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…]

We recently heard a quote on an episode of the Autoblog Podcast from host Dan Roth that accurately sums up your time in a new Dodge Challenger. “Every drive in a Dodge Challenger,” starts Roth, “occurs in 1971.” After spending a few days in one, it’s hard to argue that point. (Full Disclosure: We were in Texas for an event, and needed a vehicle to get us from the event until … [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…]

Since the Ford F-150 was all new for the 2015 model year, there are only a few changes from that year to 2016. One of those changes involves an all-new trim level, called Limited. Basically, a Limited is a fully-loaded Platinum model without having to check all the option boxes. We recently had a chance to spend a little time behind the wheel, and here’s what we thought. A … [Read more…]

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Where I live, it’s currently a cold and wet Saturday, but in just a few days I’ll be in hot and sunny San Antonio, Texas for the 2015 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo. At this very Texan event, journalist members from all over the country vote for a variety of categories. The biggest award, the 2015 Truck of Texas, will be hotly contested this year. Here’s a … [Read more…]

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