Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s

2023 Nissan Armada

Car manufacturers are running away from V8 engines at a steady clip or at least it seems that way. This week, we learned that Nissan will replace the 5.6-liter V8 powering its Armada SUV with a twin-turbocharged V6. We cannot say for certain if the Titan pickup truck will be … Read more

Doubled Capacity: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

ford f150 lightning build

One of the most hotly anticipated new pickup truck models is not the in-production GMC Hummer EV nor is it the Rivian R1T. It even is not the Tesla Cybertruck, a model that has been promised and delayed for several years. Instead, the model is the Ford F-150 Lightning, an … Read more

Has Ford Abandoned the Little Guy?

2014 Ford Fiesta

Once again, Ford is dropping a model. This time it is the EcoSport, which is its smallest and most cost-effective utility vehicle. Yesterday, we enumerated the reasons why that is happening, particularly with Ford shutting down its Indian manufacturing base. Ford also builds the EcoSport in Romania for the European … Read more

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Electrifies!

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid

An F-150 Hybrid is a production reality. The Ford F-150 remains the top-selling pickup truck in the world, but the Ford Motor Company is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, this year’s model launches yet another new generation. Furthermore, the model line now includes its first-ever hybrid version. By 2022, … Read more

Raptor Fighter: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 RTX

Ram debuts the 1500 TRX, its answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor. Billed as an “apex predator,” Ram claims the new model is the “quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world…” The long-awaited Ram 1500 TRX made its debut on Monday, the brand’s answer to the Ford … Read more

2020 Ram 1500 Review

2020 RAM 1500 review

We get behind the wheel of a diesel-powered Ram 1500. All-new for 2019, the 2020 and fifth-generation Ram 1500 returns with new or updated trim and options packages. The big news is that the available turbo-diesel engine has more horsepower, torque, and towing capacity that rivals the optional V8 gas … Read more

2020 Ford Ranger Review

2020 Ford Ranger review

We test the latest-generation Ranger pickup truck. The Ford Ranger is back, giving the blue oval brand a midsize complement to the full-size and segment-leading F-150. The latest version rolled out in 2019, ending an 8-year hiatus. The current Ranger is the largest we’ve seen thus far and is no … Read more

GMC Sierra vs Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Pickup Trucks

Harley Davidson trucks

Pictured above: Summit White and Onyx Black Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Branded Harley-Davidson pickup trucks have been quite a commodity for motorcycle enthusiasts and longtime patrons. At the beginning of production in 2000, early versions of cross-branding were done with the Ford F-150 to highlight customer appreciation for trucks. The relationship … Read more