IIHS: Pickup trucks skimp on passenger-side safety

21 Mar
2019 Toyota Tundra crash testA round of crash-test results released Thursday by the IIHS show that even the newest pickup truck designs aren't as safe for front-seat passengers as they are for drivers. Most of the new trucks tested by the IIHS, including the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, produced eyebrow-raising results in the small-overlap crash...

2019 Chevrolet Silverado’s new turbo-4 rated at 21 mpg combined

10 Oct
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500A new turbo-4 engine found under the hood of the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado packs a punch—with the thirst for fuel to match. Chevrolet on Wednesday said the new engine found in its 2019 Silverado will be rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city, 23 highway, 21 combined with rear-wheel drive and 19/22/20 mpg for four-wheel-drive models. MORE...

2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive: The silent assassin of pickup trucks

25 Aug
2019 Ram 1500 LimitedThe USS Seawolf attack submarine is said to be so quiet that the only way to discover it is to listen for the absence of sound. That’s a pretty tall order, and one we remembered while attempting to discern the activity of the mild hybrid electric assist motor in the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque pickups. The system is so silent and so invisibly...

2018 Toyota Tacoma review update: the right place at the right time

3 Jul
2018 Toyota Tacoma LimitedRobert Horry—known to some as Big Shot Rob—has seven NBA Championship rings on his fingers. That’s more than any modern-era basketball player. The ex-Rockets, ex-Suns, ex-Lakers, ex-Spurs forward was certainly a talented athlete noted for his clutch shooting during the playoffs, but he also happened to be at the right place at...

Upcoming Ram Rebel TRX to square-off against Ford F-150 Raptor off road

1 Jun
Ram Rebel TRX concept, 2016 State Fair of TexasRam Trucks will finally get a proper off-road truck, but not a mid-size pickup for American buyers, the division confirmed Friday at an investor conference in Italy. The long-rumored Ram Rebel TRX has been earmarked for production by the end of 2022, though likely much sooner. Ram didn't unleash any new details about the Rebel TRX at the...

Tall order pickup truck: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD teased

10 Apr
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD teaser imageThe 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD will have a bulky look, but one that may not be backed up by more metal. An image Chevy released Tuesday shows the 2020 Silverado HD's new grille with a chrome bar that slices through its headlights. A chrome-ringed hood scoop sits atop its bulging hood and big, bulky letters spelling out the truck's branding add...

2018 Ford F-150, Expedition transmission levers recalled

6 Apr
2018 Ford F-150Over 350,000 Ford trucks and SUVs may have a faulty transmission lever that could slip out of gear and allow vehicles to roll even after being placed in park and turned off, the automaker said Friday. The recall covers the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition, as well as a handful of commercial-grade F-650 and F-750 vehicles. For the F-150 and...

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4: the beast-mode pickup truck

27 Mar
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 set to debut at the New York auto show this week is in "beast mode" right from the factory. The Sierra AT4 is basically GMC's version of the Chevrolet Silverado Trailboss, which means it features a two-inch suspension lift, plus a host of off-road goodies such as a two-speed transfer case, locking rear differential...

2019 Ram 1500 first drive: the luxury car of pickup trucks

16 Mar
2019 Ram 1500The 2019 Ram 1500 has fully adapted to the way most drivers use their trucks: livability trumps utility. Sure, the latest Ram is powerful enough to lug a trailer weighing up to 12,750 pounds, but that didn’t matter to me as I took in the warm scent of leather and ran my hand across the rough-finish wood trim inside a megabuck Ram 1500...

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 unveiled: carbon copy truck no longer

1 Mar
2019 GMC Sierra 1500A discussion of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 that debuted Thursday in Detroit needs to start at the rear and make its way forward. The 2019 Sierra will be available with a tailgate that's as versatile as a standing desk and a bed made of carbon fiber, rather than steel. Those two innovations alone set the Sierra apart from its sibling, the recently...