the highly anticipated H2 SUV, and now comes the SUT. more
Ford SVT Lightning Bolt Ranger Prototype - Performance Truck Ford SVT Lightning Bolt Ranger Prototype - Performance Truck
Call it a toy. Call it wild and crazy. But don't even think about calling it slow or boring. We're talking about one of the most monstrous... more
2005 Truck Comparisons: Road Test: 2005 Dodge Dakota and 2005 Nissan Frontier 2005 Truck Comparisons: Road Test: 2005 Dodge Dakota and 2005 Nissan Frontier
If you haven't heard by now, there's a midsize-pickup eruption going on. There used to be a choice of either compact or full-size pickup... more
First Look: 2005 Land Rover Discovery LR3 First Look: 2005 Land Rover Discovery LR3
Looking for new discoveries--the '05 LR3 more
First Drive: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
Equinox isn't meant for serious off-roading, it's made for comfort. more
First Drive: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox First Drive: 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
A new, competitively priced rung in GM's sport/utility ladder more
First Look: 2004 Saab 9-2X and 2005 9-7X First Look: 2004 Saab 9-2X and 2005 9-7X
Saab has been in dire need of product for years and is finally getting it. But the company's upcoming compact sportwagon and midsize... more
First Look: 2004 Saab 9-2X and 2005 9-7X First Look: 2004 Saab 9-2X and 2005 9-7X
Saab has been in dire need of product for years and is finally getting it. But the company's upcoming compact sportwagon and midsize... more
First Drive: 2005 Porsche Cayenne First Drive: 2005 Porsche Cayenne
V-6 power creates more affordability more
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