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Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014 The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses.

2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge: What We Like


Yesterday we posted our "2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge: What We Hate" video and, apparently, quite a few readers thought we were being harsh, while others thought we missed another dozen details we should have noted.

2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge: What We Hate


If you've read the stories from our 2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge (three-quarter-ton gas engines and one-ton dualie turbo-diesels), you know that we spent quite a bit of time with each of the pickup trucks in our head-to-head comparison.

2015 Ram HDs Continue to Boast Segment Leadership


A brief list of highlights for the 2015 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy-Duty pickup trucks is out (in fact, Ram is the last of the three HD pickup makers to release its 2015 data), and it looks like Ram is serious about maintaining as many pieces of its segment-leading pie as possible.

The Top 10 Performance Pickups of All Time


                                     1967 Custom Sport Special with 383 provided by owner David Stallings By Andrius Mikonis Pickup trucks are not often associated with speed, but truckmakers have definitely produced some memorable pavement burners.

Snakehead Shape Is the Secret to Power Stroke Success


What's the secret to Ford's 2015 Power Stroke's horsepower and torque success? Apparently, according to a press release, it's the shape of the exhaust down pipe that has a vague resemblance to the head of a king cobra snake when it's ready to strike.

GM Stuffs Hydra-Matic 8L90 With Technology


Last month GM officially announced it would offer an eight-speed transmission with the 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and several full-size SUVs.

Recall Alert: 2014 Ram 1500


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 12,600 model-year 2014 Ram 1500s The Problem: Due to an insufficient weld, the rear shocks may detach from the vehicle at one end and possibly damage other chassis components or the tire, or result in reduced braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Tundra Owners Know How to Squeeze MPGs


Saving fuel is a top priority for truckmakers and consumers nowadays, and several original equipment manufacturers have re-engineered their entire powertrain lineup within the last few years to improve the fuel economy of their pickup trucks.

Chevrolet to Offer 2015 Silverado 1500 Rally Editions


Chevrolet announced it will, again, offer two Rally Limited Edition Silverado 1500s for 2015 in both 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains configurations, double-cab or crew-cab, and with either the 4.3-liter V-6 or 5.3-liter V-8 engines.

Build Your Own Paper Power Wagon Pickup


It's not every day we find out you can download instructions on how to build your very own classic 4x4 pickup truck from the internet, but that's exactly what we found out from our friends at WeRMopar.com.

Chrysler Announces Ram Leadership Changes


Ram has a new leader. Chrysler announced that Reid Bigland — head of U.S. sales and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada — will now be head of Alfa Romeo as well.

Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Transit, Transit Cargo Van


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 2,000 model-year 2015 Ford Transit and Transit cargo vans in two separate actions.

Cummins' TD Is First Engine to Gain LEV III Certification


Cummins has announced that its 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder turbo-diesel B-motor is the first diesel engine to be certified by the California Air Resource Board to meet or exceed Low Emission Vehicle III standards.

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Toyota Tundra


By Matt Schmitz Vehicles Affected: More than 16,200 model-year 2013 and 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks modified by Gulf States Toyota Inc.

Chevrolet Reveals MPG Ratings for 2015 City Express


Chevrolet has announced that its newest commercial cargo van, the City Express, will offer a combined fuel economy rating of 25 mpg; that ties the City Express with category leaders the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.

Coming Monday: 2014 Ultimate HD Challenge Part II


Last week we posted the first part of our most recent comparison test, the 2014 Ultimate Heavy-Duty Challenge.It focused on the three-quarter-ton pickup truck segment.

Midwest Is Least Expensive Region for Auto Ownership


When trying to figure out which states in the U.S. have the lowest automobile ownership costs, would you guess that several states in the Midwest rank at the top?

Mini-Trucks Could Be Next Big Thing


The mini-truck segment was most popular in the late 1970s and early '80s when the small-truck segment offered the average buyer products from Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mazda, Datsun, Toyota, Nissan and others.

Pickup Price Separation Should Work to GM’s Advantage


Some GM dealers are saying they like the company's new three-truck strategy (heavy duty, half-ton and midsize) because the price separation between midlevel and full-size trim packages is much better than it was 10 years ago.


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