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DSTOTY '07: Trucks and SUVs Honorable Mention
What is Dieselstation's "honorable mention" truck or SUV of the year?
Acura RDX [ 10 ] ** [24.39%]
Chevrolet Avalance/Silverado/GMC Sierra [ 18 ] ** [43.90%]
Mazda CX-7 [ 10 ] ** [24.39%]
Mazda CX-9 [ 3 ] ** [7.32%]
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post Dec 3 2006, 01:24 PM
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This is the vote for the “honorable mention” truck of the year, composed of vehicles from the 4 categories which did not win but were within 75% of the winning vehicle. For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

Acura RDX
Base MSRP:
$32,995
Available Engines: 2.3 liter turbocharged direct-injection DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 240 HP and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed automatic with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Full time all wheel drive (Super Handling)
Curb Weight: 3924-3935 lbs.







Chevrolet Avalanche/Silverado/GMC Sierra
Base MSRP:
$33,035 (Avalanche), $23,605 (Silverado), $18,670 (Sierra)
Available Engines: 4.3 liter OHV 12-valve V6 with 195 HP and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque (Silverado and Sierra 1500 only), 4.8 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 295 HP and 305 ft.-lbs. of torque (Silverado and Sierra 1500 only), 5.3 liter OHV 16-valve multiple-displacement V8 with 315 HP and 338 ft.-lbs. of torque (not available on Sierra HD, 320 HP and 340 ft.-lbs. on Avalanche), 6.0 liter OHV 16-valve multiple-displacement V8 with 367 HP and 375 ft.-lbs. of torque (366 HP and 386 ft.-lbs. on Avalanche), 6.6 liter OHV 16-valve diesel V8 with 365 HP and 660 ft.-lbs. of torque (Sierra HD only)
Available Transmissions: 4-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode (Diesel only)
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive or part-time four wheel drive
Curb Weight: approx. 4400-6200 lbs.







Mazda CX-7
Base MSRP:
$24,345
Available Engines: 2.3 liter turbocharged direct-injection DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 244 HP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive or full time all wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3710-3929 lbs.







Mazda CX-9
Base MSRP:
$29,035
Available Engines: 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 with 263 HP and 240 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
Available Drivetrains: Front wheel drive or full time all wheel drive
Curb Weight: 4312-4546 lbs.





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post Dec 3 2006, 01:30 PM
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I'll take a real truck please.
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clarkma5
post Dec 3 2006, 01:31 PM
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I chose the most fun to drive option here, the CX-7. The RDX was considered on driving dynamics alone, and due to the significance of Honda's first turbo motor, but it's just so ugly.
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post Dec 3 2006, 03:23 PM
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Sierra with a diesel is just too good to give up.
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post Dec 3 2006, 03:26 PM
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Sierra HD for me too, please.
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post Dec 3 2006, 06:34 PM
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RDX. Looks the best of the 4, has a nice sporty driving feel and looks the most civilized.
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post Dec 6 2006, 06:31 AM
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The GM bunch, because they can actually do things...
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post Dec 6 2006, 08:47 PM
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Is the truck honorable mention really necessary?
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clarkma5
post Dec 6 2006, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE(Windshield @ Dec 6 2006, 08:47 PM) *
Is the truck honorable mention really necessary?

no, it's just for fun.
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post Dec 9 2006, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE(PBB @ Dec 3 2006, 01:30 PM) *
I'll take a real truck please.

And the words went RIGHT out of my mouth.
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