Posts from ‘Diesel’

Mar
01
2019 Ram HD

2019 Ram Heavy Duty 2500 Limited Mega Cab

Consumer Guide Automotive It wasn’t so much a matter of “if” as a matter of “when” … and “who.”

Over the past couple of decades, those following heavy-duty pickups have been treated to a race similar to that enjoyed by car enthusiasts for years. This one, however, wasn’t about horsepower; it was about torque. And though all the top contenders kept leap-frogging each other toward that magic 1000 lb-ft finish line, it was Ram that got there first.

Jan
24
Mercury Meta One Concept

Mercury Meta One Concept

Forgotten ConceptsThis is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Jan
15
2019 Ram HD

2019 Ram Heavy Duty

Detroit Auto Show LogoWe’re not going to bury the lede on this one: the updated 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks now boast an available 1000 lb-ft of torque. This translates to what Ram claims is “the most powerful, most capable truck in the segment.”

That claim comes by way of a redesigned Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine and brings with it a host of impressive numbers. Most impressive is a towing capacity of up to 35,100 pounds and payload of 7680 pounds when properly equipped.

Dec
20
2005 Ford Excursion

2005 Ford Excursion

There were two good reasons for the demise of the Ford Excursion, and only one really good reason for it to have been built in the first place.

Addressing the former: Gas prices rose alarmingly during the Excursion’s brief tenure in Ford’s product lineup. Also, there was probably a finite market for 7000-pound SUVs, and what demand there was for such a vehicle had been met fairly quickly in the Excursion’s 2000-05 model-year run.

Nov
28
2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Jeep Gladiator

LA-Auto-Show-LogoJeep debuted the long-rumored pickup version of its Wrangler SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, bestowing it a name from the company’s storied past.

Sep
10

Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

It wasn’t that long ago that the typical family-oriented passenger car was notably more fuel-efficient than the average SUV. Today, the efficiency gap between the two vehicle types is much smaller than it used to be. Crossover SUVs–those based on passenger-car chassis instead of truck-like body-on-frame architectures–have proliferated, and many new SUV models have gotten smaller and lighter while still retaining an extra degree of cargo room and functionality over their comparable passenger-car counterparts.

Aug
30
2018 Cruze Diesel

2018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback in Nightfall Gray

2015 Audi Q52018 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel Hatchback

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 364

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Aug
08
2018 Land Rover Discovery Diesel

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6 in Loire Blue Metallic (a $710 option)

Quick Spin

2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Td6

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 310

Fuel used: 15.1 gallons

Jul
11
2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6, Corris Grey, Diesel

2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 in Corris Grey

2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6

2015 Audi Q5Class: Premium Large SUV

Miles driven: 307

Fuel used: 11.8 gallons

Jun
06
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab in Magnetic (metallic dark gray)

Quick Spin

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum Crew Cab 4X4

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 166

Fuel used: 12.8 gallons

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