Trucks and Towing

2022 Grand Wagoneer enclosed trailer

2022 Grand Wagoneer Review & Towing Test: Following the O.G. Formula, But To What Effect?

Eleven point two. Yes, 11.2 miles per gallon is what I achieved after one week and 320.3 miles of driving the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Granted, half of those miles involved towing, and many of the others came from city driving. But the fuel economy I managed from the latest, biggest, throwbackiest Jeep-not-Jeep to hit …

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2021 Land Rover Defender 90

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Towing Review: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

I was slightly surprised when Land Rover unveiled their new Defender last year. Here was a modern take on their most off-road-focused vehicle. It was, in theory, quite capable away from pavement. Great, so are vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco. But where those fall short is on towing capacity, something Land …

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2021 GMC Yukon AT4 towing

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Towing Review: For Enclosed Trailers, Go Bigger or Differently

Look around any track paddock and you’ll see throngs of General Motors’ full-size SUVs. They’re a staple, and for good reason. Based on the GM half-ton pickup chassis, Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban and GMC’s Yukon and Yukon XL offer a wagon-shaped pickup alternative that can tow open or enclosed trailers alike. I took a 2021 …

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2021 Honda Ridgeline towing

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport Towing Test: You Probably Don’t Need ‘More Truck’

Americans love our pickup trucks. We’re an active bunch, with needs that vary from hauling sports equipment to towing racecars and campers to moving construction materials for the next DIY project at home. Nothing can really touch a pickup truck for the sake of moving dirty things and providing easy cleanup afterward. And as half-ton …

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

I Sold My Truck for a $5,000 Profit and Bought a 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

COVID-19 has lead to all sorts of things, one of the most notable non-human impacts being the car market. New cars are thin on the ground due to decisions made by automakers in mid-2020 that impacted microchip production. As a result of low inventory, the used car market is going insane, with dealers offering more …

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2021 Lincoln Aviator

2021 Lincoln Aviator Plug-In Hybrid Review: Hot-Rod Lincoln, but Make it Subtle

I’m currently sitting in my bay window on a dreary, rainy day – the kind of day where you just want to feel a bit coddled. If I were going anywhere, I wouldn’t grab the keys to some loud, low, raucous sports car. Days like this make even the most hardcore driving enthusiast appreciate something a …

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2022 Ford Maverick orange

2022 Ford Maverick Details: 40 MPG Hybrid or 4,000 Pounds Towing with EcoBoost

The trucks are too big. Truly. I’ve owned three “half-ton” pickup trucks that were exactly what I needed, but fairly excessive for the average driver who just wants a tough, spray-out bed for homeowner duties and hauling some bikes around. Ford attempted to rectify this with the Ranger, though it’s still the size of a …

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2021 Nissan Armada enclosed trailer

2021 Nissan Armada Review: Enclosed Trailer Towing Test and a Fresh New Face

The more discerning enthusiasts among us have dragged Nissan for a while now, accusing them of letting products wither on the vine a bit, to include their largest SUV. The Nissan Armada has been with us since the 2005 model year, and is – surprisingly? – only in its second generation, which launched in 2017. …

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport cactus gray

2021 Ford Bronco Sport ‘Outer Banks’ Review: The O.G. Escape Throwback

I learned to drive on a 2001 Ford Escape, starting with some parking practice in my middle school’s parking lot and eventually taking the small-but-mighty SUV off to college. Our Escape XLT was fully-loaded, with Ford’s Duratec 3.0 liter, 200 horsepower V6 and all-wheel drive with a lockable center differential. My parents and I all …

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