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Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this nugget about the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck: "GM said dealers have ordered nearly 28,000 midsize... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be more fuel-efficient than the full-size pickup truck with a steel body that it replaces. But that efficiency comes at a... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

Sometimes, selling a vehicle can be harder than making it. The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Pickup Truck Gas Mileage, 2015 And Beyond: 30 MPG Highway Is Next Hurdle

This year, the big hurdle for pickup-truck gas mileage was 20 miles per gallon combined--and two trucks made it. For 2015, the bar has been raised: The next race is to see... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge

The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck won't be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show until tomorrow morning, but some details of its innovations to boost gas mileage have... read more January 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Why Green Car Reports Writes About Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Once in a while, we're blind-sided by responses to an article we publish--and we learn something in the process. On December 23, we wrote about ways that the all-new 2015... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup Gas Mileage Rises For Largest V-8 Engine

Even pickup trucks are getting better gas mileage these days. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (and its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 twin) with the 6.2-liter V-8 has been rated with... read more October 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Unveiled: 240 HP, Higher Fuel Economy

Chrysler-Fiat took the wraps off its long-anticipated 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the first light-duty pickup truck to be offered with a diesel engine in many years. The new... read more June 30, 2013 by  16


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford Vs Chevy Vs Ram, Who's Best?

The U.S. will save a lot more gasoline by improving the fuel efficiency of gas-guzzling high-volume pickup trucks than it will swapping out Toyota Corollas for Prius hybrids... read more June 24, 2013 by  22


 
AAA's Mobile Electric Vehicle Charging truck

Feeling Flat? The AAA Will Soon Be Able To Charge You Up

What happens when your electric car runs out of charge? It’s a question we regularly get asked by readers and its one that for a while, there’s only been one real... read more July 20, 2011 by  1


 
2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle, Los Angeles, November 2010

Chrysler To Join Honda In Selling Natural-Gas Cars...In 2017

Ask anyone to name an alternate fuel, and natural gas is rarely the first one that comes to mind. Ethanol, perhaps, and increasingly electricity. But natural gas? Not so... read more April 14, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout

One-Third Of 2011 Ford F-150 Pickups Sold With V-6

MPGs matter, it turns out, even to pickup buyers. Or, perhaps especially to pickup truck buyers. Just four months after Ford added an EcoBoost engine option to its... read more March 29, 2011 by  16


 
2009 dodge ram pickup 006

Electric Pickups: When Will We See Them Again?

Think back to the late 1990s. While the EV1 was making waves smoothly whirring down the freeways and highways of Arizona and California, an altogether more rugged fleet of... read more February 1, 2011 by  7


 
2010 Dodge Ram 1500

Still Dead: Dodge Ram Hybrid Pickup, With Or Without Diesel

It's all very strange. Just last March, Chrysler definitively killed the Ram Hemi Hybrid pickup it had been developing for several years. RIP Hemi Hybrid. Now comes a... read more December 7, 2010 by 


 
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