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#PTOTY20 – Mea Culpa
It was me. I am Spartacus. I didn’t go into the last day of testing for Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year with the goal of damaging a pickup. During the morning briefing I even thought to myself that I’m not the one that the team needs to be worried about. Apparently, that couldn’t
Chad KirchnerOct 25, 2019

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#PTOTY20 – Surprise Adversities
When you get 14 people together to drive 11 trucks over hundreds of miles of varying road types, including serious track testing, you’re bound to have problems. While mechanical issues and potential defects will make the final writeup about the event, there are always little hurdles along the way that are just the cost of
Chad KirchnerOct 24, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Meet the 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Jurors!
This year’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing involves the most pickups ever. There are eleven 2020 models vying to win the coveted award. As a result of the many trucks, many jurors are needed to evaluate and score all of the models. We thought we’d take the time and introduce to you each juror
Chad KirchnerOct 24, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 5 Recap: Off-Road at Hungry Valley SVRA
“Don’t pick another Ram,” the California State Park Ranger told us as we entered the Hungry Valley off-road vehicle practice area. He was our security for the day to make sure that we weren’t bothered by the locals and had a strong opinion on pickup trucks—don’t worry, he doesn’t get a say. Hungry Valley is
Chad KirchnerOct 23, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 4 Recap: Light Off-Roading and Shenanigans
If you called the folks at Jeep and asked them how many people go off-roading in their Wrangler, they would tell you around 75%. Other makers of off-road products will also cite similar numbers. But what type of off-roading are they talking about? There’s no way they’re talking about the Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab,
Chad KirchnerOct 18, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 3 Recap: Fuel Economy and Seaside Photos
Fuel economy runs aren’t fun. Climbing into a truck first thing in the morning, hitting standstill traffic on the 405 and driving for a few hours isn’t a vacation. However, it is necessary for proper vehicle testing, and at the end of the day we could hang out at the beach. So maybe it’s not
Chad KirchnerOct 18, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Burnouts and Roasting Tires
Ever since the dawn of the automobile, humans wanted more and more power. Why did they want this power? To perform epic, smoky burnouts, of course. Whether it’s a proper muscle car, a family hauler, or the latest pickup truck. With tons of horsepower and even more torque, trucks are burnout machines. We have 11
Chad KirchnerOct 17, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 2 Recap
Driving to the top of the Cajon Summit on Interstate 15 you crest at 4,260 feet. The gap between exits is several miles and there’s a 6-percent grade both up and down the highway. It’s where we spent our entire day putting the 11 pickup trucks contending for Pickup Truck of the Year to the
Chad KirchnerOct 17, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 2: Our Guest Judge’s Thoughts
Editor’s Note: For this year’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing, we decided to contract the services of Chad Kirchner, one of the industry’s eminent automotive writers. Chad was generous enough to take a week of his time to fly to our global headquarters in Southern California to serve as one of #PTOTY20’s expert judges,
Chad KirchnerOct 16, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Day 1 Recap: Track Testing
Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing is an extensive, week-long evaluation of all the new models of trucks on sale. Everything from midsized trucks, like the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator, to heavy duty trucks, like the GMC Sierra HD and Ford F-Series Super Duty, are represented. The first day is spent at
Chad KirchnerOct 15, 2019
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#PTOTY20 – Half-Ton Diesel Happiness
Every single half-ton, full-size pickup truck participating in this year’s Pickup Truck of the Year testing is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Not only is that a first time for our testing, but it’s also the first time that every single truck manufacturer offers a diesel in its half-ton truck. Participating this year is the
Chad KirchnerOct 15, 2019
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Pickup Truck of the Year 2019: The Masterpost #PTOTY19
If you need to catch up with our 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year coverage in a hurry, check out our masterpost of everything including winners and daily coverage.
Brett T. EvansDec 11, 2018
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year Specifications as Tested #PTOTY19
Take a look at the specs from all the trucks we tested for our 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year.
Brett T. EvansDec 11, 2018
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year: Final Scoring & Thank You #PTOTY19
We pride ourselves on being transparent, so we present the full scoring of our 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year test.
Jason GondermanDec 10, 2018
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year - Fun Facts #PTOTY19
We take a look back at some of the most interesting facts and figures from our weeklong Pickup Truck of the Year test.
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year: Judges Choice #PTOTY19
Let’s take a look at which pickups our 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year judges would choose to take home.
Truck Trend StaffDec 10, 2018
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year: How We Test #PTOTY19
We give a full rundown of how and why we test the way that we do on Pickup Truck of the Year!
Jason GondermanDec 10, 2018
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2019 Pickup Truck of the Year – Introduction #PTOTY19
It’s finally here—time to crown our 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year.
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Pickup Truck of the Year Contender: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 #PTOTY19
The 2019 Silverado 1500 was sneakily revealed in December 2017 for about 10 seconds before being given the press world’s full attention at the 2018 North American International Auto Show the next month.
Brett T. EvansDec 5, 2018
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Pickup Truck of the Year Contender: 2019 Ford F-150 #PTOTY19
With a pair of exciting V-6 engine options, the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost and 3.0L Power Stroke diesel, Ford’s F-150 gave the competition a run for its money.
Jason GondermanDec 5, 2018
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Pickup Truck of the Year Contender: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 #PTOTY19
The combination of Denali and AT4 propelled GMC’s new 2019 Sierra 1500 straight to the top of the class. But is it enough to take home the trophy?
Jason GondermanDec 4, 2018
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