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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.
Long Term Arrival: 2011 Kia Sorento SX AWD Long Term Arrival: 2011 Kia Sorento SX AWD
It's always nice to have a three-row vehicle in our test fleet. Every once in a while, you need to be able to carry more than five people... more
First Drive: 2012 Honda CR-V First Drive: 2012 Honda CR-V
10-Percent Better In Every Way - Quick, what's the best-selling CUV/SUV in America? Here's a hint: It doesn't come from Detroit. more
First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
AMG's SUV Gets Leaner and Meaner - This is the brand's third iteration of its high-horse powered luxo-ute and the changes should help keep... more
First Test: 2012 Nissan NV3500 V8 SV First Test: 2012 Nissan NV3500 V8 SV
Considering what vehicles were heading up to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca recently -- a group that included supercars and sports cars from... more
First Test: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 First Test: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Trail Breaking: Jeep Goes to the Track -- When most people think about Jeeps, visions of rock-crawling and serious off-roading probably... more
SUV Comparison: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2011 BMW X5 M vs. 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV Comparison: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2011 BMW X5 M vs. 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
We'll call them Super SUVs -- SuperUVs for brevity -- due to their massive amounts of power, high top speed, surefooted stick, and... more
First Test: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque First Test: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
When it came time to introduce its all-new Range Rover Evoque -- a vehicle that is projected to be Land Rover's bestseller -- the folks... more
First Test: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport First Test: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Is the Pentastar Really That Good? Jeep's engineers anticipated that, with the new 3.6-liter engine, the Wrangler would be 2-3 seconds... more
First Drive: 2012 Cadillac SRX First Drive: 2012 Cadillac SRX
Caddy's Crossover Gets Some Polish more
First Drive: 2012 Jeep Wrangler First Drive: 2012 Jeep Wrangler
RUBICON vs RUBICON: On the Rocks, with a Twist -- It looks the same, but the 2012 Wrangler has a new engine, new transmission, and new... more
First Test: 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost First Test: 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost
If you've never spent much time thinking about the 2012 Ford Explorer before, this should be your takeaway: It's not an SUV anymore.... more
First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 4MATIC First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 4MATIC
More to love for the same old price -- Mercedes has introduced a new, third-generation M-Class for 2012 and it takes an evolutionary,... more
First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Paving The Way -- Willow Springs Raceway, probably not the first place people think of to test the limits of a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. more
First Drive: 2012 Audi Q3 First Drive: 2012 Audi Q3
Is Audi's Third SUV Too Small for America? Audi got into the crossover business late, and it's been scrambling to catch up. more
2012 Future Trucks, SUVs, Vans, and Crossovers 2012 Future Trucks, SUVs, Vans, and Crossovers
An A-to-Z Look at What's Coming from the World's Top Automakers more
First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
Mid-Life Updates Result In Pro-Bowl Call-Up -- A pair of beat-up Chuck Taylors with more miles on them than many decade-old cars make... more
First Drive: 2012 BMW X1 xDrive28i First Drive: 2012 BMW X1 xDrive28i
No, this isn’t the same First Drive story we published a year-and-a-half ago, and no, the BMW X1 still isn’t on-sale here. more
First Drive: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque First Drive: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Expanding the Range: Something new from the Go-Everywhere Gang more
First Look: 2012 Audi Q3 First Look: 2012 Audi Q3
There are no confirmed plans to bring the luxury crossover to North America, but Audi has been loudly hinting that the Q3 will eventually... more
First Drive: 2012 Nissan NV First Drive: 2012 Nissan NV
They Mean Business: Nissan has introduced the first new vehicle to the van market in a decade. more
First Test: 2012 Mazda5 First Test: 2012 Mazda5
All alone, and better for it more
First Drive: 2012 Nissan NV2500 HD First Drive: 2012 Nissan NV2500 HD
They Mean Business: Nissan Takes on E-Series and Express more
First Look: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid First Look: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid
A Hybrid for Every Purse and Purpose: It may have been GM's Alfred Sloan who famously called for "a car for every purse and purpose," but... more
First Look: 2012 Ford C-Max U.S. Spec First Look: 2012 Ford C-Max U.S. Spec
European-Themed One Ford MPV Set to Follow New Focus onto Ford Lots more
First Ride: Shotgun in the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor First Ride: Shotgun in the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor
In 2012, Ford will roll out two new Police Interceptors based on the Taurus/Explorer platform. A day riding shotgun in cop cars being... more
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