Beast of Prey: Ford F-150 Raptor

Dissecting the most dynamic Ford Raptor ever. Think “raptor” and the Velociraptor dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period may come to mind. Just as easily, raptor also describes certain types of contemporary birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, and vultures. No matter, the “Raptor” appellation appended to the most powerful of … Read more

Sport Truck: 2017 Ram 1500 Night Edition

2017 Ram 1500 Night Edition

Black embellishments add pop to the Ram 1500. It was four years to the week when a second Ram 1500 entered my press fleet rotation. That’s a long time between drives, especially as multiple copies of competing models from Ford, Nissan, Chevrolet, Toyota, and GMC came and went. I cover … Read more

Crawl Control: Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Return of the ultimate Tacoma pickup truck. The third-generation Toyota Tacoma is the best one yet, although admittedly the footprint remains the same as before. What’s different is the sheet metal and interior, along with new technologies, including available crawl control. Toyota supplied a TRD Pro, a four-wheel drive (4WD) … Read more

Bigly Pickup Truck: Nissan Titan Crew Cab

Nissan’s all-new Titan strikes a responsive chord. Of the six major automakers with a presence in the US, Nissan is easily outpacing the other five. General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and Honda looked on in envy last year as Nissan posted double-digit sales gains. Even as the market begins … Read more

Premium Truck: GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab 4×4

GMC brings luxury touches to its midsize pickup truck. It’s been three years since GMC reintroduced its midsize Canyon pickup truck, this brand’s equivalent of the Chevrolet Colorado. Both trucks have been an overwhelming success for GM and the segment’s renewal follows that achievement. Yes, the Toyota Tacoma remains the … Read more

Fresh Conception: 2017 Nissan Titan Pickup Truck

2017 Nissan Titan

Nissan catches up to the competition. Introduced in 2004, the Titan gave Nissan its first full-size truck. That move trumped Nissan’s arch-rival, Toyota, which was still three years away from bringing a larger and more robust Tundra to the market. But an odd thing happened along the way — Nissan … Read more

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline by the Numbers

Following a two-year hiatus, the Honda Ridgeline crossover pickup truck returns. Beginning in 2006, Honda sought to turn pickup truck convention on its head, by building a car-based model. Early on, sales were quite strong as the Honda Ridgeline siphoned sales from competitors while also attracting a new breed of … Read more

Honda Ridgeline Strikes Back!

2017 Honda Ridgeline

An all-new Honda Ridgeline is poised to hit the market. The latest iteration is conventionally styled while retaining its unibody construction. The Honda Ridgeline returns this spring after a two-year hiatus. The second-generation midsize pickup truck model debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, making … Read more

Aluminum Comes to the Ford Super Duty

An all-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty at work.   In an absolutely expected move, the Ford Motor Company is dressing the 2017 Ford Super Duty with an aluminum body. Soon, all models bearing the F-Series name will use this lightweight material, with the heavy-duty truck coming in up to … Read more