2014 Truck King Challenge expands lineup
By Andrew Macklin
Sept. 12, 2013, Brampton, ON – The 2014 Canada Truck King Challenge will feature an expanded review of half-ton and heavy-duty class trucks from four of the largest truck manufacturers in the world.
In the 2013 competition, Howard Elmer and his team reviewed the best of the best of the one ton class, evaluating the Ford F-350, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 and the Dodge/Chrysler Ram 3500. The 2013 Chevy Silverado was crowned as the winner of the 2013 Challenge.
The 2014 Canada Truck King Challenge will feature trucks built by Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Toyota in a variety of weight, cost and engine classes. In total, 16 trucks will be tested and reviewed as part of this year's challenge, with independent judges providing their impression of the experience behind the wheel of each model.
Here are the trucks that will face-off in the 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge:
2014 F150 4x4 Supercab w/3.7L V6
F150 4x4 Lariat Supercrew w/3.5L V6 Ecoboost
2014 F150 4x4 FX4 Supercrew w/5.0L V8
F350 4x4 Lariat crewcab with 6.7 L diesel engine – heavy-duty
2014 Chevrolet Silverado ecotec3 4.3L V6
2014 Chevrolet Silverado ecotec3 5.3L V8
2014 GMC Sierra - Ecotec 3 4.3L V6
2014 GMC Sierra - Ecotec3 6.2 L V8
2014 HD - Silverado 6.7L Diesel – heavy-duty
2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 Outdoorsman w/3.6L V6
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 3L Ecodiesel
2014 Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 w/5.7L v8 Hemi
2014 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 w/ 6.7L Cummins – heavy-duty
Tacoma 4x4 Dcab w/ 4L V6
Tundra 1794 4x4 w/ 5.7 V8
Tundra Platinum 4x4 w/5.7 V8
Look for the 2014 Canadian Truck King Challenge in the January/February 2014 issue of Canadian Forest Industries magazine.