Author: Matthew Keegan

Matt Keegan has maintained his love for cars ever since his father taught him kicking tires can be one way to uncover a problem with a vehicle’s suspension system. He since moved on to learn a few things about coefficient of drag, G-forces, toe-heel shifting, and how to work the crazy infotainment system in some random weekly driver. Matt is a member of the Washington Automotive Press Association and is a contributor to various print and online media sources.
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Selling? Your Car’s Resale Value May be on the Rise

We’ve been conditioned to believe two things about new cars that are not entirely true. At least not now as…

Nissan Sakura
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Tiny $14,000 Nissan Sakura EV for Japan Only

Do you remember the Mitsubishi i-MiEV? If you do not, you are in solid company. That diminutive EV city car…

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Deep Dive

If you are considering the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, you are in company with an untold number of Americans…

Toyota Sienna 25 Years
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Toyota Marks 25 Years of the Sienna

How do you mark 25 years for one of your most enduring models? By developing a commemorative edition and limiting…

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Nissan Prices the DaZZling 2023 Z

Following a prolonged hiatus, the Nissan Z Series is nearing its return, and the pricing details are now known. This…

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The Infiniti QX60 Deserves Much Praise

Infiniti has a new QX60 for 2022, a model that finds its place in a crowded segment. This midsize, seven-passenger…

Lexus UXh
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Updated 2023 Lexus UXh Offers an EV Template

The 2023 Lexus UXh receives updates; the gas-only model goes away. Lexus’ smallest crossover utility vehicle is going full hybrid…

Cadillac GTP Race Car
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Is GM Planning a Cadillac Sports Car?

The Cadillac nameplate represents luxury, but it also includes performance, particularly with its three V-Series models. Indeed, the CT4-V and…

The Motor Mouths
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On the Radio With Ditch & Bud

Auto Trends Magazine is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the producers of the weekly “The Motor Mouths”…

Lordstown iPhone
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iPhone Maker Foxconn to Build EVs

The Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn will soon make electric vehicles. This week, the company closed on a deal to purchase…

2023 Subaru Legacy
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Subaru Keeps, Updates Midsize Legacy Sedan

Subaru Legacy is refreshed for 2023. Hooray for sedans! No, that isn’t an exclamation heard often, but it is the…

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V
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Here’s Your $150K Cadillac Escalade-V

Are you ready for the most expensive Cadillac model ever? The 2023 Escalade-V is just that, a $149,990 tribute to…

1961 International Scout
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Would a Resurrected Scout Help Volkswagen?

Volkswagen is an oddity amongst foreign automakers present in the U.S. market. The German company beat nearly every other overseas…

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GM Plots Return to Europe

EVs and mobility seem right for Europe. For nine decades, the General Motors Company was a significant player in the…

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What is GAP Insurance Coverage?

Guaranteed Asset Protection or GAP coverage involves the difference between what you owe on a vehicle and what your insurer…

Toyota RAV4
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At a Glance: 2022 Toyota RAV4

The consumer market has certainly changed in recent years and Toyota offers a strong example of that. For years, the…

money tussle
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Lucid Raising Prices by Up to $15,000

Electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid Motors is raising prices across the board, effective June 1, 2022. The increases are as much…

Cobra Jump Starter 800A
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Product Review: Cobra Jump Starter 800A

Every vehicle should have an emergency kit. And jumper cables are an essential part of that package. But there is…

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Auto Trends: U.S. Sales Fall 18% in April

One of the significant auto trends of our time involves the continual slump in auto sales. Unlike times past when…

Mitsubishi Outlander
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The Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Garners Our Praise

It is not that often when a new vehicle surprises us, but the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has. All-new and launching…

heated seats
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Heated Seat Subscriptions and Other Tomfoolery

Car manufacturers are pushing subscriptions on buyers to bolster their bottom lines. If automakers have their way, you may soon…

Kia Sorento
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Kia Sorento Emerges From the Telluride’s Shadow

If cars could talk, the Kia Sorento would have plenty to say. Introduced in 2003, the Sorento originally occupied the…

money funnel
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What is a Vehicle’s Out-the-Door Price?

If you are in the market for a new vehicle you are in good company. More than 17 million new…

Lucid Motors
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Saudi Backing Bolsters EV-Maker Lucid Motors

EV-Maker Lucid Motors boasts a powerful backer in the form of Saudi Arabia. The Middle Eastern country holds a 61-percent…

Number Two
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Not One, But Two New Manuals Announced on the Same Day

The prospect of a full-electric future is before us and all the attendant supine autonomy that comes with it. If…

2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line
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Sharp Sedan: 2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

The Sonata N-Line showcases its performance chops. Are comfort and power mutually exclusive? Thankfully, no. We expect an extra bit…

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Summer Arrival for Dodge Hornet Utility Vehicle

The long-rumored Dodge Hornet is now a reality, a compact SUV scheduled to roll out this summer. The Hornet is…

Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center
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Ford F-150 Lightning: EV Tipping Point?

The F-150 Lightning launches what may prove a pivotal moment in consumer acceptance of EVs. Embracing full electrification is a…

2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6
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A Hybrid Corvette Arrives in 2023

The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s sports car and our love affair with this machine remains strong after nearly seven decades….

Datsun GO
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Nissan Discards Datsun Brand

“Drive a Datsun, then decide,” was the marketing mantra for a certain type of Japanese vehicle sold in the United…