Special Reports: 2014 Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge

2014 Ultimate HD Challenge: Three-Quarter-Ton Gas Pickups

2014 Ultimate HD Challenge: Three-Quarter-Ton Gas PickupsWe compare the latest 3/4-ton pickups in a massive 22-event head-to-head shootout through five states.

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Milan Dragway

We started our Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton Heavy-Duty Challenge at the Milan Dragway, about 30 minutes south of Ann Arbor, Mich. We've used this facility several times before for PickupTrucks.com comparison tests, and appreciate having the dead level track and tons of...

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Fuel Economy

We know fuel economy is not a huge issue for this segment, but since we had all three gas-engine choices together, we thought you might want to know how they compared in head-to-head driving when empty and near max payload....

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Milford Hill Climb

We like using a manufacturer's proving grounds because it allows us to standardize and control many of the real-world variables (traffic, pedestrians, street conditions, etc.) that we might otherwise not be able to. Acceleration runs and brake testing in particular...

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Braking

To do brake testing properly, we needed a large, closed expanse of pavement all to ourselves. And there just aren't many of those around world that don't have a shopping mall attached to them. Thankfully we had the use of...

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Davis Dam

In order to bring these three-quarter-ton pickups with us for the second week of our Challenge as we drove from Davis Dam in Arizona to the Eisenhower Pass in Colorado, the answer was simple: Make the smaller trucks the cargo....

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: Eisenhower Pass

We don't think there is any more extreme test for a pickup truck to have to endure than taking it where the air is thin and the roads are steep, and that's what the Eisenhower Pass grade is all about....

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Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton HD Challenge: And the Winner Is …

To determine the winner of our 2014 Ultimate Three-Quarter-Ton Heavy-Duty Challenge, we considered all the test data we had gathered over the full two weeks of testing, as well as our scoring and notes from our judges, who drove these...

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