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Toyota, GM, Ford, Ram Argue Over Tow Ratings

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Toyota isn’t too happy with GM, Ford, or Ram. The automakers have been going back and forth for years determining an SAE-standardized test for their trucks’ tow ratings, and while Toyota is using the numbers with the refreshed Tundra, the Detroit Three aren’t playing ball, reports Automotive News. The standardized SAE testing procedure, named J2807, is designed to reflect how the pickups are really used, and are supposed to be more reliable than the non-SAE numbers, ...

American Full-Size Pickups Top U.S. Truck Sales in 2012

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Americans love their trucks. That was especially true in 2012, when U.S. buyers consumed nearly 2 million pickups. With a dominating lead of more than 200,000 units over runner-up Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford F-Series was America’s best-selling truck last year at 645,316 pickups sold. Though the Chevrolet Silverado, which moved 418,312 units in 2012, was massively outsold by the Ford F-Series, if you combine its total with the 157,185 sales of platform-mate and fourth-place finisher GMC ...

Thread of the Day: Should Ford, Chevrolet Follow the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s Lead?

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With the official announcement of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the automaker has confirmed it will offer a new and highly anticipated powertrain choice for light-duty pickup buyers. Should the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and others follow Ram’s lead into the half-ton diesel market? Diesel-powered light-duty trucks isn’t without precedent: Ford once considered a 4.5-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine for the F-150 pickup, about the same time GM was developing a 4.5-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine for ...

Thread of the Day: FWD Ram ProMaster or RWD Ford Transit Commercial Van?

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American vans are getting more European. With the exception of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, the American-style van with its snub-nose and single roof height is going extinct. The 2014 Ford Transit and recently revealed 2014 Ram ProMaster are the new Euro vans from American automakers, and in this Thread of the Day, we’re asking how the Ram ProMaster’s front-drive drivetrain will affect sales in comparison to the Ford Transit. At first glance, the 2014 ...

MT Poll: Pick One Truck – Silverado, F-150, Ram 1500, Sierra, Tundra, or Titan

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The battle of the full-size pickup trucks is getting hotter. The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra join the 2013 Ram 1500 (our 2013 Truck of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (our 2012 Truck of the Year) in the full-size truck heap. Two of Japan’s biggest automakers also have entrants in the full-size pickup segment – Nissan with the Titan and Toyota with its Tundra. For today’s MT Poll we want to ...