When I took my driving test back in the dark ages, one of the ministry’s test requirements was knowing the hand gestures for signalling right and left turns. I remember thinking how dumb that was, sticking my arm out the window – geez I wasn’t driving a model T for heaven sakes – this was the 70’s already; every car I knew of had electric signals and I’ve been using them ever since. Times change of course – I don’t know if they still require new drivers to know those hand signals (and I’ll admit I’ve never stuck my arm out the window to...Read More
If you stick with something long enough you are bound to get lucky; or so it seems. I’m referring to rain and the Canadian Truck King Challenge (CTKC). Each fall for the past nine years we did on-road testing in the Kawartha’s, in central Ontario, and each year we were rained on. It became known as the “Truck King curse”. Now it’s year ten and the odds finally worked in our favour – sunshine and warm temperatures were a welcome change to the norm for the home-grown truck test that has now put its first decade behind it. DON’T...Read More
If you’re looking for the best real world pickup truck fuel economy report, then look no further. The Canadian Truck King Challenge has once again produced an in-depth look at fuel economy in today’s pickups while they are empty, while loaded with payload and while towing a trailer. Fuel economy has come to the forefront of the automotive industry and it’s an important factor to consider while purchasing a truck. Download the Full 2017 Canadian Truck King Challenge Fuel Economy Report Here All of the data is collected over two days, as our team of six judges cycles through...Read More
The 2017 Canadian Truck King Challenge evaluated a field of trucks ranging from midsize to heavy duty this year, coming up with a number of data points on the entire field of trucks. Each of the six experienced pickup truck testers rates a number of factors about each truck to establish which is the best. The trucks are tested back-to-back on the same day, put through the same battery of tests which include towing a trailer and hauling payload. Don’t Miss: 2017 CTKC Overall Winners While the overall category winners are important, it can also be useful to go...Read More
Eleven contenders, in four classes, were tested during this year’s challenge. Some were all new – others updated, while several were representative of the “most popular half-tons” sold in Canada. A group of seven judges worked through the field of trucks creating a mass of data in 20 key categories. Each of these judges, from across the country, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and collectively they bring over 200 years of trucking experience to this intensive pickup truck testing that takes place each fall in Northern Ontario. Over three long days they drove almost 4,000 km while evaluating...Read More
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