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2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Review
This week we are taking a look at the 2021 Nissan Titan Pro-4X half-ton pickup. This truck was completely redone for the 2020 model year, but was largely unchanged for 2021. Exterior To me, the ... More ›
2020 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab EcoDiesel Review
This week we are taking a look at the beautiful 2020 Ram Rebel Crew Cab 4x4 with the EcoDiesel engine. This is a serious off-road pickup, but it’s also a joy to drive on the pavement. I liken... More ›
2020 Chevrolet  Silverado 1500 RST Crew Cab Review
Today, we are taking a look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST Crew Cab, which stands for Rally Sport Truck. This model falls sort of in the middle of the Silverado lineup. Powertrain Let&rsqu... More ›
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review
This week we are going to take a look at the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Edition. Gladiator is basically a Jeep Wrangler with a bed on the back. The Mojave is designed to be a desert runner, while the ... More ›
2020 GMC Sierra Denali CarbonPro Edition Review
I spent the week of July 4th with what may be the ultimate tailgating rig: The 2020 GMC Sierra Denali, the top-of-the line model from the Professional Grade folks at General Motors. The truck I have i... More ›
2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Rocky starts and scary endings don’t faze me now. Heck, it’s 2020. The year has already heaped tornadoes, pandemics, civil unrest and record unemployment on us – what’s left... More ›
2020 Ford F-350 Tremor Review
It weighs well over three and half tons, if it were a building it would be over two stories in length, and it is six-and-a-half feet wide as well as tall. Yes, the 2020 Ford F-350 (one-ton truck) Crew... More ›
2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review
Who would have thought the first Dodge Power Wagon was produced in 1945 as a World War II military truck? As you can see from the pictures, it has evolved into one of the biggest, baddest trucks on th... More ›
2020 Nissan Titan XD, Pro-4X First Drive
Determined Nissan has no intention of giving up on its slow-selling Titan pickup, a full-size brute still trying to find its niche in the highly profitable big-pickup segment. The Japanese automake... More ›
2020 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Review
Put your big-tire, high-riding, monster-truck fantasies aside for a moment. And, yeah, I understand that’s a pretty heretical request here in Texas, home to ponderous pavement-pounding SuperD... More ›
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST Duramax Diesel Review
Today, we are taking our first look at the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Duramax diesel. This is GM’s first attempt at a half-ton diesel to compete with Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Ford F-150 Powerstroke... More ›
The 2020 Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition Is A Fantastic Truck at a Great Value
You probably heard me extoll the virtues of the new Ram 1500 and its quietness and great ride when I reviewed the 2019. This week I am looking at the 2020 model and can tell you up front, this is a he... More ›
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Duramax Diesel Review
What is almost 21 feet long, 7 feet wide, 6 ½ feet tall, and weighs almost 4 tons? The all-new 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the Duramax diesel. This heavy-duty truck was completely redone for... More ›
2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Review
Belligerent Big Red can bull its way up a rocky canyon pass in Arizona, dragging a Jeep behind it. Ten-thousand-pound tows barely elicit a deep growl from the brawny 2019 Ram Power Wagon. Take i... More ›
2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland Review
We started hearing about a Jeep Wrangler pickup in 2005. It has taken 15 years to arrive, but today we look at the much-anticipated 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Exterior From the front it looks like a W... More ›
2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison Review
The last off-road pickup I drove, a dusty three-ton earth-shaker, felt only slightly smaller than my first apartment. I kept looking for the kitchen and bathroom, in fact. I probably had a bette... More ›
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Review
Burly Ram pickups once arrived new with dents and dirt – as well as a restless border collie in back if they happened to be in extreme West Texas. They reigned as sturdy, affordable work-truc... More ›
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review
This week, I am behind the wheel of the updated 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew. I last reviewed the Raptor in 2017 when Ford went to the all-aluminum body and a few times before that since its incep... More ›
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Review
This week we say hello to the 2019 Ford Ranger, after it being missing in action for the past six years. The new Ranger is a good alternative for those people who need a truck, but not a full-sized on... More ›
2019 Ram 1500 4X4 Laramie Crew Cab Review
Every once in a while, you climb behind the wheel of a new vehicle and within the first few miles, you know it’s a game changer. Such is the case with the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. 2019 Ram... More ›
All-New 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Is A Refined Mid-Sized Pickup
Ford Rangers are popping out of the woodwork these days – as in I can’t go a day without spotting several of the 1983-2012 model year pickups that last rolled off the line in 2011. But it&... More ›
2019 Ford Ranger Is An Adventure-Ready Mid-Sized Pickup for the Masses
It’s a great time to be a mid-sized truck buyer in America.  Case in point — the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Back after an 8 year hiatus, make no mistake, this is not the same Ranger th... More ›
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Conquers Road Ahead And Looks Good Doing It
Can a city girl used to hugging corners in a compact sports sedan enjoy driving a mid-sized truck? One with some trail-ready chops?  That was the question I had for myself recently as I push... More ›
2018 Nissan Frontier Is A Reliable Workhorse For The Budget-Conscious Truck Buyer
Seven hundred dollar tents and sleek Manatee kayaks rarely clutter the beds of rawboned Nissan Frontier pickups, and you won’t likely find one amid the glistening Porsches and Benzes at those fo... More ›
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Is a Midsize Pickup For Urban Dwellers
Leave those battered old boots behind when you climb into the 2018 Honda Ridgeline pickup, along with your deeply creased, sweat-stained Resistol. Two-hundred-dollar tennis shoes or tasseled loafer... More ›
The 2018 GMC Canyon Denali V6 Is A Capable, Comfortable Midsize Pickup
This week I am behind the wheel of the 2018 GMC Canyon 4-wheel drive Crew Cab Denali.  It is available in a 4-cylinder Duramax diesel, but my test vehicle has the 3.6-liter V6 with an 8-speed aut... More ›
2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss First Drive Review
Today we are taking our first look at the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado, and when I say all new, I really mean it.  It’s been redesigned from the ground up. Let’s start with the siz... More ›
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel Is A Tough Workhorse
This week I bring you the 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax diesel Crew Cab truck.  Chevy put an all-new diesel engine under the hood last year, but most of the truck is otherwise unchanged for 2... More ›
Ford Gets It Right with the First-Ever 2018 F-150 Power Stroke Diesel
This week I bring you the much-anticipated 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke diesel.  People have been asking me about this truck for several years, and they will start to arrive at dealerships in mid... More ›
First Look: 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Turbodiesel
Fans of the Ford F-150 waiting for a diesel engine won't have to wait much longer. That's because the first-ever Ford F-150 Power Stroke Turbodiesel will be on its way to dealers this month. I... More ›
2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Test Drive
Editor's Note: Car Pro Contributor Michael Garfield is a radio host, TV personality, and columnist based in Houston.   Trucks, especially here in Texas, generally conjure up... More ›
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4X4 Test Drive
From time to time, you climb behind the wheel of a vehicle and within the first few miles, you know it’s a game changer.  Such is the case with the all-new 2019 Ram 1500. 2019 Ram 1500 L... More ›
2018 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X Diesel Test Drive
This week I am behind the wheel of the 2018 Nissan Titan XD Diesel pickup.  I had this truck when it first came out in 2016 and found it to be somewhat confusing. It is a ¾ ton truck by... More ›
All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Strikes A Pose in the Arizona Desert
If it were summer, I could say this: the only thing hotter than the Arizona desert is the all-new Ram 1500. But, fortunately for me, it's not that time of year and triple-digit heat isn't here... More ›
First Drive: All-New 2019 Ram 1500 Lives Up to The Hype
Forget what you thought you knew about the RAM 1500 or the truck market for that matter. Because the all-new Ram 1500 is about to shake things up. Ram Trucks recently flew me out to Scottsdale, A... More ›
2018 GMC Canyon Denali Duramax Diesel Test Drive
This week I am behind the wheel of the 2018 GMC Canyon 4-wheel drive Crew Cab Denali.  You can get it in a V6 gasoline engine, but my test vehicle has the 4-cylinder Duramax diesel. 2.8L Duram... More ›
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition Test Drive
This week I am reviewing a very special truck, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Centennial Edition.  This truck celebrates 100 years of Chevy trucks.  Now 85 million trucks later, Chevy built t... More ›
2017 Ram Rebel Test Drive
Clad in desert-sand tan, my rowdy, raw-boned Rebel always appeared ready for a bare-knuckle brawl. Just keep me out of this one, OK? I’ve still got knots from the last big-foot showdown. T... More ›
2017 Nissan Titan XD SV Test Drive
Most days, a year or so ago, the hapless Nissan Titan ate dust. While the awkward, ill-equipped Titan struggled to attract 12,000 buyers a year, the F-series Fords and other better-designed pickups... More ›
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD Duramax Diesel Test Drive
This week I bring you the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 Duramax diesel truck.    The big news for the Sierra is the revised diesel engine under the hood, otherwise, most of the truck is lar... More ›
2017 Ford F-150 Sport Test Drive
No one in truck-dazzled Texas even notices average-looking F-150 pickups on skinny tires. They roll beneath the glitter, sort of entry-level trucks thoroughly overshadowed by gleaming, black-whee... More ›
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Review
Maybe the neighbors won’t mind too much if I bury my backyard in sand and six-foot cactuses. I might also throw in the ravaged hulk of an old Studebaker and a fine assortment of reptiles --... More ›
2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Crew Cab Review
In the video I shot with the Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition this week, in the camera shots showing my right side, you will notice there is a bandage on my face. I had a spot show up that would not go aw... More ›
2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X Test Drive
This week Terry Box is behind the wheel of the 2017 Nissan Titan.  Terry is a Car Pro car reviewer and was the automotive writer for the Dallas Morning News for 23 years until early this year. ... More ›
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Crew Cab Test Drive
This week, we take a look at the 2017 GMC Sierra Denali four-wheel drive Crew Cab.  This truck had a complete re-do in 2014, then last year received a freshening. People often ask me the diffe... More ›
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Duramax Test Drive
Note: At the end of this review, I will give you some casual thoughts on this truck versus the Ford F-250 I had just two weeks ago.  This week I bring you the 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500... More ›
2017 Ford F-250 Power Stroke Lariat Test Drive
This week I bring you one of the biggest, baddest trucks on the road, the all-new 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty.  When I say all new, it really is.  It’s been 18 years since Ford re-... More ›
2017 GMC Canyon Denali Review and Test Drive
Giant pickups just belong in oversized, overblown Texas – a place where a Sunday cruise in the country can take until Tuesday. See what I mean about exaggerated? We don’t sit down to... More ›
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Test Drive
I had the new 2015 Colorado for review in late 2014, just after it was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year, a bit of a surprise for all of us who expected the all-new, all-aluminum 2015 Ford F-1... More ›
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Test Drive and Review
This week, I am behind the wheel of the much-anticipated 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.  We first saw the Ford Raptor in 2009, and now for 2017, the Raptor is all new from bumper-to-bumper and roof to r... More ›