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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 Look: 2006  Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 First Look: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8
It's one thing for BMW and Porsche to offer high-horsepower track runners, but when Jeep, the guardian of all things 4x4 trail-rated,... more
First Look: 2006 Isuzu i280 and i350 First Look: 2006 Isuzu i280 and i350
At first glance, it may look like GM threw Isuzu a bone, giving the ailing company a vehicle to add to its current two-rebadged-SUV lineup.... more
First Test: 2006 Range Rover S/C First Test: 2006 Range Rover S/C
With just three major revisions in its history, change comes slowly at Range Rover, and to most eyes the 2006 model will appear only... more
First Look: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab First Look: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
By far the most significant shot fired in recent memory in the full-size truck battle, Dodge introduced its Mega Cab Ram at the Chicago... more
Commander in Chief: 2006 Jeep Commander Commander in Chief: 2006 Jeep Commander
The 2006 Commander is our modern-day Wagoneer. It's square, rugged, and has the go-anywhere attitude of the prior Jeep model, which existed... more
Road Test: 2006 Chevy TrailBlazer SS Road Test: 2006 Chevy TrailBlazer SS
For those who care about the car side of the world, you know GM is expanding the legendary SS badge to vehicles like the Malibu, Cobalt,... more
First Look: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class First Look: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
In fall 1997, the introduction of the M-Class was significant for several reasons: it was the fir... more
First Look: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser First Look: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
One of the nice things about having money is that you can afford to take risks. What makes this risk particularly interesting is that it's... more
First Drive: 2006 Honda Ridgeline First Drive: 2006 Honda Ridgeline
If Honda has its way, every garage will have two CR250R dirt bikes, an AquaTrax watercraft, Honda generator and lawnmower, and a new... more
First Look: 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha First Look: 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
Hummer gets a performance badge. That's right--the vehicle synonymous with heavy-duty capability (not to mention tremendous weight) will... more
First Look: 2006 Mercury Mountaineer First Look: 2006 Mercury Mountaineer
When an original equipment manufacturer doesn't make a big deal about several interesting changes made to its vehicle, there has to be a... more
First Look: 2007 Jeep Gladiator Concept First Look: 2007 Jeep Gladiator Concept
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Jeep's product planners are giving serious consideration to the addition of a pickup to the... more
First Drive: 2006 Lexus RX 400h First Drive: 2006 Lexus RX 400h
Gas/electric hybrids are becoming commonplace in economical cars, trucks, and SUVs. We think this automaker is on to something. more
First Look: 2006 Lincoln Mark LT First Look: 2006 Lincoln Mark LT
In the archives of truck history, the Lincoln Blackwood will be a perfect example of what happens when the wrong people let their pride and... more
2006 Honda Ridgeline - Road Test & Review - Motor Trend 2006 Honda Ridgeline - Road Test & Review - Motor Trend
With so-called segment- busting vehicles sprouting up everywhere and niches created daily, Honda is betting that the Ridgeline--an urban... more
First Look: 2006 Range Rover Sport First Look: 2006 Range Rover Sport
The new Range Rover Sport is Land Rover's first shot at the burgeoning fast-SUV market. more
Exclusive  First Drive: 2006 Hummer H3 Exclusive First Drive: 2006 Hummer H3
If the Hummer H2 is the baby Hummer (compared with the H1), what should the much smaller, midsize H3 be called? more
First Look: 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport First Look: 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
A Perfect Stormer: The issue, at least at first, will be to convince people this really is a new vehicle. In photos, it looks so much like... more
Road Test: 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS Road Test: 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS
The days of harsh-riding, non-utilitarian hot-rod pickups are over. If you want a performance truck with functionality, this 2006 Chevrolet... more
Road Test: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Road Test: 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab
You only need look around to understand that "Bigger Is Better" has become the underlying theme for the times in which we live. From... more
First Drive: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class First Drive: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
After a decade of flirting with popular fashion and building such sub-Mercedes as the first M-Class at the risk of its reputation,... more
First Look: 2006 Jeep Commander First Look: 2006 Jeep Commander
For Its first-ever sport/utility with three rows of seats, Jeep has now expanded outward and pumped up the sheetmetal of its Grand Cherokee... more
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