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2009 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2009 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
Pre-Owned: 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Pre-Owned: 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty
As a work truck or recreational hauler pulling a family's-worth of Jet Skis behind it, the imposingly handsome 2003-2009 Ram enjoys a... more
Pre Owned: 1998-2010 Ford Ranger Pre Owned: 1998-2010 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger has been with us, in one form or another, since 1983, and is largely unchanged since this generation's introduction for the... more
Pre Owned: 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider Pre Owned: 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider
Turnabout is fair play: For Mitsubishi fans, or perhaps just Dakota appreciators who want something a bit out of the ordinary, the Raider... 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
Long Term Verdict: 2009 Kia Borrego EX 4x4 Long Term Verdict: 2009 Kia Borrego EX 4x4
Saying good-bye, twice: When Kia initially developed the body-on-frame Borrego, it would have made perfect sense to see it in a comparison... more
Long Term Update 6: 2009 Kia Borrego Long Term Update 6: 2009 Kia Borrego
15 months and 37,312 miles -- The design of the interior has not aged well. more
Long Term Update 5: 2009 Kia Borrego Long Term Update 5: 2009 Kia Borrego
13 months and 28,622 miles -- Sleeper of a Super Deal 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
Performance: Toyota Tundra TR Concept Performance: Toyota Tundra TR Concept
TRD Items Make This Concept Reality - You Can't tell from looking at this Matte Black pickup that this Tundra has a supercharged 5.7-liter... 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
Long-Term Verdict: 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Long-Term Verdict: 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew
No Surprises. Many Fans. Perfection. That's what we experienced over nearly 30,000 miles behind the wheel of our 2009 Truck of the Year,... more
Long Term Update 4: 2009 Kia Borrego Long Term Update 4: 2009 Kia Borrego
11 months and 25,663 miles -- "The user interface on the nav/infotainment head unit is one of the best in the business" more
Long Term Update 6: 2009 Suzuki Equator Long Term Update 6: 2009 Suzuki Equator
12 Months and 19,950 Miles -- "I can't wait to take it off-roading again." more
Ice Road Smart, Why not? Ice Road Smart, Why not?
Take a Smart car up the Ice Road? Why not? This tiny wheeler travels to the famous road as seen on the History Channel's Ice Road Truckers... more
Long Term Verdict: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited Long Term Verdict: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Our Winner Has Been the Sum of its Parts - That's the reason it was crowned our 2009 Sport Utility of the Year, and after more than a... more
Long Term Verdict: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S AWD Long Term Verdict: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S AWD
My 6000 miles in an SUV sports car -When there's a vehicle that claims to offer the utility of an SUV with the driving experience of a... more
Long Term Update 3: 2009 Kia Borrego Long Term Update 3: 2009 Kia Borrego
9 Months and 21,048 Miles -- Behind the wheel, the Borrego feels more like a compact SUV than a full-size," opines assistant Web producer... more
Long Term Update 5: 2009 Suzuki Equator Long Term Update 5: 2009 Suzuki Equator
10 Months and 16,147 Miles - "It seems like all the truck 80 percent of Americans would ever need." more
Performance First Look: Hamann's 560-Horsepower Rover Sport Conqueror II Performance First Look: Hamann's 560-Horsepower Rover Sport Conqueror II
The Hamann Conqueror II is a Range Rover Sport-based model boasting some serious power. Try 560 supercharged horses. more
Long Term Update 6: 2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 6: 2009 Ford F-150
With 22,500 miles on the odometer, the F-150 paid a dealer visit for its third scheduled maintenance stop. more
Tow Test: 2009 Ford F-150 Tow Test: 2009 Ford F-150
It was a dark and stormy night. Seriously, it really was, making it a very good thing that the 2009 F-150 we were using to tow some 5000... more
Long-term update 6: 2009 Subaru Forester Long-term update 6: 2009 Subaru Forester
12 months and 22,532 miles - Former ugly duckling goes the distance more
Long-term Update 2: 2009 Kia Borrego Long-term Update 2: 2009 Kia Borrego
7 months and 15,119 miles - With 15,000 miles on the 2009 Kia Borrego's odometer, we took it to Car Pros Kia in Carson for its second... more
Long Term Update 5: 2009 Subaru Forester Long Term Update 5: 2009 Subaru Forester
9 Months and 20,092 Miles - "It drives nicely, outward visibility is excellent, and the controls are easy to use." more
Long Term Wrap-Up: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMX-4 Sport Long Term Wrap-Up: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMX-4 Sport
This compact has plenty of pickup -- Why did Suzuki get into the compact-truck market? It manufactures motorcycles, ATVs, and motors for... more
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