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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: Full-Size SUV Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Full-Size SUV
Toyota has a winning formula right now: take every competitor's measurements in the segment and make a vehicle that beats it in each... more
Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Hardcore 4x4 Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Hardcore 4x4
If there's one segment that creates the most debate (a polite term) among our judges, it's this one. Jeep has many advocates with its basic... more
2008 Scion xB Long-Term Arrival 2008 Scion xB Long-Term Arrival
"Quirky raised to a new art form." That's how technical editor Kim Reynolds praised the new, second-generation 2008 Scion xB. more
Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Midsize SUV Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: Midsize SUV
We've arbitrarily designated SUVs with a wheelbase over 106 (actually 106.3) inches as midsize SUVs, which makes this the largest chart... more
Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: AWD Crossover Truck Trend's Best in Class 2008: AWD Crossover
AWD Crossover -- This growing segment should get even bigger in the next few years. For manufacturers, the trick is to make sure these... more
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: 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
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
Of special note in the newly redesigned 2008 Ford Super Duty lineup are a sequentially turbocharged Power Stroke 6.4-liter diesel V-8 and... more
Performance: 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche RSX Performance: 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche RSX
The 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche's popularity hasn't gone unnoticed by SLP Performance Parts, which has adapted its RSX appearance package to... more
Power Pullers --The Ultimate Tow Test: Part Three Power Pullers --The Ultimate Tow Test: Part Three
Hill Climb Testing: The flat asphalt strip at Milan Dragway was perfect for testing loaded and unloaded level-ground acceleration, but... 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
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