Category: pickup trucks

  • 2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    2022 Ford F150 Lightning – First Drive

    Ford’s new all-electric battery powered F150 Lightning is a very capable full-size pickup. It can do what a full-size pickup should be able to do, and then some. I had a brief time behind the wheel. The Lightning in powerful, fast, comfortable and quiet. Read a bit more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    2022 Ford Maverick – First Drive

    The new Maverick, with a $19,995 base price, is the lowest priced new vehicle offered by Ford today. And, the new Maverick comes standard with a hybrid engine. The first pickup to come to the American market with a hybrid as standard. Maverick rides on a 121 inch wheelbase, is 199.7 inches long, is offered…

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz – First Drive

    The all-new 5-passenger 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz with its open cargo bed is designed to appeal to utility vehicle owners.  Hyundai describes the typical Santa Cruz buyer as a tech-savvy single male in the age range of 35 to 45 years. The Santa Cruz is arriving at dealers now. Check it out right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Honda Ridgeline – Drive Review

    2021 Honda Ridgeline – Drive Review

    For 2021 the Ridgeline has more rugged styling with all-new body panels forward of the windshield. There’s also a new rear bumper with exposed exhaust finishers. Honda’s iVTM-4 all-wheel drive (AWD) system is now standard across the model range. Not everyone who wants a pickup needs full-size pickup. Check out the Ridgeline right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator – Drive Review

    2021 Jeep Gladiator – Drive Review

    New on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is the availability of a 260-hp 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 with a 442 lb.ft. torque rating.  EPA fuel economy ratings are 24 combined mpg with 22 city mpg and 28 highway mpg. The V6 EcoDiesel in the Jeep might just be the way to go for low fuel consumption combined…

  • 2021 Ram 1500 TRX – Drive Review

    2021 Ram 1500 TRX – Drive Review

    The Ram 1500 TRX has raised the bar for extreme performance pickups. The TRX with its 702-hp Hemi V8 is designed with extreme capabilities and features a unique suspension designed for high-speed off-road driving as well as wheels and tires also designed to get the job done. TRX is the quickest, fastest and most powerful…

  • 2020 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

    There’s no vehicle more American than the Ford Ranger. The 2020 Ford Ranger is ranked Number One in the’s 2020 American-Made Index. Now, three new dealer-installed Ford Performance accessory packages are available for the Ranger, adding off-road capability and style for outdoor adventures. Check it out here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2020 Nissan Titan – Drive Report

    Nissan has refreshed the Titan for 2020 with a new front end look. It’s got a 400-HP V8 and a new 9-speed automatic. Plus choose from 2×4 or 4×4, 2 or 4 doors,  and 5 or 6 seats. It tows 9,370 lbs. Check out some more here and read why big trucks in big cities…

  • 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro – Drive Report

    The Tacoma TRD Pro for 2020 has been given the once over by Toyota Racing Development. With a strong cachet among off-roaders I drove it in the dirt and on the road. It’s one of the best for hitting the trials. Read a bit more right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2019 Ford Ranger – Drive Review

    The Ford Ranger is back for 2019. Another entry in the midsize pickup market to meet the needs of those who don’t really need a full size pickup. The Ranger is offered in one wheelbase and in two body-styles, the extended cab with a 6-foot bed or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed. There’s…