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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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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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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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Commanding Presence: 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

General Motors has officially released the GMC Sierra 1500, bigger and badder in almost every aspect, while managing to weigh less than the outgoing vehicle to boot. The list of all-new features is long, among them an industry-first “CarbonPro” carbon fibre pickup box. We got to spend a little time behind the wheel of one recently and here’s what we found.

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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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Road Test: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss

The 2019 Silverado has been completely redesigned from the ground up and now offers eight trim levels along with six different engine and transmission combinations including a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. The truck is larger than its predecessor in every dimension despite being 450 lbs. (204 kg) lighter thanks to advanced manufacturing.

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Road Test: 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

Remember all the “military-grade aluminum” advertisements flooding various forms of media when the 13th generation Ford F-150 initially launched? That was only four years ago, and now Canada’s favourite truck is making the news again by introducing the long awaited diesel variant.

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2019 Canadian Truck King Challenge

The 12th annual Canadian Truck King Challenge took place in the cold and rain of early October. Frankly, that’s the norm for our event. And while it makes for nasty driving, I always remind our judges that we are simply testing in the same conditions that Canadian truck owners encounter every day.

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Road Test: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is perhaps the most distinctive model in the redesigned pickup’s lineup, boldly featuring a large vented hood, blacked-out fender-flares and an overall off-road-oriented appearance that really helps it stand out from the rest of its Ram brethren.