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

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

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

About the Heavy-Duty Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD

Body styles, trims, available powertrains, payload, and towing. Full-size pickup trucks continue to meet the needs of tens of millions of Americans, a segment that shows no sign of imploding. Ford, GM, and Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler) represent the domestics with Toyota and Nissan also with a presence. But it’s … Read more

Bigger Yet: 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban SUVs

Chevrolet’s largest SUVs are completely overhauled for 2021, all-new models that are also larger than ever. The Chevrolet Tahoe (standard wheelbase) and Chevrolet Suburban (stretched wheelbase) are what make the bow-tie brand the top seller in a segment with few non-GM players, most notably the Ford Expedition. Count the Toyota … Read more

GM Diesel Pickup Fast Facts

A third Duramax GM diesel becomes available. The General Motors Company makes diesel engines under the Duramax name. Most of us are familiar with the 6.6-liter turbo-diesel V8 available with heavy-duty Chevrolet and GMC models. We may even be familiar with the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine available in smaller trucks … Read more

Dually Prowess: 2019 Ram 3500

2019 Ram 3500

The all-new 2019 Ram 3500 comes with single or dual rear wheels. The Ram brand has been on an upward trajectory ever since it was separated from Dodge beginning in 2009. Ram Trucks represent a variety of utility-type vehicles, but its flagship product has always been its line of full-size … Read more

Highlights of the 2019 Nissan Titan XD

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 2004, skipped the 2016 model year before the second-generation model followed … 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

Robust SUV: 2018 Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery simply gets the job done. If you’re shopping for a highly capable luxury sport utility vehicle, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery is certainly worth a look. This medium-to-large SUV offers strong engine choices and pairs them with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, your cost can quickly … 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

Sporty and Elegant: Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 supplies a powerful presence among small SUVs. Mazda may be a small player in the automotive sphere, but not one model fails to garner the attention it deserves. Credit goes to Mazda designers for delivering a fetching design across its entire model line. That model line now includes … Read more

The Next-Generation Chevrolet Equinox

Momentum continues with the third-generation Chevy Equinox. How do you make an already competitive product better? By carefully starting anew, particularly through a clean sheet design, but without forgetting what made the product appealing in the first place. That’s exactly what Chevrolet has done with the 2018 Equinox, an all-new … Read more

Land Rover Discovery Resurrection!

Return of the top-of-the-line Discovery series. Land Rover divides its universe between top-of-the-line Range Rover models (currently numbering four) and a pair of standard Discovery models. But there is nothing “regular” about the Discovery and Discovery Sport other than a base Discovery Sport SE is the only Land Rover with … Read more

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty Platinum Review

2017 Ford F-350 Platinum

Ford’s F-Series rolled out in 1948 and over the past 40 years, it has been the top-selling pickup truck nameplate in the world. The F-100 followed the initial F-1 and then the F-150 along with F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 models were woven in. Although most F-Series models sold are … Read more

Second Look: 2016 Nissan Titan XD

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 opportunity with a vehicle that paints a clearer picture of its capabilities. Following my introduction to the all-new Nissan Titan XD seven months earlier, I welcomed a 2016 Nissan Titan … Read more

The 2017 Jaguar XE by the Numbers

The Jaguar XE is the latest model in this big cat’s repertoire. Not since Jaguar retired the X-TYPE in 2009 has it had a compact sedan to take on the BMW 3 Series and like luxury models. That earlier vehicle was outperformed in an ultra-competitive segment and simply didn’t have … Read more

Diesel Does It: Range Rover HSE

2016 Range Rover HSE.

Britain’s Range Rover line adds a turbo-diesel in the North American market. If you are a luxury sport utility vehicle shopper, then you should seriously consider this potent powerplant. There is nothing greater in the Land Rover universe than a Range Rover. Since 1970, Range Rover has represented the pinnacle … Read more

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 Nissan Frontier comes to mind. The Frontier is a midsize pickup truck and the successor to various Nissan or Datsun trucks built since the 1950s and on sale across the … Read more

Nissan Strikes Back With Frontier Diesel Runner

Concept truck features a 2.8-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. GM will be muscling back into the small pickup truck segment this year, by reintroducing its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. That move will put the sales squeeze on the two remaining models in this shrinking class: the Toyota Tacoma … Read more

A Small-Displacement Diesel for the 2014 Ram 1500

It has been more than a decade since light-duty pickup truck buyers have had access to diesel engines. GM, Ford and Chrysler offer diesel engines for their respective heavy-duty lines, but not for the standard full-size pickup trucks that most people buy. But, that is about to change as the … Read more

Jeep Drops Liberty, Revives Cherokee

One of the most popular names in modern day Jeepdom is Cherokee, an appellation ascribed to not to one, but two models. The Cherokee name first appeared in the 1970s and was essentially the cheaper version of the Wagoneer. In the 1980s, a new model emerged, and this time it … Read more