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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.
Long Term Update 4: 2009 Subaru Forester Long Term Update 4: 2009 Subaru Forester
7 Months and 16,023 Miles - "The Forester is badly in need of another gear, as the four-speed just doesn't get the job done." more
Long-term Test Update 5: 2009 Ford F-150 Long-term Test Update 5: 2009 Ford F-150
11 Months and 20,016 Miles - "I hauled our long term Ford F-150 out to Diamond Bar to pick up a pair of couches last night," says associate... more
Long Term Update 3: 2009 Subaru Forester Long Term Update 3: 2009 Subaru Forester
5 Months and 11,745 Miles - "It felt composed and confident through the rain, regardless of speed." more
Long-term Test Update 4: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long-term Test Update 4: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport
8 Months and 14,957 Miles - "The equator was my ride to Joshua Tree for a camping and rock-climbing expedition," logs assistant Web... more
Long Term Update 1: 2009 Kia Borrego Long Term Update 1: 2009 Kia Borrego
5 months and 10,344 miles - Our Kia Borrego went in for its first service visit, a $168.22 oil change, full inspection, and tire rotation. more
Long Term Update 5: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S Long Term Update 5: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S
13 months and 26,862 miles - "WHAT a powerhouse!" says associate online editor Rory Jurnecka about the 2009 Infiniiti FX50. more
Long Term Arrival: 2009 Kia Borrego EX 4x4 Long Term Arrival: 2009 Kia Borrego EX 4x4
We look forward to putting some serious miles on our Borrego and seeing how Kia's first serious sport/ute effort stacks up both on... more
Support System: 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Passenger Van Support System: 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Passenger Van
Using a Full-Size 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Passenger Van To Lug the Big Stuff more
Long Term Update 4: 2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 4: 2009 Ford F-150
8 Months and 15,733 Miles - After 15,000 miles had accrued on the odo, the F-150 made its second service visit. more
Long Term Update 2: 2009 Subaru Forester Long Term Update 2: 2009 Subaru Forester
3 Months and 7789 Miles - "The largest annoyance was the wheezy, anemic base-level engine." more
Long Term Update 4: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S Long Term Update 4: 2009 Infiniti FX50 S
11 Months and 24,573 Miles - "I got a chance to take the FX on a ride up to Sacramento to watch some rowing races," says assist more
Transporter: 2009 Toyota "Ducati" Tundra Transporter: 2009 Toyota "Ducati" Tundra
A Hardcore Rider's Dream Hauler - Toyota wanted to demonstrate just how useful the bed of a 2009 "Ducati" Tundra can be. more
Long Term Update 3: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long Term Update 3: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport
4 Months and 11,679 Miles: A Credible Alternative to a Wrangler more
(Off) Road Test: Finishlinewest 2009 Toyota Sequoia (Off) Road Test: Finishlinewest 2009 Toyota Sequoia
The Finishlinewest Toyota Sequoia isn't pimpified with the flotsam and jetsam of bolt-on paraphernalia; it's mildly modified with an eye... more
2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 3 2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 3
7 Months and 13,540 Miles: Associate Web producer Carlos Lago left the City of Angels and discovered that the F-150 is anything but useless. more
First Drive: 2009 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4WD First Drive: 2009 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4WD
Makeover Can't Come Fast Enough for Competent, but Compromised Crossover more
2009 Infiniti FX50 S Long Term Update 3 2009 Infiniti FX50 S Long Term Update 3
9 months and 22,823 miles - "Get the Nissan 370Z out of my Infiniti luxury SUV." more
Half-ton Work Trucks: What You Need To Know Half-ton Work Trucks: What You Need To Know
You may discover that shopping for a base-model half-ton is the way to go. These trucks can do the tough jobs around the work site, and if... more
Earth Movers: Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat vs Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited Earth Movers: Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat vs Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited
Our Last Two Trucks of the Year. One Winner: Two years ago, Toyota began its own slow rearrangement of the truck world's continents with... more
2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 2 2009 Ford F-150 Long Term Update 2
5 months and 11,712 miles - Our Long Term Ford F-150 is chock full of clever features that make your life a lot easier when hauling more... more
2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long Term Update 1 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long Term Update 1
2 Months and 8743 Miles - "This truck is just the right size for freeway or around town driving," notes managing editor Rusty Kurtz. more
2009 Ford F-250 Regular Cab Super Duty Tech Specs 2009 Ford F-250 Regular Cab Super Duty Tech Specs
The source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information about the 2009 Ford F-250 Regular Cab Super Duty! more
2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long Term Intro 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 Sport Long Term Intro
New arrival - 6656 miles: For many, a compact truck will provide all the capability they'd need. It can tow a good-size boat or trailer,... more
2009 Nissan Frontier King Cab Tech Specs 2009 Nissan Frontier King Cab Tech Specs
The source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information about the 2009 Nissan Frontier King Cab! more
2009 Chevrolet Colorado V-8 First Test 2009 Chevrolet Colorado V-8 First Test
For a Few (Thousand) Dollars More, V-8 Power in a Chevrolet Colorado - For red-blooded American compact-truck performance, there's really... more
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