The Official Top 10 Trucks & SUVs Report
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The Ram 1500 is the full-size Dodge half-ton pickup that is redesigned for 2009 with aggressive style now expected from the Ram but in a more aerodynamic package. The new design includes a body-mounted grille that is canted forward, an all-new aluminum hood with more pronounced power bulge, large headlights that flow back into the front fenders, a front air dam that is fully integrated with the front bumper and a rear spoiler integrated into the tailgate. The 2009 Ram 1500 features a new multilink mounting design for the rear axle and rear coil springs with forward-facing shock absorber brackets that saves 40 lbs. over the previous leaf-spring design. The boldly styled Ram replaced the previous Dodge pickup in 1994 and tripled Dodge's market share. The Quad Cab was added for the 1998 model year and the Ram was redesigned for 2002. The Mega Cab joined the lineup for 2006 but is replaced for 2009 by the Ram Crew 1500 with a 5-foot 7-inch box.
The F-150 is Ford's full-size, half-ton pickup that was completely redesigned for 2009. The F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for 30 straight years. The F-150 was the first truck to feature a standard fourth door on all SuperCab trims and the redesigned 2004 F-150 was the first truck to offer rear-hinged access panels on Regular Cab trims to access behind-seat storage.
The Ford Explorer is Ford's midsize SUV which is completely redesigned for 2011. The Explorer first debuted in 1990 as a 1991 model and became the best-selling SUV for 15 years with total sales of nearly 5.5 million during that time. The Explorer was redesigned for 2006 with more power, cleaner emissions and advanced safety technologies. The Explorer Sport Trac was added as a separate model for 2001 with a pickup bed in place of the traditional SUV cargo area.
The Silverado 1500 is Chevrolet's half-ton full-size pickup that was redesigned for 2007. Available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab versions with a choice of three different box sizes: 5 feet 8 inches, 6 feet 6 inches and 8 feet, the next-generation Silverado is built on an all-new platform for a smoother ride and more responsive handling. The new front-end appearance is unique to Silverado, including a wider, taller grille with a prominent gold bow tie and large vertically stacked headlights that are pushed to the outer edges of the body. Most Chevrolet Silverados come standard with the OnStar advanced communication system.
The Cayenne is Porsche's SUV that is redesigned for the 2011 model year with new exterior styling, more interior passenger and cargo room and a weight reduction of approximately 400 pounds. For the 2008 model year the Porsche Cayenne received exterior updates, new technologies and a power boost. Some of the new technologies include direct fuel injection that provides more power and better fuel efficiency, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control that offsets body roll for better handling and safety, a rollover sensor to trigger belt latch tensioners and curtain airbags and a push-button Sports mode for more performance.
The Range Rover is Land Rover's flagship SUV with legendary Land Rover off-road capability. The Range Rover was first imported to the U.S. in 1987 and redesigned for the 1995 model year. Land Rover was purchased by BMW AG in 1994, sold to Ford Motor Company in 2000 and then to the Indian firm Tata Motors in 2008. The all-new Range Rover debuted in the fall of 2002 and is one of the most capable and luxurious vehicles in the world.
The Tahoe is Chevrolet's full-size SUV that was completely redesigned for 2007 with new exterior styling, sharper driving feel, more power, improved fuel economy, increased interior refinement and improved interior quietness. The 2007 Tahoe received a new, fully-boxed frame, wider front and rear tracks, coil-over-shock front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a new, premium interior. Noise-reducing components and materials are used throughout the body structure, including the headliner, door seals and dash area. New features for 2007 included power-release fold-and-tumble second-row seat, remote start system, first- and second-row heated seats, ultrasonic rear parking assist, rearview camera system, touch-screen navigation system, power-articulating running boards and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a larger 8-inch screen. All Chevrolet Tahoes come standard with the OnStar advanced communication system
The 2009 HUMMER H2 is a full-size SUV based on the GM full-size pickup platform and drawing from the HUMMER H1 that was originally designed for military use. The H2 was the first new vehicle under the HUMMER brand since GM acquired exclusive ownership of the HUMMER brand. The H2 may be scaled down, but it offers all the capability expected from HUMMER. The H2 SUT was added for 2005. The OnStar advanced communication system is standard on the Hummer H2.
The Sierra 1500 is GMC's half-ton full-size pickup that was redesigned for 2007. Available in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab versions with a choice of three different box sizes: 5 feet 8 inches, 6 feet 6 inches and 8 feet, the next-generation Sierra is built on an all-new platform for a smoother ride and more responsive handling. The new design features a unique hood, grille, bumper, front fenders, headlights, taillights and a more steeply raked windshield. Extended Cab versions feature rear access doors that open 170 degrees for better access. Most GMC Sierras come standard with the OnStar advanced communication system
The Tundra is Toyota's full-size pickup truck, which was completely redesigned for 2007 and is larger in every dimension than its predecessor. Riding on a new, more rigid frame that is six inches wider, the Tundra has a double A-arm front suspension with coil-over spring/shock units, fully boxed front half and 18-inch wheels. Available in Regular Cab, Double Cab and CrewMax styles, the Tundra also features three bed lengths, three engines, three wheelbases and a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. New features include the Double Cab's front-hinged doors, which open to 80 degrees for easy access; the seat bottom that folds up to provide a flat floor storage area; the CrewMax with best-in-class 44.5 inches of rear-seat legroom; and the seat back that folds down for flexibility in seating versus storage. The Tundra CrewMax is the biggest truck in Toyota's history, at more than 19 feet long.