Truck Buying Guide | Edmunds

Market Segment

Pickups come in midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty flavors, and base prices can range from around $25,000 to about $55,000. Knowing what you need and what you want in a truck is important if you expect to get the right tool for the job and not pay for more capability than you’ll use.

Cab and Bed Designs

Truck manufacturers often have different names for them, but the three main cab designs are regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Regular-cab trucks have two doors, seat two or three people, and offer a small amount of in-cab storage.

Extended-cab trucks also have two doors but have a larger cab that can seat up to six people. The rear seating area can be cramped for passengers, so the primary benefit of an extended cab is its ability to hold more cargo in the locked, weathertight interior.

Crew-cab trucks have

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Bugatti Bolide is a 1,824-horsepower hypercar designed for the track

Bugatti in recent weeks has been hinting at a model with radical styling and on Wednesday the car was revealed as the new Bolide.

The Bolide is the result of a challenge put forward by Bugatti chief Stephan Winkelmann to his team to imagine a Bugatti developed without any restraints. The resulting car is a track car, and strictly a one-off, at least for now.

It isn’t based on any existing Bugatti, although it shares its 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 engine and an all-wheel-drive system with the Chiron and its various coach-built versions. Here, the engine delivers 1,577 horsepower with 98-octane fuel. However, it can also run on 110-octane racing fuel which sees its output bumped to 1,824 hp. Peak torque in this case would be 1,365 pound-feet.

The engine revs higher than in the Chiron, a change that necessitated a number of tweaks. Among these was an upgrade of the

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Some Made It, Some Didn’t

Concept Cars of the 2000s: 2000 Hyundai Neos Concept

Ever wonder what would happen if Hyundai built something like the Plymouth Prowler? Well, here you go. The Neos (New Evolution Open Sports car) concept car was Hyundai’s take on the open-wheel hot rod, and even now, 20-plus years after it was first shown, it looks pretty darn cool. Consider that back in Y2K, Hyundai was still known for cars that were plasticky, cheap, and if not outright ugly, then certainly not very attractive. The Neos concept car was a revelation back then, and it’s still hot today.

Concept Cars of the 2000s: 2002 Dodge M80

The M80 concept car was a Dakota-based compact pickup that used styling cues from Dodge trucks of the 1930s and ’40s, most notably the infamous Power Wagon. The M80 fit in nicely with Chrysler’s PT Cruiser

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