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.
Ford Maverick
 1 Comment on Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck
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Compact Goodness: Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

The Ford Maverick reopens an old segment. Who would have ever thought we’d see a new compact pickup truck sold…

Ford Bronco
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The Rugged Ford Bronco Off-Roader!

The Ford Bronco takes on the Jeep Wrangler. It has been decades since we last saw a Bronco SUV, particularly…

DMC DeLorean
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Petersen Automotive Museum Features Motorized Hollywood Icons

Petersen Automotive Museum expands its collection of Hollywood rides. Think “Hollywood Icons” and names such as Greta Garbo, James Stewart,…

2022 Mazda CX-5
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The Mazda CX-5 Moves Upmarket

We have long kept our eyes on Mazda, one of the smallest of the remaining Japanese automakers. Mazda has grown…

Ford Maverick
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The Ford Maverick is Your Urban Hauler

Our “right now” weekly driver is a Ford Maverick, the newest and smallest pickup truck model in Ford’s fleet. Introduced…

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Kia Stinger: Going, Going, Gone?

This week’s ride is the Kia Stinger, a midsize rear-wheel-drive sedan-like model with a liftgate. That is a fancy term…

2023
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These Models Won’t See the 2023 Model Year

Every year, manufacturers retire model lines as market shifts weigh in. With the pivot to electrification upon us, certain names…

car crash
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IIHS Recognizes Safest 2022 Vehicles

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced this month the vehicle models that it deems safest. Backed by the…

2022 Toyota Corolla
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The Venerable Toyota Corolla Stands Strong

The 2022 Toyota Corolla soldiers on in the shrinking compact car segment. More than a half-century has passed, and the…

Ford Ranger Raptor
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Coming to America: Ford Ranger Raptor!

Rumors that the Ford Ranger Raptor would arrive stateside have percolated for months. Yesterday, the news boiled over when CEO…

Tesla Dealer
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Brand Value: Tesla Shows Strongest Growth

We love our brands and often base our purchases on recognition. Indeed, household names such as General Electric, DuPont, and…

Hyundai Santa Fe
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The Hyundai Santa Fe With Black Cladding

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe gains an XRT trim with blacked-out touches. A few years back, Hyundai trailed its competitors…

2022 Nissan Altima
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Value Proposition: 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan

The Nissan Altima is your crossover alternative. Shoppers looking for a new ride that combines value, room, tech, and safety…

Volkswagen Golf R
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It’s Back! Volkswagen Golf R Hot Hatch.

The VW Golf R is back and better than ever. Not since 2019 have we seen a Golf R, the…

 2 Comments on Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s
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Nissan is the Latest to Ditch V8s

Car manufacturers are running away from V8 engines at a steady clip or at least it seems that way. This…

Lexus UX Hybrid
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Kia, Buick Top J.D. Power Dependability Survey

Vehicle dependability is a huge consideration for consumers and who can blame them? After all, we expect our new rides…

Chevrolet Camaro
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Is Chevrolet Done With Cars?

In the nearly 120-year history of building cars in the United States, the Chevrolet name has stood above every brand…

GMC Canyon
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The Off-Road-Worthy GMC Canyon AT4

GMC’s off-road AT4 proves itself. The GMC Canyon is a midsize pickup truck and a strong alternative to the larger…

Alfa Romeo Tonale
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Introducing the 2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale

Seven years is a long time between new models for an automotive brand. Then again, we are talking about Alfa…

Lordstown Endurance
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Lordstown Endurance: Ready, Set, Go?

Lordstown Motors may release the Endurance later this year. Bringing a new vehicle to the market is fraught with challenges….

Chevrolet Spark
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Lights Out on the Chevrolet Spark

  America’s most inexpensive car is the Chevrolet Spark, an import from South Korea that is also one of the…

2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6
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Chevrolet Milestone: 70th Anniversary of the Corvette

We’re many months away from the 2023 calendar year, but that’s not stopping Chevrolet from touting a very important milestone….

Edsel Ford
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Ford Marks 100th Anniversary of Lincoln Ownership

Today marks an important milestone in the history of the Lincoln Motor Company. Precisely 100 years ago, the Ford Motor…

2022 Nissan Frontier
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Off-Road Beast: 2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

Nissan’s off-road PRO-4X trim delivers as promised. Nissan kept the previous-generation Frontier around for much longer than anyone thought possible….

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Daimler Rebrands as Mercedes-Benz AG

Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has a new name. As of February 1, 2022, the company is formally…

gas pump
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Get Ready for $4/Gallon Gasoline

After a brief reprieve, gas prices are on the rise again, averaging $3.37 per gallon as January 2022 draws to…

Mazda CX-50
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About the Mazda CX-50

Mazda has a new model and this one was designed with the US market in mind. In January, Mazda rolled…

Atlis XT
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What’s Up With Electric Trucks?

The electric trucks are coming. Quick! What is that shiny object in your rearview mirror? If there aren’t blue lights…

2023 Toyota Sequoia
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Introducing the 2023 Toyota Sequoia

An all-new Toyota Sequoia is on its way this summer. This third-generation model is redesigned for the 2023 model year….

Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Extended Wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer on the Way?

Is Jeep working on an extended wheelbase version of the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer? Ever since the new model debuted…