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 7 Comments on Iconic SUV: 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Iconic SUV: 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota’s longest playing nameplate is also its most expensive model. The very first Toyota Land Cruiser was introduced in 1951,…

 10 Comments on Nissan Armada Reprise: Platinum Style
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Nissan Armada Reprise: Platinum Style

Capable 2017 Armada is punctuated by the Platinum edition. For the second time in three months, Nissan delivered a 2017…

 14 Comments on Refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Excels
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Refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder Excels

Nissan’s roomy midsize Pathfinder receives numerous improvements. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder has been refreshed, the first significant change since the…

2017 Nissan Titan
 12 Comments on Fresh Conception: 2017 Nissan Titan Pickup Truck
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Fresh Conception: 2017 Nissan Titan Pickup Truck

Nissan catches up to the competition. Introduced in 2004, the Titan gave Nissan its first full-size truck. That move trumped…

2017 Nissan Armada
 3 Comments on Driven: Next-Generation 2017 Nissan Armada
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Driven: Next-Generation 2017 Nissan Armada

The second-generation Armada has sailed into port. Few manufacturers build full-size, traditional body-on-frame sport utility vehicles these days. Count Nissan…

2016 Toyota Tacoma
 12 Comments on Stout Truck: Toyota Tacoma 4×4 TRD Off-Road
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Stout Truck: Toyota Tacoma 4×4 TRD Off-Road

To the hills with a highly capable Tacoma 4×4. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma kicked off the latest generation for this…

2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali
 5 Comments on 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali Redux
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2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali Redux

GMC’s largest and most luxurious SUV. The SUV market continues to expand as consumers make the shift away from cars….

2016 Nissan Titan XD
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Second Look: 2016 Nissan Titan XD

A diesel-driven Titan XD Crew Cab 4×4 in SL garb visits the Auto Trends drive. Oftentimes, it is the second…

2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4x4
 10 Comments on Substantial Luxe: 2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4×4
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Substantial Luxe: 2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4×4

Less bling, more substance for the grandest of all Cadillacs. The Cadillac Escalade is as large as the notoriety that…

2016 Toyota Tundra.
 16 Comments on The Full-Bodied 2016 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck
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The Full-Bodied 2016 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

Behind the wheel of Toyota’s largest pickup truck. How do you like your pickup truck — small, medium or large?…

2016 Jeep Renegade.
 20 Comments on Compact SUV Value: 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport
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Compact SUV Value: 2016 Jeep Renegade Sport

A new entry-level model has fueled even greater interest in all things Jeep. The Jeep brand is marking its 75th…

2016 GMC Yukon.
 6 Comments on Premium, Full-size SUV: 2016 GMC Yukon
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Premium, Full-size SUV: 2016 GMC Yukon

Large SUVs are back or at least consumer interest in them continues to rise as fuel prices fall. The GMC…

2016 GMC Yukon XL
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Escalade Light: GMC Yukon XL Denali

This week, I learned it was possible to have multiple Cadillac Escalade moments behind the wheel of the GMC Yukon…

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4×4
 10 Comments on Driven: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4×4
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Driven: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LT 4×4

Now in its third model year, the current generation Chevrolet Silverado continues to ride the crest for pickup trucks, as…

 3 Comments on Initial Analysis: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab
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Initial Analysis: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab

The full-size pickup truck segment just got interesting. Again. Put the words “Nissan” and “pickup truck” together and invariably the…

 4 Comments on Burly Beast: Land Rover LR4
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Burly Beast: Land Rover LR4

Someone at Jaguar Land Rover loves me. Indeed, not a month, perhaps two goes by and I receive yet another…

2016 Toyota Tacoma
 8 Comments on Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

The next generation Toyota Tacoma pickup truck rolls out with available crawl control and a GoPro mount among its changes….

 1 Comment on Sneak Peek: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Sneak Peek: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

See Also — Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Earlier this week, Toyota hosted yours truly at an automotive event by which…

 3 Comments on Would You Pay $70,000 for a 2016 Ford F-150?
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Would You Pay $70,000 for a 2016 Ford F-150?

The Ford F-150 Limited edition returns for 2016. The new model raises the luxury quotient to a point never before…

 1 Comment on Performance Beast: Range Rover Sport SUV
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Performance Beast: Range Rover Sport SUV

The second time around with any model often allows reviewers such as yours truly to savor a distinct perspective. That…

 3 Comments on Chevrolet Silverado Z71: Top-End Pickup
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Chevrolet Silverado Z71: Top-End Pickup

Within the past year I’ve had the opportunity to drive six pickup trucks produced by General Motors: three Chevrolet models…

 25 Comments on Aluminum Tough: 2015 Ford F-150
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Aluminum Tough: 2015 Ford F-150

The Ford Motor Company is in the midst of an experiment, one that could just as easily be described as…

 13 Comments on Midsize Beast: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4×4
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Midsize Beast: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4×4

A new generation Colorado dispels an old way of building small trucks. A red hot 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab,…

 1 Comment on Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends
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Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends

4×4 fun in a Toyota 4Runner. Sixty models came and went in 2014. Those 60 represented my weekly drivers, an…

 4 Comments on Professional Grade: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD
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Professional Grade: 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

The ultimate in cabin comfort and 4×4 capabilities. 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 4WD Crew Cab In my neighborhood people…

 9 Comments on Delivered: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4
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Delivered: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4

Sometimes the second time around is simply better. For instance, when you revisit what had been previously experienced the chances…

 6 Comments on About the 2015 Jeep Renegade
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About the 2015 Jeep Renegade

The Jeep brand continues to set sales records and shows no signs of losing ground. New or updated models have…

 3 Comments on About the 2015 Lincoln Navigator
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About the 2015 Lincoln Navigator

Now that the Ford Motor Company has turned its attention to Lincoln, new and updated products are debuting with more…

 8 Comments on Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
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Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

One year after taking delivery of my first 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee test vehicle, the fourth model pulled into my…

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 0 Comment on Do Your Wheels Hang Low? Compression vs. Droop for Rock Crawling
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Do Your Wheels Hang Low? Compression vs. Droop for Rock Crawling

There are countless ways to customize a 4×4: lifts, tires, shocks, light bars, armor – and that isn’t even touching…