Special Reports: 2015 Annual Physical

2015 Annual Physical: Overview

2015 Annual Physical: OverviewWe take a diverse group of V-6 half-ton pickup trucks and punish them in countless ways, all for you.

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2015 Annual Physical: Wrapup

The 2015 Annual Physical was not an easy one to pull off — especially since we conducted our 2015 Light-Duty V-8 Challenge at the same time, and that meant 11 test trucks and several other support vehicles — but we...

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2015 Annual Physical: Davis Dam Towing

At Davis Dam in Kingman, Ariz., we recorded times in increments of 10 mph up to 60 mph, at which point we took a final reading. Given that the Ford 2.7-liter EcoBoost had a 4,200-pound trailer and the Ford 3.5-liter...

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2015 Annual Physical: Fuel Economy

Not surprisingly, during our empty fuel-economy runs, the Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel performed even better (29.8 mpg) than last year's Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn air-ride EcoDiesel (26.2 mpg). Unfortunately, the empty run data we collected on the Ford F-150 2.7-liter...

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2015 Annual Physical: Braking

As a general rule, it's not unusual for the heaviest pickup trucks to have better stopping distances, and that's exactly what we saw during these tests. During our empty runs, the top two heavyweights (the Ford F-150 Platinum at 5,560...

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2015 Annual Physical: Acceleration

As you might have guessed, the top zero-to-60-mph performer in this group of pickup trucks — by a pretty good margin — was the big Ford F-150 Platinum EcoBoost with its twin turbos and 3.5-liter engine. During empty runs, the...

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