2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge

2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Results

2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: RESULTSHere is the finishing order for our five competitors. Where did your favorite rank?

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Davis Dam

Knowing how pickup trucks run at the track or how well they can tow weight through congested cities or over mountain highways is just one way of determining their capabilities. We believe another important test that is a top priority...

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Fuel Economy

We know fuel economy is just one of several factors many buyers use when purchasing a new pickup truck, but as fuel prices fluctuate and we get closer to higher federally mandated mpg targets, fuel efficiency will become even more...

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Braking

The best stopper of the group empty or loaded was the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, wearing 275/55R20 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires. When the Chevy was empty it stopped in 133.7 feet, and then stopped 1.5 feet better than that with 1,240...

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Quarter-Mile

We ran these 2015 half-ton trucks both empty and loaded for the quarter-mile acceleration test; loaded meant 31 bags of rock salt (relatively flat and evenly distributed over the rear axle) behind the cab in the bed. These quarter-mile runs...

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Acceleration

We ran all the trucks several times to determine the best strategy to get the best zero-to-60-mph number. The biggest challenge with some of the vehicles (the ones with the biggest engines) was to get them to launch effectively off...

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2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge: Overview

A lot can happen to pickup trucks in just a few years, especially in a segment as brutally competitive as half-ton four-door V-8 pickups. Sales are on a torrid pace and incentive wars are heating up. In the middle of...

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