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2020 Pickup Truck of the Year - Fun Facts
Pickup Truck of the Year Facts Total Miles Driven:                          10,910 miles Total Gallons of Fuel Used:             722.890 gallons Total Cost of Fuel Used:                   $2,991.30 Average Cost Per Gallon:                $4.14 Total Monsters Drank:                    52 Total Redbulls Drank:                     32 Worst Single Tank:                          6.11 mpg (Silverado 2500HD Custom) Total Trucks Stuck In
Jason GondermanJan 7, 2020

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2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
Enthusiasts acted shocked when Ford pulled the plug on the Ranger after it was on the market just shy of three decades. Launched in 1983, this compact pickup quickly became one of Ford’s best-selling vehicles, moving nearly 350,000 units at the peak of popularity in 1999. The reality was no one was surprised when Ford
Jason GondermanJan 2, 2020
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2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel: Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
We proudly gave our Billet Piston award to the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 lineup last year, with credit going to the truck’s excellent interior, strong work ethic, and refined road manners. And a great deal of our appreciation for that truck came from the fact that Ram sent us a Rebel to play with alongside
Brett T. EvansJan 1, 2020
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ: Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
The competent-but-polarizing 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 wasn’t the runaway critical success GM wanted it to be, so we weren’t surprised the company pulled out all the stops when introducing the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. The larger Silverado variant comes with a long list of features truck customers will likely appreciate, including an all-new
Brett T. EvansJan 1, 2020
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Custom: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
It’s no secret that when we review trucks, the manufacturers most often will send the top-of-the-line, fully outfitted, most expensive vehicle they can. And we certainly can’t fault them for that—after all, these companies offer a lot of great features, and the best way to experience them all is in a well-appointed pickup. However, we’d
Jason GondermanDec 31, 2019
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2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD AT4 Duramax: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
It’s no secret we’re fans of GMC pickups. In fact, up until now, GMC has been the only repeat winner of our coveted Pickup Truck of the Year award (2016 and 2018). So with the all-new Sierras (1500 in 2019 and 2500/3500 in 2020), we had high hopes for delivering a third Billet Piston trophy.
Jason GondermanDec 30, 2019
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Cummins vs Duramax vs Power Stroke - 2020 Diesel Engines
More on Diesel Engines! Driving the 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Driving Chevrolet Diesel-Powered Silverados 2020 Ford’s Super Duty Pickup 6.7L Power Stroke Dyno Test As we prepare to start a new decade, let’s take a last look at 2019; a year that we’re sure fans of Model Year 2020 Ford, GM and Ram heavy-duty
K.J. JonesDec 27, 2019
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2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
Right off the bat, let’s get one thing out of the way: You cannot be the least bit self-conscious when driving something as distinctive (read: ugly) as the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. In fact, the only acceptable soundtrack in a truck like this is totally carefree music (“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, “Rock You Like
Brett T. EvansDec 26, 2019
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2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
For Pickup Truck of the Year, we generally prefer our test vehicles to be no larger than a ¾-ton, but occasionally, we do make exceptions. The 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy is one example, and we allowed it to compete for one simple reason—we wanted that high-output Cummins 6.7L I-6, replete with 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
Brett T. EvansDec 26, 2019
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2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
Last year, we found a lot to like about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4. Equipped with a brawny 6.2L V-8 and 10-speed automatic, it featured excellent styling, Olympic-sprinter reflexes, and a cushy highway ride. However, it was let down by a relative paucity of luxury features and uncontrolled suspension motions off-road. Well, we’re happy
Brett T. EvansDec 26, 2019
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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax: 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Contender
Chevrolet introduced an all-new Silverado 1500 for the 2019 model year. At first glance, there was a lot to love about the truck. The suspension was dialed almost perfect for long highway slogs, its cabin was whisper-quiet, the new suite of drivetrains was impressive, and aside from polarizing exterior styling and a frankly disappointing interior,
Jason GondermanDec 26, 2019
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Meet the Contenders for 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year
It’s that time of year again: time to crown our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year. The journey that embarks on the following pages is the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work that encompasses several months. The days spent testing are long and nights often seem longer. We are up before sunrise and
Jason GondermanDec 20, 2019
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Ford F-250 Super Duty Wins Truck Trend’s 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Award
Truck Trend, the nation’s premier light-truck authority, has selected the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty as the winner of its annual Pickup Truck of the Year Award. Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year award program is an invitation-only shootout that is only open to all-new or significantly revised pickup trucks for the upcoming model
Jason GondermanDec 19, 2019
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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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