by Chris Chase Mid-size pickup trucks have become more popular in the last few years. In part, that’s because these trucks offer useful towing and hauling capability, but in a smaller vehicle that’s easier to manage in daily driving than a full-size model. Some buyers downsize in a bid to save some cash. But with... 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.
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.
2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Report on Trucks & SUVs. Every year, the auto industry research analysts at J.D. Power poll new-vehicle buyers to find out how happy they were with their purchases during the first 90 days of ownership.... Read More.
The growth of those full-size trucks has created a market for smaller, less-expensive pickups that can still do a lot of work. Manufacturers have stepped up with a new generation of mid-size pickups that boast strong, refined performance. Many of those recent mid-size models now have a few years under their belts, so it’s a good time to go over what to watch for in the used market.... Read More.
Now it’s Ford’s turn, with a reborn Ranger, a name that disappeared from the pickup segment in 2012. What was last sold as a basic compact is back as a mid-size promising more refinement, performance, and capability.... Read More.