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Pickups Still a Weighty Crash Concern

Recent research shows better crash compatibility between cars and today's SUVs offers some protection for drivers, but pickups still represent an outsize danger when they collide with cars — and the weight imbalance is probably the reason.

Ford Recalls F-250, F-350 for Rear Axle Shaft

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 28,579 2019 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks equipped with electronically locking rear differentials because the passenger-side rear axle shaft may fail prematurely due to a material issue.

2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Reaches 32 MPG on the Highway

FCA's diesel-powered 1/2-ton pickup has received an EPA rating of 32 miles per gallon in highway driving, 22 mpg in city driving, and 26 mpg in combined driving when it's set up with a rear-wheel drivetrain.

FCA's 2020 Ram 1500 Diesel

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers strong fuel economy and overall range; the truck's torque also facilitates fleet applications that require towing and hauling.

A Closer Look at the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

The third-generation 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 increases torque 14% to 480 lb.-ft. and increases horsepower by 8%. These significant gains in engine output allowed the EcoDiesel’s maximum tow rating to increase to 12,560 pounds.

GM Recalls 3.4M Pickups, Large SUVs for Brake Issue

General Motors is recalling more than 3.45 million of its large SUVs and trucks, including the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GMC Yukon for a braking issue, according to federal records.

Ram 1500: First Large Pickup to Earn Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given certain 2019 and the 2020 Ram 1500 Crew Cab its highest safety recognition when outfitted with specific headlights built after May and optional front crash prevention.

1.1M Ram Pickups Recalled for Tailgate Issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 1.1 million Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks from six model years because the tailgate limiter tab may fracture and cause the tailgate to unlatch and open while driving, according to federal documents.

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel

A couple days behind the wheel of the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 diesel painted a picture of a fuel-efficient, comfortable, and capable towing machine that has been packed with an assortment of technologies aimed at removing the stress typically associated with towing.