Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of one of the most interesting trucks of the year. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is all new, and powered by a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine. The goal of the truck is to appeal to the people who want more than a half-ton pickup, but don’t need the capability of a full-three-quarter-ton. Nissan claims … [Read more…]

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Over the weekend the embargo that was in place on driving impressions of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD expired, meaning that all of the major automotive outlets that was able to drive the truck could publish their articles. We had a chance to drive it, so stay tuned for our impressions. But how it drives is just one important factor in whether or not the truck will sell well. Price, … [Read more…]

We’re already big fans of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon here, but the version we are the most excited for is the version powered by the 2.8L Duramax diesel. We had a chance to drive it recently, and will be featuring that write-up shortly, but in the meantime we learned something even bigger; the fuel economy. Opting for the diesel in two-wheel drive configuration … [Read more…]

If there is one truck that we’ve been waiting ALL YEAR to be able to get behind the wheel of, it has to be the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Why? Because in our minds, a diesel-powered midsize pickup truck has to be the definition of perfection. We recently had the chance to drive the new truck at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas and see if our … [Read more…]

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Back in the dark days of the automotive industry, the folks at Cummins were working with Ram Trucks on a new engine to power their full-size pickup truck. They had most of the details worked out. It’d be a 5.0L V8 turbodiesel. It’d make a generous amount of torque. It would be a match made in heaven. Then Ram’s parent company went bankrupt. The bankruptcy killed the deal. … [Read more…]

Next Monday and Tuesday we’ll be in Columbus, Indiana to take a tour of the Cummins diesel plant there. We’ll be attending with Nissan, who has a new Titan pickup truck coming, and the XD model will be powered by a Cummins diesel engine. I know there’s a few diesel fans out there, and I’m looking for your input. Is there something specifically you’d like to see, or a … [Read more…]

Any time we talk about off-road trucks here, we have to mention the famous Ford Raptor. Competition has come along, including the TRD Pro Tundra and the Ram Power Wagon, but we still have a soft-spot for the Ford. Now, General Motors is trying to pull at our heart strings with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept. Based on what we’ve seen at the 2014 LA Auto Show, we really want … [Read more…]

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