Find out who's the 2012 King of the Hill as PickupTrucks.com tests the entire small-truck segment to determine which little pickups fly, and which fall flat.
The trucks tested are the 2012 Chevy Colorado, 2011 Ford Ranger, 2012 GMC Canyon, 2012 Honda Ridgeline, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Suzuki Equator and the 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
2012 Ultimate 4x4 Shootout
After our Duel in the Desert challenge in which Mopar's Ram Runner beat the Ford SVT Raptor, we decided to let truck makers offer us their biggest and baddest off-road trucks for our Ultimate 4X4 Shootout. The contestants are the 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, 2012 Ram Power Wagon ST and 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Baja. Each pickup competed in a grueling list of off-road and on-road challenges.
Pickuptrucks.com's 2011 $30,000 Shootout: Results
Pickuptrucks.com asked each half-ton truck-maker to send them its best vehicle, with just one condition: keep the price under $30,000. Tested were the Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra and Ram 1500. See what three trucks came out on top.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
All-New Chevrolet Colorado
General Motor Indonesia launched All New Chevrolet Colorado as the midsize dynamic truck to Indonesia market. The event launch was held in Puri Begawan Bogor, West Java on Monday, 5th March 2012. For more info, articles and photos, please visit: http://stephenlangitan.com/archives/49563
2012 Toyota Tacoma: New Car Review - AutoTrader
If you don't need a full-size truck, the Tacoma is a good-looking workhorse available in a wide range of configurations to suit your needs.
Learn more about the 2012 Toyota Tacoma at http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-reviews/164355/2012-toyota-tacoma-new-car-review.jsp?LNX=SOCYTCHANVIDPAGE
Toyota Tacoma Lift Kit Install and Off-Roading
2005-2012 Toyota Tacoma Zone Off Road Spacer Install Video and Wheeling
See the kit, instructions and more at http://zoneoffroad.com/product?ki=355&gr=-1
Featured Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Tacoma 4wd
Lift Kit: Zone 2.5'' front spacer, 2'' rear block kit
Wheels/Tires: 33x12.50x17 MTZs on 17x9 DC-2s (will rub without trimming)
Recommended Wheels/Tires: 265/75r16 on stock or 285/75r16 on 16x8 w/ 5'' BS
New 2012 Toyota Tacoma
Judging by the attention it's been getting lately, the refreshed 2012 Toyota Tacoma that's been revealed by the automaker will see its market success at the top of the compact pickup market secured in full for coming years.
To update the looks, the new facelifted model sports a new hood, grille, headlights and front bumper among other minor details that should be enough to attract customers to this workhorse.
Changes have also been made to the interior, where the Enture system that made its debut on the Prius V has been introduced. It allows for voice, touch screen and steering wheel mounted controls of the audio and infotainment systems. In similar fashion to Ford's SYNC systems, it provides the latest info on the weather, sports, stocks and even the price of a tank of fuel. The revised instrument panel and controls offer a more high-end feel and overall better quality.
Under the bonnet, the 2.7-liter four-cylinder and 4.0-liter V6 engines carry over, as does the TRD Supercharger kit that Boosts horsepower from 236 to 334 for the V6.
For both Access and Double Cab models, the available option combinations are built on five core packages. The SR5 brings color-keyed overfenders and front bumper, chrome grille surround and chrome rear bumper, intermittent wipers and upgraded interior features and trim, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic transmission shift lever.
Meanwhile, TRD Sport gets suspension tuning and lower-profile 265/65 R17 tires on 17-inch alloy wheels. This package also gives Tacoma a sporty look with fog lamps, hood scoop, TRD graphics and color-keyed rear bumper, mirrors, grille surround and door handles.
TRD Big Brake systems provide better stopping power for sustained heavy use while also giving better pedal feel. No pricing information has been released yet, but we can expect little to be changed for this mild facelift job.
2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Speedy off-road Tech Demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X is like driving a cross between a Jeep and a pick-up. It does all of the things that a normal pick-up will do but it also has the tools and technology that you need to go seriously off-road including Four wheel drive, a lockable differential and even hill descent control. In this Colorado off-road tech demo we put the 2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X to the test to see how all of those off-road technology features work when the going gets rough in the Rocky Mountains.
Dodge vs. GMC vs. Nissan at Spring Creek
Dodge, GMC, and Nissan compete on this small hill climb (100% grade) at Spring Creek Off Road. very muddy and slick; who will make it up?
Dodge and GMC are on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Nissan is running Michelin LTX A/T2. The Nittos on the Dodge are old and bald; the Nittos on the GMC are nearly brand new.
2011 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4x4 Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Tour
**NOTE** The very, very end of this footage was cut short due to a battery problem. Sorry for any confusion at the end.
Thanks to Sean Briggs, New Car Director at Texas Nissan of Grapevine, and his sales personnel who made this tour possible. If you're looking for a new or pre-owned Nissan, and a friendly sales staff to help you out, then check out Texas Nissan of Grapevine, at the intersection of Hwy 114 and Grapevine Hwy. in Grapevine, or check out the website at www.mytexasnissan.com for the latest inventory. Also, if you do buy a car from Texas Nissan due to this video, please refer my name to your salesman and Mr. Briggs.