Posts from ‘Pickup Trucks’

Feb
21
American Truck Ads

1949 Mexican-market Studebaker chassis-cab truck

Have you ever attended a party at a good friend’s house only to be stunned by all the people in attendance that you don’t know?

Feb
07
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Feb
06
2020 Jeep Mojave

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

As shown at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Jeep is going after the desert-driving crowd with the new Desert Rated Gladiator Mojave.

While most think of “off road” as consisting of rocks, hills, and mud, it can also include sand. And for those who follow that path, Jeep has built a special vehicle.

Feb
06
2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition, 2021 Toyota Trail Editions

2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

Along with their “Trail Edition” badges and expected off-road equipment, the special Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner Toyota introduced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show each boast some added storage features.

All three Trail Editions are based on SR5 trim levels, offered with 2WD or 4WD, and are available in Army Green, Cement (gray), Midnight Black, and Super White, along with black badging and black seats with tan stitching. The Tacoma comes as a Double Cab extended cab, while the Tundra is a Crew Max crew cab.

Feb
06
2021 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia Nightshade Editions

2021 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia Nightshade Editions

At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota raised the curtain on a trio of new Nightshade Editions due on sale this fall as 2021 models.

Joining the existing Corolla, Camry, 4Runner, and Sienna versions — all based on SE trim levels — are Nightshade Editions of the Sequoia SUV and Tacoma and Tundra pickups — all based on uplevel Limiteds. They include black leather-trimmed interiors and dark exterior trim. All are offered in Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Grey Metallic, with the Tacoma and Tundra adding Windchill Pearl, the Tundra topping that with Super White, and the Sequoia matching that with Blizzard Pearl.

Feb
06
2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier

If you’re looking at the photo above and thinking, “Boy, that 2020 Nissan Frontier sure doesn’t look much different than it did last year,” you’d be right; the changes aren’t visible — at least, not unless you open the hood. Which is what Nissan did just prior to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Jan
28
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Custom Crew in Silver Ice Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD Custom Crew

Class: Large Pickup

Miles driven: 216

Fuel used: 19.5 gallons

Jan
10
Hummer is Back

No kidding, Hummer is back–or at least the name is. Read on…

When General Motors dropped the Hummer brand from its lineup at the end of 2010, few could have imagined the nameplate would ever make a comeback. Hummer was so closely associated with excessive consumption and short-sighted corporate management that the moniker would seem forever doomed to the ashcan of automotive history.

Jan
10
2019 Honda Ridgeline

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E in Lunar Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL-E

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 322

Fuel used: 16.1 gallons

Jan
06
Colorado ZR2 Bison

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison in “Red Hot” red

2015 Audi Q52019 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD ZR2 Bison Crew Short Box

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 217

Fuel used: 10.4 gallons