Never mind the bollocks coming from professionally cynical actors-turned-rappers: This is America. At least it is for much of this country’s working middle class. The F-150 is designed in America, tooled-up in America, and made in America. By an American company. For a customer base that is overwhelmingly American. It’s also a solid candidate for the title of World’s Best Passenger Vehicle. Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you. The media has long vilified the full-sized pickup as an avatar of this country’s long-discredited and frankly unwanted silent majority. Never mind the fact that today’s pickups have long surpassed traditional automobiles in many of the qualities that real customers want and will pay for. Nor should you look too closely behind the curtain that covers the deficiencies of unibody SUVs when compared to full-sized trucks. My colleagues in the car business, many of whom are notable for their childlessness, sedentary lifestyles, … [Read more...] about Rental Review: 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4×2 SuperCrew 5.0
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2018 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax 4×4 5.7L V8 Test Drive Written by Marco Carvajal Photographs by Toyota Born in San Antonio, Texas, the 2018 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax 4×4 5.7L V8, is a great product of the state of Texas. It is strong, solid, spacious, safe and powerful. The Tundra has many available configurations, options and features, including a powerful towing capacity up to 10,200 pounds. It is difficult for Toyota’s competitors to beat the Tundra, a powerful 4×4 pickup truck for 5 passengers. The Toyota Tundra is a pickup truck manufactured in the United States by the Japanese manufacturer since May 1999. The Tundra was the first full-size truck for North America to be built by a Japanese manufacturer. It is currently assembled in San Antonio, Texas, where production was consolidated in 2008, and is the only full-size pickup manufactured in Texas. The interior of the Tundra is made with a beautiful matte-finish with wooden elements, which … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota Tundra Limited CrewMax Assembled in America
About 50 miles from nowhere and four hours to daybreak, I squinted through the steep windshield into a soup of sand and fumes while our 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium plowed across open desert. We were hunting the horizon for adventure or trouble and rest assured, this truck loves to find both. (Full Disclosure: I reached out to Toyota to ask if I could take a 4Runner to the King Of The Hammers off-road event, and the company’s representatives were kind enough to oblige. I put a dent in the skid plate while driving around the sand and rocks of Johnson Valley. And though I did offer to replace it, Toyota didn’t bill me for the damage.) Every year I get fired up to haul myself three hours east of Los Angeles to a hostile wasteland called Johnson Valley to check out The King Of The Hammers. That’s a week-long off-road racing festival culminating in a title event by the same name. That last race is a tentpole of the Ultra4 series; I usually describe Ultra4 … [Read more...] about The 2018 Toyota 4Runner Is Almost The Ultimate SUV
Ford F-Series trucks are the best-selling in the U.S., and the F-150 has legions of diehard fans who wouldn’t think of buying any other vehicle. What keeps it at the top is its ability to serve equally well as both a work truck and a luxury vehicle. To that end, the 2018 F-150 has updated engines, features, and styling. There are seven F-150 trim levels starting with the base XL, priced from $27,705 and climbing to $60,850 for the top Limited trim. In between the two, there’s a version of the F-150 for everyone, including the Raptor for those who put off-roading at the top of the list. You can also choose from two transmissions, five engines, three cabs, three boxes, and either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Our test model was the F-150 4×4 Supercrew Limited, which sits high in the trim range with a starting price of $64,275. It easily does double duty with impressive capabilities and a luxurious and comfortable interior. Standard features include heated, … [Read more...] about The 2018 Ford F-150 is one part work truck, one part luxury ride
If a sudden issue makes you pull over to the roadside and cut your engine, it can be hard to decide right away whether you need tow assistance or you can fix the issue on the spot. So when is towing really crucial? Examples of such situations are many and not necessarily it must be a serious breakdown or an accident. Just imagine a rapid weather change that catches you amidst the road when you are without all-season tyres. You aren’t sure if you will be able to safely come back home and don’t want to leave your car on the road, so a tow service can be an option. It’s crucial to understand the difference between situations when you can handle those tyres, strange noise or transmission breakage and when is it better to have a mechanic do it. Let’s look at the situations that require calling a tow service rather than taking an unwise risk. Flat tyre Unless your car is equipped with run-flat tyres that have the technology of preventing the sudden pressure … [Read more...] about Have Troubles With a Car? Here Is When You Really Need a Tow!
VW’s Seven-Passenger Large SUV Siblings Volkswagen is a latecomer with its three-row Atlas SUV. Designed for the American market, the Atlas lives up to its name–it’s big, which is a good thing if you need to seat up-to seven people. For most, this is something very few of us do on a regular basis. However, if you have a growing family and need the extra storage space for all their (and their friends’) gear, the 2018 Atlas should be on your wish list. VW wants to play with the big boys VW designed the Atlas interior to be open and inviting, even for passengers venturing into the third row. You need to be a Cirque du Soleil contortionist to access or comfortably sit in the far back of many seven-passenger SUVs. Not so with the Atlas, as VW has made the access easy with fold-and-slide second row seats, and a third row bench with good thigh support and a comfortable angle for the seat back. Maybe six-footers would not want to spend a few hundred miles back there, … [Read more...] about Comparison Test: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium 4Motion vs. Atlas 2.0T SE