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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.
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
Power Pullers --The Ultimate Tow Test: Part Two Power Pullers --The Ultimate Tow Test: Part Two
Level Ground Testing: As you'll recall from Part I, we gathered up the entire crop of 2007 heavy duty pickups for the ultimate Power... 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
First Look: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicle First Look: 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Vehicle
Sometimes, a cop on the beat wants a vehicle with a little more room for, you know, stuff: police dogs, rescue and safety equipment-maybe... more
2008 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Arrival 2008 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Arrival
Hot on the heels of winning Motor Trend's 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year title, the Mazda CX-9 has joined our long-term fleet, poised to... more
2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 5 2008 Scion xB Long Term Update 5
The Scion xB's iPod setup is a great feature to have on a long drive, with one exception -- you have to be stopped to make any changes. more
Long-Term Arrival: 2008 Honda CRV Long-Term Arrival: 2008 Honda CRV
After a decade of pretending to be a pint-size, box-shaped bushwhacker, Honda's 2008 Honda CR-V has finally given up the ruse. more
Long Term Arrival: 2008 Honda CR-V Long Term Arrival: 2008 Honda CR-V
After a decade of pretending to be a pint-size, box-shaped bushwhacker, Honda's 2008 Honda CR-V has finally given up the ruse. more
X-treme: Rinspeed's cure for the common Cayenne X-treme: Rinspeed's cure for the common Cayenne
With custom bodywork, a lowered stance, and 600 horsepower, Rinspeed's X-treme is the cure for the common Porsche Cayenne. more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Subaru Tribeca 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Subaru Tribeca
Introduced just three years ago as the B9 Tribeca, this new iteration is reworked inside and out. more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Toyota Highlander 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Toyota Highlander
It's easy to imagine the Highlander as a student who's been cramming for this exam for years, its guidance counselors scrutinizing our... more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
When the all-new 2008 Land Cruiser creaked up onto our weight scales, it instantly earned itself an ignominious new name: the Land Crusher. more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Jeep Liberty 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Jeep Liberty
One look at the all-new Liberty, and it's clear where Jeep designers turned for inspiration- the longer, wider, more macho Dodge Nitro. more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Land Rover LR2 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Land Rover LR2
The LR2 is based on the same unibody chassis architecture as the Volvo XC90 and uses a variant of its transverse-mounted straight-six,... more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Nissan Rogue 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Nissan Rogue
As its name implies, the Nissan Rogue stands apart. This brand-new car-based cute 'ute is one of the smallest contestants--giving up 2400... more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Saturn Vue 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Saturn Vue
Saturn's new Vue is one of the first in-the-sheetmetal manifestations of GM's European Opel arm, and, for the most part, color us impressed. more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Buick Enclave 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Buick Enclave
For sure, Buick is going to move a ton of Enclaves on appearance alone. Okay, maybe the nose is as prominent as Karl Malden's, but this... more
2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz 2008 SUOTY Contender Road Test: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz
This big, seven-passenger crossover sport/utility further solidifies the upstart South Korean manufacturer's reputation for providing... more
Newcomer: 2008 Dodge Dakota Newcomer: 2008 Dodge Dakota
Dodge's 2008 Dakota adds several important improvements during its latest refresh, but keeps the same foundation. more
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