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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.
2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Winner: Mazda CX-9 2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Winner: Mazda CX-9
As the saying goes, it's all in the details, and that's where the 2008 Mazda CX-9's sporty personality shines. Slide behind the... more
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 3 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 3
9 months and 14,773 miles - Carries the goods with a smooth step more
Long Term Update 4: 2008 Toyota Tundra Long Term Update 4: 2008 Toyota Tundra
10 months and 20,179 miles - 2008 Toyota Tundra Work truck? Oh, yeah. more
First Look: 2008 Mazda5 First Look: 2008 Mazda5
The 2008 Mazda5 gets some fresh new looks to update the 2006 design and more modern creature comforts more
2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 2 2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 2
9 months and 11,988 miles - After almost 12,000 miles, the Scion has achieved 22.7 mpg and garnered maintenance cost of just $24.99, thanks... more
First Look: 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class First Look: 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
We really like the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. In fact, we liked it so much we crowned the Mercedes-Benz GL450 our 2007 Sport/Utility of the... more
4x4 SUV Comparison: 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Land Rover LR2, Nissan Xterra, and Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 SUV Comparison: 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Land Rover LR2, Nissan Xterra, and Toyota FJ Cruiser
Three Days in the Valley: Hunger, Death, and the Search for the Most Capable, Least Compromised Off-Roader more
Long Term Update 1: 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Long Term Update 1: 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
3 months and 11,245 miles: More than 11,000 miles into the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country's stay with the Motor Trend staff, associate... more
Long Term Update 4: 2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 4: 2008 Mazda CX9
10 months and 22,833 miles: People-hauler is no minivan more
Long Term Update 3: 2008 Toyota Tundra Long Term Update 3: 2008 Toyota Tundra
8 months and 14,650 miles - Photographer (and avid motorcyclist) Julia LaPalme previously filed a complaint about the Tundra: "I can't fit... more
Long Term Update 2: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 2: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz
7 months and 12,081 miles -- One a trip to Arizona, copy editor James Dryden observed that the Veracruz "sails like a boat down the... more
Compact Crossover Comparison: 2008 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Nissan Rogue vs. 2008 Saturn VUE vs. 2009 Subaru Forester vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4 Compact Crossover Comparison: 2008 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Nissan Rogue vs. 2008 Saturn VUE vs. 2009 Subaru Forester vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4
Entry-level 'utes for the unwavering urbanite -- Art St. Antoine, Ed Loh, Scott Mortara, Julia LaPalme, and I are going to need some... more
Crossover Comparison: 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Subaru Forester XT vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover Comparison: 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Subaru Forester XT vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Turbochargers: Three compact crossovers, all with force-fed fours, vie for peak performance. more
2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 3 2008 Mazda CX9 Long Term Update 3
8 months and 19,412 miles - With nearly 20,000 miles in only eight months of service, our long-term CX-9 is racking up the amount of... more
First Look: JE Design spices up the 2008 Audi Q7 with Street Rocket tuning First Look: JE Design spices up the 2008 Audi Q7 with Street Rocket tuning
With Porsche's Cayenne Turbo getting most of the aftermarket attention in Europe, well-known VAG modifier JE Design has decided to work its... more
Long Term Arrival: 2008 Chrysler Town And Country Ltd. Long Term Arrival: 2008 Chrysler Town And Country Ltd.
Does the minivan's architect still have its mojo? more
First Look: 2008 Ford Ranger First Look: 2008 Ford Ranger
Though often overlooked in favor of its competitors and overshadowed by its bigger brother, the Ford Ranger enjoys its share of the... more
Long Term Update 1: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Long Term Update 1: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz
With 7500 miles on the Veracruz's odo, online editor Mike Floyd paid a visit to Glendale Hyundai for the first scheduled maintenance. more
Quick Drive: 2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4WD Quick Drive: 2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4WD
The 2008 Chrysler Aspen is virtually the same vehicle as the Dodge Durango, but with a touch of class. more
Quick Drive: Driving the Foose Styled Ford F-150 Quick Drive: Driving the Foose Styled Ford F-150
The Ford Lightning is gone, but Muscle Trucks still live! -- There are days I lament the passing of Ford's very serious muscle truck, the... more
First Drive: 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 First Drive: 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2500
There's no badge, no change in bodywork, not even an HD decal to visually separate the 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 from its grocery-getter... more
First Test: 2008 Toyota RAV4 First Test: 2008 Toyota RAV4
Toyota's RAV4 is perhaps the compact 'ute we'd most eagerly recommend to just about everybody - but ourselves. more
Long Term Update 2: 2008 Toyota Tundra Long Term Update 2: 2008 Toyota Tundra
6 Months and 10,842 miles - Senior editor Ron Kiino recently commandeered the largest-in-fleet Tundra for a big-time move. more
Quick Drive: 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport 2WD Quick Drive: 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport 2WD
One of the last remaining bona fide compact SUVs more
Quick Test: 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i Quick Test: 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i
BMW's X6 is more -- a lot more -- than meets the eye. more
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