Posts from ‘Off-Road’

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Consumer Guide Automotive By Don Sikora II

After packing a sizable collection of facemasks and two squeeze bottles of hand sanitizer, we set off to drive Ram’s new off-road-ready TRX pickup at a socially distanced event near Lake Tahoe. Clearly, most of us would love to forget 2020, but if you are into high-performance off-road trucks, the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX will definitely fall into the category of things you’ll be happy to remember.

Monteverdi Safari

Monteverdi Safari

Twenty years ago, it would have seemed inconceivable that Europe’s most storied luxury and performance automakers would have gotten into the SUV business. Yet, here we are–Alfa Romeo (Stelvio), Aston Martin (DBX), Bentley (Bentayga), Lamborghini (Urus), Maserati (Levante), Rolls-Royce (Cullinan) are all now in the truck game. Most shocking, perhaps, is that Ferrari will offer an SUV (Purosangue) for the 2022 model year. And of course, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche got into the SUV game (and profited big) years ago.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road in Lunar Rock/Ice Edge two-tone (a 500 option)

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 809

Fuel used: 24.9 gallons

First Spin: 2021 GMC Yukon

2021 GMC Yukon Denali

Consumer Guide AutomotiveOver the past 20 years or so, most SUVs have morphed from a body-on-frame, truck-based construction to become “crossover” SUVs that utilize car-like unibody construction. The upside of this shift in design is better on-road driving dynamics and better driver ergonomics. The downside is reduced towing capacity and diminished capabilities in serious off-roading.

Jeep Cherokee Limited

2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 in Sting-Gray Clear-Coat (a $195 option)

Photo Gallery2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4

Class: Compact Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 238

Fuel used: 12.0 gallons

Pickup-Truck Reliability

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

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Dodge Ram T-Rex 6×6 Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This 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.


2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro in Army Green

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Class: Midsize Crossover/SUV

Miles Driven: 376

Fuel Used: 21.8 gallons

2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab in Gun Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 170

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Nissan Titan PRO-4X, 2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X

2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab in Red Alert red

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 186

Fuel used: 13.8 gallons