2011 New Pickup Truck Buyers Guide

The Editors of Truck Trend
Oct 18, 2010
Evolution. That's the name of the game. Change or go the way of the Aztek. Trucks are bigger and faster, yet more refined. SUVs are morphing into the futuristic vehicles we thought we'd already be driving. Even the humble van is being reinvented for the small business owner/recreation hound to zip around in style. Head spinning? Relax. We sort it out for you, including specs on all the new models. Turn the page to see how far Pickup Trucks have come.
STAR RATINGS:
Beats Walking *
For Your Neighbors **
Right On The Money ***
Fuel For Your Soul ****
Drive Before You Die *****
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
2011 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 Chevrolet Silverado
2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2011 Ford Super Duty
2011 Ford Ranger
2011 GMC Canyon
2011 GMC Sierra
2011 GMC Sierra HD
2011 Honda Ridgeline
2011 Nissan Frontier
2011 Nissan Titan
2011 Ram 1500
2011 Ram HD
2011 Suzuki Equator
2011 Toyota Tacoma
2011 Toyota Tundra
Cadillac Escalade EXT
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BASE PRICE: $62,835
BODY TYPE: Full-size/Luxury Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: The Escalade EXT receives similar changes seen on the Escalade SUVs. Two new paint colors will be offered and OnStar has been updated. The navigation and entertainment system now offers USB, compact flash, and auxiliary input jacks. There are no major visual changes from when this generation Escalade launched in 2007.
BEST BUY: EXT Premium trim. If you're going to spend more than $60,000 on a Chevrolet Avalanche-based truck, might as well go all the way.
SUM UP: Wouldn't you rather have the suv?
RATING: **1/2
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2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Base Engine 6.2L/403-hp OHV V-8
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec
Tow/Payload 7500/1200 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13/18 mpg
Basic warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
Chevrolet Avalanche
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $37,060-$50,260
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: For the Avalanche LTZ 4WD, a two-speed transfer case replaces the previous model's single-speed case. Body-color mirrors become standard on the '11 LS. All trim levels are offered with optional 20-in. chrome wheels. New exterior colors for the model year are Steel Green Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, and Inferno Orange Metallic.
BEST BUY: The Z71 Off Road appearance package with high-pressure, gas-charged monotube shocks; 18-in. on/off-road tires; auto-locking diff.
SUM UP: A niche truck in need of an overhaul.
RATING: **1/2
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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche
Base Engine 2.9L/185-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 3.7L/242-hp DOHC I-5; 5.3L/300-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/4A
0-60 MPH 6.9-10.9 sec
Tow/Payload 1900-6000/1150-1400 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-18/19-25 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
Chevrolet Colorado
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $17,825-$29,755
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Changes are sparse for 2011. There's a new front headrest design; Aqua Blue Metallic replaces Inferno Orange; and OnStar is upgraded to generation nine. Until mid-'09, Hummer built its H3 from the same platform, in the Colorado's Louisiana assembly plant. That plant will be shut down. By 2013, Chevy will launch a new Colorado or discontinue it.
AVOID: Colorados with the 2.9L four if you can afford it. Fuel economy is nearly the same on the more powerful 3.7L V-6.
SUM UP: A pickup without a future.
RATING: *1/2
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2011 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Engine 2.9L/185-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 3.7L/242-hp DOHC I-5; 5.3L/300-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/4A
0-60 MPH 6.9-10.9 sec
Tow/Payload 1900-6000/1150-1400 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-18/19-25 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
Chevrolet Silverado
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $21,845-$42,770
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Heavy-duty versions are all-new, and the Silverado 1500 enters its fifth model year with wind noise enhancements and gets the ninth generation of OnStar. Steel Green Metallic replaces Carbon Flash Metallic as an exterior color. There are two new special model and promotional exterior paint colors, Victory Red and Magna Steel Metallic.
COOL FACT: WT, LS, and LT trim levels have larger controls and glove-friendly door handles while the LTZ's interior is similar to the Tahoe's.
SUM UP: Holds up against the competition.
RATING: ****
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp OHV V-6
Optional Engine 4.8L/302-hp OHV V-8; 5.3L/315-hp OHV V-8; 6.0L V-8+elec motors/332-hp; 6.2L/403-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 4A/6A
0-60 MPH 6.8-8.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 6200-10,700/1400-2000 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 12-20/18-23 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Chevrolet Silverado HD
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $28,960-$45,945
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Everything. Wheelbases are longer, ranging from 133.6 to 167.7 in., for better ride and handling. The Duramax diesel option includes a driver-controlled exhaust brake system that uses the turbine control of the diesel's variable-geometry turbo and engine compression to generate backpressure to slow the truck without applying brakes.
COOL FACT: The redesigned independent front suspension now allows a snowplow option on 4WD models.
SUM UP: Could become best in class.
RATING: ****
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Base Engine 6.0L/360-hp OHV V-8
Optional Engine 6.6L/397-hp t-diesel OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.7-10.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 9100-21,700/2600-6650 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ Not rated
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 2
*Estimated
Dodge Dakota
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $23,850-$34,275
BODY TYPE: Midsize Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: For 2010, Dakotas received new front-shock modules with springs and rear spring assemblies that improve ride quality and handling. Three exterior colors, Bright White, Flame Red, and Mango Tango, replace Stone White Metallic, Detonator Yellow, and Sunburst Orange. Only two cab options are offered: a three-door extended and a four-door crew.
COOL FACT: The Dakota has the most interior room and longest standard cargo bed in its class.
SUM UP: Nobody will notice when it's gone.
RATING: **
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2011 Dodge Dakota
Base Engine 3.7L/210-hp SOHC V-6
Optional Engine 4.7L/302-hp SOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 4A/5A
0-60 MPH 6.6-7.4 sec
Tow/Payload 3200-7200/1200-1850 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-15/18-20 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: N/A; Trac: N/A; Airbags: 2
*Estimated
Ford F-150
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $23,000-$44,500*
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: 2011 is a big year for Ford's best-selling full-size truck. The 4.6L and 5.4L V-8s are finally retired, replaced by the 3.7L V-6 as the base engine. A 5.0L V-8 producing 360 hp is next in line, while a version of the SVT Raptor's 411-hp 6.2L V-8 with 434 lb-ft of torque makes it to the top of the F-150 lineup.
LOOK FOR: An EcoBoost V-6 to be offered in the F-150, producing as much as 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque with decent fuel economy.
SUM UP: Watch out, ram and silverado.
RATING: (Not rated)
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2011 Ford F-150
Base Engine 3.7L/305-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine 3.5L/400-hp twin-turbo DOHC V-6*; 5.0L/360-hp DOHC V-8; 6.2L/411-hp SOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.3-9.8 sec*
Tow/Payload 5200-11,300/950-3000 lb*
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 15-17/19-24 mpg*
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $40,000-$43,000*
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: A Raptor SuperCrew is available for the 2011 model year, increasing towing capacity by 2000 pounds. The 5.4L V-8 that was standard on the Raptor last year has been dropped for 2011. A 4.2-in. LCD screen is standard and Ingot Silver Metallic is now available. The Raptor continues to offer the SuperCab body style and a 411-hp 6.2L V-8.
COOL FACT: Ford may eventually offer a more efficient base engine like the upcoming EcoBoost V-6.
SUM UP: More power means a better match.
RATING: *****
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2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Base Engine 6.2L/411-hp SOHC V-8
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, 4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec
Tow/Payload 6000-8000/930-1030 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13/16 mpg*
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Ford Super Duty
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $28,995-$63,350
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: A new 6.7L Ford-built diesel with 800 lb-ft of torque headlines the changes on the 2011 Super Duty lineup. The 6.2L V-8 from the SVT Raptor is also available. Both engines are mated to a new 6A prepared to handle the increased torque of the diesel. Towing capacity is up to an astounding 24,400 lb (F-450).
COOL FACT: The 6.7L Power Stroke diesel has a high-pressure fuel system that injects fuel at more than 29,000 psi.
SUM UP: Ready to move a mountain.
RATING: ****
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2011 Ford Super Duty
Base Engine 6.2L/385-hp SOHC V-8
Optional Engine 6.7L/400-hp t-diesel OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 8.5-10.0 sec*
Tow/Payload 11,600-24,400/2200-7070 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ Not rated
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 4*
*Estimated
Ford Ranger
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $18,655-$26,745
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: The Ranger goes another year without any major changes. For 2010, the FX4 Off-Road trim was discontinued along with the 7-ft bed to simplify the lineup for the truck's last year. Despite the lack of changes, EPA fuel economy for the 2010 I-4 and 5M combination improved by 1 mpg city and highway.
LOOK FOR: Ford to finally replace the Ranger with a new compact to midsize truck in the next couple years.
SUM UP: Aged but still capable.
RATING: **

2011 Ford Ranger
Base Engine 2.3L/143-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 4.0L/207-hp SOHC V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/5A
0-60 MPH 7.6-9.7 sec*
Tow/Payload 1580-5800/1250 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-22/18-27 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
*Estimated
GMC Canyon
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $17,500-$28,000*
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Now available with OnStar Gen 9.0, which features a six-month subscription to the service's Directions and Connections plan. A revised front headrest design has been developed for the Canyon's seats; there's a new color choice called Aqua Blue Metallic; and a new chrome package is also available featuring a chrome fuel door and exhaust tip.
COOL FACT: Canyon's tailgate can be set at a 55-degree opening, placing it at the same height as the top of the rear wheelwells inside the cargo box.
SUM UP: In need of a substantial update.
RATING: *1/2
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2011 GMC Canyon
Base Engine 2.9L/185-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 3.7L/242-hp DOHC I-5; 5.3L/300-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/4A
0-60 MPH 6.9-9.6 sec
Tow/Payload 1900-6000/1150-1400 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-18/19-25 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
GMC Sierra
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $21,845-$47,640
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: A few new additions have been made, including new Gray Green Metallic exterior color, GM's latest OnStar 9.0, and modifications to help reduce wind noise in the cabin. Overall, the Sierra's diverse mix of powertrains, cabs, and suspensions makes it a formidable offering in the segment.
COOL FACT: An 8-in. screen playing DVDs for rear-seat passengers is available on the luxurious Denali trim.
SUM UP: Near top of full-size truck heap.
RATING: ****
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2011 GMC Sierra
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp OHV V-6
Optional Engine 4.8L/302-hp OHV V-8; 5.3L/315-hp OHV V-8; 6.0L V-8+elec motors/ 332-hp; 6.2L/403-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 4A/6A
0-60 MPH 6.8-8.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 6200-10,700/1400-2000 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 12-20/18-23 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
GMC Sierra HD
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $28,960-$46,860
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: A suite of new suspension upgrades is designed to help increase payload and towing capability. Two engine/transmission combinations are offered -- the base Vortec 6.0L V-8 mated to a Hydra-Matic 6-sp, and the new 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel mated to GM's enhanced Allison 1000 6-sp.
COOL FACT: With the Sierra HD's new 36-gal fuel tank, a cruising range of about 680 miles is possible with the Duramax 6.6L.
SUM UP: Serious workhorse power.
RATING: ****
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2011 GMC Sierra HD
Base Engine 6.0L/360-hp OHV V-8
Optional Engine 6.6L/397-hp t-diesel OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 7.7-10.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 9100-21,700/2600-6650 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ Not rated
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 2
*Estimated
Honda Ridgeline
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $29,680-$35,260
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Ridgeline has received no major upgrades since a revision in 2009 and remains unchanged for 2011. The truck targets weekend warriors who may already use Honda's non-automotive products. For these enthusiasts, the Ridgeline's full-time all-wheel drive, carlike handling, and flexible storage solutions are ideally suited. Honda is rumored to be considering canceling the Ridgeline after this year.
COOL FACT: The Ridgeline was Motor Trend's 2006 Truck of the Year.
SUM UP: Solid, unorthodox truck alternative.
RATING: ***1/2
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2011 Honda Ridgeline
Base Engine 3.5L/250-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 5A
0-60 MPH 7.7 sec
Tow/Payload 5000/1500-1550 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 15/20 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
Nissan Frontier
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $18,550-$32,430
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: For the 2011 model year, the Frontier's lineup gets a minor shakeup and some revised packaging. A new SV model replaces last year's SE and is available with an exclusive Navy Blue exterior paint job. Short-wheelbase S and PRO-4X Crew Cabs can now be had with a 6M, while SV, PRO-4X, and SL models receive a vehicle immobilizer and bed rail caps.
COOL FACT: The Pro-4X trim adds Bilstein off-road shocks, an electronic locking rear differential on 4x4 models, and a spray-on bedliner.
SUM UP: One of the top compact trucks.
RATING: ***1/2
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2011 Nissan Frontier
Base Engine 2.5L/152-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 4.0L/261-hp DOHC V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/6M/5A
0-60 MPH 7.6-9.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 3500-6500/900-1600 lb*
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-19/19-23 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Nissan Titan
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $27,770-$40,570
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Minor changes for Nissan's full-size truck in 2011. Captain's chairs are now standard on the SL trim, which replaces the Titan LE. The 2010 SE model is replaced in name by the SV, and all 4x4 models now get a 4x4 tailgate badge. Otherwise, the renamed PRO-4X/SL Technology Package offers moonroof, navigation, flip-down 8-in. LCD display, and DVD player with remote, auxiliary input, and wireless headseats.
LOOK FOR: Nissan to develop the delayed, next-generation Titan in-house.
SUM UP: Competent but on the periphery.
RATING: ***
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2011 Nissan Titan
Base Engine 5.6L/317-hp DOHC V-8
Optional Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5A
0-60 MPH 6.7-7.6 sec
Tow/Payload 9100-9500/1650-2150 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 12-13/17-18 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Ram 1500
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $21,510-$42,485
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: The new Outdoorsman model is tailored to the needs of hunters, fishermen, campers, and boaters. Standard trailer-towing upgrades and beefier tires are part of the package, while a 32-gallon fuel tank ensures long trips between fuel stops. Fuel economy is unchanged from 2010 until a potential Ram Hybrid arrives.
COOL FACT: The RamBox Holster for the Outdoorsman model can securely hold two guns or six fishing rods.
SUM UP: Brawny inside and out.
RATING: ****
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2011 Ram 1500
Base Engine 3.7L/210-hp SOHC V-6
Optional Engine 4.7L/310-hp SOHC V-8; 5.7L/390-hp OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 4A/5A
0-60 MPH 7.0-10.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 3400-10,450/1350-1900 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13-14/18-20 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 4
*Estimated
Ram HD
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $28,495-$52,415
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: The Ram Heavy Duty was our 2010 Truck of the Year. An all-new model last year, the truck featured a completely new interior, exterior, and chassis. Powertrains largely carried over from 2009, though the 5.7L V-8 received more power. 2009 models made 355 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque; 2010s are good for 383 hp and 400 lb-ft.
COOL FACT: Ram HDs with the 6.7L diesel engine meet EPA emissions standards without the need of a urea or diesel exhaust fluid system.
SUM UP: Gets it done in style.
RATING: ****
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2011 Ram HD
Base Engine 5.7L/383-hp OHV V-8
Optional Engine 6.7L/350-hp turbodiesel OHV I-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6M/5A/6A
0-60 MPH 7.2-10.2 sec*
Tow/Payload 8150-18,500/1810-5110 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ Not rated
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 4
*Estimated
Suzuki Equator
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $18,500-$31,500*
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Unchanged for 2011. Introduced as a 2009 model, the redone Frontier sports a few attractive styling tweaks to distinguish it from the Nissan. In 2010, stability control became standard equipment on V-6 models, and portable Garmin nav was available on some models. A 2.5L four-cylinder and 4.0L six-cylinder are the two engine options.
COOL FACT: The Equator's RMZ trim line shares its name with Suzuki's Motocross bikes.
SUM UP: All the truck most people need.
RATING: ***
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2011 Suzuki Equator
Base Engine 2.5L/152-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 4.0L/261-hp DOHC V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/5A
0-60 MPH 7.5-10.2 sec*
Tow/Payload 3500-6500/900-1500 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 15-19/19-23 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: O; Trac: O; Airbags: 6
*Estimated
Toyota Tacoma
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $17,175-$31,555
BODY TYPE: Compact Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: All regular-cab models get A/C. A Convenience Extra Value Package for Double Cab models includes cruise control, sliding rear window, keyless entry, and audio controls on the steering wheel. There are also new grilles: a metallic surround with gray bar on standard models, chrome surround with black bar for SR5 and Off-Road, and body-color surround with matching bar for X-Runner.
BEST BUY: New T|X Pro for a TRD-tuned performance exhaust system.
SUM UP: Versatile pickup that keeps growing.
RATING: *****
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2011 Toyota Tacoma
Base Engine 2.7L/159-hp DOHC I-4
Optional Engine 4.0L/236-hp DOHC V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5M/6M/4A/5A
0-60 MPH 6.8-9.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 3500-6500/900-1550 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 14-21/18-25 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 2
*Estimated
Toyota Tundra
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BASE PRICE RANGE: $24,910-$43,430
BODY TYPE: Full-size Pickup
WHAT'S NEW: Dual VVT-i and roller rocker arms for the 4.0L V-6. Other additions are trailer sway control and brake override system. Inside, the ashtray is no longer available, and the cigarette lighter was replaced by a 12-volt power port. Toyota has also discontinued 10 low-volume combinations in the lineup.
COOL FACT: In June 1999, Tundra V-8 had the best sales debut of any Toyota or Lexus to that date, selling 8011 units in its first full month.
SUM UP: Big, bad, and ready for tough stuff.
RATING: ****

2011 Toyota Tundra
Base Engine 4.0L/270-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine 4.6L/310-hp DOHC V-8; 5.7L/381-hp DOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 5A/6A
0-60 MPH 6.7-9.0 sec*
Tow/Payload 4800-10,800/1450-2100 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13-15/17-20 mpg*
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 8
*Estimated

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