Beyond 40 With the Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runnner 40th Anniversary

If you’re an off-road enthusiast, then you’re familiar with the Toyota 4 Runner. This midsize, traditional body-on-frame SUV is an uncommon model in a segment dominated by crossovers. Yet, like the Jeep Wrangler and the revived Ford Bronco, its fandom remains strong some 40 years after it was introduced. Toyota … Read more

Would a Resurrected Scout Help Volkswagen?

1961 International Scout

Volkswagen is an oddity amongst foreign automakers present in the U.S. market. The German company beat nearly every other overseas manufacturer to the market when the Beetle appeared in the 1950s. Later, the automaker expanded its product line, offering the Type 2 (Bus, Microbus), the Karmann Ghia, and eventually the … Read more

Ford F-150 Lightning: EV Tipping Point?

Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center

The F-150 Lightning launches what may prove a pivotal moment in consumer acceptance of EVs. Embracing full electrification is a process that has taken time. In the late 2000s, Tesla introduced its all-electric Roadster followed a few years later by its wider-production Model S sedan. Nissan gave us a volume … Read more

Nissan Frontier: Traditional to the Core

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-X

The push for electrification continues unabated. But with the way certain news sources report, it is simple to think that this is what is going on in the world of autos today. Certainly, the market is much more complex than that with a host of traditionally powered models much available. … Read more

Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

Ford Maverick

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold in America? Few people, that is for sure. Well, two new models arrived this year, one from Hyundai and the other from Ford. Unlike the previous models, though, these are … Read more

What is the Renault Alaskan?

Renault Alaskan

In a brilliant display of car culture, the Renault Alaskan aimed to expand Renault’s current world-leading presence regarding light commercial vehicles. Renault wanted to introduce a pick-up truck that could sell worldwide and even partnered with Mercedes-Benz to badge engineer the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Their plan failed quite spectacularly, the Alaskan … Read more

The Ford Maverick is Your Urban Hauler

Ford Maverick

Our “right now” weekly driver is a Ford Maverick, the newest and smallest pickup truck model in Ford’s fleet. Introduced earlier this year, the 2022 Maverick is a compact model in a segment that has not been served since the 1990s. That is when manufacturers upsized their smallest trucks to … Read more

Coming to America: Ford Ranger Raptor!

Ford Ranger Raptor

Rumors that the Ford Ranger Raptor would arrive stateside have percolated for months. Yesterday, the news boiled over when CEO Jim Farley confirmed that it would, by tweeting the same. The next-generation Ranger along with the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in 2023, with American and Canadian customers in … Read more

How To Install a Grille Guard On Your Truck

how to install grill guard

In a traffic-prone environment, the risk of vehicles colliding is very high. And in a survey done between 1998 to 2015, it was estimated that 74% of all reported accidents were front-end collisions. This survey shows that front-end collision is more rampant and should be guarded against. And a grille … Read more

Refreshed: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

Styling with GMC’s largest pickup truck, the Sierra 1500 in Denali trim. Full-size pickup trucks continue to dominate the market with more than 2 million units sold annually. It is a lucrative segment for manufacturers and one reason why electric variants are becoming available. The GMC Sierra 1500 is one … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Luxury Pinnacle: Toyota Tundra Capstone

Toyota Tundra Capstone

With the launch of its all-new Tundra pickup truck model in 2022, Toyota made it clear that it was staying put in a segment dominated by domestic manufacturers. The third-generation Toyota Tundra is here, a more formidable competitor than before. But the one thing the Tundra has lacked is a … Read more

Chevrolet Debuts the 2024 Silverado EV

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Chevrolet took the wraps off the Silverado EV at the 2022 CES and we’re eager to share what we know about it. The Silverado EV is the latest in upwards of 30 electrified GM models coming by 2025, with most based on the company’s Ultium all-electric architecture. The first model … Read more

Doubled Capacity: Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford F-150 Lightning

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

Ford Europe Gets a V6 Ranger Diesel, But You Can’t Have One

2023 Ford Ranger

A new midsize Ford Ranger drops cover. We now know what the next-generation Ford Ranger will look like and this one seems like a winner. Introduced by Ford Europe, the fifth-generation Ranger features improved exterior styling, a fresh interior, and a wide-ranging assortment of engine choices. But the new V6 … Read more

How to Improve Your Truck From Inside Out

lift kit

If your truck has been with you a while, it might be time to give it a bit of a makeover. Everyone wants to own the coolest truck on the block. However, spare parts cost plenty and maintenance can be tricky. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to begin … Read more

First Look: 2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

After what seemed like months of waiting, Toyota has taken the wraps off the 2022 Tundra. The Tundra is this brand’s full-size pickup truck and we had not seen a new one since 2007. A 2014 refresh and a few other changes during the intervening years helped sales remain steady, … Read more

Gen 3: 2022 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck

2022 Nissan Frontier

We drive the 2022 Nissan Frontier and laud it for its many improvements. It has been a long time coming, but finally, it is here: a new Nissan Frontier pickup truck. This vehicle launches the Frontier’s third generation, although it shares the previous model’s frame. Bold styling, an advanced powertrain, … Read more

All the Things We Love About the Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado tailgate

And a few Chevrolet Silverado changes we think are due. We love our pickup trucks, a segment that continues to expand with smaller trucks now entering the market. The best sellers, though, are the full-size models from GM, Ford, and Stellantis, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Chevrolet overhauled the Silverado … Read more

True Grit: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

The GMC Sierra checks all the important boxes in the full-size truck category. The pickup truck landscape is changing as electric trucks and compact variants emerge in a popular segment. Change is good, provided it yields a product that customers want. But for shoppers of full-size trucks, only models as … Read more

What is Hercules Electric Vehicles?

Hercules Electric Vehicles

So many electric vehicle startups, so little time. Aptera, Baker, Coda, Detroit Electric, Dyson, and Fisker, are among the names that sought to challenge Tesla and failed. Or, in the case of Dyson, some never got beyond the conceptual phase. More recently, we have seen a host of new players … Read more

The Ford Maverick Returns as a Compact Hybrid Pickup Truck

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford goes crossover with its all-new small Maverick truck. Ford’s worst-kept rumor is now a reality. Or at least the automaker has confirmed what we knew was coming. Today, the automaker introduced the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck, the smallest model of its kind in America. Notably, the … 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

Going Deep With the GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon may be the right size pickup truck for you. Full-size pickup trucks have grown in proportions, making it difficult for some people to park them in their garages or maneuver on tight streets. Fortunately, there is a class of pickup trucks immediately beneath this segment, represented by … Read more

Massive and Powerful: 2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD

The GMC Sierra comes in standard and heavy-duty applications. GM is one of three domestic brands with heavy-duty pickup trucks. These models are typically measured by gross vehicle weight ratings of at least 10,000 pounds. Under the GM banner, there are Chevrolet and GMC branded trucks, the latter marketed under … Read more

6 Functions of the GMC Sierra MultiPro Tailgate

GMC Sierra Multipro tailgate

A 6-trick MultiPro tailgate that might be the tool you always wanted. You may have seen the commercial or perhaps you noticed the additional cut-out line in certain GMC Sierra models to know that there is something different going on. That difference-maker is GMC’s MultiPro tailgate, an optional upgrade on … Read more

Ford Maverick Trucklet Rumors Swirl!

The compact pickup truck market disappeared by the mid-1990s when small models from Toyota, Nissan, and others were replaced by midsize varieties. That loss left only mid- and full-size trucks for consumer consideration as the tiniest models were locked out of the market, largely due to the infamous “Chicken Tax.” … Read more