2012 Nissan Armada

2012 Nissan Armada Exterior

Ken Freund
March 14, 2012

In this time of downsizing, many large sport-utility vehicles are being eliminated and replaced with smaller, lighter crossover vehicles that have little towing capacity. Nissan’s Armada is still a large, truck-based SUV made in Mississippi with serious towing capability. Power comes from a 317-horsepower,... Read more »

2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV

2012 Vokswagen Touareg

February 2, 2012

Volkswagen’s Toureg is a five-passenger SUV offered with four trim levels: Sport, Lux, Executive and Hybrid. All except the hybrids are available with a choice of either a gasoline V6 or turbodiesel TDI V6 engine. The 3.6-liter gasoline V6 is rated 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0-liter... Read more »

2012 Ford Expedition SUV

2012 Ford Expedition

Ken Freund
January 12, 2012

Ford’s Expedition is one of the few full-size SUVs available which are suitable to carry a large family and tow a heavy trailer. Expedition’s standard 5.4L V8 delivers enough power to tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped. When the road goes from dry to snowy, icy or gravel covered, the available... Read more »

2012 Ram 1500 Pickup

2012 Ford 1500 Airstream

November 1, 2011

The 2012 the Ram 1500 comes with a choice of standard cab, Quad Cab and Crew Cab. Available engines include the 390-hp, 5.7-liter V-8, 310-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 and 215-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 base engine. The Ram 1500 gets the previously offered 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission, upgraded to utilize the... Read more »

GM Investing $275M in Full-Size Pickup Facility

October 28, 2011

General Motors Corp. will invest approximately $275 million to prepare its plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., to build the next generation of Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickup trucks, creating or retaining 150 jobs. The plant, which currently has 3,400 employees on three shifts, builds the Chevrolet Silverado... Read more »

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup

2012 Chevolet Colorado Pickup

Ken Freund
October 3, 2011

For 2012 the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup is offered in three body styles; regular, extended and crew cab, plus three different trim levels. Crew cabs come equipped with 5-foot boxes, other models get a 6-foot box. Three engines are available to match your needs. A 2.9-liter four rated 185 horsepower... Read more »

First Drive: Ford F-150 Twin-Turbo EcoBoost

2011 Ford F-150 Twin Turbo Ecoboost Towing the Cruiser RV Fun Finder X-214 WSD

September 13, 2011

Offering no less than four engine choices for a wide variety of fuel economy and performance options, the lineup of 2011 Ford F-150 pickups is impressive. There’s the 302-hp 3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V-6, the 360-hp 5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-cam Ti-VCT V-8 and the 411-hp 6.2-liter two-valve... Read more »

2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition

2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition

August 29, 2011

If you like motorcycles and pickup trucks, you’ll probably love the new, limited edition Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup. Ford and Harley-Davidson have produced 10 F-150 models, plus six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models, and in 2009 a Harley-Davidson F-450 truck. Since the companies teamed up back in... Read more »

2012 Chevrolet Express Vans

2012 Chevrolet Express Van

July 29, 2011

Full-sized vans are often overlooked by towing enthusiasts, but they offer good pulling power, long wheelbases for excellent stability and spacious interiors. Chevrolet’s rear-wheel drive Express vans, available in 1500, 2500 and 3500 versions, provide a rugged and roomy means for transporting... Read more »

Ford SuperCab F-150 and Jay Feather Select X213

July 18, 2011

Buyers in the lightweight trailer arena can be reassured by seeing the Jayco name attached to the new Jay Feather Select X213 trailer. A well-respected company is what you want when you make an RV investment and Jayco delivers the goods. Likewise, a Ford pickup is almost synonymous with RV towing and... Read more »

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