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.
2011 Heavy Duty Truck Comparison Test
Who's the boss? 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD or 2010
Dodge Ram Pickup 3500? All have a diesel engine, crew cab and four-wheel
drive, and the as-equipped tow ratings range from 15,800 pounds to 16,800
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Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere
near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter
if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a
movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in
order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the
cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car
coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop
in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of
mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that
would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen
cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to
ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts;
and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and
in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of
fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this
year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and
trucks of Fast & Furious.
Most Muscle? Camaro SS v Challenger SRT8 v Shelby GT500
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In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain
heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top
honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It
was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against
the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
Extreme Trucking - Big Trucks in the world #2
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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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Ford Unveils the Ford Atlas Pickup Truck
At the North American International Auto Show, Ford debuts the Ford Atlas -
Ford's concept full-sized pickup truck. Using the turbocharged EcoBoost engine along with the values and ideals
of the Ford brand, this next-generation truck will be great for the job.
The Ford Atlas has many features from the LED headlamps, cargo box and
rear-view mirrors to the 360 degree point of view camera.
Ford also debuted many of their fleet vehicles in their line.
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Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer
Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner.
Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the
dirt the best!
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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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Arctic Trucks' Toyota Hilux pickup truck from BBC Top Gear TV show
Did you see the North Pole episode of BBC's Top Gear TV show? Ever wonder
where they get their ideas? Here's behind-the-scenes footage of Arctic
Trucks engineering the same Toyota Hilux pickups used by Top Gear for its
adventure. The Reykjavik-based Icelandic company prepares the Hilux with
special parts such as its 38" tires to cope with extreme conditions. It
even is offers trips of between two- and five-days or longer expeditions
through the wild landscape of Iceland. You can read the full story at
eurotuner.com in the News section.
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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2014 Toyota Tundra takes on Ram 1500 & the Ike Gauntlet Towing Test ( Episode 4 )
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2014 Toyota Tundra Pickup is built to tow.
But is it better than the Ram 1500 We decided to find out by putting both
pickups up against each other in a Mega Mashup Sequel. Once again both
trucks tow the old Lincoln Continental Mark V Diamond in the Rough up one
of the steepest and highest American Highways. From Dillion, Colorado to
the Eisenhower Tunnel U.S. I-70 climbs 8 miles to a maximum elevation of
11,158 feet or 3,401 meters. That's enough elevation and grade to test the
most powerful of pickups. Is the Toyota Tundra up to the task of towing a
over 7,000 pounds up to the top of the tunnel?
In fact according to Toyota this pickup can tow up to 9,600 pounds. That's
enough weight to need a commercial truckers license in most states. In this
first TFLtruck Ike Gauntlet video review we test the truck up the Ike
Gauntlet see how fast it will tow around 7,200 pounds of old American
Luxury car plus people and gear 8 miles up a 7 percent grade to the
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