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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.
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
First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and XFE First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and XFE
Pickup trucks of the near future - What's the best way to give the moribund truck market a little pick-me-up? Diesel? Hybrid? V-6? How... more
First Test: 2009 Kia Borrego First Test: 2009 Kia Borrego
Good truck. Bad time: A solid answer to a question few are asking. more
First Look: 2009 Honda Ridgeline First Look: 2009 Honda Ridgeline
A mid-model refresh means no big changes - The front fascia is clearly designed to look more familial with the recently released and... more
Rocky Mountain Hybrids: 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango Hybrid Rocky Mountain Hybrids: 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango Hybrid
The new Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hemi hybrids will share technology and basic transmission pieces with the hybrid GM SUVs, BMW X6,... more
First Drive: 2009 Kia Borrego First Drive: 2009 Kia Borrego
Seattle to L.A. in Kia's Big Tow -- 1200 miles in one brand-new V-8-powered SUV with satellite radio and an iPod jack, no sweat. more
Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Travezrse Road Test: 2009 Chevrolet Travezrse
It's getting to the point where crossovers are becoming more like minivans or station wagons and less like traditional SUVs--but for some... more
First Look: JE Design makes the Porsche Cayenne stand out First Look: JE Design makes the Porsche Cayenne stand out
In Turbo form, the 2009 Porsche Cayenne is possibly one of the most extreme vehicles on the market today. check out Germany's JE Design --... more
First Look: JE Design makes the Porsche Cayenne stand out First Look: JE Design makes the Porsche Cayenne stand out
Scary fast not enough? more
First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado First Look: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado
To keep the Silverado competitive for 2009, Chevy is mating Silverados powered by the 5.3L, 6.0L, and 6.2L V-8 engines with a six-speed... more
Compact Crossover Comparison: 2008 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Nissan Rogue vs. 2008 Saturn VUE vs. 2009 Subaru Forester vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4 Compact Crossover Comparison: 2008 Honda CR-V vs. 2008 Nissan Rogue vs. 2008 Saturn VUE vs. 2009 Subaru Forester vs. 2008 Toyota RAV4
Entry-level 'utes for the unwavering urbanite -- Art St. Antoine, Ed Loh, Scott Mortara, Julia LaPalme, and I are going to need some... more
Crossover Comparison: 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Subaru Forester XT vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Crossover Comparison: 2008 Mazda CX-7 vs 2009 Subaru Forester XT vs 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Turbochargers: Three compact crossovers, all with force-fed fours, vie for peak performance. more
2009 Chevrolet HHR First Look 2009 Chevrolet HHR First Look
Whether you like its retro-themed style or not, the Chevrolet HHR is arguably better looking than the PT Cruiser. more
Newcomer: 2009 Ford Escape Newcomer: 2009 Ford Escape
Four-dollar-per-gallon gasoline may be wreaking havoc on sales of the F-150 and Explorer, but it comes along at a convenient moment for the... more
First Look: 2009 Mercury Mariner First Look: 2009 Mercury Mariner
The 2009 Mercury Mariner represents "Part 2" in a refresh effort that began with the 2008 model. more
First Drive: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC First Drive: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC
With all the buzz about climbing fuel prices, and how current buyers are looking for new ways to increase their efficiency, it looks like... more
2009 Chevrolet Colorado First Look 2009 Chevrolet Colorado First Look
The Chevrolet Colorado, like its GMC Canyon twin, drives into 2009 with the option of a 5.3L V-8 on extended and crew cab models. more
First Drive: 2009 Ford Flex First Drive: 2009 Ford Flex
What do you see when you look at this vehicle? A 4/3-scale Mini Clubman? An overinflated Scion xB? A long wagon? A low minivan? Ford wants... more
First Test: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan First Test: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Vee-Double-Euro: Who really needs a V-6 or V-8 engine? - Volkswagen's timing couldn't have been more perfect. Just as gas is approaching a... more
Newcomer: 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Newcomer: 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum
It's no secret big SUVs are taking a hit lately, but it might surprise you that behemoths like the Cadillac Escalade ESV are the exception... more
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
The changing face of the Great American SUV -- With $4 gas and the image of real, truck-based SUVs as the symbol of our CO2-emitting,... more
First Look: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X First Look: 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X
Buyers had good reason to let out a collective sigh of relief when images of the third-generation Forester began popping up on the Web.... more
First Drive: 2009 Hummer H3T First Drive: 2009 Hummer H3T
Yell the word "Hummer" in a crowded room of auto enthusiasts and you're likely to get strong reactions-some focused on big-truck fuel... more
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