The Ram Rebel is only a minor tweak on Chrysler’s popular four-door, short-bed, half-ton pickup truck platform, but it sure is a whole lot cooler. At least Chrysler hopes you think so. And in a few decades, you probably will.
You’ve got your classic Toyota truck. You’ve got your swamp tires the size of weather balloons. Almost nothing can stop you. Almost.
One of the worst pitfalls of pickup truck ownership? Every time “a friend” needs something moved, you’re on deck to doll out the favor. This guy won’t have that problem anymore.
The small, sometimes wrong-wheel drive,“car-based truck” a la the El Camino has come and gone. And come back. And faded back into obscurity. This platform has been perennially popular in Australia, why won’t it stick around in the U.S.?
At the dawn of the new millennium Chevrolet had an epiphany: “People love pickups but don’t really use them.” So it lopped off the back of an SUV and created the Avalanche; a vehicle with trucky pretenses but Suburban practicality. Slow sales killed it in 2013 and now the concept is back. Backwards.
Toyota is going to dismantle and study this 2007 Tundra pickup truck, which single-owner Victor Sheppard put over a million miles on in less than a decade. It’s still standing strong with the original engine, transmission and paint job.
The Ford Raptor is unequivocally the baddest factory off-road pickup truck in America. At the end of this year the new one comes out, in Ford’s aluminum F-150 bodystyle with an aggressively-tuned 3.5 EcoBoost engine. Here it is being driven exactly the way you’d want to.
Honda announced a second-generation Ridgeline at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and revealed the finalized design a year later. This week we finally get to test, drive, and apparently even “off-road” it for ourselves. Get your questions in now!
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“This didn’t work we were gonna get the boat,” Cole Geeo told WFAA 8 after rescuing his neighbors marooned in their homes by feet of floodwater.
Sometimes owning a pickup truck means you get hit with that feeling. That itch you’ve got to scratch. That deep, gravelly Sam Elliot voice in your head that says “hold my beer. And get the hell out of my way.”
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.
Is there any greater glory for a mid-sized pickup truck than coming to the rescue of a full-grown big rig?
“It takes bumps really well, it likes to fly,” says Frank about his 1967 Ford Prerunner. But since he broke his neck, the truck hasn’t seen much action. Until off-road expert Fred Williams challenges him to “a race.”
I don’t know much about Texas apart from the fact that it’s 7.5 times the size of Hungary and people there like red meat just as much as we do. Still, this 8 MPG 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab running on 24-inch wheels sounds about the most Texan thing ever.
If a 4 Wheel Parts catalog spilled all over a Chevy Colorado it’d be this Thai Colorado Xtreme concept. It’s a caricature on wheels and it’s perfect. Now this is a Z71 worthy of an “Off-Road” sticker.