All the Pickup Truck News: GMC Sierra 3500 Towing, Ford Ranger Updates, Ram Rebel Concept and More

gmc-sierra-3500-2017-03-exterior--mountains--profile--towing--white.jpg 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 | photo by Matthew Barnes

While we strive to bring you the latest in pickup truck news both good and bad, we’re also not averse to checking in on older automotive machinery and how it’s holding up. Such was the case this past week, where we circled back to a 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 and how it’s performed in towing — including what’s gone wrong — after some 22,000 miles of work.

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So, what have we observed? sister site has the full details that include a coolant hose leak, overheating transmission, brakes issues and more. That may sound bad, but the conclusion correspondent Matt Barnes reached is definitive: “Overall, we have been very impressed with this truck. … Would we buy this truck again? Absolutely.”

In less positive news, Ram issued a recall for its 1500 pickup, specifically those equipped for diesel fuel. Internal quality checks uncovered cracks in the exhaust gas recirculation coolers, which could lead to an engine fire if not attended to in short order.

In other news: Ford released information about the 2020 Ranger and Ram previewed the Rebel 1500 OTG Concept that will be on display at the upcoming 2019 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show in Las Vegas.

For details on all of the above, a review of the 2019 GMC Canyon, model-year 2019 trucks equipped with Android Auto, a closer look at Ford’s new Sync 4 multimedia system and particulars on test drives for you Miami-area residents at the 2019 Miami International Auto Show, scroll down and click through for more.

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