A red 2021 Nissan Armada off-road.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Armada Arrives as a Massive Leap Forward

For years the Nissan Armada has sat on top of the brand’s U.S. lineup as the largest, most powerful, and highly capable SUV. Despite this, it has never been one of the best sellers in its segment. Thankfully, the 2021 Armada just received some major improvements, which should help change that. According to Nissan, the …

2019 Ram 3500HD
Trucks & SUVs

Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Standoff: Ram vs. Ford

Trucks are an incredibly popular choice for U.S. buyers. Not everyone needs a heavy duty truck with a big diesel engine. But for those who do, there are a few options out there. Two of the primary choices for people that want a big ol’ heavy hauler are the Ram 2500 or 3500 and the …

a pair of riders mounted on 2020 Honda Gold Wing touring bikes
2 Wheels

How to Determine the Towing Capacity of Your Motorcycle

Even with saddlebags, a tank bag, and a backpack, it’s hard to carry much cargo on a motorcycle. So when you see someone ride by pulling a trailer, of course, it’s going to look tempting. Hooking up a trailer to your motorcycle for your next road trip would be so convenient. But is it safe? …

Marine & RVs

Why Are Teardrop Campers So Popular?

Do you want to experience the great outdoors without having to buy a massive RV camper? Then something smaller, like a teardrop camper might suit your needs. These towable campers have a much smaller footprint than their family-sized RV siblings and technically have less to offer, so why are they so popular? Teardrop campers are …

The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 makes its official debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

Do You Need to Tow 10,000+ Pounds? Chevy Says Not Likely

Truck owners often talk about the bragging credentials of their pickups. There aren’t many who don’t know just how much torque and payload their beloved light-duty’s can handle. And towing capacity benchmarks always seem to come up in conversation, too. In the pickup world, bigger and more is usually better. But recently, Chevy made a …

Ford Expedition towing a camper trailer
Trucks & SUVs

3 SUVs as Capable as a Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks have their purpose. They are capable and utilitarian, boasting the undeniable utilitarian benefits of a truck bed. They are also fierce towing machines. But for many families, a large three-row SUV like the Ford Expedition may be a better option. When it comes to towing and hauling, these 3 SUVs are the best …

2020 Land Rover Discovery is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

Watch This Land Rover Discovery Tow A Train

I’ve never been a big fan of the Land Rover brand myself, but I can’t deny how far their team will go to prove how capable their cars really are. A few weeks ago, I had learned about the Dragon Challenge taken on by the Land Rover Sport PHEV, and I have to say I …

An overhead side view of a silver 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition in the desert
Trucks & SUVs

How Much Can the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Tow?

It’s pretty safe to say the 702-hp output is the new Ram 1500 TRX’s main draw. But pickup trucks, even off-road-focused ones, are used for a variety of tasks. And one of the most important is towing. So how does the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX stack up to the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup, …

Men Pushing Car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Voluntarily Repossess Your Vehicle

Times are tough and it’s possible that those car payments that were once affordable have now become unaffordable due to unemployment. If you currently have a car loan have and fallen behind on the payments, then there is a possibility that the lender will take back the car, which is called a “repossession.” However, if …

2019 Ford Ranger FX2 driving down country road
Trucks & SUVs

Can a Ranger Tow a Ranger?

The Polaris Ranger and the Ford Ranger are both popular vehicles for their own reasons. In fact, it’s entirely plausible that someone might want both. But before you go down that road, you should make sure your pickup truck can tow your side-by-side. Or else, it’s all in vain. There is absolutely no point in …

2017 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Platinum
Trucks & SUVs

Good Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks for Less Than $10,000?

If you are looking for a big, heavy duty pickup truck for under $10,000 you are already painfully aware that they don’t come easy. What you will mostly find in this price range are either generations back or ragged-out high mileage work trucks. That said, it’s still possible to find one with some towing miles …

A Ford Super Duty F-350 at the North American International Auto Show

2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty Wins Award

 The Fast Lane Truck on Thursday announced the results of a recent competition for the Best Heavy-Duty Truck. The 2020 Ford F-350 with the Power Stroke V8 came up the winner from amongst the other participants in the pack. For its accomplishment, it receives the Gold Hitch award. Heavy-duty trucks are a class of vehicles often …

GM Chevrolet Silverado trucks are displayed at a car dealership

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel Wins Award

The Fast Lane Truck announced today the results of a recent competition for the Best Half-Ton Diesel truck. The winner of the awards receives a Golden Hitch. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax took home the trophy from the competition this year.  The test and the competitors The contestants for the Golden Hitch award were reviewed on performance through the …

Truck tires sit on display during a car and truck show

What are the Best Truck Tires for Towing?

When you hit you the road for a weekend of adventure and making memories with the fam, the last thing you want to worry about is your tires. You are a conscientious driver that already knows your tire choice matters. If you’re towing a camper, boat, or any other type of hobby trailer the tires …

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Z71 with trailer
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Three Tips for Better Mileage While Towing

The freedom of hitching up a trailer and heading out for the weekend is part of the American dream. Camping in a trailer is an amazing way to see the beauty of the United States. It’s a known fact that towing any real weight has a massive impact on the tow vehicle’s miles per gallon. …

2016 GMC Sierra at Miami Beach International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center
Trucks & SUVs

Will GM’s New System Really Make Towing Safer?

Safety features are one of the most important features consumers consider when looking for a new car. Consumers want a vehicle that will hold up in a crash, get them from point A to Z safely, brake well in an emergency, and provide the convenience and comfort of knowing that the car is equipped with …

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro towing tug-of-war
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Toyota Tacoma-Jeep Gladiator Tug-Of-War Shows What These Towing Videos Actually Prove

Ever since Tesla showed its Cybertruck pulling an F-150 uphill, towing tug-of-war videos have surged in popularity. One YouTube team even attempted a Tesla-Ford rematch and highlighted how difficult it is to compare ICE trucks with electric ones. But are tests like this actually useful, or pure publicity stunts? Recently, Edmunds.com took two popular off-road …

The Ford F-150 being unveiled at the North American International Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

How Much Does Towing Affect Your Gas Mileage?

We’re all fairly familiar with the concepts of physics, yet you might not know that physics are the reason you pay more for gas when you’re towing. Newton’s second law says that “force equals mass times acceleration.” When thinking about towing, this law of physics ensures that you’re going to pay more at the gas …