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New Competition: GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel vs Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The popularity of pickup trucks in North America is seemingly at an all-time high, which is significant given that the entire automotive industry has seemingly shifted its focus to efficiency and economy. Sure, trucks are more efficient and practical then they have ever been before, but they are still very large and often feature large V8 engines under the hood, neither of which necessarily produce an economically friendly and fuel efficient vehicle.

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Walks the Walk: 2020 Toyota Tacoma Limited

I‘m honestly a little scared as I sit down to write this review, just as I was a little scared as I took the seat of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma Limited and proceeded to shoot a video review.

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Quick Spin: 2020 Ram 3500 HD

While the popular line of Ram pickups could probably have gotten by without doing much for 2020, as they seem to be ticking all the right boxes these days, the manufacturer obviously understands this is a competitive market and in light of GM having released new versions of its Sierra and Silverado HD pickups, and with Ford about to do so right around the corner, Ram was loathe to sit idly by.

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2020 Pickup Truck Round-Up

The Canadian sportsman regularly travels into remote wilderness locations where a 4WD vehicle is a must-have. They also tow more than most – be it RVs, boats or powersports trailers. These are givens for those who enjoy hunting and angling. And, these needs certainly dictate the kind of trucks sportsmen buy. So, while there are currently many trucks and SUVs that will do these jobs, 2020 is going to grow the available field substantially.

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Choosing the Right Lift Kit

Story by Stefanie Galeano-Zalutko, photos courtesy of the manufacturers There are so many responsible ways to spend a paycheque. Rent, groceries, student loans, and general savings all come to mind,

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RVing: Lance Travel Trailer 1995

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer There are two things most people know about the RV builder Lance. One, they have been around for a long time – over

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First Drive: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Imagine yourself in the boardroom at FCA five or so years ago. The plans for the Jeep Wrangler redesign have just been finalized, and it’s time to see what can be done to add even more cachet to one of the most beloved and well-recognized vehicles available today, and that’s before we even consider its historical significance.

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Truck King Challenge Winner – Long-Term Test – GMC Sierra 1500

The 2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 took the top award at last fall’s Canadian Truck King Challenge. That win, for the GMC half-ton, was a first in the 13-year history of our event. It also came as the Sierra went through a generational update – bringing with it a host of new features, inside and outside the truck. The judges considered everything the new Sierra had to offer, and after two days of intensive road testing, scored it highest among its peers.

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First Look – The 2020 GM HD and Ford HD Trucks take an early bow

The fierce competition between the pickup manufacturers regularly witnessed in Half-ton advertising is quickly spilling into the Heavy Duty truck segment following the newest Ram HD being introduced as a 2019 model. Not long ago, model updates were most often singular events, with each brand following its own engineering schedule. Not anymore. The  recent Ram release quickly brought news from GM (Chevy and GMC) and Ford.

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The Benchmark – 2019 Ram HD

The pickup wars appear to be at an all-time high as evidenced by continually strong sales numbers and the constant innovation and improvements being made by each one of Detroit’s Big 3. With each of GM, Ford and Ram due for either a full redesign or facelift of their heavy-duty models in 2019-2020, the battle is only set to intensify.