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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 Dodge Journey Crossover Wins Ward's 'Clever Utility' Achievement Award 2009 Dodge Journey Crossover Wins Ward's 'Clever Utility' Achievement Award
Ward's judges presented the all-new 2009 Dodge Journey crossover a special achievement award, "Clever Utility," for its well-thought-out... more
2009 Audi A4 Avant Photo Gallery: What's New for 2009 2009 Audi A4 Avant Photo Gallery: What's New for 2009
Click here to see photos for the 2009 Audi A4 Avant wagon and check out what's new! more
Newcomer: 2009 Infiniti FX 35/50 Newcomer: 2009 Infiniti FX 35/50
For those of you who look for an SUV to tow, carry people, and offer plenty of room for gear, the FX isn't a rational choice. more
First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
Dumb name; super SUV -- The Tiguan is so appealing that its quirky name shouldn't deter shoppers in the explosive compact SUV market from... more
Quick Test: 2009 Infiniti FX35 AWD Quick Test: 2009 Infiniti FX35 AWD
Stomping on the loud pedal of Infiniti's volume SUV more
First Drive: 2009 Ford Escape First Drive: 2009 Ford Escape
Four-dollar-per-gallon gasoline may be wreaking havoc on sales of the Mustang, F-150 and Explorer, but it comes along at a convenient... more
First Drive: 2009 Subaru Forester First Drive: 2009 Subaru Forester
The something-for-nothing Forester -- The latest, third generation of Subaru's cult 'ute has dramatically pulled out its earplugs to its... more
Comparison: 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i vs. 2009 Infiniti FX35 AWD Comparison: 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i vs. 2009 Infiniti FX35 AWD
The X-Factor: Which fashion-forward sport/ute rules the runway? more
VW releases U.S. Jetta Sportwagen pricing, specs on website VW releases U.S. Jetta Sportwagen pricing, specs on website
Oddly enough, Volkswagen has thrown specifications, photos, and pricing for its upcoming 2009 Jetta Sportwagen on its consumer website,... more
VW releases U.S. Jetta Sportwagen pricing, specs on website VW releases U.S. Jetta Sportwagen pricing, specs on website
Oddly enough, Volkswagen has thrown specifications, photos, and pricing for its upcoming 2009 Jetta Sportwagen on its consumer website,... more
Road Test: 2009 Honda Pilot Road Test: 2009 Honda Pilot
Playing both sides against the middle is always a risky proposition. But what else can an automaker do when loyal buyers of its popular... more
Quick Test: 2009 Subaru Forester XT Quick Test: 2009 Subaru Forester XT
Rev Reduction: New Forester XT achieves power and torque peaks at significantly lower rpm more
Newcomers: 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Newcomers: 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
The GLK, Mercedes-Benz's newest addition to its SUV line, isn't even on sale yet, and already it's causing controversy. more
Newcomers: 2009 Subaru Forester Newcomers: 2009 Subaru Forester
The 2009 Subaru Forester has been on the market for a decade now, carefully straddling the line between wagon and mini-SUV, but with the... more
First Test: 2009 Infiniti FX50 First Test: 2009 Infiniti FX50
Petal To The Metal: Times have changed, and vehicles with sports-car-like performance now come in many shapes and sizes. This one even has... more
First Drive: 2009 Honda Pilot First Drive: 2009 Honda Pilot
One could argue styling is the biggest change. The 2009 Honda Pilot has fewer, cleaner lines and a more upright stance, simpler lights and... more
First Look: 2009 Audi Q5 First Look: 2009 Audi Q5
Meet the segment stylemeister more
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5L SE First Look 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2.5L SE First Look
Go ahead, call it a station wagon. VW does. more
First Look: 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class First Look: 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Mercedes-Benz has refreshed its M-Class SUV for the 2009 model year, we chart the changes. more
2009 Infiniti FX: What to expect on the U.S.-spec FX50 and FX35 2009 Infiniti FX: What to expect on the U.S.-spec FX50 and FX35
Sports-car style with more muscle more
Road Test: 2009 Dodge Journey Road Test: 2009 Dodge Journey
Day Tripper: There's nothing like a good old-fashioned American station wagon more
Volvo Turbocharges XC70 wagon for 2009 Volvo Turbocharges XC70 wagon for 2009
During our 2008 Car of the Year testing, we noted that the naturally-aspirated 3.2-liter inline six was "just powerful enough" to motivate... more
NewComer: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2-Mode Hybrid NewComer: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2-Mode Hybrid
Appearing first in the Chevy Tahoe (on sale now), the new 2-Mode Hybrid system was jointly developed by Daimler-Benz, BMW, and GM. more
First Test: 2009 GMC Yukon 2 Mode Hybrid First Test: 2009 GMC Yukon 2 Mode Hybrid
In large-SUV history, the 2009 GMC Yukon 2 Mode Hybrid just might be the single greatest leap forward in powertrain technology. more
Newcomer: 2009 Nissan Murano Newcomer: 2009 Nissan Murano
Nissan's next-gen Murano continues to be what the crossover is known for-sporty drive and stylish cabin, all wrapped in a quirky shell.... more
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