2012 Midsize Shootout

2012 Midsize Shootout: Results

2012 Midsize Shootout: Final ResultsWe take the entire small truck segment and pit them head-to-head to find a single champion.

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Judgment Day

By Mark Williams This section contains the three remaining scored events that are not covered in the other pieces of our Midsize Shootout: maximum payload calculations, Value and Expert Impressions. All maxumum payload numbers were calculated based on each truck's...

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Track Day

By Mark Williams; photos by Joe Bruzek For all of our track testing, we spent the day at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Weather conditions were ideal with temperatures hovering around 75 degrees all day with very little...

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Off-Road Day

By Dan Sanchez; photos by Joe Bruzek Most people considering an off-road truck might think they need the torque of a V-8 and the strong chassis of a full-size pickup to carry friends and cargo and to be able to...

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Dyno Day

By Mark Williams; photo by Joe Bruzek Understanding how and where each midsize pickup engine makes power is probably the most important personality trait and defining characteristic. Our group consisted of five V-6s, one V-8 and one inline-five-cylinder. All have...

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Fuel Economy

By Trevor Reed; photos by Joe Bruzek Midsize pickups go through the EPA’s fuel economy cycle that results in city, highway and combined miles-per-gallon ratings you see on window stickers. But that’s not good enough for us. The EPA’s fuel...

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2012 Midsize Shootout: Overview

By Mark Williams; photo by Joe Bruzek In the past 10 years, the compact-truck segment has all but disappeared. In fact, the term “small truck” now has evolved to include midsize pickup trucks or anything that isn’t a half-ton or...

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