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First Drive: 2018 Roush F-150 SC
If you’re in the market for a high-performance Ford but don’t want an EcoBoost V-6, Roush would love to introduce you to its supercharged F-150 SC.
Brett T. EvansMar 4, 2019

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Episode 66 of The Truck Show Podcast: Raising Autism Awareness with a Lowered GMC
The Truck Show Podcast Presented by Nissan in association with DECKED… …is a fun, irreverent, and edgy look at today’s world of custom and factory trucks, hosted by automotive journalist Sean Holman and veteran Los Angeles radio personality Jay “Lightning” Tilles. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest episode of The Truck Show Podcast.
Brett T. EvansJul 17, 2019
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Interview: 2020 Ford Explorer Global Chief Engineer
Bill Gubing grew up in the Long Island hamlet of Smithtown, New York, with a car-guy father, but he says he devoted most of his non-academic school time to playing hockey instead of tinkering with cars. He has more than made up for that since. Gubing earned his mechanical engineering undergraduate degree from Bucknell University
Gary WitzenburgJul 15, 2019
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Daily Driven: 2018 Toyota Tundra Limited
If ever there were a vehicle in need of an overhaul Toyota’s Tundra would be it. With its last major redesign in ’07 and two minor facelifts in ’14 and ’18, Tundra is currently the oldest of the ½-ton pickups with no indication of that changing soon. Despite this, the truck has aged remarkably well.
Jason GondermanJul 12, 2019
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BMW Creates One-Off X7 Pickup for Motorcycle Show
BMW brought a one-of-one X7 pickup to the company’s Motorrad Days motorcycle exhibition, where the truck served as a showpiece of what BMW engineers can accomplish. A design exercise that likely has no future as a production model, the X7 pickup is still a pretty sweet piece of machinery, with lots of engineering and decorative
Brett T. EvansJul 10, 2019
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Truck Show Podcast Invites You to the 500 5-Star Listener Meetup Presented by DECKED and Nissan!
The Truck Show Podcast with Lightning and Holman is getting a little more fun, because the guys have to throw a party for their loyal fans as thanks for hitting 500 5-star reviews! On August 10 at the podcast’s home at Motor Trend HQ in Southern California, Lightning and Holman will host the 500 5-Star
Brett T. EvansJul 3, 2019
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First Look – 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tremor
The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup is expanding for 2020 thanks to the addition of the already announced 7.3L gasoline V-8, the updated 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8, and the TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission. But keen to capitalize on every kind of fullsize truck buyer, Ford will also offer the truck with a new
Brett T. EvansJun 27, 2019
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First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz is on a warpath to refresh or redesign its entire SUV lineup within the next year or so, and the latest in the company’s utility onslaught is the 2020 GLS-Class. Built from the same bones as the freshly minted 2020 GLE-Class, the GLS features many of the same technological advancements as its midsize sibling,
Brett T. EvansJun 27, 2019
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First Drive: 2020 Range Rover Evoque
If we sat down and walked through the current portfolio of Range Rover products we’d find pavement-scorching supercharged V-8 engines, go-anywhere multi-gear transfer cases paired with locking differentials, and interiors so posh the queen herself might blush. Yet despite all of this, it’s the runt of the litter with an economical 2.0L four-cylinder engine, diminutive
Jason GondermanJun 21, 2019
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Ram Announces 2020 1500 EcoDiesel
The 2020 1500 EcoDiesel is now available from Ram. The company boasts the EcoDiesel will be the most powerful truck in the segment with 480 lb-ft of torque and a 12,560-pound towing capacity. There is also an 8 percent increase in horsepower bringing the total to 260 hp.  The EcoDiesel will be available on all
Shaun OchsnerJun 10, 2019
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The Driver’s Seat: Shooting Magazine Covers
I’ve said it a few times in the past but it’s worth restating, writing this editorial is the most difficult thing that I do each month. Drive reviews are no big deal and tech stories are fairly easy, however, when it comes time to pull together an editorial I tend to suffer from major writer’s
Jason GondermanJun 6, 2019
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Ramble On – Shared Burdens
The automotive world is fairly ablaze right now with armchair experts crying foul over platform sharing. One of the more notable examples is Toyota approaching BMW about a jointly developed sports car project, with one result the G29-generation Z4 roadster and the other the Supra A90 coupe. Critics probably unfairly reduce the Supra to a
Brett T. EvansJun 6, 2019
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100 Years of Dodge Trucks
Having examined both General Motors’ and Ford’s first century, it’s now time to chronicle the Dodge side of things for vehicles that appear noteworthy for one reason or another. As usual, we don’t expect you to agree with us, but as Dodge might say, tough Darts. The Dodge Brothers built components long before complete vehicles,
G. R. WhaleJun 3, 2019
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Long-Term Report 3: 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali
While we try our best to break up these reports by quarter and keep a relatively even number of miles in each one, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. In the previous report we covered more than 7,000 miles, while in this one we hit just over 3,000. Regardless of that, we’re still learning a
Jason GondermanJun 3, 2019
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Truck Trend Shop Class: Engine Compression
Compression: An automotive term used by everybody, forever. Let’s get into some detail and maybe develop a better understanding. Pressure, and more pressure: It’s a must-have to produce power within an internal-combustion engine. Lighting up a mixture of air and fuel is a wonderful thing, but if the mix is not fired under considerable pressure
Alex SteeleMay 30, 2019
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Daily Driven: 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Sold between the 1990 and 2012 model years, the Mitsubishi Eclipse largely had an excellent reputation for exciting performance and bold styling, particularly in its bulging, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive first generation (codenamed by fans the DSM). Likely to cash in on that vehicle’s storied name recognition, Mitsubishi named its first coupe-styled crossover the Eclipse Cross, angering
Brett T. EvansMay 29, 2019
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2013 Ford F-150 Raptor A.R.E. Shell Install
If you’ve spent any time around pickup enthusiasts, you’ll know there’s a heated debate between those that love truck shells (also known as bed caps) and those that hate them. And there seems to be no middle ground. Regardless of which side you’re on it’s hard to deny the functionality that a shell brings with
Jason GondermanMay 28, 2019
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Deep Dive: Ford’s 1.5L and 3.0L Diesel Engines
In 2018, Ford announced two new diesel engines designed, tested, and built for trucks. One, the EcoBlue 1.5L inline-four-cylinder destined for the Ford Transit Connect, and the other, the 3.0L Power Stroke V-6, aimed at F-150 owners who haul and tow. We spent hours interviewing Ford engineers to deliver an in-depth look at each engine.
Thom CannellMay 24, 2019
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First Drive: 2019 Honda Talon Side-by-Side
We got our first taste of the 2019 Honda Talon side-by-side late last year, just before it was introduced alongside the Honda Passport SUV. Our brief drive in the two-seat sport UTV was all too short, giving us a taste of this machine’s capabilities but not allowing us to fully sample what it had to
Brett T. EvansMay 24, 2019
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First Drive: 2020 Kia Telluride
The trendy winter-ski/summer-festival town of Telluride, Colorado, population roughly 2,500, looks like a former mining town because it is. Nestled in a canyon surrounded by forested mountains and cliffs and weathered ruins of old mining operations, it once yielded deposits of zinc, lead, copper, silver, and gold. Its impressive Historic District, one of Colorado’s 20
Gary WitzenburgMay 22, 2019
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Truck Trend Shop Class: All About CAN Bus
Today’s passenger vehicles can utilize about 70 onboard computers (ECUs, actuators, and so forth). So let’s consider this group an extended family, and just like any family, communication means a lot. All members rely on each other, and without talking back and forth and exchanging information, a family can become dysfunctional. The need for a
Alex SteeleMay 22, 2019
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