I'm Taking The 2014 Ram Power Wagon On An Adventure, Ask Me Anything

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon is purported to be the most off-road capable work truck you can buy off a showroom floor. It lacks the dune-jumping legs of a Ford Raptor, but with 14.5" of ground clearance and electronically disconnecting sway bars it should be able to crawl over all the twigs you can find. » 8/27/14 4:42pm Yesterday 4:42pm

Does 'Best In Class' Really Make You Want To Buy A Car Or Truck?

"Best In Class" has been a favorite phrase for car commercials and billboards forever, particularly in the pickup truck market. Now that Ram and Ford are raging especially hard over who's "Best In Class For Towing," it's time to settle the real debate: does anyone give a damn? » 8/26/14 1:41pm Tuesday 1:41pm

A Brief History Of How The Aftermarket Invented GM's 4WD Trucks

Just after World War II, Willys Jeeps and Dodge Power Wagons were first to sell 4WD trucks to consumers. GM, Ford, and even Studebaker saw the demand for trucks with a transfer case, but before they could offer their own 4WD systems cost-effectively they outsourced it to the aftermarket. » 8/21/14 9:35am 8/21/14 9:35am

Honda Ridgeline Still Outselling Nissan Titan, Ford Grows Lead Over GM

Last month Americans bought 8,425 more pickup trucks than they did in June. Ford F-Series, which eeked out a sales victory over GM's pickups in June, more than doubled its lead despite Sierra getting a substantial sales bump. The Nissan Titan still wallows in last place, 268 sales behind the Honda Ridgeline. » 8/07/14 2:51pm 8/07/14 2:51pm

The Stupidity Of 'Best In Class' Claims, Retold As A Courtroom Drama

Automakers will bicker all day over "Best In Class" titles, 'cause they figure you'll abandon all other loyalties when you see those three little words. But after diving deeper on Ford and Ram's latest title tug-of-war, all I can tell you is why "best in class" is the last thing you should care about. » 8/01/14 10:21am 8/01/14 10:21am

New Nissan Frontier May Be Postponed To 2018, Based On Navara After All

Rumor has it that Nissan has binned their plan to build an all-new mini-truck for the US market on an old Frontier platform, intimidated by the complication of bringing it up to modern safety standards. We might get a Navara-based truck after all, but we'll be waiting a while. » 7/31/14 1:10pm 7/31/14 1:10pm