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2011 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2011 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
First Test: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat EcoBoost First Test: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat EcoBoost
Can a V-6 Really Beat a V-8? The 3.5-liter, 365-horse, 420-pound-foot twin-turbo V-6 EcoBoost is the newest engine to join the Ford F-150's... more
First Test: 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn HD 3500 First Test: 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn HD 3500
The Southwest is massive, and the biggest market for pickups, so it seemed appropriate for Ram Truck to send us the second-largest Laramie... more
Long Term Arrival Part 1: 2011 BMW X3 South Carolina Delivery Long Term Arrival Part 1: 2011 BMW X3 South Carolina Delivery
As we turn off the main road and approach the BMW Performance Center's glass facade, some begin to point. "Is that it?" asks one. "There it... more
Long Term Update 3: 2011 Infiniti QX56 Long Term Update 3: 2011 Infiniti QX56
7 Months and 16,411 Miles: "There's an 800-pound gorilla in our long-term garage and its name is QX56," more
Long Term Update 1: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 Long Term Update 1: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4
3 Months and 5728 Miles: Our V-6 has averaged 17.7 mpg so far and, thanks to its gargantuan 24.6-gallon tank more
First Look: Mopar Underground in MOAB First Look: Mopar Underground in MOAB
Respecting The Faithful: Jeep goes to where the heart is. If you've never been to Moab, Utah, it needs to be on your bucket list. more
Long Term Update 1: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Long Term Update 1: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
We've had our 2011 Truck of the Year winner for four months, and drivers have been pleasantly surprised by the lack of diesel smell, lack... more
First Drive: 2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design First Drive: 2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design
Whether or not you're a fan of the crossover craze, you still have to be impressed by any model that has achieved what the XC60 has in only... more
Long Term Arrival: 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD Long Term Arrival: 2011 Nissan Juke SL AWD
Our topline SL arrived with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. Amenities are substantial at the SL... more
First Test: 2011 Kia Sportage SX First Test: 2011 Kia Sportage SX
Sportage SX Takes Aim at Turbo Cute-Utes. Kia's handsome new Fleet of Peter Schreyer-designed vehicles now bears no resemblance to the... more
First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum
When the average consumer thinks of Toyota, massive SUVs probably don't come to mind. Yet here's the 2011 Sequoia Platinum, a full-size SUV... more
First Test: 2011 Buick Enclave CXL AWD First Test: 2011 Buick Enclave CXL AWD
Beautiful Crossover Needs An Update: When the Enclave first arrived, we said the car rejustified the brand's existence. Then again, we also... more
First Test: 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited V-6 First Test: 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited V-6
Big Power in an Unassuming Package: Painted Pacific Blue Metallic, this top-of-the-line Limited model is fitted with the 3.5-liter V-6,... more
Long Term Arrival: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Arrival: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Very Important Platform: When it comes to the company's image and profitability, the new Grand Cherokee is the most important vehicle Jeep... more
Long Term Arrival: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Long Term Arrival: 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Truck of the Year reports for duty: Our four-wheel-drive crew cab LTZ has the Z85 towing and handling suspension package, with heavy-duty... more
First Drive: 2011 Toyota Venza AWD First Drive: 2011 Toyota Venza AWD
Toyota's California-based CALTY design studio was largely responsible for the Venza's styling, and the West Coast flair is evident, both... more
First Test: 2011 BMW X6 M First Test: 2011 BMW X6 M
The Ministry of Silly Cars: The hulking and incredibly fast red aberration you see here provides a rolling look into their madness. more
First Drive: 2011 Saab 9-4X First Drive: 2011 Saab 9-4X
While the rest of the world waits patiently for the launch of the new 9-5 Sport Combi, Saab is convinced the 9-4x Crossover will be the hit... more
First Test: 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 First Test: 2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4
Keeping up with growing demand by growing products. Is Mini building the Countryman to attract new customers, or just to keep the ones it... more
Three-Row Crossover SUVs Comparison: 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 AWD, Toyota Highlander 4WD Three-Row Crossover SUVs Comparison: 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 AWD, Toyota Highlander 4WD
SUV Six Ways: Two All-American Newcomers Challenge the Establishment Heavyweights more
Long Term Update 2: 2011 Infiniti QX56 Long Term Update 2: 2011 Infiniti QX56
The full-size Infiniti may not be the prettiest vehicle in the fleet, but it has a lot to offer for its $72,000-plus price. more
First Test: 2011 Subaru Tribeca Limited First Test: 2011 Subaru Tribeca Limited
Change Can't Come Soon Enough for This Mid-Pack Crossover. A lot happened in the four years since we last drove the second-generation... more
First Test:  2011 Chevrolet Traverse First Test: 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
Though you'll never hear the Bowtie boys say it, Traverse is Chevy's de facto minivan replacement. And it's doing very well. more
First Test: 2011 Honda Pilot First Test: 2011 Honda Pilot
When it comes to Hondas, the highest compliment you can pay is to say that a Honda does what it was supposed to do. And the Pilot achieves... more
Long Term Update 4: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Long Term Update 4: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
"It ain't pretty, but it sure works." Senior editor Matt Stone took the Crosstour on a 750-mile road trip. more
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