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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.
Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Topline Power Puller Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Topline Power Puller
This is the evolutionary equivalent of the biggest, baddest, meanest carnivore on the planet, but raw numbers is just one way we select... more
Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Work Truck Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Work Truck
Work Truck -- This class is about back-breaking heavy-duty work chores and abuse. As such, we look more closely than usual at things like... more
Quick Drive: 2008 Mazda Tribute Grand Touring Hybrid AWD Quick Drive: 2008 Mazda Tribute Grand Touring Hybrid AWD
Mazda's little Tribute hybrid gives big-mpg benefits with little zoom-zoom more
Newcomers: 2008 Saturn Vue Newcomers: 2008 Saturn Vue
The loaded 2008 Saturn Vue XR AWD we sampled represents a quantum leap in refinement, but tips the scales at over 4300 pounds. more
Full-size Comparison: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2008 Ford Expedition vs. 2008 Nissan Armada vs. 2008 Toyota Sequoia Full-size Comparison: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2008 Ford Expedition vs. 2008 Nissan Armada vs. 2008 Toyota Sequoia
Snow Mobiles: Which Full-Size Sport/Ute Is the Best of the Bigs? With the price of crude oil hovering around $100 per barrel, certain auto... more
NewComers: 2008 Ford Super Duty NewComers: 2008 Ford Super Duty
If such topics as tongue weight, payload, and bed size percolate to the top of the considerations list, the newest iterations of Ford's... more
Performance: 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche RSX Performance: 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche RSX
And despite little support from GM's top management, the Avalanche has remained stubbornly popular while gas prices have taken a sizeable... more
Head to Head: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz vs. 2008 Lexus RX350 Head to Head: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz vs. 2008 Lexus RX350
Equip the 2007 Hyundai Veracruz properly, and it has the mojo to compete with the higher-priced 2008 Lexus RX350. The Hyundai doesn't yet... more
Road Test: 2008 Subaru Tribeca Road Test: 2008 Subaru Tribeca
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca drives much as it did before, which is to say nice, although quicker and more communicative steering would be... more
New Comer: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 New Comer: 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 2 (that "2" only shows up in VW literature, not in badging) has reshaped headlights, grille, and bumper, new,... more
2008 Scion xB First Drive 2008 Scion xB First Drive
Though all-new and substantially upgraded, the surprise is that the new 2008 Scion xB is nowhere near as groundbreaking as the old one. more
Quick Test: 2008 Ford Expedition King Ranch Quick Test: 2008 Ford Expedition King Ranch
Boasting just 300 horsepower but weighing in at 6104 pounds, the 2008 Ford Expedition seemed a lock to be a total slug. more
Quick Test: 2008 Nissan Armada LE Quick Test: 2008 Nissan Armada LE
Not only is the Nissan Armada, with its 5.6-liter V-8 and five-speed automatic, quick, it's also agile. more
Quick Test: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Quick Test: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the youngest fullsize SUVs on the market, second only to the all-new Sequoia. more
First Drive: 2008 Buick Enclave First Drive: 2008 Buick Enclave
Thanks to the 2008 Buick Enclave, Buick has rejustified its existence. It still needs work, but this is a start. Because you know about the... more
Quick Test: 2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 Quick Test: 2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4
Like its namesake, Toyota's Sequoia is big. Surprisingly, though, at 205.1 inches long, it's stubbier than some of its competition. more
Newcomer: 2008 Lexus LX570 Newcomer: 2008 Lexus LX570
It's one of the most technically advanced SUVs based on one of the most revered names in off-road capability, but the biggest rocks the... more
First Drive: 2008 Toyota Sequoia First Drive: 2008 Toyota Sequoia
It's big enough for eight (or five adventurers with gear), stout enough to cross a forest, strong enough to pull a sizeable trailer, and... more
Newcomer: 2008 Hummer H2 Newcomer: 2008 Hummer H2
If there's one sport/utility that people either love or hate (and there's no middle ground), the Hummer H2 is it. more
Quick Drive: 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid Quick Drive: 2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid
Had the chance to get some good miles in this vehicle when shuttling between the Chicago auto show and SEMA spring expo in Indianapolis. more
2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Long Term Verdict 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Long Term Verdict
The current Tundra is a stunning reminder of how far Toyota has come from the days of the T100 and first-gen Tundra. This market has always... more
Long-term Update 1: 2008 Mazda CX-9 Long-term Update 1: 2008 Mazda CX-9
3 Months and 9,928 miles - Managing editor Rusty Kurtz took our long-term CX-9 home for the weekend to cart around a gaggle of out-of-town... more
First Drive: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS First Drive: 2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS
A spicier mix of power and handling: GTS also gets down the road with genuine Porsche spiritedness more
First Drive: Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell First Drive: Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell
No, 12 seconds to 60 won't knock your socks off, but otherwise the Chevrolet Equinox FCEV defies you to find fault with it. more
2008 Volvo V70/XC70 First Drive 2008 Volvo V70/XC70 First Drive
Having spent a day driving, riding in, and poking around Volvo's new 2008 V70 and XC70 wagons, I sat down to brainstorm a list of... more
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