Ford Bronco Raptor by the Numbers

Ford Bronco Raptor

Ford fans love their Raptors, with high-performance F-150 and Ranger models to play. A third model, the 2022 Bronco Raptor arrives this summer, pushing the off-road antics ever higher. Of the three, we expect that the Bronco Raptor will be the top pick for trail crunching. 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor … Read more

Does the New Toyota Tundra Earn Its Place?

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition

Until the late 1960s and early 1970s, Japanese vehicles were not much of a threat in the U.S. market. At that time, the Big Three domestic manufacturers dominated, with General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and the Chrysler Corporation battling it out. Sure, Volkswagen had a place at the table … Read more

The Rugged Ford Bronco Off-Roader!

Ford Bronco

The Ford Bronco takes on the Jeep Wrangler. It has been decades since we last saw a Bronco SUV, particularly a small one. But for 2022, the Ford Bronco is back, an all-new model that was initially launched in 1966. This four-wheel-drive SUV possesses the off-road chops one would expect … Read more

Lexus LX 600 Elevates the Toyota Land Cruiser

Lexus LX 600

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most renowned sport utility vehicles in the world. Launched in 1951, this SUV was Toyota’s answer to the Land Rover. Through the years, the Land Cruiser is a proven favorite on safari and when traversing the Outback. Its reliability and durability make … Read more

The Nissan Armada Sails on in a Niche Segment

The refreshed Armada makes a bold statement. Sometimes you need a full-size SUV to get it done. In the case of the Nissan Armada, three rows of seating for up to eight individuals is how you get there. But it goes beyond size to please most customers. Specifically, customers what … Read more

An SUV Completes the HUMMER EV Family

The GMC HUMMER EV family will eventually comprise two models, pickup truck and an SUV. We haven’t seen a Hummer-badged model roll off an assembly line in a decade, but this year the nameplate returns as a GMC sub-brand. Whereas previous models represented gas-guzzling excess, the new versions are fully … Read more

In Photos: 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor!

Raptor rapture returns in the form of this latest-generation performance pickup truck. The range-topping Raptor is back, an all-new model based on the current generation Ford F-150. This week, Ford introduced its capstone model, set for an early summer debut as a 2021 model. While some of the engine details … Read more

Smart Concept: Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Wagoneer line will elevate Jeep’s profile. The long-awaited return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is nearly complete. On Thursday, Fiat Chrysler revealed the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, a full-size SUV that blends the brand’s off-road credentials with luxury. The Grand Wagoneer represents one part of a Wagoneer sub-brand that … Read more

Raptor Fighter: Ram 1500 TRX!

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

The Big and Burly Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia is an enormous sport utility vehicle with room for seven. It is part of a small breed of traditional, truck-based models. In this case, it shares its underpinnings with the full-size Toyota Tundra pickup truck. Though the market has shifted dramatically to car-based crossover utility vehicles, the … Read more

7 Facts About the 2020 Nissan Armada

It can be easy to overlook the Nissan Armada, especially if you’re shopping for a full-size SUV from Chevrolet, Ford or GMC. Like the Toyota Sequoia, the Nissan Armada is another choice that’s worth your consideration. The Armada and its competitors are truck-based utility vehicles, which means that payload and … Read more

Lexus GX: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Toyota builds several modern and forward-thinking models, but the Lexus GX 460 is not one of them. Indeed, this midsize traditional body-on-frame utility vehicle features an aged design, which is undergirded by the same platform supporting the Toyota 4Runner. The Lexus has a modern look, which does its best to … Read more

Off-Road Prowess: GMC Sierra AT4

Updated December 7, 2020, to reflect diesel engine availability and performance. GMC is GM’s “professional grade” brand, a tagline that suggests that carpenters, home builders, and landscapers are among its chief buyers. Although all three invest in pickup trucks and SUVs, GMC is much more than that: it is a … Read more

Toyota FJ Cruiser: One and Done

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a unique sport utility vehicle, one that pays tribute to the Land Cruiser FJ40, a 1960s era off-road model. The FJ Cruiser, itself based on a modified version of the platform underpinning the previous generation Toyota 4Runner, enjoyed an eight-model-year run from 2007 through 2014. … Read more

Off-Road Warrior:
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

What has been said about the Jeep Wrangler that hasn’t been uttered before? Not much, especially as this traditional body-on-frame Jeep utility vehicle product defines its own segment. Further, the nameplate enjoys tremendous brand recognition thanks in part to its lofty history, which can be traced all the way back … Read more

A Whole Lot of Awesome:
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

A tricked-out truck for the midsize range. Chevrolet just raised the bar in the midsize performance pickup truck category by introducing its latest model, the Colorado ZR2 Bison. The Bison builds on the off-road-ready ZR2 thanks to a collaboration Chevrolet has with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket … Read more

King of all Trucks: Ford F-150 Raptor

Raptor sport truck antics, part two. Give someone a Raptor and their lives are forever changed. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but then the Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t your typical pickup truck. That point was driven home to me last year when a 2017 Raptor showed up. … Read more

Jeep Wrangler: There’s Only One

The fourth-generation Jeep Wrangler is a worthy successor to the original. How do you update one of the most iconic models from one of the most recognized automotive brands in the world? If you are Jeep, you do so with extreme caution. After all, you risk tampering with a product … Read more

First Impressions of the Second-Generation Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2018 VW Tiguan debuts in late July. Volkswagen’s rejuvenation continues apace, with its second all-new SUV this year set to arrive later this summer. The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan launches this compact SUV’s second generation, a model that is larger, updated and offers the latest technologies. The 2018 Tiguan (pronounced … 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

US Bound: 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

Beastly M-B G550 set for US introduction early next year. There are only a few rugged SUVs left on the market as most models have transitioned to crossovers or were designed as such from the onset. Beginning in 2017, Mercedes-Benz will release the G550 4×4², what the manufacturer says is … Read more

Sneak Peek: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

See Also — Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Earlier this week, Toyota hosted yours truly at an automotive event by which the automaker introduced the 2016 Toyota Tacoma to the media. While the introduction was terrific for the assembled horde, there is both good news and bad news for me to … Read more

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 differentiation is only amplified when a larger and more powerful engine is offered. And in the case of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, the subsequent model came with a … Read more

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 and three GMC models. The differences between these trucks was small, except where size comes in, such as with the full-size Silverado versus the midsize Colorado. Z71 It Is This … Read more

Enraptured: 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Niche 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor introduced. The Ford F-150 is the best selling pickup truck on the planet, harnessing volume sales to keep ahead of the competition. But, it isn’t the volume models that define this truck for many buyers, rather the many and varied sub-models that have been … Read more