The latest “Most American Vehicles” list has been issued by Cars.com and not surprisingly, the Ford F150 is the most American of the vehicles sold in the USA while the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Viper join the bestselling truck on a list of ten that includes seven vehicles from Japanese automakers.
Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for a select group of 2014 F150 pickups over a concern that there could be a manufacturing problem with the Electronic Power Assist Steering system – a problem that is severe enough that the company has instructed owners to avoid driving their trucks until the problem is fixed.
The Ram Power Wagon may seem like an oddity among heavy duty and off-road trucks, but, for those who know, it is a one-of-a-kind beast. Want to go anywhere with lots of power? This truck is the ticket.
I got the pleasure of putting a few hundred miles on the 2014 Toyota Tundra at the launch earlier this year and while I was impressed by the new model during normal daily driving – the true measure of a proper full size pickup is the ability to do the harder jobs and in this review, I put the new Toyota pickup through the paces of a proper work truck.
The 2015 Ford F150 is unique from the competition in the heavy use of aluminum body panels and in an effort to come up with materials that are more sustainable and lighter weight, Ford might use the waste from a ketchup manufacturing plant to use in place of petroleum based plastics.
The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon will launch with innovative feature that parents will appreciate. Toyota's next Tacoma and Nissan's final Frontier had better be something very special coming if they want to retain their sales.
The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has been a hot topic lately with its extensive use of aluminum. However, that's not the only thing on this new truck that people should be talking about. Ford's new F-150 has five smart features that should become standard on all trucks.
While hard working pickups like the 2015 Ram 2500 were once designed with nothing but the ability to tow and haul as much weight as possible, the upscale shift in these heavy haulers have led to trucks that can do more than pickups of the past while also packing an interior that could comfortably pose as a luxury model – creating what I like to call “the Boss’ truck.”
Late last week, some reports surfaced insisting that there would be a final collection of C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 coupes built to commemorate the end of the 6th generation Corvette, but after checking with a connection familiar with the proceedings at the Corvette assembly facility in Kentucky – these reports seems to be completely incorrect.
Ford introduced the F150 with the high tech EcoBoost V6 engine for the 2011 model year with quite a bit of skepticism, but those naysayers have been proven to be very, very wrong as the Motor Company has sold more than a half million F150 pickups powered by the EcoBoost V6 in just over three years – accounting for 45% of all Ford light duty truck sales during that period.
One of the biggest changes in the truck market over the last five years has been the growth of turbo-charged V-6 engines. While turbochargers can offer considerable efficiency benefits and are generally quite reliable, thoughts of replacing a truck's V-8 with a turbo V-6 often elicited a laugh.
The wicked 2013 Ram 2500 Power Wagon shown above was designed and built for the New York City premier of the movie Man of Steel and after that red carpet debut, this gorgeous pickup is being auctioned off for charity – giving a Superman or Ram truck lover a chance to own a unique 1-off collectable.
Chinese manufacturers are well known for producing cheap knock-offs of name brand items and the Ford F150 is the latest target – with Chinese automaker Kawei obviously designing their K1 pickup after the look of the current half ton Ford pickup.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially closed their investigation into the Ford F150 pickups powered by the popular EcoBoost V6 after deciding that there is no need to recall those 360,000 trucks due to a power loss issue - with no further action required by the automaker and that means no recall of their most popular pickup.
The Kogod School of Business has conducted a study of “how American” the vehicles sold in America really are and the Ford F Series pickup and the Chevrolet Corvette – two vehicles which are American icons – finishing tied for the top spot in this new report.