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    Report: Fuel economy standards could add up to $15K to price of heavy-duty pickups
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    It's no secret that today's crop of full-size heavy duty pickup trucks cost a pretty penny to purchase and operate. To wit, the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Mega Cab that we recently reviewed carried a sticker price of over $56,000. A large chunk of that asking price can be accounted for by the ...

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    Is Hyundai really considering full-size pickup truck?
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    Is Hyundai about to repeat the mistakes of Toyota and Nissan? PickupTrucks.com reports that Hyundai has been showing off a modified Dodge Ram pickup at some consumer clinics to gauge interest in such a product. This wouldn't be the first time the Koreans have looked down this road. A midsize ...

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    Report: Ford porting 3.7L V6 into 2011 F-150
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    2009 Ford F-150 – Click above for the high-res image gallery
    Ford hasn't offered a V6 option in the F-150 since its best-selling truck was redesigned for the 2009 model year, but a report from our friend Mike Levine over at Pickuptrucks.com says that's about to change. Levine cites sources ...

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    PickupTrucks.com calls out decade's 10 most significant trucks
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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We love ourselves a good top 10 list, and when talk turns from cars to trucks, there's nobody who's opinion we respect more than the brain-trust behind PickupTrucks.com. That said, we now present the Top 10 Significant ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #157 - Mike Levine trucks along with us!
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Our friend Mike Levine from Pickuptrucks.com joins Chris, Sam and Dan for Episode #157 of The Autoblog Podcast, bringing his vast knowledge of all that is crew-cabbed and full framed. Of course, we start off with what we're ...

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    VIDEO: 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon gets dirty with PickupTrucks.com
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is one very capable full-size pickup truck. Its 383-horsepower HEMI V8 engine is but a small part of a rock-traversing equation that includes a solid front axle, electronic sway bar disconnect and a pair of limited-slip ...

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    REPORT: GM kills plans for unibody pickup truck
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    GMC Denali XT concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has reportedly cancel plans for a new unibody mid-sized pickup truck after finding it wouldn't get much better fuel economy than existing body-on-frame designs. In early 2008, GM showed off the GMC Denali XT concept at ...

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    Texas truck sales uptick seen as bellweather for auto sales?
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    2009 Ford F-150 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When auto sales began to circle the drain in 2008, no single segment was hurt more than pickup trucks. Sales were cut in half in many instances, pummeling the domestics from Detroit more often than their foreign competition. Truck sales ...

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    Chrysler idling Ram plant it just reopened
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    2009 Dodge Ram - Click above for high-res image gallery
    One week after Chrysler announced that it was re-opening seven of its plants, one truck plant is being put back on the shelf. Automotive News reports that the Fenton, MO Dodge Ram 1500 plant will close on July 10, yet the facility will ...

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    Toyota overtakes Dodge as third best-selling truckmaker in U.S.
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    As we all know by now, auto sales are down, dropping by around 18% in 2008. Pick-ups actually fared worse, posting a decline of 26.5% over the same period. Still, the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado maintained their positions as the two best selling vehicles in the United States, and these two ...

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    HUMMER H3T declared Pickup Truck of the Year by Four Wheeler
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the HUMMER H3T
    HUMMER might be getting shown the door, but it's not going to leave without taking some of the silverware. Four Wheeler magazine put the marque's newest brute, the H3T Alpha, up against the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150, and... um... the Suzuki Equator ...

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    How quickly we forget: Cheaper gas = higher pickup and SUV sales
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    Pickup and SUV sales plummeted when gas hit $4 per gallon, and many thought these gas-guzzling segments would never fully recover. That may be true, but for now Americans are once again getting more comfortable with trucks and SUVs. Truck sales fell below 10% of overall vehicle sales back in May ...

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    SEMA Preview: Street Scene Equipment F-150
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    Click above for high-res pic of the SSE F-150 Lariat
    Custom truck lovers, it doesn't matter that the whole world might seem to be against you, you will not be forgotten at this year's SEMA. Performance West will be bringing a hotted up F-150 and F-350, and now Street Scene Equipment rumbles onto ...

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    SEMA Preview: Mopar bringing Dodge Ram R/T concept
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    With gas prices still leaving people numb, the Dodge Ram R/T probably won't get the reception Chrysler wants – but that doesn't mean the automaker won't give it some good car show loving: Mopar is bringing a 'roided up version of the truck to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The blue ...

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    Mexico confiscates trucks crossing border for cheap diesel
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    Thinking with their wallets, and avoiding $4.59/gallon fuel prices, truck owners in the States have been sneaking across the Mexican border to fill up with low-cost diesel (in Mexico, the fuel averages just $2.20/gallon). While filling a primary fuel tank isn't illegal, Mexico prohibits additional ...

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    First Drive: HUMMER H3T
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    Click above for hi-res gallery of the HUMMER H3TIf HUMMER had a theme song, it'd probably be the Allman Brothers' Whipping Post -- the one that goes "Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, like I been tied to the whipping post..." The brand has been the go-to effigy when something needs to burn on the ...

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    Spy Shots: VW "Robust" pickup
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    The Volkswagen pickup codenamed "Robust" has been caught testing again, this time in the U.S. They aren't too different from these spy shots, both sets showing that VW is not going for any kind of flash with its newest pickup. At one point, the regular cab version was speculated to have buttresses, ...

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    VIDEO: Mike Levine attempts to fit himself in the Dodge RamBox
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    The 2009 Dodge Ram is still a couple months from hitting the showroom floor, but we got a chance to check it out during a visit to the Chelsea proving grounds at the Chrysler media event. While we can't tell you how the new Dodge Ram drives, we are pleased to give you details of the revolutionary ...

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    Toyota under spotlight for possible Tacoma sudden acceleration
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    Audi went through it in the '80s. Jeep went through it a couple years ago. Other makers have been accused of it, and now it's Toyota's turn: the NHTSA is considering investigating Tacoma pickup trucks from 2004-2008 due to claims of unintended acceleration. In one instance, a man said he turned off ...

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    GM jacks up incentives on trucks and SUVs
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    click above image for a high-res gallery of the Chevy Tahoe 2-mode HybridWe've been waiting for General Motors to step up to the plate with its own incentives now that Ford has offered employee pricing on its F-Series trucks and Dodge has offered $2.99 fuel to go along with its various incentives ...

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