Category Archives: Pickups

2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck earns top marks

The 2013 Ram 1500 has both muscled and finessed its way to the top of our full-sized pickup truck ratings. The updated truck delivered impressive performance in our tests, balancing work capability and refinement in a way that sees it… Continue reading

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Pickups and SUVs top list of vehicles with the highest theft rates

The Ford F-250 pickup truck has replaced the Cadillac Escalade as the vehicle with the highest theft rate for 2010-2012, according to a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a division of the Insurance Institute for Highway… Continue reading

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4 great deals on American-made cars for July 4th

Amid the 4th of July fireworks and celebrations, car dealerships are offering eye-catching deals on new cars, with deep discounts and low-rate financing. While the local airwaves are awash in red, white, and blue commercials encouraging you to hurry in… Continue reading

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First drive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado is rugged and civilized

Chevrolet had a lot at stake with the redesigned Silverado. It is the best-selling General Motors model by a long shot, and it is facing off in a hotly contested segment amid some updated players. Consequently, we were eager to… Continue reading

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Talking Cars: Our car experts take on rapid-fire reader questions

In episode six of “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports,” our experts take on rapid-fire reader questions covering car buying, testing, and enthusiasm. Fast-paced and fun, this video podcast features Gabe Shenhar, Jon Linkov, and Tom Mutchler discussing the Scion FR-S,… Continue reading

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Just in: Our new Ram 1500 pickup is tons of truck

What’s more fun than a celebrating a long weekend with such American icons like a pickup truck and a corndog? Both are incredibly popular American inventions. New at our track is one of the top contenders–a four-wheel-drive Ram 1500 “Big… Continue reading

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Video: Toyota Tacoma is a fine workhorse but lousy family vehicle

Serving as an alternative to full-sized pickup trucks, the Toyota Tacoma is well suited to handling cargo hauling and fairly challenging off-roading. But as we were reminded with our recent crew-cab test truck, the Tacoma makes for a lousy family… Continue reading

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First drive: Redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck impresses

It may not look radically different on the outside, but the Chevrolet Silverado pickup has been completely redesigned and significantly upgraded for 2014. A new chassis, updated powertrain technology with several mileage-enhancing measures, and a plusher interior promise to keep… Continue reading

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Unveiled: Freshened 2014 Toyota Tundra may not go far enough

Toyota’s big splash at the Chicago Auto Show today was showing off a freshened 2014 Tundra pickup truck. Facing tough, significantly updated competition from Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram, a Tundra update (which debuted in 2007) was inevitable. The question… Continue reading

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Suzuki bankruptcy and what it means to you

Suzuki has announced that its American automotive arm will go through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, making it the latest automaker to withdraw from this market. Impact on current car owners is promised to be minimal, but it does raise concerns… Continue reading

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