2014 and BEYOND: Refinement Defines the Next Generation of Full-Size Trucks and SUVs

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by Chris Hemer
December 3, 2013

  Over the years, we’ve seen the horsepower and tow rating wars come and go. It’s a cyclical phenomenon fueled by competition; since no one wants to be in last place, one-upmanship is the predictable result. But as fuel prices continue to climb, and mechanical components are pushed to their... Read more »

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickups

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by Ken Freund
November 8, 2013

  General Motors has taken the wraps off its upcoming Heavy Duty pickups, which are due at dealers this Spring. There will be two available engines; the standard Vortec 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine that’s rated  at 360 horsepower in the 2500HD and 322 hp in the 3500HD, and 380 lb-ft of torque... Read more »

2014 Cadillac Escalade

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October 7, 2013

  For 2014 Cadillac’s Escalade is offered in two different body styles, with one engine.  The extra-length ESV model is 21-inches longer, with seating capacity for up to eight adults.The standard 6.2-liter V-8 is rated at 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, and can whisk the big vehicle... Read more »

Diesel Cooling System Overhaul

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by Gary Wescott
August 8, 2013

  When was the last time you noticed that funny smell and realized there was steam coming from under the engine’s hood? You may not have noticed that the little needle on the instrument cluster was pegged on “HOT.” Most owners check fluid levels and tires regularly, and we fill the fuel tank,... Read more »

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

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Ken Freund
July 15, 2013

Ford’s latest addition to the best-selling F-150 lineup is the new Tremor sport truck for the 2014 model year. The Tremor will be powered by a potent twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 rated at 365 horsepower and known for excellent fuel economy. Tremor comes with the F-150′s regular cab... Read more »

2014 GMC Sierra Denali

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Ken Freund
June 20, 2013

For 2014, the GMC Sierra Denali returns with more gusto and greater towing power. The upcoming Denali will offer an optional 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 with a potent 420 horsepower (estimated) and 450 lb-ft of torque. With this powerplant GMC claims the Denali will have the most power and torque of any light-duty... Read more »

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country

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Ken Freund
May 16, 2013

Chevrolet’s new top-of-the-line Silverado High Country model for 2014 will have the highest price and most luxurious features of any Silverado pickup to date. It will fit in the lineup just above the top Silverado LTZ, and will only be offered as a Crew Cab. The 2014 model is the first time this... Read more »

2014 Dodge Durango SUV

2014 Dodge Durango

Ken Freund
April 14, 2013

Dodge has just unveiled the new 2014 Durango. While its chassis and driving dynamics are shared with Jeep’s Grand Cherokee, its unique exterior is completely different. Durango now comes with a new transmission, fresh distinctive styling, and new info-tainment systems. The 2014 Durango will come in... Read more »

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Ken Freund
March 14, 2013

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has received new lights and trim. But the big news is the availability of a thrifty and torquey turbodiesel engine, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission across the board. Three engines are now available. The base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is rated 290 horsepower and... Read more »

2013 Nissan NV 3500 Passenger Van

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Ken Freund
February 14, 2013

It’s getting more difficult to find a tow vehicle with a lot of interior room and seating for up to a dozen passengers. Nissan’s new NV full-sized Passenger Van is based upon the NV commercial van series, but with improved comfort, more seating and safety features. The NV3500HD comes in five trim... Read more »

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