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These new 2021 Ford F-150 features are smart-truck genius

These new 2021 Ford F-150 features are smart-truck genius

Some car ideas take a little explaining, but others are so obvious you wonder why nobody else thought of them before. The 2021 Ford F-150's Onboard Scales and Smart Hitch features, arriving later this year, fall solidly into the second category, making it much easier to figure out how close you're getting to the maximum payload rating of your truck.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup looks playfully appealing

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup looks playfully appealing

Hyundai promised us a pickup and the 2022 Santa Cruz delivers, combining playful crossover styling with the practicality of larger trucks. Dubbed a "Sport Adventure Vehicle" by the automaker, it's shorter and narrower than rivals like Toyota's Tacoma and Honda's Ridgeline, but still manages to squeeze in a twin-level bed with a lockable box under the floor.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

Brand identity is a tricky thing to get right. If the second-generation Ridgeline had a problem, it was that it was just too similar, from the front at least, to Honda's Pilot. That's not a bad looking SUV, no, but if you weren't confusing the Ridgeline for its (mechanically similar) sibling, you were probably questioning its softer aesthetics compared to most rival pickups.

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Ford BlueCruise hands-free driver assistance goes on an epic road trip

Ford BlueCruise hands-free driver assistance goes on an epic road trip

Ford is readying its hands-free driver assistance system for the latest F-150 and Mustang Mach-E, rebranding it as Ford BlueCruise ahead of an OTA release later in 2021. Announced last year as Ford Active Drive Assist, the system is officially Level 2 on the autonomy scale, meaning while it can handle lane-keeping and maintain pace with traffic on certain roads, the driver is still required to pay attention.

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Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail edition celebrates the Lone Star State

Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail edition celebrates the Lone Star State

The biggest truck market in the entire country is the State of Texas. Jeep has launched a new version of the Gladiator that's exclusively available within the state to celebrate that massive market. The truck is called the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail, and it features a unique Texas Trail hood and tailgate detail with the year 1836, which is a nod to the Texas Declaration of Independence.

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Daimler Trucks North America opens preorders for fully electric big rigs

Daimler Trucks North America opens preorders for fully electric big rigs

Electric vehicles are very common on the roads today for both SUVs and passenger vehicles. So far, light-duty trucks and big rigs used to haul goods all around the country have stuck to traditional combustion engines. That will change with several automakers working on electric light-duty pickups, including Ford and Tesla. Semi maker Daimler Trucks North America announced this week that its battery-electric eCascadia and eM2 big rigs are now available for preorder.

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Electric Chevrolet Silverado confirmed: 400+ mile range from F-150 EV rival

Electric Chevrolet Silverado confirmed: 400+ mile range from F-150 EV rival

A new Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup is coming, with GM confirming the long-rumored rival to Ford's upcoming all-electric F-150 EV. It's a sign of just how close to mainstream electric vehicles are getting, with mainstays of American transportation - for both consumers and businesses - branching out beyond internal combustion options like gas and diesel.

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Ford Performance Parts 12,000-pound Super Duty winch now available

Ford Performance Parts 12,000-pound Super Duty winch now available

One of the coolest things about the Ford Super Duty Tremor pickup that Ford revealed in the past was that the truck came with a 12,000-pound winch to pull it out of any particularly rough spots off-road. There were undoubtedly many other Super Duty owners who wished they could buy that winch for their trucks as well. Ford Performance Parts has now announced that the Winch by Warn offered on the Tremor is available for any properly equipped 2020 or newer Super Duty pickup.

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Volkswagen shares details on its new Amarok truck

Volkswagen shares details on its new Amarok truck

Volkswagen has offered a midsize truck in Europe for a long time. While most Volkswagen models are sold in the US, its truck has stayed out of the country. The next generation of the VW pickup, called the Amarok, is based on the Ford Ranger. The automaker is sharing some new details on the truck and its return to Europe in 2022 after it was discontinued last year.

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Ford to build new EV in Mexico angering UAW

Ford to build new EV in Mexico angering UAW

The United Auto Workers union is not happy with Ford after the automaker announced that it would build a new electric vehicle in Mexico rather than its manufacturing facility in Ohio. The UAW has suggested that Ford's plan could violate the contract between the automaker and the union. A letter from the UAW was made public last week where Vice President Gerald Kariem said that Ford intends to build the next-generation vehicle in Mexico.

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Ram is building 1500 Classic trucks minus critical components due to chip shortage

Ram is building 1500 Classic trucks minus critical components due to chip shortage

Several of the most popular vehicles in the entire country are pickup trucks. While the Ford F-150 is far and away the most popular pickup in the country, another extremely popular truck is the Ram 1500 Classic. Ram parent company Stellantis has announced that it will be building and holding for final assembly the 1500 Classic truck at plants in Warren, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico.

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2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder is a pursuit-rated pickup

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder is a pursuit-rated pickup

Ford has announced the launch of the all-new 2021 F-150 Police Responder. The pickup is the only purpose-built, pursued-rated truck offered in America. Ford says that it is debuting the new pickup this week ahead of spring state and local government bid cycles.

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