This week in the world of pickup trucks, Ford is adding a budget two-wheel-drive off-road package to the 2020 Ranger; we investigate whether you can build a better Ram 1500 Rebel from Mopar’s extremely deep parts bin; a roundup of all the important electric pickup truck news; and we answer the question about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator all you off-road enthusiasts really wanted to know: How does it handle child safety seats?
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FX2 Available for 2020 Ranger
Model-year 2020 Ford Rangers with two-wheel drive can now add their very own off-road package. The FX2 package uses most of the same equipment as the FX4 but lacks the four-wheel-drive model’s Trail Control and Terrain Management System. Ford is aiming the FX2 at those who want the off-road look but don’t want or need to spend extra on 4WD.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Mopar parts and accessories division started with a Ram 1500 Big Horn and added roughly $12,000 in accessories, building an in-house competitor to the off-road-focused Ram 1500 Rebel. But is it better than the Rebel? Follow the link below to learn more.
Electric Truck News
The latest roundup of electric truck news includes Ford’s all-electric F-150 prototype towing over 1 million pounds and a new all-electric Nissan pickup for the Chinese market. And because it just wouldn’t be a discussion of EV news without it, Tesla joins the fun as we get closer to the expected reveal of Tesla’s upcoming pickup truck.
Jeep Gladiator Vs. Child Safety Seats
If you want to buy a Jeep Gladiator but have to chauffeur around small children, this story is for you. We tested how easy it was to install an infant safety seat, a forward-facing convertible safety seat and a high-back booster seat in the new mid-size pickup. Check out our results via the link below.
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