Find out who's the 2012 King of the Hill as PickupTrucks.com tests the entire small-truck segment to determine which little pickups fly, and which fall flat.
The trucks tested are the 2012 Chevy Colorado, 2011 Ford Ranger, 2012 GMC Canyon, 2012 Honda Ridgeline, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Suzuki Equator and the 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
2012 Ultimate 4x4 Shootout
After our Duel in the Desert challenge in which Mopar's Ram Runner beat the
Ford SVT Raptor, we decided to let truck makers offer us their biggest and
baddest off-road trucks for our Ultimate 4X4 Shootout. The contestants are
the 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, 2012 Ram Power Wagon
ST and 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja. Each pickup competed in a grueling list
of off-road and on-road challenges.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road
conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more
information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
Raptor vs. Ram Runner: Head to Head
Get behind the wheel of each truck with pro off-road driver Chad Ragland,
who gives his impressions of the Ram and the Raptor while pounding the
desert sand and tackling monster bumps.
2013 Light Duty Challenge
Pickuptrucks.com asked half-ton truck-makers to send them their best 4WD
model with 4 doors, 8,500 lbs towing capability, and cost under $45,000.
Tested were the Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra,
Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra.
Top 10 Trucks Video Review - Autobytel's Best Pickup Trucks in America
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/trucks/?id=32972 For over 100 years
pickup trucks have been a staple for America's workforce. But in recent
years, trucks have evolved more into lifestyle vehicles. These Top 10
Trucks are the perfect balance between utility and everyday needs. Today
the best trucks have more features and are more comfortable than many cars
on the road. This echo's the notion that a pickup truck can appeal to a
wide range of people, not just those wearing a tool belt.
10) Chevrolet Colorado
If you desire a compact American pickup truck your options are limited.
Thankfully Chevy makes just such a truck called the Colorado. This durable
and reliable little truck has built up a solid reputation over the past
couple of years resulting in it pick as a best pickup.
9) Nissan Frontier
Formerly known as the Nissan Hardbody, the Frontier has come full circle in
delivering what America needs in these tough economic times: a compact
truck that is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to own. The Frontier
pickup truck offers multiple configurations to suit your cargo and
8) Toyota Tacoma http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tacoma/?id=32972
Sometimes overshadowed by the Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma is the vehicle that
put Japan on the map as far as pickup trucks go. The Tacoma is a Top 10
truck because it's built on a very solid foundation.
7) Nissan Titan http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/titan/?id=32972
Nissan was the first company to incorporate a 300 horsepower engine into their
pickups. The V-8 Titan is the largest truck you can buy from Nissan and
this pickup proves to be a very solid choice making this list of Top 10.
6) RAM 1500 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/ram/1500/?id=32972
For many years the RAM was the ugly step child to Ford and Chevy trucks.
But over the last few years, Dodge has been paying close attention to just
how owners use their pickups. Now the RAM is one of the most versatile and
functional trucks on the market. This Best Truck choice is so popular that
the Chrysler Group has made the RAM division into its own brand.
5) GMC Sierra 1500
GMC has done an excellent job of distinguishing itself from Chevy by
labeling their trucks "professional grade." Perception has become reality
and today the GMC Sierra is seen as a high end truck to most consumers. The
GMC Sierra is one of the Best Trucks you can buy.
4) Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Battle between Ford and Chevy remains strong and is most prevalent in
the war for Best Pickup Truck. While Ford may have an edge due to the newer
body style, for some owners it's still Chevrolet or nothing. Despite its
age the Chevy Silverado 1500 still remains both a workhorse and a good
3) GMC Sierra 2500HD
The HD designation stands for Heavy Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD is as
tough as they come. Whether you opt for the turbo-diesel engine of the gasoline powered motor;
the Sierra in HD format is all about towing and hauling. This is the truck
for those who are serious about pickups. The Sierra HD is one of the
toughest trucks on this Top 10 list.
2) Toyota Tundra http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tundra/?id=32972
If there is one word to describe Toyota's commitment to making the best
pickup truck in America: it's relentless. Toyota knew that in order to
compete with the big 3, it needed to not only build a great truck, but they
needed to build it here on American soil. Built in San Antonio Texas, the
Tundra offers the perfect balance between drivability and capability.
1) Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford's EcoBoost engine technology
consists of direct injection and twin-turbochargers have proven effective in the line-up
of cars, and now we find this engine making its way onto more F-150 trucks.
Essentially this engine gives you V-8 power combined with the fuel economy
of a V-6. This EcoBoost engine out
powers many V-8 engines on the market with 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of
torque while still getting the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid full
sized pickup truck. On top of all that great technology, the Ford F-150
looks great. The exterior styling and wonderful interior hits the mark
making this pickup our pick for the Top Truck in America.
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We see it every Friday during our evening commute. A stream of vehicles
choking the freeway, headed out to the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River
for some well-earned weekend stress relief.
The fun varies, from camping to dirt-bike riding to water-skiing. But the
vehicle that invariably gets tasked with hauling the corresponding
equipment is a full-size pickup truck. You know, like the 2009 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F-150 or 2009 Toyota Tundra.
Sure, we talk about the virtues of the minivan as a family hauler, and
there are many. But the minivan stands no chance against a looming 25-foot
camping trailer. And SUVs are easily flummoxed by motocross bikes and the
need to carry their smelly gas cans (or anything that's remotely dirty,
actually) in the vehicle's cargo area.
There's nothing like a pickup, with its big bin in back that doesn't care
what you toss into it. And the truck is sure to be around long after the
full-frame SUV falls completely out of favor and descends into the
three-row car-based sensibility that is the crossover.
Nissan Frontier vs. Toyota Tacoma | Edmunds.com
In this Midsize Truck Comparison Test, Inside Line puts the Nissan Frontier
up against the Toyota Tacoma to see who reigns supreme in the segment.
2012 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Manual Walkaround, Exhaust, Review, and Test Drive
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dealing with a design that dates back to late 2004. We feel Toyota needs to
extensively overhaul this vehicle to bring some life back into the compact
"The 2012 Toyota Tacoma is a top choice in the midsize pickup segment
thanks to its highly capable nature and wide array of configurations."
2012 Nissan Frontier & Titan PRO-4X pick-up off-road Safari review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Nissan Frontier and Titan can certainly
go anywhere that you are brave enough to drive the pick-ups...especially if
you get the off-road Pro-4X versions with the complete rock bashing kits.
We recently had a chance to test Nissan's two sturdy pick-up to see just
how much bashing they can tolerate and how far off the beaten path they
will take you.
Top 5 Serious off-road rides reviewed, driven and tested
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today? We at The fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a different car every
week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not most) the best off-road
rides on the market. Here are the top 5 off-road rides that we've driven in
2014 Honda Ridgeline SNOWY Off-Road Review on Everyman Driver
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2014 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X takes on the Ike Gauntlet Torture Towing Test
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2014 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X is a mid-sized
pickup that is built to go off-road. But not today. Instead we are putting
it through the grueling Ike Gauntlet towing test. As configured the 2014
Nissan Frontier PRO-4X is capable of towing 6100 pounds so how will it
handle the 5740 pound TFL test boat up a mountain?
The Ike Gauntlet is a timed run up one of America's steepest highways from
9,000 feet above sea level to the top of the mountain at entrance to the
Eisenhower Tunnel in Colorado.
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2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Speedy off-road Tech Demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X is like
driving a cross between a Jeep and a pick-up. It does all of the things
that a normal pick-up will do but it also has the tools and technology that
you need to go seriously off-road including Four wheel drive, a lockable
differential and even hill descent control. In this Colorado off-road tech
demo we put the 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X to the test to see how all
of those off-road technology features work when the going gets rough in the