Posts Tagged: Ram

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally, but that’s changing as families reduce their car count. In order to find out just how livable they are, we grabbed one and took it on a round trip from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, Alberta – Canadian home of the pickup truck – and back. To see how efficient a pickup can be, we took one of the diesel variety: the 2015 Ram 1500 Bighorn, complete with optional rear air suspension. Should be epic.

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Road Trip

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally,…

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Wondering how the Canadian auto market is doing after the first three months of 2015? We’ve included the top 12 vehicles overall, and while most were on the list at the end of 2014, some positions are changing rapidly. Also, since one of the hottest segments has to be the luxury SUV market where just about every manufacturer has at least a couple offerings. So we figured taking a look at how the strongest players in the luxury SUV segment are doing after one of the most brutal winters around.

2015 Quarter 1 Sales Update

Wondering how the Canadian auto market is doing after the first three months of 2015? We’ve included the top 12 vehicles overall, and while most were on the list at the end of 2014, some positions are changing rapidly. Also, since one of the hottest segments has to be the luxury SUV market where just…

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The Rebel uses a similar formula to the Power Wagon but in a light duty package. Slightly raised suspension, bigger tires, skid plates, and other off-road gear make this the truck you want to be in when travelling the road less taken.

Trucks Take Over Detroit Auto Show

If you go to the Detroit Auto Show this week and only look at the trucks, you might be mistaken for thinking it’s SEMA in Las Vegas instead. With the number of factory custom trucks with serious off-road capabilities and street-savvy style, Detroit has turned into the North American International Truck Show. The all-new Ford F-150…

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The engine under the hood is the same 5.0L found in the RC F and does arrive with a horsepower advantage over its Bavarian counterpart, yet it is down significantly when it comes to torque (the BMW M5 cranks out 479 lb-ft). Power is sent to the rear wheels by way of an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting capabilities.

2015 North American International Auto Show Highlights: Day 2

Article and photos by Brendan McAleer and Mark Stevenson, additional photos courtesy of the manufacturers We couldn’t pack all the goodness of the North American International Auto Show into just one slideshow. And honestly, we’ve seen more new vehicles than we can shake a stick at, but these are the cream of the crop. These…

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2014 Ford F-150 STX SuperCrew

Best-Selling Vehicles of 2014

Car sales have returned to record levels, with more Canadians buying all manner of new vehicles in 2014. This despite ever-tightening budgets, rising average MSRPs, and – at least until December – high fuel prices. Overall, Canadians were pretty boring, though, with few surprises in our choices for transportation. We start with the top five…

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