The finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year award have been announced and headlining this year’s awards are the Ford F-Series Super Duty and the Chevrolet Bolt – both of which have been named Motor Trend’s best of the new year – along with the hot-selling Chrysler Pacifica.
FCA has announced the pricing for the new 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon and with a price starting just over $53,000 and climbing up around $57,500, the heavy duty, Hemi-powered Ram truck is priced very comparably to the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor.
The aluminum bodied Ford F150 and Super Duty pickups have been awarded with several titles on the first day of the 2016 LA Auto Show, including the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – setting up Ford as the favorite for the 2017 North American Truck of the Year.
I recently used a 2016 Cadillac Escalade Platinum in place of my half ton pickup to get my wife and her horses to a horse show, and after three days of being worked like a farm truck including pulling the trailer to and from the show – the Escalade proved to be every bit as capable as a pickup.
Truck lovers have until Friday, November 11th to bid on a one-of-a-kind tricked out 2013 Ford Raptor SVT. Superbowl MVP Von Miller commissioned the truck and it was featured on the Velocity Channel's "The Lifted Life".
While the 1950 Dodge D100 shown above doesn’t preface a future high performance model, this crate Hemi-powered rat rod pickup was among the most popular old school rides at the 2016 SEMA Show – with a crowd gathered around this patina-clad machine all week long.
The 2017 Ford F150 Raptor is still more than a month away from reaching the first buyers, but those folks looking to secure one of the new 450 horsepower pickups are flowing into dealerships – creating an early waiting list for the next gen Raptor.
The configurator page for the 2017 Ford F150 Raptor has gone live on Ford.com, giving us a full rundown of the pricing for the new off-road monster – with prices starting at $49,250 and topping out up over $70,000 when you tack on all of the options and accessories.
The Ram Brand introduced a Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel last month, but the “Hellfire” Ram 1500 from the 2016 SEMA Show is the supercharged Ram truck that we really want – looking like the perfect modern day replacement for the Dodge Ram 1500 SRT10.
The annual Hottest of SEMA Awards have been announced and for the second year in a row, the Ford Mustang, Ford F150 and Ford Focus have been named the most popular cars in their respective segments – covering the coupe, truck and sport compact groups.
If you are considering buying a new pickup truck, now may be the best time. Both GM and Ram are offering huge incentives on 2016 models. Ford dealers are offering price cuts that appear to be less aggressive.
General Motors offered up their first SEMA teaser today in the form of the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Carhartt, which is only a concept show vehicle right now, but it looks like a special edition package that could easily see production – as it is a fairly mild concept for SEMA.
The changes made to the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ seem minimal on paper, but the few changes to the exterior and the drivetrain both account for significant improvements – leading to a truck that looks a little better and performs a little better.
The IIHS has announced the results of their new headlight ratings test for the top trucks in the US market and the Ford F150, the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan all did fairly poorly in the test – making you wonder how seriously a test can be taken when almost every vehicle in a popular segment fails the test.
With the colder weather quickly approaching, a guy who describes himself as an Ecoboost veteran asks the question about returning his Ford F-150 for the winter grade of gasoline. He says, in Minnesota, he gets terrible mileage in the winter.
Last week we brought you the first preview of a customized Ford F150 headed to the upcoming 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and while that truck was built to rule the street – today’s SEMA-bound F150 has been built by Bojix Design to dominate the dirt.
We know that there is a Hellcat Hemi-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee on the way in the next year or so and we expect that it will be called the Trackhawk, but before the Ram Rebel TRX Concept we had never seen a Hellcat in anything other than a rear-drive car – leading me to believe that the Hellcat Ram Concept is intended to tease the Hellcat Jeep.