Big Trucks Duke it Out: Full Size Pickup Comparison
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We see it every Friday during our evening commute. A stream of vehicles choking the freeway, headed out to the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River for some well-earned weekend stress relief.
The fun varies, from camping to dirt-bike riding to water-skiing. But the vehicle that invariably gets tasked with hauling the corresponding equipment is a full-size pickup truck. You know, like the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F-150 or 2009 Toyota Tundra.
Sure, we talk about the virtues of the minivan as a family hauler, and there are many. But the minivan stands no chance against a looming 25-foot camping trailer. And SUVs are easily flummoxed by motocross bikes and the need to carry their smelly gas cans (or anything that's remotely dirty, actually) in the vehicle's cargo area.
There's nothing like a pickup, with its big bin in back that doesn't care what you toss into it. And the truck is sure to be around long after the full-frame SUV falls completely out of favor and descends into the three-row car-based sensibility that is the crossover.
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2011 Heavy Duty Truck Comparison Test
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Judging the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
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Diesel-Powered Throwdown! 2011 Ford Super Duty vs 2010 Ram HD
We pit the all new 2011 Ford Super Duty against our reigning Truck of the Year, the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty to figure out which one is truly the king of the heavy haulers.
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2009 Dodge Ram Worcester MA Acceleration Test
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7.2 Percent Hill Climb (Loaded)
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com tested six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and Toyota pulling a 6,500-pound trailer up a 7.2 percent grade to find out which truck was the most powerful towing machine when climbing hills. For more information, visit PickupTrucks.com.