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First Drive: 2020 Ford Explorer

Story and photos by Dan Heyman 2020 marks the debut of a new platform for the Explorer, one that gets its start as a RWD platform as opposed to an

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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.

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First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Story and photos by Benjamin Yong, Plucked out of GM’s lineup over a decade ago, the brand has reinstated the Blazer for 2019. But don’t expect a body-on-frame offering built

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First Drive: 2019 Ford Ranger

Story and photos by Dan Heyman It’s not often that a manufacturer rejuvenates two once-loved nameplates in a single year, but so it goes with Ford, who this year have

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First Drive: 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

One of the best battles in the new car business is between the Detroit Three manufacturers and their muscle cars. The cars available today are quite amazing, in terms of their capabilities, compared to what was offered half a century ago – or even half a decade.

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A Different Feel – 2019 GMC Sierra

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer Every region of Canada has unique geographic features, ones that set them apart from the rest.  However, while that description also applies to

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More of Everything: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer, additional photos courtesy of Chevrolet Canada Trucks, currently, have never been more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line. Not only because they are

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First Drive – 2019 Ram 1500 Sport

Story and photos by Howard J Elmer, additional photos courtesy of FCA Canada In Canada, the Ram truck brand holds the number two sales spot (behind Ford), whereas in the

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First Drive: 2019 Ram 1500

The 2019 Ram 1500 marks just the second generation of this half-ton brand that has been a stand-alone company, under the FCA umbrella, since 2009. Despite often still being referred to as the Dodge Ram, it’s been on its own for a decade now; a very successful decade in fact, with sales up by 191 percent since inception; hitting almost 700,000 sales worldwide in 2017.

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First Look: 2019 GMC Sierra

Following on the heels of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado debut in January, the newest version of the GMC Sierra was shown in downtown Detroit just recently in a converted industrial building, as gritty as the city itself. While the new Silverado was hoisted by helicopter and dropped before a crowd in Dallas as the finale to its 100th