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2012 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2012 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 4 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 4
8 Months and 21,476 Miles: Gimme a Brake more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 6 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 6
With so many miles under our lightweights' belt, staffers have noted the manual transmission is starting to whine more. more
2013 Acura RDX AWD Long-Term Update 1 2013 Acura RDX AWD Long-Term Update 1
The re-designed 2013 Acura RDX is a great example of an agile, fun-to-drive smaller SUV. more
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 4 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 4
Brian Vance joined a friend that had recently purchased a 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser to explore Death Valley, to see if the smaller 2012 Land... more
2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 3 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 3
6 Months and 21,476 Miles: Appliance Delivery more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 5 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 5
Nearly 2000 more miles were added to our Long-term Nissan Frontier during the hot September month. It was toted out to desert for COTY... more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 4 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 4
4 Months and 9778 Miles: Steady As She Tows - MT assistant art director William Walker used the Frontier to pick up a new project car and... more
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 3 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 3
Give me my molasses back more
2013 Audi Allroad vs. 2013 BMW X1 vs. 2012 Range Rover Evoque Comparison 2013 Audi Allroad vs. 2013 BMW X1 vs. 2012 Range Rover Evoque Comparison
Tactical Strike: We gathered a past victor with two of the latest challengers to see which one works the best in house to house combat. more
Travel Prospecting: Seeking California Ore in Sportsmobile 4WD Vans Travel Prospecting: Seeking California Ore in Sportsmobile 4WD Vans
When you live in the Golden State, getting out to the gold isn't all that difficult, but does require some amount of roughing it. Usually,... more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 3 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 3
3 Months and 7666 Miles: Keeping Up With The Big Guns - I haven't had much seat time in our long-term Frontier during July, but it did have... more
2013 Detroit: VIA X-Truck First Look 2013 Detroit: VIA X-Truck First Look
This Truck has 402 hp and 4WD—and it’s Electric more
2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 2 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 2
6 Months and 16,420 Miles -- Motor Trend was getting ready to do a story on the range of the Tesla Model S, but to do this, the car would... more
Ursa Minor Jeep Wrangler First Drive Ursa Minor Jeep Wrangler First Drive
Base Camp: Want a Wrangler That's Even More Versatile? Now You Can Camp in One. more
2011 Nissan Quest LE Long Term Verdict 2011 Nissan Quest LE Long Term Verdict
My $43,790 Quest LE began its year-long tenure with us by acting as a support vehicle for a Lotus Evora on an Epic Drive that spanned 2800... more
2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 4 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 4
11 Months and 22,446 Miles -- Banged and Bruised but not Broken more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 2 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 2
2 Months and 5868 Miles - Door Locks and Daily Driving more
2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 1 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost Long-Term Update 1
4 Months and11,515 Miles: One of our biggest questions about the EcoBoost engine in the F-150 is whether the EPA numbers will hold up when... more
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 2 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 2
4 Months and 12,987 Miles - As compelling as the exterior packaging of the 2012 Range Rover Evoque is, it's becoming more and more clear... more
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 1 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 1
1 Month and 4175 Miles: During the next one to two hours, I'm behind the wheel of a 2012 Nissan Frontier making my way to our El Segundo... more
2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SV V6 4x4 First Drive 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SV V6 4x4 First Drive
There's something refreshingly endearing about the 2012 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab's straightforwardness. more
Gaining Traction: Quigley's Nissan NV 4x4 Conversion Gaining Traction: Quigley's Nissan NV 4x4 Conversion
We headed to Quigley's for a two-day look-see and to join with Quigley's test team and Gerrie Appie, Nissan's senior manager of Commercial... more
Buyer's Guide: 2012-2013 SUVs, Trucks, Vans Buyer's Guide: 2012-2013 SUVs, Trucks, Vans
We've reviewed and rated 121 current and future SUVs, Trucks, Vans. more
Upfitted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 First Drive Upfitted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 First Drive
Even though Mercedes-Benz is known more as a luxury car and SUV company, it has been building commercial vehicles, including buses and... more
2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD First Test 2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD First Test
The Armada stands out as a symbol of the "old" Nissan that sought to counter Detroit model for model, even when long-term trends indicated... more
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