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2008 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2008 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Performance: Shelby Super Snake F-150 Performance: Shelby Super Snake F-150
The Ford F-150 is Given the Shelby Touch - Shelby's History has revolved around Ford cars, and 20 years ago, the company expanded to... more
Pre-owned: 2006-2010 Jeep Commander Pre-owned: 2006-2010 Jeep Commander
The Jeep Commander is a blocky, tall, broad-shouldered SUV that looks like it was made from Legos, making it very different from the the... more
Spare The Rod: Our Favorite Performance Pickups Spare The Rod: Our Favorite Performance Pickups
Trucks are more commonly known for capability -- towing, off-road ability, and payload -- but they can also be built for speed. more
Pre-owned: 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota Pre-owned: 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota
For 2005, the third-gen Dakota gained creased sheetmetal, an oversize grille, and a spruced-up interior riding on a new chassis featuring... more
Street-Legal Heavyweight: Finishlinewest's 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Street-Legal Heavyweight: Finishlinewest's 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The term "unstoppable" is never actually true, but it would take an insanely steep, rocky trail to stymie this rig. more
Pre-owned: 2003-2008 Isuzu Ascender Pre-owned: 2003-2008 Isuzu Ascender
Isuzu increasingly went to the GM well for its truck and SUV products. Case in point: the 2003 Ascender. more
Long Term Verdict: 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Long Term Verdict: 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
When we introduced this Town & Country to you in our August 2008 issue, we concluded by asking: "So, will its durability and de more
2008 Scion xB Long Term Verdict 2008 Scion xB Long Term Verdict
Better, but Not As Exceptional more
2008 Chrysler Town And Country Long Term Update 5 2008 Chrysler Town And Country Long Term Update 5
11 months and 27,495 miles - "She creaks, she groans, her driver-side mirror whistles at high speed," says Loh, "yet I dig the Caravan for... more
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long-Term Verdict 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long-Term Verdict
Year-Long Cruz Changes Perceptions - Maybe they should've called the 2008 Hyundai Veracruz the Genesis Crossover. more
Pre owned: 1996-2008 Chevrolet Express Pre owned: 1996-2008 Chevrolet Express
Thoroughly reworked from the hoary, 1970s-era Sportvan popular with housepainters and electricians, the Chevrolet Express was significantly... more
Long Term Verdict: 2008 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Long Term Verdict: 2008 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD
Flirting With Perfection more
Long Term Update 4: 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Long Term Update 4: 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
9 months and 22,665 miles - Techincal editor Kim Reynolds got a flat tire in the Chrysler Town & Country. "The digital display came to life... more
2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 7 2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 7
16 months and 36,291 miles - The CX-9 is a great winter SUV for all but the absolute worst conditions. more
2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 6 2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 6
14 months and 32,868 miles - "The CX-9's combo of strong power and positive handling combine to betray its real size and weight." more
2008 Chrysler Town and Country Long Term Update 3 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Long Term Update 3
7 months and 19,407 miles - With just over 19,000 miles on the odo, the T&C's right front brake began to squeal. more
Power to the (Big Truck) People: Toyota Supercharges the Tundra and Sequoia Power to the (Big Truck) People: Toyota Supercharges the Tundra and Sequoia
Toyota Racing Development has introduced new supercharger systems for the 2007-2009 Tundra and new Sequoia equipped with the 5.7-liter V-8. more
2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Long-Term Intro 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Long-Term Intro
Toughened Up for the Typical Abusive Relationship more
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 4 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 4
11 months and 19,172 miles - "The 'Cruz doesn't bug you by trying to be 'modern' or 'techno'; it just does its job well." more
New-Comer: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS New-Comer: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS
Those of you who regularly read Truck Trend may wonder why you'd want to read about another Porsche SUV. Our answer is simple: Because it's... more
2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 5 2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 5
12 Months & 29,696 Miles -The entire driving experience in the Mazda CX-9 is graceful more
First Test: 2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged First Test: 2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Supercharged
The Sports-Car-Eating Truck from Texas That Rumbles to 60 in 4.4 seconds - Truck guys take a lot of guff for driving gas-guzzlers that... more
2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 4 2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 4
11 months and 15,711 miles -The xB is still frugal at the pump, delivering about 23 mpg over its nearly 16,000-mile tenure. more
First Test: 2008 Chevrolet Equinox FCV First Test: 2008 Chevrolet Equinox FCV
It's about 11 p.m., and I'm parked along a dark freeway off-ramp about 100 feet ahead of an idling semi. The driver's probably sound asleep... more
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Long Term Update 2 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Long Term Update 2
5 months and 15,659 Miles - Truck Trend editor Mark Williams, who spent a week with the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, notes, "It has none... more
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