For the 2014 model-year, the Class 1-6 truck market segment will include new and refreshed models of the OEMs’ iconic brands. Improvments include new engines, alt-fuel options, improvements in fuel economy, and performance upgrades. Below is a representative sampling of what’s new for MY-2014:
Ford Motor Company has unveiled its 2014-MY F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks.
The 2014-MY Ford F-150 is available with four engine options: a 3.7L V-6, a 5.0L V-8, a 6.2L V-8, and a 3.5L EcoBoost.
The 3.7L V-6 offers 302 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a fuel efficiency of 17 mpg city/23 mpg hwy. The 3.7L will also be compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas (CNG/LPG) capable starting with 2014-MY
The 5.0L V-8 offers 360 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves 15 mpg city/21 mpg hwy (4x2 model).
The 6.2L V-8 offers 411 hp and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, and achieves 13 mpg city/18 mpg hwy.
The 3.5L EcoBoost offers 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and achieves 16 mpg city/22 mpg hwy (4x2 model).
Each engine is mated to a 6R80 6-speed automatic.
The 2014-MY F-150 is available in 11 trim levels: XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, Limited, and SVT Raptor.
The 2014-MY F-Series 14,000 pound GVW Super Duty is available with two engines: a 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel and a 6.2L V-8 gasoline engine.
The 6.7L offers 400 hp and 800 lb.-ft. of torque. The 6.2L offers 385 hp and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is also available with a compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas (CNG/LPG) prep package.
Each engine is mated to a 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift 6-speed automatic. It has a maximum towing capacity of 18,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,260 pounds.
The Super Duty is available as an F-250, F-350, or F-450 variant. The company also offers F-350, F-450, and F-550 chassis cabs. Its F-650 is available with a 6.8L V-10 that can be prepped for CNG.
For 2014, Chrysler is offering new versions of the Ram 1500, Heavy Duty, and Chassis Cab.
The Ram 1500 is available with three engine options: the new 3.0L EcoDiesel, a 3.6L Pentastar V-6, and a 5.7L HEMI V-8.
The new 3.0L EcoDiesel offers 240 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 3.6L Pentastar V-6 offers 305 hp and 269 lb.-ft. of torque. According to Chrysler, the 2014-MY 3.6L Pentastar boasts at least 20-percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous MY-2012 3.7 V-6 version.
The 5.7L HEMI V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and available variable-valve timing (VVT) offers 395 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
All three engines are mated to Chrysler’s 6-speed automatic transmission. It is also available with the optional TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 are available with three engine options: a 6.4L HEMI V-8, a 5.7L HEMI V-8, and a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel.
The Cummins engine is available in three variations: 350 hp and 660 lb.-ft. torque with 6-speed manual transmission (2500/3500 models), 370 hp and 800 lb.-ft. of torque with a 66RFE 6-speed automatic transmission (2500/3500 models), and a high output turbodiesel that produces 385 hp and 850 lb.-ft. of torque with an aAisin HD 6-speed automatic transmission (3500 only).
The 6.4L HEMI V-8 offers 410 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The available 6.4L is packaged with the 66RFE.
The 5.7L HEMI V-8 offers 383 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is also mated to a 66RFE 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Ram 2500 has a towing capacity of up to 17,970 pounds and the Ram 3500 has a towing capacity of up to 30,000 pounds. In addition, the Ram 3500 has a payload capacity of up to 7,320 pounds and a GCWR of 37,600 pounds.
The 2014-MY Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cabs come standard with the new 6.4L HEMI V-8 gasoline engine. The new 16 valve engine offers a preliminary 367 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is available a 66RFE 6-speed automatic transmission. for the 3500. An AS66RC 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 4500 and 5500.
The 3500 Chassis Cab SRW is also available with a 5.7L HEMI V-8 gasoline engine, which offers 383 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine comes mated to a 66RFE 6-speed automatic transmission.
There are also two engine variants based on the 6.7L Cummins diesel. The first version offers 320 hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The second variant offers 325 hp and 750 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with an Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Ram Chassis Cab is available in three trim levels: Tradesman, SLT, and Laramie.
For the 2014 model-year, Chevrolet has launched an all-new Silverado 1500 and updated the 2500HD and 3500HD.
The MY-2014 Silverado 1500 will feature three all-new EcoTec3 engines: a 4.3L V-6, a 5.3L V-8, and a 6.2L V-8.
The 4.3L V-6 offers 285 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5.3L offers 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, and features fuel economy ratings of 16 mpg city/23 mpg hwy (2WD). The 6.2L will have its power capacity ratings announced later this year.
The 4.3 V-6 has a tow rating of up to 7,200 pounds and the 5.3L, which will be available in 2013, will have a tow rating of up to 11,500 pounds.
The Silverado 1500 will be available in seven up level trims, including LT, LTZ, and High Country. The Silverado 1500 will also be available in two work truck models, the 1WT and 2WT.
A 6.0L gasoline V-8 is standard on the Chevrolet 2500HD and 3500HD. The 6.0L offers 360 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. It is matched to a Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic transmission across the Silverado HD range. A Duramax 6.6L turbodiesel is also available. The 6.6L is rated at 397 hp and 765 lb.-ft. of torque and features B-20 capability. New for 2014 is a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system and bi-fuel-compatible version of the 6.0L V-8 engine for the 2500HD Crew Cab models. The engine features hardened valves and valve seats.
The 2500HD’s maximum payload capacity (available on regular cab long box models) is 4,212 pounds and it has a conventional towing capacity of up to 13,000 pounds. The 3500HD’s maximum payload is 7,222 pounds and its maximum conventional towing capacity is 18,000 pounds.
The GMC Sierra 1500 will feature three all-new EcoTec3 engines: a 4.3L V-6, a 5.3L V-8, and a 6.2L V-8.
The 4.3L V-6 EcoTec3 offers 285 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5.3L EcoTec3 offers 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. It is estimated that the 6.2L V-8, which will be available on the Sierra SLT and Denali models, will offer 420 hp and 450 lb.-ft. of torque when it debuts later this year. It is also estimated that the 6.2L will have a 12,000 pound maximum tow rating.
The GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD are also getting a makeover for the 2014 modelyear. A 6.0L gasoline V-8 bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system is new for the GMC Sierra 2500HD. The 6.0L offers 360 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. A Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel is also available. The 6.6L is rated at 397 hp and 765 lb.-ft. of torque and features B-20 capability.
The 2500HD’s maximum payload capacity is 4,212 pounds and it has a conventional towing capacity of up to 13,000 pounds. The 3500HD’s maximum payload is 7,222 pounds and its maximum conventional towing capacity is 18,000 pounds. Standard trailering capability for the 2500HD and 3500HD is 13,000 pounds.
The MY-2014 3500 Chassis Cab comes standard with 6.0L gasoline V-8/6-speed automatic powertrain. A Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel is also available. The 6.6L is paired with an Allison 1000 6-speed automatic transmission. The 3500HD Chassis Cab has a maximum GVWR of 13,200 pounds and a payload rating range from 6,443 pounds to 7,499 pounds.
The redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra 1/2 ton full-size pickup truck is available with three powertrains. A 4.0L DOHC V-6 produces 270 hp and 278 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves 16 mpg city/20 mpg hwy/17 mpg combined.
The available 4.6L DOHC i-Force V-8 engine offers 310 hp and 327 lb.-ft. of torque and achieves 15 mpg city/19 mpg hwy/16 mpg combined on the 4x2 models and 14 mpg city/18 mpg hwy/15 mpg combined on the 4x4 models. The 5.7L DOHC i-Force V-8 offers 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5.7L is offered in both gasoline and flex-fuel variants. The 5.7L has a fuel efficiency of 13 mpg city/18 mpg hwy/15mpg combined on the 4x2 models and 13 mpg city/17 mpg hwy/15 mpg combined for the 4x4 models.
In addition, when equipped with a tow package, the Tundra has a maximum tow capacity of 10,400 pounds (4x2 Regular Cab).
The Freightliner M2 106 is available in Day Cab, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab models. It has a maximum GVW of up to 56,000 pounds.
It can be equipped with either a Cummins ISB or a Cummins ISL engine offering 200-350 hp.
The engines can be mated to either a manual, automated manual, automatic, or hybrid transmission.
For 2014, Hino is offering updated versions of its Class 5 and Class 6 products.
Hino’s Class 5 195 and 195 DC were designed specifically for the North American market, according to the company. Available as a diesel or as diesel-electric hybrid, the 19,500-pound GVW Class 5 cabover engine (COE) trucks both feature 210 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque from Hino’s 5L J05E Series engine, utilizing Aisin’s A465, 6-speed automatic transmission.
Also new for Hino’s conventional 2014 model-year lineup is a standard clean cab-to-axle chassis. The clean cab-to-axle frame rails create the opportunity for a much wider range of upfit configurations, according to the company.
In addition to a diesel-electric Hybrid option, both models meet or exceed EPA2010 emission regulations.
Hino’s Class 6 product line is powered by a turbocharged J08E VC engine that delivers 220 hp and 520 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Hino 238 is a 23,000-pound GVW Class 6 truck is ideal for fleets that need good cubic but not maximum weight capacity, according to the company. The 25,500-pound GVW 258LP is specifically designed for low profile application such as towing, according to the company. The 25,500-pound GVW 258ALP also is designed for urban vocational environments with the addition of air brakes to improved performance and stability.
With low TCO, high fuel economy, and strong residual value the 25,950-pound GVW Hino 268 is an ideal choice for pickup and delivery, lease/rental, and moving operations, according to the company.
The Isuzu 2014 lineup features four vehicles for 2014.
The 2014-MY 12,000-pound GVW Isuzu NPR Gas and the 14,500-pound GVW NPR-HD Gas are low-cab forward trucks, available with a three person standard cab or seven passenger crewcab. They have available wheelbases ranging from 109 inches to 176 inches. The NPR Gas is powered by a 6.0L Vortex V-8 gasoline engine, which produces 297 hp and 372 lb.-ft. of torque. The NPR-HD is powered by a 5.2L Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel engine, which produces 215 hp and 452 lb.-ft. of torque. The Isuzu N-Series features a Vortec gasoline engine is available with a compressed natural gas/liquefied petroleum gas (CNG/LPG) alternative-fuel capable option.
The 17,950-pound GVW 2014 Isuzu NQR is a low-cab-forward truck and is powered by a 5.2L Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel engine, which produces 215 hp and 452 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 19,500-pound GVW 2014 Isuzu NRR is a low-cab-forward truck and is powered by a 5.2L Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel engine, which produces 215 hp and 452 lb.-ft. of torque.
Kenworth’s Class 5 T170 is equipped with a PACCAR 6.7L PX-7 engine, which offers 200-300 hp and 520 to 660 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a GVW rating of 19,500 pounds.
The Class 6 T270 and T370 come standard with a PACCAR PX-7 engine rated up to 325 hp and 750 lb.-ft. of torque. They also are available with the optional PACCAR PX-9 engine rated up to 350 hp and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque for Class 6. The T270 has a GVW rating up to 26,000 pounds. The T370’s Class 6 GVW rating is 26,000 pounds. The T270 and T370 Class 6 also are also available in an all-wheel drive 4x4 configuration.
The Class 6 K270 and K370 Cabovers are equipped with a 6.7L PACCAR PX-7 engine rated from 220 to 250 hp, producing from 520 to 660 lb.-ft. of torque.
Mitsubishi Fuso’s 12,500-pound GVWR FE125, 14,050-pound GVWR FG4X4, 15,995-pound GVWR FE160 and FE160 Crew Cab, and 17,995 pound FE180 medium-duty trucks feature a DOHC four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, which offers 161 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.
The FE125 has a maximum payload capacity of 7,285 pounds. The FG4X4 has a maximum payload capacity of 8,075 pounds.
The FE160 has a maximum payload of 10,505 pounds. The FE160 Crew Cab has a maximum payload capacity of 9,845 pounds.
The FE180 has a maximum payload of 12,505 pounds.
Mitsubishi Fuso cabovers have been specifically designed to lower cost-of-ownership via low fuel consumption and high relative payloads, according to the automaker.
Navistar’s International Terrastar’s 500,000 B50 life MaxxForce 7 engine V-8 turbodiesel features a high-pressure common-rail fuel system, dueal sequential turbochargers, and a compacted graphite iron block. It is mated to a Allison 1000 Series transmission.
The International Durastar is available with a MaxxForce DT 7.6L inline six-cylinder diesel, a MaxxForce 9 9.3L inline six-cylinder diesel, or MaxxForce 10 9.3L inline six-cylinder diesel.
The 2014-MY Nissan Frontier will be offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S (four-cylinder and V-6), SV, PRO-4X, Desert Runner and SL (Crew Cab only).
The 2014-MY Nissan Titan is again being offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (139.8 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. There are no major enhancements for 2014.
The Titan will be available in S, SV, PRO-4X, and SL trim levels.