New Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon on Tap

GMC Canyon 2022

My, how much things have changed! Ten years ago, the midsize pickup truck market was seeing a steady decline. For instance, Ford ended the production of the Ranger for the US market, while GM abandoned the segment where it had previously offered two models. Even the Ram Dakota would only … Read more

Lordstown Endurance Truck: Ready, Set, Go?

Lordstown Endurance truck

Lordstown Motors may release the Endurance later this year. Bringing a new vehicle to the market is fraught with challenges. Bringing one from an upstart manufacturer who has not built one previously raises the stakes. Finally, building an electric truck for a segment that is just seeing them for the … Read more

2019 Nissan Titan XD Highlights and Review

2019 Nissan Titan XD

The 2019 Nissan Titan XD is now in its fourth year. We’re no stranger to the Nissan Titan XD, a model we first previewed in December 2015 ahead of its introduction. To quickly clear the air, there are two full-size pickup trucks from Nissan. The standard Titan rolled out in … Read more

GMC Introduces Off-Road Sierra AT4 Line

AT4 line added to the 2019 Sierra. An all-new GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck is on its way, with this model making its debut at a special media event earlier in the month. Just ahead of the start of the New York International Auto Show this week, GMC introduced a … Read more

The Next Centennial: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2019 Silverado launches Chevrolet’s second century of trucks. Yesterday, we looked at the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado in Centennial trim, a model that both marks an important milestone and brings the curtain down on the final model year of the current generation. Later this year, an all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado debuts, … Read more

Happy Centennial: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Centennial edition

A centennial celebration with a full-size pickup truck. One hundred years ago, the Chevrolet Motor Car Company and the McLaughlin Car Company merged, with the new entity becoming the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. That transition promptly gave Chevrolet access to GMC’s truck platform and the first one-ton Chevrolet truck … 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

2017 GMC Canyon Denali Crew Cab Review

2017 GMC Canyon Denali

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

The Full-Bodied 2016 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck

2016 Toyota Tundra.

Behind the wheel of Toyota’s largest pickup truck. How do you like your pickup truck — small, medium or large? Small pickup trucks are no longer sold in the US, having morphed into midsize trucks beginning about two decades ago. With the Ford Ranger’s retirement in 2011, consumers were left … Read more

2017 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

2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab Review

2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab

This blacked-out Sierra “Elevation Edition” makes for a stylish truck. America’s love affair with pickup trucks is a strong one. During the last recession, it seemed as if the segment might not recover from its beating down as sales fell to less than half the historic highs. But don’t tell … Read more

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado offers rock solid performance with three new engines to show for it. The Silverado is the type of truck is fit for both work and family with three cabin choices available. Chevrolet and its GMC consort provide the only compilation of heavy-duty, full-size and midsize pickup trucks … Read more

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 a gamble. Beginning with the 2015 model year the F-150 is all new, but its uniqueness isn’t limited to a fresh face or a new engine — both are apparent … Read more

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4×4 Review

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

A new generation Colorado dispels an old way of building small trucks. General Motors cancelled the Chevrolet Colorado and the similar GMC Canyon following the 2012 model year, offering vague assurances that they would be back in the game some day with all-new, vastly improved models. The GM pickup duo, … Read more

2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD Review

2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

The ultimate in cabin comfort and 4×4 capabilities. In my neighborhood people drive an assortment of vehicles, including a fair share of hybrids and EVs. There are several pickup trucks around here too with a few heavy-duty models sprinkled in. Head just a few miles out of the metropolitan area … Read more

Like a Rock: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Following successive weeks driving the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pick up trucks, I can tell you that there is no difference between these two models. What I can tell you is that the Sierra Crew Cab with its 5.3-liter V-8 beats the Silverado Double Cab with its 4.3-liter … Read more

5 Flavors of the 2014 Toyota Tundra (Review)

2014 Toyota Tundra

I bet you never thought of a pickup truck in terms of flavors, am I right? Then again, with each full-size truck manufacturer offering variants on the big truck theme, it is often the sub-models or special editions that attracts customers to a particular truck. Several of these flavors were … Read more

Sporty Ford F-150 Tremor Priced From $38,000

Hotrod and sporty trucks fill a niche in the auto industry, vehicles with sharp colors, flashy graphics, unique grilles and other special embellishments. Besides the “look” of a hot truck, such models usually back it up with plenty of performance. 2014 F-150 Tremor For 2014, the Ford F-150 Tremor rolls … Read more

Truck Tailgate Thefts Are on the Rise

Owners of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra pickup trucks know that these vehicles are prized models. Ideal for their room, payload and towing capacities, large pickup trucks are also prized by thieves and may be stolen, chopped up and the parts shipped … Read more

Chicago Style: 2014 Toyota Tundra

At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show today, one of the more widely anticipated new vehicles of the season was unveiled, the 2014 Toyota Tundra. The new model, the third generation of Toyotas full-size pickup truck aspirations, offers numerous technological and styling updates over the current model. It also sends a … Read more

Ford Atlas Hints at Pickup Truck Future

The future of the pickup truck is likely to face a big challenge in coming years as federal fuel economy mandates require that current manufacturer fleet averages must double by 2025 with incremental changes each preceding year. Pickup trucks wont go away, but they’re likely to become even more efficient, … Read more

Trends Indicate Compact Pickups Will Die

Small trucks have never really found lasting success in the American market. It certainly hasn’t been from lack of trying – major automakers as diverse as Volkswagen, Toyota and even domestic players like Ford and Chevrolet have all tried their hand at selling U.S. drivers on the idea of a true compact pickup, … Read more