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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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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Ford Raptor Billet Control Arms and 3.0-inch Coilover Shocks
In Part 1 of our “Faster Raptor” series in which we’re updating our first-generation 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, we walked through the process of installing a new set of 3.0-inch coilover shocks and billet-aluminum front upper control arms from ICON Vehicle Dynamics. The performance gains from shelving the factory front shocks were immediately noticeable
Jason GondermanDec 5, 2019
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Truck Trend Interview: Klaus Bischoff, Executive Director of Volkswagen Design
Klaus Bischoff grew up with Volkswagens and has stayed with them ever since. He was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, and his family always had Volkswagens, and they were artistic, too—his father was an architect and his sister is an architect. His first car was a Beetle, his second was a “T2” bus, followed
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Ford F-150 Raptor KC M-Rack and Gravity Pro-6 Lights Install
The whole “overland” craze has exploded in popularity over the course of the past several years and is currently showing no signs of slowing down. Eager to jump on that bandwagon, we decided early on in the build process of our first-generation 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor this was the direction in which we’d be taking
Jason GondermanNov 29, 2019
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We Compete In the 2020 Land Rover TReK Program!
Have you ever raised your hand and volunteered for a group project you thought would be simple but ended up taking 10 times as long and being way more complicated than originally thought? We all have, right? This is something I certainly did in a big way recently. Let me explain… First, here’s a bit
Jason GondermanNov 27, 2019
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Truck Performance: The Execution of an Action
Performance can be a broad term when talking about cars and trucks. It’s often used when evaluating different categories like top speed, acceleration, fuel economy, ride, handling, and so on. And let’s not forget about high performance, the heavy-duty stuff that performs better than the rest. More often than not, folks labeling the performance of
Alex SteeleNov 27, 2019
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Sporting Support One of the most famous names in performance seating will add a new, off-road–optimized model to its lineup. The Recaro Cross Sportster ORV is a new, ergonomically designed seat that will replace the Cross Sportster, keeping that seat’s supportive structure and excellent bolsters and adding more robust upholstery materials to resist water, dirt,
Brett T. EvansNov 25, 2019
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Long-Term: 2019 Ram 1500 Report 1 of 4
Ram rocked the pickup world when it introduced us to the all-new 2019 1500. This truck was fresh from the ground up, sporting a reworked frame, new cab structure, fabulous interior, and fresh drivetrain options. Initial drive reviews were glowing, and Ram quickly acquired nearly every award and accolade in the automotive sphere, including our
Jason GondermanNov 25, 2019
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Truck Trend Legends: The (Original) Jeep Gladiator
The new Jeep Gladiator is now among us. If anyone has just dropped back into this dimension from an alternate universe after a freak particle accelerator accident in the ’90s, the Gladiator is a pickup truck variant of the Jeep Wrangler. Oh, and there’s this thing called the Internet now. You’re going to love it.
Colin RyanNov 21, 2019
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Truck Trend Pre-Owned: 2013 to 2016 Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is far and away the company’s best-selling vehicle. It seems as though making a compact crossover is one of the easiest paths to great riches, since there’s an almost insatiable demand. But the CX-5 deserves its success, because it’s one of the finer examples of the class. Between the model years of
Colin RyanNov 18, 2019
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Happy Anniversary, Infiniti!
Infiniti recently turned 30 years old, having first opened its showroom doors on November 8, 1989, with the debut of the Q45 sedan, a sleek and ultramodern machine that stood out in stark contrast to other luxury cars. The Q45 came with a sporty cockpit bereft of chrome and wood, as well as unusually smooth
Brett T. EvansNov 14, 2019
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Long-Term Report: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel Report 1 of 4
The original Ram Rebel was born from a corporate exercise to determine what a light-duty Power Wagon might look like. The first generation was good, but there was always room for improvement. We were excited to finally get our hands on a second-generation Rebel on the excellent new “DT” platform, which was engineered as a
Sean P. HolmanNov 14, 2019
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Ford Bronco R Prototype Baja 1000 Race Truck Revealed at 2019 SEMA
A day before the official opening of the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Ford Motor Company released a race truck version of the new 2021 Bronco. The Bronco R prototype is a full race truck built by Geiser Brothers in Arizona. The body is a sneak peek of what we could see on the
Shaun OchsnerNov 4, 2019
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Daily Driven: Edelbrock Supercharged Chevrolet Colorado
The light turns green and your right foot moves swiftly from the brake to the accelerator. You tip in, gently at first to get rolling, then mat the pedal deep into the carpet. The truck leans back as you hear a distinctive, whining whir coming from under the hood, and before you know it, you’re
Brett T. EvansOct 30, 2019
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Ford Will Reveal Mustang-Inspired Electric SUV on November 17
Ford will officially reveal its forthcoming, Mustang-inspired electric SUV on November 17, the Sunday before the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the media. The SUV was first announced in 2018 amid the Blue Oval’s plans to scrap most of its cars to focus (pun intended) on light trucks and utilities. One mystery we
Brett T. EvansOct 25, 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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Shop Class: Powertrain Placement
Engines, transmissions, differentials, and drive axle(s) are universal components common to pretty much all mass-produced internal-combustion automobiles, but an assortment of powertrain configurations has long been part of automotive design. The engine produces the mechanical power. The transmission uses variable gearing of different ratios to make the power usable at the street, under a wide
Alex SteeleOct 22, 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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