2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series Video

Thanks to Toyota's expansive indoor off-roading course at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams got to see the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series in action conquering steep inclines, fording water obstacles and crawling rock. The true test of the special-package SUV won't come until we get behind the wheel and off the road ourselves, but in the meantime, Williams was able to take note of its new FJ Cruiser-style grille, aluminum skid plating underneath, heavy-duty shocks, aggressive-tread tires and TRD Pro badging.

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The otherwise basic interior adds a unique shifter, floormats and contrast stitching. Watch the video above to see the 4Runner tackle the indoor off-road track at the auto show.

By Matt Schmitz | February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 GMC Canyon Video

PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams got a chance to look over the 2015 GMC Canyon this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and what a grand Canyon it was. Williams took note of the "organic look" of the front-end styling (surprisingly more similar to the larger Sierra than the Chevrolet Colorado) and a host of aerodynamics-enhancing details, along with a distinguishing line across the front and rear fenders.

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One of Williams' favorite things about the new Canyon is that some of its finest features — like the easy-drop-and-lift tailgate — come standard. Check out the video above and decide if you could see yourself in the Canyon.

By Matt Schmitz | January 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Names Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Best Pickup Truck of 2014

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In one way, this was an easy choice: Chevrolet engineers basically had the opportunity to go over every inch of the next-generation Silverado 1500 to improve every aspect of its capability and prowess. However, when you consider how hugely competitive this market has become, we know there were many points along this process where costs could have been cut, shortcuts taken or aggressive strategies pulled back. But Chevy engineers and management didn’t do that with this truck.

This is the first time in Cars.com's history that we are presenting a dedicated award for pickup trucks alone, and that makes sense. Three of the top five best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2013 were pickup trucks, and if there's a segment more important to most automakers' bottom line, we can't think of one.

See all the details here.

By Patrick Olsen | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Video: Five Cool Things About the 2015 Ford F-150

Maybe you're among the nation's legions of dyed-in-the-wool pickup-truck fanatics, or maybe you can't possibly imagine a pickup ever being practical for your life. In either case, you'll be just as entertained (and informed) by watching the video above in which Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com, ticks off the five coolest features on the 2015 Ford F-150 — now building big buzz at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Williams makes note of the F-150's extensive use of LEDs, a new 360-degree-view camera and, perhaps coolest of all, the intricate but seemingly simple-to-use next generation of tailgate steps (this you gotta see). Check out the video above for more.

By Matt Schmitz | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford F-150 Video

America's best-selling vehicle gets a complete redesign inside and out for the 2015 model year. Debuting at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2015 F-150 has an upgraded cabin, a new exterior look and gives shoppers a choice of four unique powertrains, including two turbocharged fuel-efficient engines. PickupTrucks.com reviewer Mark Williams says Ford has made big changes that should improve the F-150 in many ways.
Watch the video above.

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By Robby DeGraff | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Ford F-150

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It is arguably the most important single nameplate in the automotive industry and a new version has just been unveiled.

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The 2015 Ford F-150 looks different, of course, but is unmistakably an F-150 with the requisite gigantic grille — a variety of them, in fact — improved interior, added aluminum used throughout to shave off about 700 pounds and more than one new powerplant under the hood.

Check out the extensive coverage from our partner site Pickuptrucks.com along with our photo gallery:

2015 Ford F-150 Design
2015 Ford F-150 Powertrains
2015 Ford F-150 Body and Cabs
2015 Ford F-150 Trim Packages
2015 Ford F-150 Frame and Suspension
2015 Ford F-150 Technology and Electronics
2015 Ford F-150 Bed Tech
2015 Ford F-150 Photo Gallery

By David Thomas | January 12, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Ford F-150 Photo Gallery

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Last year, Ford wowed the crowds at Cobo Hall with its Atlas truck concept, a precursor to the just-revealed 2015. The design of the truck is new, but it isn’t as important as all the technical specs, cab configurations and trim packages, but all of the changes will stir lengthy debates.

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Besides the grille and interesting tailgate treatment, the deeper windows — designed to improve visibility — help differentiate the new version from the outgoing model.

Check out the full gallery below and click any image for a larger version.

By David Thomas | January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Honda Courts Suspense With Next-Gen Ridgeline Teaser

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Like the Master of Suspense stepping into his own silhouette in an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," the shadowy outline of the just-announced next-gen Honda Ridgeline in a teaser image is intended to titillate the audience for what comes next. Honda seems to be going out of its way to generate suspense over the redesign of the midsize pickup, offering no info about size or capabilities, and saying cryptically that it will arrive sometime in "the next two years," possibly after the scheduled mid-2014 end of the current generation's production run.

For the full story, go to PickupTrucks.com.

By Matt Schmitz | December 10, 2013 | Comments (4)

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Video

Join PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams for a sneak peek at Chevrolet's redesigned-for-2015 Colorado. Highlights of the all-new pickup include a more dramatic looking front end, higher-quality interior materials, a versatile cargo bed and three available engines, including a new 2.8-liter turbo-diesel. Check out the video for more details, and go to PickupTrucks.com for the full story.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Photo Gallery

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Pickup truck buyers who aren't interested in full-size trucks need more choices and Chevrolet's new Colorado should prove to be a compelling option, says PickupTrucks.com editor Mark Williams. The new-for-2015 truck is a combination of GM's best designs and solutions from the 2014 Silverado 1500 and the heavier-duty new global Holden Colorado, Williams says.

GM will unveil the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. For the rest of Williams' in-depth report on the new Colorado, go to PickupTrucks.com. For more photos, check out the gallery below and click on any image for a larger version; all photos by Cars.com photographer Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2013 | Comments (4)

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