For the first time that we can remember, Consumer Reports is making suggestions to potential heavy-duty truck buyers. As you might expect, they seem a little confused about what these vehicles are about but there is some good information and advice to be had in their newest web video.
On the premise that a potential (or existing) truck-buyer would be interested in doing some towing and hauling (good assumption there CR), they take a close-up look at the new Ram 2500 HD, Ford Super Duty F-250, and Chevy 2500 HD. All three were well-equipped, crew cab, four-wheel drive models with prices listed above $50,000.
The video doesn't select an outright winner (although they seem to like the Chevy) but this could mean Consumer Reports may start looking more closely at both three-quarter- and one-ton pickups in their annual vehicle ratings issue. Regardless, we applaud them for stepping out and expanding their content with good advice for first-time truck buyers.