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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 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
Sand Speeders: 2012 Ford Raptor vs. 2012 Ram Runner Comparison Sand Speeders: 2012 Ford Raptor vs. 2012 Ram Runner Comparison
Some fans will say these are two different trucks: One rolls right off the showroom floor ready to go, while the other is essentially a box... more
2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Long-term Arrival 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 Long-term Arrival
As is tradition, we get to try out our Truck of the Year winner for a year. For our long-termer, we got a 2012 Lariat and chose to equip... more
2012 Mercedes-Benz G550 First Test 2012 Mercedes-Benz G550 First Test
There may be no modern-day SUV as unique as the G-Class. At a time when many sport/utilities are moving from body-on-frame to unibody... more
2012 Buick Enclave AWD Premium First Test 2012 Buick Enclave AWD Premium First Test
2012 is the last model year for the Buick Enclave before the crossover receives a comprehensive refresh for that includes styling updates... more
2012 Ram 1500 Ram Runner First Test 2012 Ram 1500 Ram Runner First Test
After bearing witness to the Raptor's popularity, Ram decided that it needed to come up with a response. The closest they've gotten is the... more
2012/2013 Compact Crossover SUV Comparison 2012/2013 Compact Crossover SUV Comparison
Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V vs. Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Volkswagen Tiguan -- Whether we like it or not, crossovers are here to stay,... more
2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 3 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Long-Term Update 3
While the rest of the office was hindered by it's perceived lack of mobility and style, I saw something different in our 2012 Nissan NV... more
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion First Test 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion First Test
While the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4Motion is marketed as a premium alternative to its rivals, the driving experience and included content... more
2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Harley-Davidson Edition First Test 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Harley-Davidson Edition First Test
It's the classic lone biker cliche of thinking I'm some sort of badass on the open asphalt with the wind in my hair, the drone of a... more
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 1 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-Term Update 1
2 Months and 7860 Miles - Prepare to make new friends when negotiating mall parking lots in Range Rover's newest status symbol. more
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG First Test 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG First Test
The Only Compromise Is Your Bank Account: There's something incredibly ballsy, proudly politically incorrect, and self-indulgent about the... more
First Test: 2012 Ford F-250 XLT Westport CNG First Test: 2012 Ford F-250 XLT Westport CNG
Pop quiz: What do the Chevrolet Volt and the 2012 Ford F-250 XLT Westport CNG have in common? more
Ram 392 Quick Silver Concept First Test Ram 392 Quick Silver Concept First Test
Do-It-Yourself SRT: Wish They'd Bring Back The Dodge Ram Srt10? This Ram 392 Quick Silver concept is a single cab, short-bed Ram stuffed... more
First Test: 2012 Kia Sportage EX First Test: 2012 Kia Sportage EX
The Average CUV buyer wants the utility and space of a station wagon or minivan, but the looks and a fraction of the off-roading ability of... more
Long-Term 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Update 2 Long-Term 2012 Nissan NV 2500HD Update 2
Until recently, the argument could be made that we haven't been using our Nissan NV long-termer for anything close to it's intended purpose. more
Performance Test: XPLORE Adventure Series' 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Performance Test: XPLORE Adventure Series' 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
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Long-term Arrival: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long-term Arrival: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
So here we have it -- the smallest Range Rover ever made, and perhaps the most stylized. Yet, all that aside, I'm most interested in... more
From Scratch: 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost From Scratch: 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a truck? So did we. We followed along as our new long-term truck, a 2012 F-150 Lariat 4x4... more
First Test: 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 4WD First Test: 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 4WD
The truck and SUV market has undergone some major changes over the last two decades, during which time, we've seen a lot of models and... more
First Look: 2013 Ford F-150 First Look: 2013 Ford F-150
Ford is not letting its 2012 Truck of the Year award get to its head. Although it gave the F-150 line an all-new power train lineup from... more
First Test: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE First Test: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE
Euro Flash, Just a Little More Cash - The 2012 model wears VW's signature Murat Gunak front-end treatment. Conservative and understated,... more
First Drive: 2012 AEV Jeep Brute Double Cab Hemi First Drive: 2012 AEV Jeep Brute Double Cab Hemi
Inspired by its old Wrangler TJ-based two-door pickup, AEV built the Brute Double Cab, a four-door JK with a factory-quality pickup bed. more
First Test: 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ First Test: 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox makes a good first impression with a tight, squeak and rattle-free body, good noise, vibration and harshness... more
First Test: 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Crew Cab First Test: 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Crew Cab
Nissan's Full-Size Showing Its Age. Titan is largely the same model as eight years ago, with a few minor changes. more
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