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2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets small price bump, no changes

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck gets a $100 price bump over the 2020 model to start at $35,270, including $1,595 destination fee, the automaker announced Thursday. 

Despite marginal price increases throughout the lineup, the 2021 Tundra is identical to the 2020 version, which was last significantly updated for 2014. The best-selling Ford F-150 has been redesigned twice since then, and the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 have been redesigned and undergone significant updates. 

A Nightshade Edition with black body accents is offered for 2021, and a Tundra Trail Special Edition with all-weather floor mats and a built-in bed cooler

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2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the middle

Pickup trucks should be an extremely rational purchase. Like, garbage bag- and skim milk-type rational. But the most rational pickup of them all doesn’t get a second thought. Why?

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is our highest rated mid-size pickup—by a large margin, actually. That’s in part due to Honda’s good sense to include active safety features on all trim levels of its truck, but also because the Ridgeline largely skips fleet-focused, stripped-out trucks that are useful for work, but penalized on our ratings scale. 

Looking for logic in all the right places, I spent a week with the Honda Ridgeline

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Built Ford tough, tougher, or toughest? Ranger pickup adds available off-road hardware

New versions of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup can be fitted with ascending levels of off-road hardware at dealerships, the automaker announced Tuesday.

The first two of three off-road packages will be available at dealers in August. The third off-road package won’t be available until next summer. All three packages can be fitted to 2019 and 2020 Ford Ranger pickups with four-wheel drive, according to Ford spokesman Andrew Surma.

The first package includes Fox monotube off-road front and rear shocks with an off-road leveling kit, plus 17-inch wheels for $2,495, not including installation. 

The second package adds to the first

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All-electric Ford F-150 pickup truck coming within 24 months, exec says

A fully electric Ford F-150 pickup truck will arrive in the U.S. within the next two years, Ford Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley told investors Wednesday.

The executive outlined some of the automaker’s future plans with Ford CEO Jim Hackett during a call hosted by Deutsche Bank. Discussion of future plans included the upcoming pickup, Bronco off-roader, commercial vans, and self-driving tech.

“Within the next 24 months we will have fully electric versions of the world’s best-selling truck, the F-150, and the best-selling cargo van…I like our chances against all comers as we go electric,” Farley said.

In March, Ford

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