The Super Duty Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 pickups are for pulling big boats, horses and construction equipment. Heavy work. A large diesel engine makes that possible, and now a gleaming array of driver-assistance technology makes it easy. Heck, it’s even fun.
This year Ford is launching the first major revamp of its Super Duty pickup line since 1999. The company is very proud of the trucks’ massive cargo capacity, and an objectively cool new cupholder design it’s patenting. It’s a shame Ford will never share data that’s more relevant to customers, like fuel economy…
This week I’m in beautiful Colorado running around with Ford’s 2017 heavy duty F-250, F-350 and some F-450 pickup trucks. These models have major changes to the frame, engine and body design for the first time since pretty much 1999. So what do you want to know about them?
The 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks, which includes F-250, F-350, and the pickup truck version of the F-450, have been fully redesigned for the first time since pogs were currency and your dad had a pager. And the new capability claims, well, they’re big.
Car companies typically send their pickup trucks to the mountains of Arizona for pain-tolerance tests. Ford has figured out how to bring the hills to them.
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show on a hydraulic platform that showcased how much the truck could tilt. Impressed, or happier with the lift kit you’ve got on that rusty old Dakota?
Nothing says that you want to dominate nature quite like an off-road heavy duty pickup. Ram has re-faced their Power Wagon for the 2017 model year and spread some of its off-road tech across its whole HD line to better cater to the big boy mud and rocks crowd out there.
The last time a new Ford Super Duty design was released, engineers were freaking out about losing their work to Y2K so we’re pretty excited that the trucks are (almost) all new for 2017. So far we know a little about materials, tech features, and of course– the look.
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) turns JK Jeep Wranglers into howlin' Hemi-powered Brute Double Cab Jeep pickups. They've been promising to bring their magic to Ram trucks for some time; now they've finally brought these unbelievably beastly work rigs to production.
Here it is in all its naked glory: the next Ford Super Duty pickup truck. This is what the 2017 Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 will look like. What do you think?
Chrysler kept their Ram 2500 for SEMA pretty conservative, but I'm completely in love with the color. It's kind of a perfect medium between looking tough and subtle, with a hint of military utilitarianism. Can't imagine a modern truck this wouldn't look good on.
Remember that 2008 Ram 2500 diesel that slammed into a rogue Hyundai Veloster piloted by a zero-fucks-giving fourteen year old? Well the Ram driver is getting his truck fixed and upgraded for free, because a shop owner so appreciated his efforts.
GM's is converting heavy duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 pickups to run on compressed natural gas for $9,500, adding to their CNG-capable fleet that already includes their van lineup and soon the Impala sedan.
The second generation of Ford's 6.7 Power Stroke V8 will be the heart of the 2015 F-Series Super Duty trucks with 440 hp, 860 lb-ft of torque, and a 40,000 pound total weight rating in their biggest pickup. All of which surpass the capabilities of competitors.
Due to hydraulic fracturing bringing the price of natural gas down, GM is launching a line of Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups that can run CNG to pass the savings on to YOOOUUU!
It's an exciting time to be talking about trucks— every automaker is bending the throttle on innovation in the utility segment and it's all-out war to be king of every comparison. GM impressed me with their intelligent cruise control, but Ram's Nick Cappa wanted to address some things I might have missed.
Full-size pickup sales are on the rise in the US with about 1.9 million big trucks delivered in 2013, a 17% increase from the previous year. Ford's banking on continuation of the tread and plans to beef up their Super Duty production substantially this year.
Amazing strength, meet slightly less amazing strength: For the Chicago Auo Show, General Motors welded an old Silverado HD frame to a new one. Boxed rails? We got your boxed rails right here.