All of the full-size trucks on the market are pretty amazing…there isn’t a bad choice in the lot. But this Tundra Limited with the TRD Off-Road Package is a near-perfect blend of luxury sedan and weekend warrior hitting all the right notes in terms of comfort and capability. I love this truck for all that it is…but I just can’t believe Toyota didn’t give the 4-wheel drive system an auto setting…the other truck makers have learned that lesson but here you’re either in 2-wheel drive or 4-high with no variability for changing road conditions. Toyota wanted to make the Tundra the leader in driving comfort and this is a beautiful drive with car-like precision that’s been engineered into all of these new trucks. And with the off-road suspension you can tear down that trial while floating over the rough stuff. The new V6 grumbles like the V8, there’s plenty of power and the drive modes are intuitively integrated. Other than the lack of 4WD Auto this is a great setup for a truck that can do it all without going to extremes. I’ve really connected with this truck; it hits all of the right notes. Too bad it doesn’t fit in my garage.

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Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 Video Review

Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 Video Review by Auto Critic Steve Hammes High performance SUVs – yes, they’re a thing and their numbers seem to be growing. But in recent years, GM hasn’t fielded an entry. Until now – with this…

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Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 2017 Review

Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro 2017 Review By Auto Critic Steve Hammes The 4Runner is one of a trifecta of seemingly timeless Toyota SUVs that subscribe to theory “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” And it’s this one that possesses…

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2017 GMC YUKON XL DENALI REVIEW BY AUTO CRITIC STEVE HAMMES It’s been 4 years since the last time the 3 of us packed-up and headed south for a little R&R. Now, this may come as a surprise but I…

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FORD ESCAPE 2017 VIDEO REVIEW BY AUTO CRITIC STEVE HAMMES Ford’s hot-selling Escape moves into the 2017 model year with a facelift, a revised EcoBoost engine lineup and a host of convenience and tech upgrades, keeping it one of the…

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