Special Reports: 2008 Introduction

2008 Toyota Tundra

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5 4x4 The Toyota Tundra has had a rough go of it since its introduction in 2007. The powertrain is awesome, and the Tundra was the first full-size truck to give owners a six-speed automatic. Some...

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2009 Nissan Titan

2009 Nissan Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X 4x4 The Nissan Titan had the most aggressive four-wheel-drive setup of the trucks we tested. The PRO-4X package was introduced last year, slotted between the mid-tier SE and the high-level LE. It adds body-colored...

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2009 GMC Sierra

2009 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT Z71 All-Terrain 4x4 The Sierra was a virtual twin to the Silverado we tested, but outfitted with GMC’s All-Terrain package, which upgraded the high-end SLT trim and Z71 base offroad hardware with a handsome...

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2009 Ford F-150

2009 Ford F-150 Super Crew Lariat 4x4 Looking at the specs, the new Ford F-150 is a bit of a puzzle. Ford rates the F-150 to tow the most in the segment (up to 11,300 pounds, depending on configuration), but...

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71 4x4 The Chevrolet Silverado and its twin, the GMC Sierra, debuted as all-new trucks just two years ago to rave reviews about their updated engineering, capability and refinement. One important change, however, was...

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2009 Dodge Ram

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 We really like the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and the innovations it brings to the half-ton segment. Dodge clearly delineated the latest Ram 1500’s capabilities from those of its heavy-duty...

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Welcome to the 2008 Light-Duty Shootout

By Mike Levine and Kent Sundling Introduction We take truck-testing very seriously at PickupTrucks.com because most people, when they’re looking to buy, can’t try out a truck in exactly the way they intend to use it. Good luck finding a...

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