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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, ...

Ward’s Auto Reveals 10 Best Engines for 2013 – Did Your Favorite Make the Cut?

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BMW, Honda, and Ford are the big winners of the Ward’s Auto list of the 10 Best Engines for 2013. Once again, four-cylinder engines comprise half the list, six-cylinder engines take four places, and one V-8 engine survives to earn recognition, as well. Ward’s isn’t forgetting about hybrids and electric vehicles — though 11 were evaluated, none made the cut. On the 2011 list, the powertrain of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt made the list, ...

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 ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2012

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The Ford F-Series had an explosive end to 2012, and remains the only vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and heavy-duty models) to pass 500,000 sales in 2012. And while the Honda Civic outsold every other vehicle on our chart for December, the Toyota Camry held its spot in 2012 as the best-selling car in the U.S. The best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for the 2012 calendar year came from the segments you might expect: full-size (and ...

MT Poll: Which Contender Will Win 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year?

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Over the past two days, we’ve brought you information on the contenders for our 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year competition. With the announcement coming tomorrow, we want to know which contender you think will take home the golden calipers. Just to clarify, Truck of the Year is only open to new or significantly updated vehicles that cost $120,000 or less. Here is a brief recap of the contenders in alphabetical order. Which do you ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in November 2012

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The Ford F-Series was yet again the best-selling vehicle in the United States by a large margin in November with the Chevrolet Silverado a distant second. Outside of the top two slots, there was a lot of jockeying among the remaining eight, ultimately resulting in the Honda Civic earning third place last month – ahead of midsize entries including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford’s F-Series (including the F-150 and Super Duty models) retained the ...

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 ...

Go Behind the Scenes of Our 2013 Truck of the Year Program on Latest WOT

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Ever wonder how we pick the winner for our Truck of the Year award? On this week’s episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang tags along with the rest of the Motor Trend team to see just how we determine which truck is worthy of being called the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Lang starts out by explaining the criteria for our Truck of the Year award, and talks a bit about the ...

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 ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in February 2013

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After an explosive end to 2012, the Ford F-Series continues its reign as the bestselling vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and Super Duty models) vehicle in the U.S. and is the only vehicle to surpass 100,000 units by the end of February, with 101,330 units sold so far this year and 54,487 units sold in February. The Chevrolet Silverado has picked up steam to pass the Toyota Camry in February and year-to-date sales, for a ...