UPDATED 12:29 PM on 7/30/15: added photo and quote from Mike Levine.
The hubbub over an aluminum truck has exploded again and this time the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is drawing attention for highlighting key safety equipment differences between Ford truck cab configurations and repair costs. Ford is fighting back with sales and repair costs data of its own. Buckle up readers, this story is just getting started.
Spray-in versus drop-in bedliners is an argument that has passionate supporters on either side. What almost every truck owner can agree on, however, is that over time any type of bedliner can start to look ragged and used-up – especially in hotter climates where it is exposed to constant UV light, or when a truck is used for heavy-duty hauling. Read more…
Last year when I got my hands on my first Toyota Highlander, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had seen it at various auto show events, but never taken the time to really check it out. Now, I know exactly what to expect. I would strongly argue this is the 3rd best vehicle in Toyota’s lineup (behind the Tundra and Tacoma of course). Here’s why.
Playing second-fiddle to its more popular, crossover-utility RX sibling, the 2015 Lexus GX 460 may share space on the dealer lot, but it is worlds apart. In fact, among nearly all luxury, off-road models, the GX 460 stands alone.
Toyota’s new Mirai isn’t terribly impressive at first glance. It’s pricey (about $70k), it will be difficult to refuel outside of Los Angeles or San Francisco, and it’s not very fast (a zero to 60 time of about 10 seconds).
However, the technology underneath is the game changer…especially for trucks. Hydrogen is almost certain to become the predominant alternative fuel for trucks and large SUVs. Here’s why. Read more…