2010 V-6 Shootout

2010 V-6 Shootout Truck Specs and Testing Approach

2010 V-6 Work Truck ShootoutWill Ford's new 3.7-liter V-6 finally make six-cylinder base engines respectable in a half-ton truck? We compare three V-6 work trucks to find out.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: 2011 Ford F-150 STX 3.7L

2011 Ford F-150 STX 3.7LThe 2011 Ford F-150 features an all-new 3.7-liter V-6. We test the STX model.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3L

2011 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3LThe 4.3-liter V-6 in the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 is more than twenty years old but still a workhorse.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: 2011 Ram 1500 ST 3.7L

2011 Ram 1500 ST 3.7LThe 2011 Ram 1500 3.7 V-6 was the most basic rig we tested.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: Fuel Economy and Long-Distance Ride Quality

Fuel Economy and Long-Distance Ride QualityWe drove 300 miles empty and pulling a trailer to evaluate the ride quality and fuel economy of each of the trucks in our comparison.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: Quarter-Mile Test

Quarter-Mile TestWe measure how fast our V-6 work trucks can rumble through the quarter-mile at Milan Dragway when they're empty and towing a 2,300 pound trailer.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: 7 Percent Hill Climb

7 Percent Hill ClimbWith 1,200 pounds of ballast in the cargo box, we test how fast our three V-6 work trucks can climb a steep 7 percent grade.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: 60 MPH to Zero Brake Test

60 MPH to Zero Brake TestWhen you're on public roads, it's just as important to know how quickly your loaded work truck can stop in a panic brake situation.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: Ride and Handling Test

Ride and Handling TestOn the autocross, we test how the trucks might react to emergency or adverse road conditions with 1,200 pounds of extra weight in their cargo boxes.

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2010 V-6 Shootout: Best Overall V-6 Work Truck

Best Overall V-6 Work TruckTo determine the three best overall V-6 work truck, we created a scoring system that measured the trucks in three areas.

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