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2019 Ford Ranger Pros and Cons Review: What a Powertrain!

Pros: Powerful turbo-four engine Great value Towing performance Cons: Old architecture Poor interior space Aging design The Ford Ranger came back to the U.S. market after an eight-year hiatus, during which it spent time overseas instead of filling the midsize truck gap in the automaker’s North American lineup. Rising popularity of the Toyota Tacoma and […]

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The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Will Make You Question Why Light-Duty Trucks Need V-8s

Pros: New gasoline engine New diesel engine Slick 10-speed Cons: Dull interior design Mediocre interior materials Eye-watering prices “Between the new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel inline-six and the 2.7-liter gas-sipping inline-four,” senior features Jonny Lieberman said, “you have to question why light-duty trucks need V-8s.” We’ll go even further than Lieberman’s commendation. By the end of […]

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2020 Ram 1500 Pros and Cons Review: Ram Returns With an EcoDiesel

Pros: 32 mpg highway Air suspension Barn-door tailgate option Cons: Laggy throttle Heavy, slow steering Squishy brakes Car lovers new to trucks unabashedly love the Ram 1500. Its coil- or air-sprung suspension delivers the truck world’s most carlike ride, and that big vertical screen on fancier models reminds us of the 2013 COTY-winning Tesla Model […]

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C8 Corvette Dyno Test Follow-Up: What Really Happened

During its last day in our care, we put the C8 Corvette on a dynamometer and got some eye-opening results. It was a Mustang dyno we’ve used in the past that has generally provided reasonable results and which provided thoroughly believable numbers on a 2020 Ram 2500 with a Cummins later the same day. We […]

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How the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Has Improved (and Where it Still Falls Behind)

Pros: Phenomenal powertrains Responsive steering Good pulling power Cons: Lazy interior Seats not comfortable Horrible backup camera The powertrain is the beating heart of a full-size pickup. A functional bed, interior accoutrements, and ease of pairing a phone all impact how livable a truck is. But if the key criteria are how the truck accelerates, […]

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