Pickuptrucks.com asked each half-ton truck-maker to send them its best vehicle, with just one condition: keep the price under $30,000. Tested were the Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra and Ram 1500. See what three trucks came out on top.
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.
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.
2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year! Picking A Winner
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Truck Of The Year
competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor
Trend Truck Of The Year.
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Judging the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
Watch as we put the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year contenders through
their paces to in order to decide which truck is worthy of this year's
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Big Trucks Duke it Out: Full Size Pickup Comparison
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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.
2013 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 0-60 MPH Mashup Test & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ram 1500 Pick-up ( you may remember it
as a Dodge) is virtually all new. OK, the HEMI engine option remains but
same as the new Ram 1500 is now available with the Chrysler Pentastar V-6
engine and a HEMI V-8. But for 2013 the Ram also gets a new and class first
8 speed transmission, and optional self-leveling air suspension and
(according to Ram) best in class fuel economy. Of course we wanted to know
know just how fast the new Ram 1500 is to 60 MPH and perhaps more
importantly how it competes with the best selling vehicle in America...the
Ford F-150. We also wanted to know how it stacks up against the Chevy
Silverado. If you are curious as well, watch this exclusive TFLcar mashup
review as we test and review all three classic American pick-up trucks and
see which one is fastest to 60 MPH.
Diesel-Powered Throwdown! 2011 Ford Super Duty vs 2010 Ram HD
We pit the all new 2011 Ford Super Duty against our reigning Truck of the
Year, the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty to figure out which one is truly the king of
the heavy haulers.
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Shot by; Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
Top 10 Trucks Video Review - Autobytel's Best Pickup Trucks in America
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/trucks/ 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 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/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/
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/
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/
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 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/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 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/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/
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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2011 Ford F-150 Mashup review: Ecoboost V6 Twin Turbo vs 5.0L V8
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Twin turbo has been a surprise grand slam for Ford.
Not only has this V6 Twin turbo pick-up
proved to be the most popular engine choice in the country's most popular
vehicle but it also surprised many automotive journalist and buyers with
it's fuel economy, towing capacity and 365 horsepower. So which is the
better F-150? The traditional V8 or the brand new twin turbo V6 EcoBoost? Check out this video as we compare the
two Ford best selling pick-ups to each other.
Ford F-150 Ecoboost vs Chevy Silverado Duramax Pick-up Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ford expects to sell almost 100,000 brand new
EcoBoost twin turbo F-150s this year. With a towing capacity of
just over 11,000 pounds and 360 HP, the F-150 is a class leading pick-up
truck. But how will it do when stacked up against a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
(heavy duty) with the Duramax turbo
diesel engine? And perhaps even more importantly how do both classic
American pick-ups do when used the way that many people use pick-ups...as
their daily drivers? We took two of America's newest and most popular turbo-charged pick-ups and put them to the
everyman test of comfort, ease of use, and combined that with a very
unusual drag race to see which pick-up was the better daily driver.