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2006 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2006 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan Xterra Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan Xterra
One of our editors took our 2006 Nissan Xterra to Reno for a holiday weekend, where it rained and snowed and the streets turned nasty. The... more
Performance Road Test: 2006 Hennessey SRT600 Jeep SRT8 Performance Road Test: 2006 Hennessey SRT600 Jeep SRT8
It's faster than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It trounces a BMW X5. It's even quicker to 60 mph than a new Mustang GT. BUt it's a Jeep. more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3
The 2006 Audi A3's first unscheduled service visit to correct an A/C failure cost us 10 days in the shop. more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan Xterra Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan Xterra
Many buyers probably look at a midsize SUV like our 2006 Nissan Xterra and assume it would haul more weight than it actually does-as we did. more
Long-Term Intro: 2006 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Intro: 2006 Honda Ridgeline
All right, all right, we've heard it all. After we announced that the Honda Ridgeline was our 2006 Truck of the Year, we received comments... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Kia Sedona EX Long-Term Update: 2006 Kia Sedona EX
Several staffers logged notes comparing the Kia Sedona with the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. This bodes well for Kia, suggesting these... more
Long-Term Intro: 2006 Hyundai Tucson AWD Limited Long-Term Intro: 2006 Hyundai Tucson AWD Limited
Before last year's Sport/Utility of the Year, we would never have expected to welcome a compact Hyundai to the Truck Trend long-term fleet. more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL
In this month's edition of "Honda Ridgeline Goes to (fill in the blank)," we find associate editor Brian Vance taking off to Flagstaff,... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3
Audi didn't cut corners; the A3 looks, feels, and drives like any other Audi. more
Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Kia Sedona Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Kia Sedona
Kia so believes in this product that it offered us one for a year's worth of evaluation (translation: torture). more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan XTerra Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan XTerra
What's surprised us with the XTerra is that it doesn't sacrifice on-road comfort, even with the optional Off-Road package. more
Long-Term Intro: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V6 Long-Term Intro: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V6
Making a second appearance as our SUOTY award winner, the new-for-2006 Nissan Xterra returns to our test fleet. more
First Drive: 2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson First Drive: 2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson
Ford forged a special alliance with Harley-Davidson in 1999, and they've offered a special truck every year since. This year the brash... more
Comparison Test: Ultimate 4x4 Challenge Comparison Test: Ultimate 4x4 Challenge
Our first task at the Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area was acceleration testing on a packed dirt road in 4-Hi, where results... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL
Senior editor Ron Kiino hung out the "gone fishing" sign and took the 2006 Honda Ridgeline from Death Valley to Mammoth Lake for some... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3
Positive declarations are filling the logbook about our 2006 Audi A3's Direct Shift gearbox: "The DSG is as close to perfect as a... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3
Positive declarations are filling the logbook about our 2006 Audi A3's Direct Shift gearbox: "The DSG is as close to perfect as a... more
Road Test: 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Road Test: 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Exploring a vehicle's dynamic limits will, on occasion, cause us to be rough on the hardware. more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL Long-Term Update: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL
Positive affirmations are filling the logbook for our newest Truck of the Year winner. more
Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Audi A3
Long known for its luxurious sedans and sporty coupes, Audi has taken the logical next step by combining the two. more
First Test: 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid First Test: 2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Touted as one of the Ford vehicles designed to help "build a better world," the Mercury Mariner Hybrid uses the identical platform and... more
Road Test: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ vs. 2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch Road Test: 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ vs. 2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch
The blows just keep coming in the Ford/Chevrolet rivalry. Here, Chevy's 2007 Tahoe LTZ and Ford's 2006 King Ranch... more
Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V-6 4x4 Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V-6 4x4
As with all winners of Truck of the Year, the 2006 Xterra earns an automatic invite into the Truck Trend garage. more
Road Test: 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Road Test: 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Expanding from motorcycles to automobiles worked for Honda--why can't it work for Suzuki? more
First Look: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Dualie First Look: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Dualie
We've been telling you it was coming, and here it is. At the Texas State Fair, Dodge recently introduced the exact configuration... more
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