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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.
BRABUS WIDESTAR Based on the Mercedes ML 63 BRABUS WIDESTAR Based on the Mercedes ML 63
Sporty and dynamic, exclusive and powerful: These three attributes best describe the BRABUS WIDESTAR. The special model based on the... more
Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V6 4x4 Long-Term Wrap-Up: 2006 Nissan Xterra OR-V6 4x4
We put this vehicle through its paces, from the snow-topped mountains of Mammoth to the sun-scorched floor of Death Valley, and, probably... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3 Long-Term Update: 2006 Audi A3
One editor had our 2006 Audi A3 over a 10-day period that took him from Los Angeles to Carson City, Nevada, then over to Sacramento and... more
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
2006 Hennessey SRT600 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Performance Road Test 2006 Hennessey SRT600 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Performance Road Test
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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
Fifteen days later, we took our 2006 Audi A3 to another dealer for a 21-day visit and brought it back one week later for another 10-day... 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
2006 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Intro 2006 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Intro
We ordered a topline Honda Ridgeline RTL with the moonroof and navigation system, and no additional options. It bottom-lined at $35K and... 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
We had a hunch the Tucson could be a versatile alternative to bigger, thirstier (even more capable) SUVs, but it would take time behind the... 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
There's much more to like about the A3 than just its excellent Direct Shift Gearbox transmission. more
Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Kia Sedona Long-Term Introduction: 2006 Kia Sedona
When the Sedona came to market in 2001, it was big news as the first Korean minivan sold in the United States. The Sedona now is completely... more
Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan XTerra Long-Term Update: 2006 Nissan XTerra
The second time was the charm for our XTerra's tire-pressure-monitoring system. The warning light went on again 588 miles after the first... 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. Astute readers will... 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. "The more I drive this truck the more I appreciate... 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. Result: the 2006 Audi A3,... more
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