Truck Shopper's Guide | Columbia, SC

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Truck Shopper's Guide | Columbia, SC

Jim Hudson is proud to present our Truck Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC. We've compiled 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 Super Duty pickup trucks. The Jim Hudson Automotive Group has a range of competitively priced 2018 options to choose from, like the Ford F-150! This pickup features six available engines, that range from the 2.7L EcoBoost® to the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 to accommodate your power and towing needs. The 2018 Ford Super Duty is for those who want straight-up power with no compromising, as it offers a 6.7L Turbo Diesel V8 engine or a 6.2L flex-fuel V8.

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 a number of wheelbases, roof heights, and different models, such as cargo options or passenger wagons. Visit Jim Hudson Automotive Group to learn more about these trucks today and to climb behind the wheel for a 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 2018 Sierra 1500 light-duty pickup. Available with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, an Enhanced Driver Alert Package and a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine, this pickup delivers; 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. With key features that include a Power Driver Seat, Rear Vision Camera and projector-beam headlamps, the 2018 GMC Canyon rivals full-size pickup trucks with ease. Looking for more? Contact us about the GMC Sierra 1500 Limited or the GMC Sierra HD!

Whether you opt for the GMC 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 Denali! This ride boasts some serious off-road capabilities like Magnetic Ride Control, and aggressive styling to match, so don't hesitate to secure this 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 from the six 2018 Toyota Tacoma trim models that are available and be sure to ask about all that is included in Toyota Safety Sense™! 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 any of the five 2018 Toyota Tundra models that are included in the lineup! 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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