The 2023 Nissan Leaf is the All-Electric Value Leader

2023 Nissan Leaf front

If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle, finding something that costs less than $40,000 is a challenge. Typically, comfort, range, or something else is sacrificed to reach a palatable pricing level. One significant exception is the Nissan Leaf, a model that brought full electrification to the masses in 2011. Its … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod and Replacement Cost

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A vehicle’s front end is composed of many different steering components, each of which plays a pivotal role in providing ample maneuverability. However, these components must all be in satisfactory condition to operate at an optimal level. This bears consideration, due to the fact that each of these components is … Read more

What the Letters and Numbers On an Automatic Gear Shift Mean

letters and numbers on automatic gear shift

With some notable exceptions, modern cars sold in North America almost come with automatic gearboxes. People love these transmissions because they are much easier to use than a stick shift. Also, since you won’t focus on changing the gears, automatic cars are safer. Are you wondering what the different automatic … Read more

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid Review

2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV review

The move to vehicle electrification is coming in steps with manufacturers such as Hyundai choosing hybrids as part of the transition. For 2022, the compact Hyundai Tucson crossover is all new. This year, it gains standard and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variants, models that blend power with efficiency to deliver … Read more

What Does Eco Mode Do? (and When NOT to Use It)

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Over the last couple of years, fuel prices have skyrocketed, placing additional financial pressure on motorists far and wide. Even those driving smaller, compact cars have begun feeling a significant amount of pain at the pump. This has caused many to forgo their typical Sunday afternoon drive, in favor of … Read more

The Opulent and Sporty 2022 Audi Q5 (Review)

2022 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a handsome SUV, one that effectively blends styling, performance, and luxury. All models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine while one grade adds an electric motor to form a plug-in hybrid. Like its German competitors, pricing is divided by grade with further divisions by trim. Consumers … Read more

How Much Does a Wheel Alignment Cost?

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As most motorists are well aware, tires are anything but cheap to purchase and continue to increase in cost with each passing year. For this reason, it is easy to justify going through a little additional effort to ensure that your tires are maintained in the best way possible. This … Read more

Updated Crossover: 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

Model year updates typically allow manufacturers to extend the lifespan of a particular model by several years. That’s exactly what was accomplished with the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, a compact crossover utility vehicle with room for up to seven. Updated exterior styling, an overhauled interior, and upgraded technologies chart the changes. … Read more

In Style With the Electric 2022 Kia EV6

2022 Kia EV6

The road to electrification is paved with pricey and, in some cases, ugly models. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there is no excuse for new Tesla models that look so dull. Fortunately, some manufacturers realize that one important aspect of convincing consumers to adopt EVs … Read more

2022 Hyundai Kona N – The Performance Crossover

2022 Hyundai Kona N front

Crossovers continue to dominate the market as car models disappear. Hyundai is no exception as the tiny Accent and sporty Veloster N go away for 2023 with the likelihood the Sonata sedan will soon follow. Among the crossovers gaining market share is the subcompact Hyundai Kona, a model imbued with … Read more

Rolling Heritage: 2023 Nissan Z

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A half-century has passed since the first Z-Series model arrived. The original Datsun 240Z was in direct response to the Toyota 2000GT and other performance models of that day. Over the years, the model changed, and the nameplate is now Nissan. For 2023, a new Nissan Z model arrives, a … Read more

4 Causes of White Smoke From Your Exhaust

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As motorists, we tend to know our vehicles quite well. This is why most motorists are able to recognize slight discrepancies in the way their vehicle runs, from one day to the next. We are often quick to pinpoint any issues that arise, due to our perception of symptoms related … Read more

Refreshed SUV: 2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Ford Expedition review

Full-size sport utility vehicles remain a popular choice for large families, businesses, and sporting enthusiasts. New or updated models from Jeep and Toyota give consumers much to consider, along with mainstay versions from Ford and GM. For 2022, the Ford Expedition receives a styling update along with tech and performance … Read more

The Fully Electric 2023 Genesis GV60 SUV

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In 2015 Hyundai decided to spin off its Genesis line to form a new luxury division. The Genesis marque led off with three sedans, followed by three utility vehicles, filling out its promised six-vehicle model line. The latest model is the 2023 Genesis GV60, a compact utility vehicle with room … Read more

Transmission Fluid Colors Chart (What Each Color Means)

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Few vehicle components are as significant in terms of operational value, as a transmission. Without a transmission, a vehicle would be incapable of delivering power to its drive-wheels, thereby making it impossible to commute from one location to another. A specialized lubricant, known simply as transmission fluid, is utilized to … Read more

Sony Honda Mobility Inc. is a Go

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It is no secret that tech giant Sony desires to build automobiles. The company showcased a pair of EV concepts earlier this year, intending to find a partner to bring these models to the market. After a brief search, Sony is tapping Honda to bring its dreams to fruition. The … Read more

2022 Toyota RAV4 Off-Road, or Not?

Toyota RAV4 Off Road

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV, a model available in standard, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid configurations. It now outsells the midsize Camry sedan and compact Corolla sedan and hatchback and is one of the best-selling vehicles in America. With such a strong nameplate driving sales, the automaker is … Read more

Product Review: Cobra RX680 Rugged Waterproof Walkie Talkies

Long before the digital age, a pair of walkie talkies supplied ideal short-term communication. Also known as a handheld transceiver (HT), kids of certain era looked forward to communicating with each other while running around the neighborhood. Walkie talkies do have some limits, including range, battery life, and weather conditions. … Read more

The 8 Best French Cars To Buy In 2022

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There’s something unique about French cars. It’s a combination of style, fun factor and something we can’t quite put our finger on. Something only French cars bring to the table but is unquantifiable. With better build quality than ever before and huge strides in reliability and ease of maintenance, French … Read more

Curiously Absent: Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck remains but a dream for this EV maker. Elon Musk is well known for his grand pronouncements, but at least his usual hoopla eventually becomes true. We waited ages for the first Telsa SUV and eventually got two models. A pair of sedans complete the product line. … Read more