by Lori Straus With so many options out there these days, finding the best pickup truck, whether for work or play, can seem like a daunting task. You may have your favorite brand, but many brands have multiple models, each with advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs. In this blog post, we’ll summarize a... Read More.
by Chris Chase Electric vehicles are in vogue right now, with automakers and proponents of emissions-free driving touting them as the future of personal transportation. Right now, you can buy battery-powered models in the compact and mid-size car and crossover categories. Soon, however, pickup truck fans should also have a range of EV options to... Read More.
By Chris Chase J.D. Power has named Porsche and Dodge the industry’s top brands in the 2020 version of its annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study. The APEAL survey measures which vehicles are most likely to make their owners feel good about their purchase. It’s a less tangible thing than the organization’s initial... Read More.
by Lori Straus No one wants their cargo flying off their truck bed. Although straps may be necessary to anchor down large, heavy items, a tonneau cover (often called a “truck bed cover” or misspelled as “tonno cover”) lies or rolls over the top of your pick-up truck’s bed. It keeps your cargo under wraps,... Read More.
North America’s love of pickup trucks and Toyota’s reputation for reliability seem like a match made in heaven. And yet the Toyota Tundra is a perpetual sales underdog in the full-size truck segment. Why aren’t Toyota’s pickups more popular? It’s mainly because Toyota refuses to offer discounts and incentives to drive sales the way General... Read More.
by Lori Straus Pickup trucks aren’t always the best choice for daily driving. It can be difficult to comfortably seat all your family in them, even if they have a second row. In addition, the lack of a bona fide trunk can make retrieving your bags difficult. We’ve collected lists of top vehicles with tow... Read More.
If you want proof of how much the full-size pickup truck market has changed recently, look no further than what’s under the hoods of some of the most popular models. We’d argue the changes began in 2011, when Ford introduced the F-150’s first EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Ram was next with the segment’s first light-duty diesel,... Read More.
By Chris Chase – Rating 3.1/5 Some vehicles are designed to appeal to a wide range of shoppers. Others, like the Jeep Gladiator, go after a very specific set of buyers — in this case, Jeep fans who have supposedly been clamoring for a pickup based on the Wrangler off-roader. This is Jeep’s first pickup... Read More.
by Chris Chase In the last two years, the mid-size pickup segment has expanded to include the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator, the latter’s bold styling providing a dose of attitude in a segment geared toward mainstream truck buyers. This fast-growing class also encompasses the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Honda Ridgeline, and will soon... Read More.
by Chris Chase — 4.3/5.0 The full-size pickup truck segment is one of the auto industry’s most competitive, and North America’s domestic brands own it. Ford’s F-150 is Canada’s best-selling vehicle overall, and the Ram 1500 and General Motors’ GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 twins are regular top-10 sellers. Understandably, those brands work... Read More.