Unforced Errors & Home Runs
If you’re looking for winners and losers, “biggest unforced errors (and home runs)” over the last several years from Ford, GM, Nissan, Ram, and Toyota truck – this is it. For the most part, we focus on vehicles we have some experience with. In some cases, (like the Nissan Titan Warrior) certain vehicles never made production. We feel that was a mistake.
In some cases, the issue we have is not about the vehicle, but what the automaker/truck-maker forgot to add – like a limited-slip or locking rear differential. Some of these decisions can hurt sales. In other cases, we praise automakers for building something fun and capable.
- Discontinued 5.0L Cummins turbo-diesel V8 in Titan XD.
- No Titan Warrior concept truck.
- No New Frontier in a long time.
- No New Tundra in a long time.
- The new 3.5L V6 pairing to the 6-speed automatic in the Tacoma.
- Tundra TRD Pro (no rear locker & old tech).
- Tacoma is still the midsize truck sales leader.
- 2nd generation 2014-2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel V6.
- No new Dakota in a long time.
- Ram eTorque is not extra powerful or more efficient.
- Ram truck design & sales gains.
- Underwhelming interior in new full-size trucks.
- No answer to the Ford Raptor.
- Non competitive HD tow ratings until 2020 GM HD trucks.
- Chevy Colorado (including a ZR2) and GMC Canyon.
- Not having a Ford Ranger (2011-2018).
- New F-150 turbo-diesel V6 launched in high-end trim levels.
- No V8 in the 2nd-generation Ford Raptor.
- Ford F-Series retains sales leadership.
This video is not a simple love-it or hate-it production. There is more to it and we cover some facts that support our opinions. Speaking of opinions, what’s yours?