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Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

The Raptor R needs to be a pitch-perfect product to go one-on-one against the Ram 1500 TRX

2021 started with a bang for us truck lovers when Ford announced the arrival of the third-gen F-150 Raptor. What made the deal even sweet what the little disclaimer at the end of the video which said, “more to come in 2022”. Decoding this cryptic text revealed that it’s the Raptor R, which will feature a V-8 engine under the hood, as confirmed by Ford officials on Twitter soon after. Beyond this, however, there is no information available. But, using the new standard Raptor as a benchmark and a truck that will take on the Ram TRX once it arrives, we have a lot to speculate.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric

Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric

For starters, it’s coming in 2022, if we’re lucky

It’s been a while since FoMoCo’s train-pulling PR stunt came to further hype the arrival of the all-electric Ford F-150. As Ford has been rather tight-lipped lately about its full-electric pickup truck, we thought we’d have a look at what we know up until this point and what we should expect expect from the electric F-150. Here’s what we can report for the time being.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ford F-150

Is the 14th generation of the truck better than the model it replaces?

Ford was preparing for the 2021 F-150’s launch for quite some time. The hype surrounding the world’s best-selling truck was immense, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and Ford had to settle for a rather subdued launch.

Still, people had their eyes glued to the screens to watch the live steam of the truck’s debut and to see what’s new this time around. The 14th generation needed to be a step up in all the aspects given how Ram and Chevy have upped the ante in the last few years. There are improvements in most of the departments, however, there are also a few things that we would’ve liked better. So, here’s a guide that compares the 2021 F-150 to its predecessor in terms of exterior, interior, tech features, engine options, towing capabilities, and price.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

Does the 2021 F-150 tow and haul more than the Ram 1500?

People buy pickup trucks to haul and tow a lot more compared to any other type of vehicle. Even though trucks have gotten better in terms of aesthetics, ride quality, premium features, and so on, the biggest selling points are hauling and towing prowess.

No matter what, this is one thing that automakers can’t compromise on. With the number of trims, engine options, and body styles offered on trucks these days, it can get confusing to get a hang of which truck offers what kind of ratings. So, here’s a comprehensive look at the best trucks you can buy in the U.S. today – the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Ram 1500.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain

Nothing else matters if you don’t have a good engine under the hood of your truck

One of the most important aspects of a truck is its towing and payload prowess. We see automakers improve their ratings quite often, and that has to do with the structural changes made to the truck. However, this is rendered useless if you don’t offer a powerful mill under the hood to pull all the weight.

Truckmakers are known to offer multiple engine options, but you can’t have them in any body style or trim level. All of this can get quite confusing, so we decided to compare them all. We’ve already covered the 2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, so this time, it’s the 2021 Ram 1500’s turn to be compared to the king of the jungle.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities

Who’s the better heavy-lifter - The Blue Oval F-150 or The Bowtie Silverado?

For any prospective truck owners, towing and payload capacities play a major role when they’re choosing their future acquisition. Automakers realize this, too, and try to up the ante with every new model they release. The segment’s top two contenders – Ford and Chevrolet – also did the same with their 2021 model year trucks, the F-150 and the Silverado 1500. Given the number of permutations and combinations these companies have to offer in terms of trims, body styles, engine options, and drive layouts, it could get very confusing to filter out the data. So here’s a comprehensive towing and payload guide for these two trucks that break down the essentials for you.

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2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain

Which truck has got the best engines to offer?

Pickup trucks play a very important part of the American automotive culture. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram have capitalized on it and offer their products in various combinations. Ford and Chevrolet offer six engine options each and their spread clashes with each other, but while maintaining exclusivity over the other. For instance, the Ford F-150 is offered with a hybrid engine, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 isn’t. The Silverado is offered with three transmissions, but the F-150 only with one. All-in-all, it boils down to your requirement at the end of the day and what fits your bill the best.

We’ve compiled a list of all the engine options offered on the 2021 models of the F-150 and the Silverado, and what trim levels they are offered on.

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What Is The Carolina Squat?

What Is The Carolina Squat?

Why do people squat their trucks after all?

Since the automobile has become more mainstream, the car scene has witnessed many trends, some considered to be unnatural. Since the early 2000s, we’ve seen riced out, the rise of stance, and slammed cars, as well as other diversions from a car’s factory settings. The Carolina squat is another “car condition” we can add to the list. The Carolina squat affects mostly trucks, and like the other alterations, mentioned above, it is intentionally done by the owner of the vehicle. So what is the Carolina squat, and where did it come from?

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The Coolest Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

The Coolest Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

If you ignore the price shock for a while, the stuff offered on the Hummer EV is actually pretty cool!

At a time when people are a lot more concerned about the environment, if you tell people you own a gas guzzler like a Hummer, they will stare at you utter disdain. But, GMC is here to change that image of the otherwise much-adored moniker. The company brought back the nameplate from the ashes and slapped it on an electric vehicle without harming its credibility of being big and bulky.

The Hummer EV is a monster and is being marketed as a supertruck. The company has finally unveiled the truck, and although it might draw a lot of polarizing opinions, there’s no denying that it comes with some rather cool features. Whether or not they’re worth the six-digit figure is a different question, but here’s a list of some of them that left us impressed:

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2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Nissan Titan

2020 Ram 1500 vs. 2020 Nissan Titan

The first-generation Nissan Titan was a bold, brash, revolutionary pickup. Back in 2003, it marched into Detroit’s stronghold with a monster 5.6-liter V8 engine — making a then-mighty 300 horsepower — and an aggressive, head-turning design. It was the first and last time Nissan set out to make a class-leading full-size pickup truck. Nearly two decades later, the current Titan hasn’t changed dramatically under the skin or under the hood.

These days, it’s Ram that’s making waves. In the famously brand-loyal segment, Ram started winning market share with the 2009 model’s unusually smooth ride. It continued its luxury focus by introducing an extra-posh interior in the current generation, which arrived as a 2019 model. Smooth, quiet, elegantly finished, and filled with advanced technology, the current Ram 1500 is a master of civility while still offering commendable capability. The 2020 model also marks the return of a capable yet fuel-efficient “EcoDiesel” engine.

But even if Nissan isn’t making headlines anymore, it never stopped making Titans. It introduced the second-generation Titan as a 2017 model, and it followed up with new features, upgraded infotainment, and some mechanical updates for 2020. We recently spent back-to-back weeks in the updated Titan and an EcoDiesel-equipped Ram 1500. Here’s what we learned about these two trucks.

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ram 1500 TRX vs. Ford F-150 Raptor

The F-150 Raptor has finally found a worthy contender in the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

From the day Ram revealed the TRX Concept, people have been calling it the Raptor-killer. The concept TRX came with loads of off-road accessories, a big engine, and a star factor that made people believe that it could dethrone the Ford F-150 Raptor. Four years later, the company revealed the production-spec 1500 TRX, and it retained almost everything displayed in the concept truck. At the onset, the 1500 TRX is very impressive, but can this new entrant take on the veteran F-150 Raptor with the DNA of the company that has been ruling for decades together?

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2021 Ram Rebel TRX - Everything You Need to Know

2021 Ram Rebel TRX - Everything You Need to Know

The 2021 Rebel TRX will come with concept-like exterior, premium interior, and one Hell(cat) of an engine

Update 8/17/2020: The 2021 Ram Rebel TRX has made it’s debut. We’re busy updating this article and our full review, but head on over to our quick facts and photo gallery to learn more about it!

The Ram Rebel is one of the sportiest trucks on the market today. It’s not just the tuners, but also the automakers building powerful and fast monsters right out of the factory. Dodge can be credited with this trend when they launched the Dodge Ram SRT-10 more than 15 years back. This truck was powered by the same V-10 found in the Dodge Viper. However, the market was not mature enough to handle it, thus sending it off the production line within three years of its inception.

Fast forward to 2016 and Dodge is Now Ram, and it revealed a concept truck called the Ram Rebel TRX. In 2018, the company said the concept was given a green signal by the corporate overlords and they will be building it. Since then, enthusiasts have been in a tizzy as to what to expect out of this beast. The only thing confirmed so far is that it will be powered by one Hell(cat) of an engine that will be driven by over 700 horses. Is there anything else? Well, here’s a list of all the things you need to know about the upcoming 2020 Ram Rebel TRX, thanks to Mopar Insiders and Allpar.

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2021 Toyota Hilux - Everything You Need to Know

2021 Toyota Hilux - Everything You Need to Know

There are changes inside-out on the 2021 Hilux, but the improved power figures are the highlight

The current-gen Toyota Hilux has been around since 2015. The 2021 Hilux was around the corner and multiple leaks and spy shots gave us an idea of what it would look like. Just a couple of days back,the company even officially released a teaser with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Now, finally, Toyota has revealed the 2021 Hilux with noticeable changes inside and out to go with some changes under the hood.

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The Best Pickup Trucks for 2020

The Best Pickup Trucks for 2020

Here’s a list of the best trucks across segments that you can buy in 2020

There’s no denying that pickup trucks are America’s favorite vehicles. Ford F-Series has consistently topped the sales charts for 42 consecutive years now. There are a lot of other automakers with such offerings as well. The segment is highly competitive and you can get confused with what to pick. There is a different variant or a different model altogether in every $1,000 bracket. To help you with this dilemma, we’ve compiled a list of 10 best pickup trucks, ranging from midsize trucks, to full-size, and to heavy-duty ones.

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10 of the Best Used Pickups Worth Buying Today

10 of the Best Used Pickups Worth Buying Today

This breed of vehicles can outlast its owners and live forever

Pickup trucks are all the rage right now. Gone are the days when this breed was mostly chosen by the working class. These vehicles are built tough and durable. If you use them to their full potential, they also offer the maximum bang for the buck.

However, there are a lot of trucks out there that are as good as new because they haven’t been used and abused to their limit. That is one of the reasons why choosing a used pickup truck makes sense nowadays. Here’s a list of the top 10 best used trucks to buy today.

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Future Electric Pickup Trucks You Don't Want to Ignore

Future Electric Pickup Trucks You Don’t Want to Ignore

Automakers are spoiling you with choices

There’s a lot of buzz in the electric market right now. Automakers started off with developing electric hatches, then sedans and SUVs, and now everyone’s emphasis is on trucks. A lot of automakers are working towards building electric pickup trucks these days.

Even new entrants like Lordstown are starting their lives with pickup trucks because of the potential in the segment. There are many electric trucks arriving within the next four to five years, but here the six most anticipated electric trucks and what we know about them so far.

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New Info Surfaces for Lordstown Endurance Electric Pickup - Here's What We Know

New Info Surfaces for Lordstown Endurance Electric Pickup - Here’s What We Know

The company has made some big claims without even having the pre-production prototype ready yet

Lordstown Motors came under the spotlight when it purchased GM’s factory is Lordstown, Ohio. No, it’s not ironic; the marque actually derives its name from the village in Trumbull County. Lordstown Motors is entering the electric pickup truck market with its first offering called the Endurance.

The company has constantly been in news, especially for its claims that the Endurance can beat the Cybertruck. Apparently, the Endurance will be up and running before the Cybertruck hits the roads. Now, a few more details have emerged on the company’s website wherein it plans to produce half-a-million truck every year, amongst many other things. Isn’t Lordstown being a little too ambitious at this point?

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What Is the 2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity?

What Is the 2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity?

The F-150 comes with wide bandwidth of towing ratings to cater to all types of customers

The Ford F-Series has been dominating the truck segment for over four decades in the U.S. The Ford F-150 accounts for over 70-percent of the F-Series’ sales, and that’s mainly because it caters to a diverse set of people. The F-150 comes with a host of different engines, with each of them offering a different towing and payload rating, among other things. Depending on your requirement, you can choose any of the six trims on offer currently starting from $28,495 and climbing to as much as $67,485.

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