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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.
2009 Suzuki Equator First Drive 2009 Suzuki Equator First Drive
Keeping All the Toys in the Same Family - Anyone who's into petro-powered recreation from dirt bikes to bass boats knows the Suzuki name,... more
New Comer: 2009 Audi Q5 New Comer: 2009 Audi Q5
The Math Is Good, But The Price Doesn't Add Up - In real estate, it's location that matters most. In the car business, it's more about... more
First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
It's been five years since we've revisited the Chevrolet Avalanche, our 2002 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Since that time, Chevrolet has... more
First Drive: 2009 Toyota Venza First Drive: 2009 Toyota Venza
Identity Crisis: Is it a Car? No. An SUV? Not Quite. A Station Wagon? Almost more
Quick Test: 2009 Honda Ridgeline Quick Test: 2009 Honda Ridgeline
Minor updates to Honda's "truck" - The Ridgeline offers a solid middle ground: a vehicle with a more compliant ride than a traditional... more
First Look: 2009 Honda Element First Look: 2009 Honda Element
The Honda Element has been refreshed for the 2009 model year -- check out the changes in this First Look here. more
New-Comer: 2009 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X New-Comer: 2009 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X
You have to give credit to Nissan. In fact, it might be just beginning to get it right. The PRO-4X package was the Nissan Titan's... more
First Drive: 2009 Ford F-150 First Drive: 2009 Ford F-150
This time, Ford has brought every possible F-150 configuration to the table where other makers are being measured. In other words: No one... more
First Look: 2009 Toyota Sienna First Look: 2009 Toyota Sienna
More of the Same for Toyota's Well-Regarded Minivan more
First Drive: 2009 Suzuki Equator First Drive: 2009 Suzuki Equator
Label Conscious: For the entire time Suzuki has sold ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, and outboard motors in the USA, it'd had to watch these... more
Quick Test: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD Quick Test: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD
The Traverse is the fourth General Motors' model built on its Lambda unibody architecture, others being the Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook,... more
First Look: 2009 Acura MDX First Look: 2009 Acura MDX
The 2009 Acura MDX receives minimal changes for the third year of its second-generation run. more
First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Routan First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Routan
Group Therapy: More of a cousin than a clone of the Town & Country more
Quick Drive: 2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab V-6 Quick Drive: 2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab V-6
Less truck, less luxury -- but the ideal size; When it comes to the midsize segment, the pickings are slim, so when I heard of Suzuki's... more
First Test: 2009 Dodge Ram Sport R/T First Test: 2009 Dodge Ram Sport R/T
A Dodgy Business: Rising fuel costs, tougher competition, frazzled consumers - is a brand new truck going to ease the pain? more
Quick Test: 2009 Kia Borrego EX V-6 4x4 Quick Test: 2009 Kia Borrego EX V-6 4x4
Fewer calories, same flavor - By now, we've gone over the V-8-powered 2009 Kia Borrego with a fine-tooth comb and picked at every nit. The... more
First Drive: 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid and Dodge Durango Hybrid First Drive: 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid and Dodge Durango Hybrid
Can this V-8 be saved? With the new hybrid, the Hemi's future looks better than the Aspen/Durango's more
First Look: 2009 Saturn Outlook First Look: 2009 Saturn Outlook
Saturn engineers made a couple of significant changes to the 2009 Outlook, beginning most importantly with what's under its hood. more
First Test: 2009 Dodge Ram First Test: 2009 Dodge Ram
Game Over: 2009 Ram Eschews Bigger for Better - As far as Dodge is concerned, we've reached the point of diminishing returns in making... more
First Look: 2009 Nissan Frontier First Look: 2009 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier has been a solid contender in the midsize-truck segment since it was introduced over a decade ago. more
First Look: 2009 Hyundai Entourage First Look: 2009 Hyundai Entourage
Fewer models, more stuff for you and your family entourage more
First Look: Lamborghini tuner IMSA has its way with the Audi RS 6 First Look: Lamborghini tuner IMSA has its way with the Audi RS 6
Fresh off its initial roll out of Lamborghini LP560-4 tuning accessories, German tuner IMSA has finished a preliminary program for the baby... more
First Look: Lamborghini tuner IMSA has its way with the Audi RS 6 First Look: Lamborghini tuner IMSA has its way with the Audi RS 6
Fresh off its initial roll out of Lamborghini LP560-4 tuning accessories, German tuner IMSA has finished a preliminary program for the baby... more
First Drive: 2009 Audi Q5 First Drive: 2009 Audi Q5
Pardon our math, but 5 can represent a greater value than 7. Proof? Audi's upcoming Q5. more
Newcomer: 2009 BMW X6 Newcomer: 2009 BMW X6
Find BMW's all-new X6 Sports Activity Coupe confusing? Think of it as a soft-road version of a two-door-looking SUV. American hot-rodders... more
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