Hyundai turns down the lights for this slick new variant of its Santa Cruz sports activity vehicle. This AWD model packs a powerful 2.5L turbo engine, making 281 hp and 311 lb-ft. of torque, and is decked out entirely in black, with a dark chrome grille, 20″ dark alloy wheels, black body trim, dual side steps, LED bed lighting, and more.
Awesome Pickup Trucks
When it comes to full-size pickup trucks, the Nissan Titan might not be the first name to come to mind. The 2022 Titan is a beefy and bold looking truck – especially in its rugged PRO-4X trim. It has a powerful engine, a comfortable cabin, and many upgrades for off-roading and overlanding. Read on for our hands-on review.
The Ford Maverick compact pickup joins the Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty with its own Tremor package. It adds a 1″ lift, Trail Control, an off-road-tuned suspension, and advanced AWD with 4WD lock. Design accents include orange tow hooks, special 17″ aluminum wheels, and a distinctive grille. Available on XLT and Lariat trims.
We’ve spent time with the current-gen RAM 1500 pickup, but never one as luxurious as the RAM 1500 Limited. We drove the tricked-out 10th Anniversary Edition, fully-loaded with the V8 HEMI eTorque engine, Tech and Towing packages, and more – all gleaming in the sun under a blanket of Patriot Blue pearl coat paint.
This bonkers Ford F-150 has a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 700 hp and 640 lb-ft. of torque. It’s built for high-speed desert driving and serious off-roading with 24″ coil springs and Advanced FOX Live Valve shocks. It rides on 37″ tires and offers 13.1″ of ground clearance with 13″ of front wheel travel and 14.1″ in back.
When it comes to 1/2-ton pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the sleekest and most modern-looking on the market. The drivetrain and technology continue that theme with an available high-efficiency turbocharged engine, large digital displays, and up-to-date safety and connectivity tech.
The Ranger Raptor is coming to the US and Europe, rocking a twin-turbo V6 making 392 hp and 430 lb-ft. torque stateside or 284 hp and 362 lb-ft. in Europe. Both are mated with a 10-speed automatic. It has FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, an active exhaust system, and is ready to conquer all terrain with power and confidence.
The 2024 Silverado EV is a bumper-to-bumper reimagining of Chevy’s best-selling truck, and this 664 hp stallion is no longer a gas-guzzler. The 4-door, 4-wheel-drive all-electric RST First Edition uses a DC fast-charging system to “fuel” up for a 400-mile range, and to carry or tow up to 10,000 pounds.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra gets a luxury model, decked out with 22″ chrome wheels, chrome mirror caps, semi-aniline leather seats, power running boards, a 14″ touchscreen, a 10″ heads-up display, ambient lighting, and more. It comes with Toyota’s i-Force MAX powertrain, which makes 437 hp and 583 lb-ft. of torque.
MegaRexx specializes in upgrading for Ford Super Duty trucks. The custom-built MegaBronc started as a 2021 F-250, but now seats seven, and has a removable hardtop. Powered by a 6.7L V8 turbodiesel engine, it rides on enormous 40″ mud-terrain tires, and has a custom grille inspired by its namesake Ford Bronco.
Woodworking Art adds to their vehicle collection by carving a Chevy Silverado HD pickup truck out of Fujian cypress wood. The miniature has working wheels, doors, liftgate, hood, steering, suspension, and steps. They also made a trailer to test its towing capacity, which is nowhere near the real truck’s 36,000 lb. max.
The Rebel G/T is a sport styling and performance upgrade for Ram’s already excellent 1500 Rebel pickup. The G/T gets a sport hood, a factory-installed Mopar cold-end exhaust and cold-air intake, paddle shifters, metal pedals, G/T bucket seats, and Performance pages. A 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid assist is standard.
Hyundai finally makes good on its promised compact pickup truck. The 2022 Santa Cruz is based on the Tucson, but has a 4-foot bed with underbed storage. The mini truck will come with a standard 190hp 2.5L engine, with an optional 275hp turbocharged version with a dual-clutch transmission. AWD is available on all trims.
Weighing just 62 pounds, GentleTent’s inflatable tent puts a spacious camping shelter on your pickup truck. The rooftop area can hold a full-size mattress, while the bed section has a standing height of 7+ feet. When not in use, it folds to just 7″ high. Perfect for dual-cab Rangers, Colorados, Frontiers, and Tacomas.
EV startup Canoo is showing off the design for its compact electric pickup. The futuristic truck has modular bed dividers, a split tailgate, pull-out steps and bed extender, a hidden work table, and a front storage area with 110-volt and USB outlets. It will come in RWD or AWD with 300hp or 600hp, and a range of about 200 miles.
After 17 years, Nissan’s garage-sized Frontier pickup has been redesigned with a bold new look. It packs a new 310 hp 3.8L V6 and 9-speed gearbox. The interior has a clean new look, and a much-needed technology overhaul. PRO-X and PRO-4X models get upgraded Bilstein shocks, skid plates, and 17″ off-road wheels.
The redesigned F-150 Raptor is even more off-road capable. With a new five-link rear suspension, it has up to 15″ of wheel travel, next-gen active FOX shocks, a new active exhaust, and up to 37″ tires for high-speed desert travel. It has an upgraded 3.5L EcoBoost V6, a 10-speed automatic, and a 36-gal tank for 500+ miles between fill-ups.
Building upon the TRX concept, Ram is finally making a production version of this powerful off-road truck. It packs a monster 6.2L supercharged V8 that makes 702hp, launching the truck from 0 to 60 in 4.5 sec. The lifted truck has 11.8″ of clearance, is 6″ wider than a standard Ram 1500, and rides on massive 35″ all-terrain tires.
General Motors Defense presents a troop transporter based on the rugged Chevy Colorado ZR2 pickup. It’s got an open air design with a roll cage, secure seating for nine, skid plates, and beefy off-road suspension and tires. Its minimal structure and mounting points allow it to be deployed from a helicopter using a sling.
We managed to get our grubby little paws on the Ford Performance F-150 Raptor, and were blown away by just how good this truck is at everything. It hauls ass, handles any terrain, and offers a supremely comfortable ride on-road thanks to its new Fox suspension. Read on for our full take on this monster of a truck.