2016 Toyota Tacoma is game changer
It is not often that I am given to superlatives.  I drive hundreds of vehicles every year and it is easy to become jaded.  In this kind of job, you grow quickly skeptical of the manufacturers’ hype and know when you are being snowed. That said, I was impressed... Read more
Chevrolet Colorado is Motor Trend Truck of the Year
The automotive awards season is just revving up and the Motor Trend Truck of the Year is certainly one that gives bragging rights to a manufacturer.  There are always those who disagree with the jury, and this year will be one of those when people will try to second... Read more
Will Nissan’s 2015 Navara be the reflection of the new Frontier
With new Nissan trucks — a new Titan in January and a new Frontier coming later as a 2016 or early 2017 model — in the works, could the new Navara, just introduced in Asia, be the doppelganger for the North American Frontier? I suspect so, since it has... Read more
2015 GMC Canyon offers features for mid-size family truck and added safety
We haven’t driven GMC’s new mid-size Canyon yet. Its introduction isn’t scheduled until fall, but I suspect there will be a range of new features designed to set this truck apart from the pack. There will, after all, be it’s stablemate, the Chevy Colorado, as well as Toyota’s Tacoma... Read more
Let me begin this by saying: there is no such thing as a bad new truck in 2013. Whether you are committed to Ram, Silverado, GMC, Ford or Tundra, you will find the latest offerings are loaded with performance, aesthetic, electronic or any of a hundred different features. You... Read more
Chrysler has again proven that it has the potential to be a giant killer when it comes to the Ram brand. More than 50 automotive journalists — members of the Texas Auto Writers Association — recognized the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck as Truck of Texas.  This is the second... Read more
It’s that time again.  Next week, more than 50 automotive journalists who specialize in trucks and SUVs will be getting together with 17 manufacturers at the Knibbe century ranch near San Antonio to evaluate the vehicles that manufacturers consider their most competitive.  There, they will  name the Truck of... Read more
As vehicle manufacturers decide whether mid-size or compact pickup trucks dilute their full-size truck sales, companies like Toyota and Nissan enjoy some exclusivity in this segment.  Both of these companies — especially Toyota — are filling this market niche very effectively with trucks that are both road and off-road... Read more