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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.
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. This is the second time... 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
At the Texas State Fair, Dodge recently introduced the exact configuration heavy-haulers have been clamoring for: the Mega Cab 3500 Dualie.... more
Road Test: 2006 Mitsubishi Raider Road Test: 2006 Mitsubishi Raider
Desperate for a pickup truck for over 10 years, Mitsubishi dealers have been clamoring to get back into one of the hottest segments in the... more
First Drive: 2006 Jeep Commander First Drive: 2006 Jeep Commander
What do Acura, Buick, Honda, and Lincoln all have in common? All these companies, best known for cars, had four-wheel-drive three-row SUVs... more
First Drive: 2006 Jeep Commander First Drive: 2006 Jeep Commander
Jeep's Rubicon-ready standard for off-roading has kept it out of the lucrative big sport/utility market for years, with no... more
Road Test - 4-Door Truck Comparison: 2006 Silverado, 2006 Ram, 2006 F-150, 2006 Titan and, 2006 Tundra Road Test - 4-Door Truck Comparison: 2006 Silverado, 2006 Ram, 2006 F-150, 2006 Titan and, 2006 Tundra
It wasn't that long ago when crew cabs were reserved for one-tons built for commercial ventures. Then Michigan figured out what the Aussies... more
Road Test: 2006 Ford Explorer Road Test: 2006 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer has been wildly successful, selling 5.5 million units since its appearance in 1990. more
Road Test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Road Test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
There's nothing wrong with a vehicle having personality--but you don't want it to make you cringe. This is the controversy surrounding the... more
Road Test: 2005 Saab 97x Road Test: 2005 Saab 97x
The 9-7X looks, smells, and sounds like a GM midsize SUV. It's even built on the same assembly line. But it sure doesn't feel like... more
Truck Trend's Second Annual Ultimate 4x4 Challenge Truck Trend's Second Annual Ultimate 4x4 Challenge
Tow straps--check. Fix-a-Flat: half a dozen cans...where's that portable air compressor? Water? A couple cases should do the trick, and... more
First Drive: 2006 Subaru Forester First Drive: 2006 Subaru Forester
Sure, the 2006 Forester has been revised, but how about we go straight to the good stuff, such as the extensively revamped spec sheet that... more
Road Test: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Road Test: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge engineers were well aware that model-year 2006 marked a new frontal crash-test requirement for trucks and that new rear-impact crash... more
Road Test: 2006 Lincoln Mark LT Road Test: 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
So it's finally come to this: One of America's great luxury marques, once the preferred transport of presidents and plutocrats, is now... more
First Test: 2006 Chevrolet HHR First Test: 2006 Chevrolet HHR
The days of black-and-white vehicle definitions are over. Take the new HHR -- its styling was inspired by trucks like the 1949 Suburban and... more
Road Test: 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE (Supercharged) Road Test: 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE (Supercharged)
Hoping to remain competitive without diluting the legacy of the brand, this summer Land Rover introduces two versions of the Range Rover... more
First Test: 2006 Hummer H3 First Test: 2006 Hummer H3
The baby Hummer offers a design consistent with the larger H2--so much so that it tends to be invisible when driving around town and not... more
First Drive: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class First Drive: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
This isn't a truck anymore. The all-new 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is unibody, not body-on-frame like the 1998-2005 model. more
Road Test: 2006 Alpha Hummer H1 Road Test: 2006 Alpha Hummer H1
Any current H1 owner knows there's always plenty of time to enjoy the scenery--highway travel taxes this SUV. The 6.5-liter turbodiesel V-8... more
First Drive: Chevrolet Silverado Speedway Edition First Drive: Chevrolet Silverado Speedway Edition
The line separating real GM performance trucks from utility workhorses is usually drawn by the chain-link fence dividing the parking lot... more
First Test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca First Test: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
Subaru has earned its reputation by offering reliable station wagons with all-weather capability, but recently had to watch loyal customers... more
First Test: 2006 Honda Ridgeline First Test: 2006 Honda Ridgeline
A great deal of debate surrounds the Honda Ridgeline. Does it represent the next line-blurring vehicle on the market, joining the... more
Road Test: 2006 Saab 9-7x Road Test: 2006 Saab 9-7x
No, this truck-based 9-7x isn't the end of Saab as we know it. more
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