Truck Shopper's Guide | Columbia, SC

Find The Perfect Ford, GMC, Or Toyota Truck For You!

Jim Hudson is proud to present our Truck Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC. We've complied our selection of trucks from Ford, GMC, and Toyota to show you how much we have to offer in the ways of power, performance, and efficiency. We think you'll be able to find just the right truck to suit your needs, whether they be work or play.


“Built Ford Tough” is the slogan, and Ford stands behind it with their F-150 and Superduty pickup trucks. The Jim Hudson Automotive Group has a range of competitively priced 2017 options to choose from, like the Ford F-150! This pickup features four available engines, that range from the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 to the 5.0L V8 to accommodate your power and towing needs. The Ford Superduty is for those who want straight-up power with no compromising, as it offers only a 6.2L V8 gas engine or the available 6.7L POWER STROKE™ V8 Turbo Diesel.

Ford also has a selection of non-pickup trucks that sometimes go unnoticed. Take a look at the new Ford Transit and Transit Connect vehicles that provide you with two practical, different sized, delivery truck options. Large side panels mean company logos fit easily, and the Transit can be modified with five wheelbases, three roof heights, and four different models: cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab, and cutaway. Visit Jim Hudson Automotive Group to learn more about these trucks today and to climb behind the wheel for at test drive!


If there's one company known for their power and performance-fueled trucks, it's GMC. We invite you over to our automotive company to view all the impressive GMC options we have in store, like the stylish 2017 Sierra 2500. Secure this Duramax diesel truck that provides riders with an Allison transmission today, shop our inventory online now! If you need the space that's allocated by a pickup but don't have the room for a full-size, then check out the GMC Canyon trims that are available! Choose your power specifications, from the standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine to the 5.3L V8 that rivals full-size pickup motors.

Whether you opt for the midsize Canyon or a top-of-the-line Sierra HD, you can rest assured you're securing an unparalleled level of capability. Head over to our GMC dealership today to learn more about the safety programs and amenities that come standard on the trim you're interested in. We encourage you to make the short trip over to our Columbia, South Carolina GMC location to explore the Sierra 1500 All-Terrain X today! This road boasts some serious off-road capabilities and aggressive styling to match, so secure this premium grade pickup now!


When it comes to the Jim Hudson Truck Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC, the Toyota brand might be overlooked, despite having two powerful pickup trucks on their roster. Take your pick between the new Toyota Tacoma's Access Cab, spacious Double Cab, or the loaded TRD Pro, which offers many model-specific features like TRD Pro Bilstein® shocks with rear remote reservoirs, TRD cat-back exhaust system, and TRD floor mats and shift knob. No matter which option you choose, you're treating yourself to a fuel-efficient ride that will dominate the road.

If you're looking for a slew of powerful options, check out the new Toyota Tundra that comes in six different trims levels. The Tundra boasts a large body and power to match. In fact, the standard and maximum towing capacity of the Tundra almost triples that of the Tacoma. Of course, you're able to build and customize both the Tacoma and Tundra with different cab sizes, bed sizes, and different engines.

What Makes a Diesel a Diesel?

The engine of a diesel truck operates in much the same way that a gasoline engine does. The up and down movement of the engine pistons cause a crankshaft to rotate which is where your truck's power comes from. Gas and diesel engines differ in that a diesel's combustion process is quite different. Diesel engines are compression-ignition engines, meaning diesel fuel is injected into the combustion chamber where the hot air is warm enough to ignite the fuel; gasoline engines need an electrical spark plug to complete this process.

Jim Hudson Automotive Group has a wealth of information when it comes to diesel engines, and we invite you over any one of our convenient locations to learn more. We'll go over all viable truck options and the differences of each so that you can make an informed decision that leaves you feeling satisfied for years to come!

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