This week in pickup truck news, we talk about Ford’s new, massive 7.3-liter V-8, what the different configurations of the new Ram 1500 can tow, pricing for the lightly refreshed 2020 Toyota Tundra and the end of Nissan’s slow-selling Titan XD diesel pickup.
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Titan XD Cummins Is Goin’
Nissan will be revealing a refreshed 2020 Titan and Titan XD soon, but one thing that the new XD won’t have is a diesel engine. The automaker has decided to cease production of the diesel version of the not-quite-heavy-duty-but-more-than-full-size-pickup “tweener.” The last diesel Titan XD will roll off the line in December 2019.
2020 Tundra Pricing
We’ve been waiting for the Toyota Tundra to get a full redesign for what feels like forever and … we’re still waiting. If you can’t wait to buy the newest Tundra, however, check out our breakdown of the starting prices for the new model — with updated safety and multimedia tech — and how they compare to the outgoing 2019 Tundra. Starting prices for the 2020 model range from $35,020 for the 4×2 SR double cab (a $485 hike over the outgoing model) up to $54,375 for the 4×4 TRD Pro CrewMax (a $2,995 increase); prices include a destination charge.
Towing With a Ram 1500
The new Ram 1500 comes in a variety of different configurations, with multiple cab, bed and engine choices. Each one of those choices impacts how much a particular truck can safely tow. The Ram 1500’s towing capability ranges from a low of 6,250 pounds up to a maximum of 12,750 when properly equipped. Be sure to learn what each one is capable of if you’re considering purchasing one to tow your toys or camper, or if you’re looking to see what kind of toys or camper you can tow with your new truck.
Monster V-8 From Ford
Ford added a gigantic 7.3-liter gasoline V-8 to its heavy-duty trucks, and we finally have power figures. The engine pumps out 430 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 475 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The numbers might actually seem a little low given the engine’s size, but bear in mind that it’s built for towing and hard work, not high-performance speed.
In Other News
Also be sure to check out our top 10 list of the most popular truck stories of the past month from Cars.com sister site PickupTrucks.com; learn about tech and powertrain updates for the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and Canyon; see what kind of a deal car shoppers can score on a 2019 Ford F-150 in August (spoiler: a pretty sweet one); find out which pickup truck was among the top five biggest recalls in July; and peruse our rundown of the things we like and don’t like about the 2019 Ram 1500.
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