Behold! Ford Bronco Raptor Uncovered!

Ford Bronco Raptor

The long-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor was officially unveiled today, the range-topping model for this off-road SUV. The Raptor features an additional 4.8 inches of ground clearance, an 8.6-inch wider track, and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system. Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Bronco … Read more

Grand SUV: 2022 Chevrolet Suburban

2022 Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet’s iconic SUV struts it. With room for up to nine, the Chevrolet Suburban is the consummate wagon, although it is an SUV. Introduced in 1935, the Suburban is the oldest and one of the most recognizable nameplates in the world. Through 12 generations the Suburban has certainly changed, but … Read more

Refreshed: GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

GMC Sierra 1500

Styling with GMC’s largest pickup truck, the Sierra 1500 in Denali trim. Full-size pickup trucks continue to dominate the market with more than 2 million units sold annually. It is a lucrative segment for manufacturers and one reason why electric variants are becoming available. The GMC Sierra 1500 is one … Read more

GM Plans to Go Beyond EVs With Fuel Cells Expanding Electrification

GM Hydrotec Empower

GM may be a leader in all matters automotive, but it also has a stake in other sectors, including fuel cells and related technologies. Today, the company revealed three new industrial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. The HYDROTEC projects, which are presently in progress, range from heavy-duty trucks … Read more

Highlights of the Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick

The Maverick joins the Ranger and F-Series to fill out Ford’s truck line. The Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck roughly the size of the original Ford Ranger. This car-based model has few direct challengers, therefore it is an unusual entry into the market. Now on sale, the Maverick … Read more

Better Than Ever: Fifth-Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

New two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts. Jeep has a new Grand Cherokee, completing a two-year release of this fifth-generation midsize model. In 2021, Jeep released the first-ever three-row variant, then followed in 2022 with the all-new two-row standard model. Together, the Grand Cherokee solidifies its leadership in the segment with … Read more

Buying Cars At Auto Auctions

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If you need to save money on a used vehicle, buying a car at an auto auction is one option. Such auctions are held across the country and usually include dozens to hundreds of used vehicles. Here’s how to navigate the auctioning process and avoid getting stuck with a jalopy. … Read more

Ford, Honda Are 2022 NACTOY Award Winners

For the second consecutive year, the Ford Motor Company won two of the three North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Ford won the utility vehicle class with its all-new Bronco and garnered the truck award with the Ford Maverick. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic is the North … Read more

Luxury Pinnacle: Toyota Tundra Capstone

Toyota Tundra Capstone

With the launch of its all-new Tundra pickup truck model in 2022, Toyota made it clear that it was staying put in a segment dominated by domestic manufacturers. The third-generation Toyota Tundra is here, a more formidable competitor than before. But the one thing the Tundra has lacked is a … Read more

Snapshot: 2021 U.S. Auto Sales

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The figures are in for 2021 U.S. auto sales and the numbers are revealing. We learned that Toyota overtook GM in total sales, the first time a foreign manufacturer unseated a domestic leader. GM’s sales fell 13 percent over 2020, while Toyota’s rose by 10 percent. Both manufacturers were impacted … Read more

Chevrolet Debuts the 2024 Silverado EV

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Chevrolet took the wraps off the Silverado EV at the 2022 CES and we’re eager to share what we know about it. The Silverado EV is the latest in upwards of 30 electrified GM models coming by 2025, with most based on the company’s Ultium all-electric architecture. The first model … Read more

Chrysler Will Become an All-Electric Brand by 2028

Chrysler Airflow Logo

The Chrysler marque has fallen on hard times lately, obscured under Fiat Chrysler and seemingly threatened with the emergence of Stellantis in 2021. With just two models left – the Pacifica/Voyager minivan and the aged 300 sedan – its future seemed in doubt. While Stellantis was consolidating Fiat Chrysler with … Read more

Doubled Capacity: Ford F-150 Lightning

Ford F-150 Lightning

One of the most hotly anticipated new pickup truck models is not the in-production GMC Hummer EV nor is it the Rivian R1T. It even is not the Tesla Cybertruck, a model that has been promised and delayed for several years. Instead, the model is the Ford F-150 Lightning, an … Read more

Stout Driver: Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT4 V-Series Blackwing

The Blackwing gives the Cadillac CT4 luxury performance cred. Cadillac recently massaged its performance offerings in a not-so-insignificant way. The V-Sport line is gone with the existing and previous range-topping V-Series taking its place. At the top of this performance matrix is the Blackwing, this marque’s answer to Mercedes-AMG, BMW … Read more

Into the Wilderness Driving a Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Wilderness

The Subaru Forester gains an off-road-worthy Wilderness edition. The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle, one of four such models sold by this niche Japanese brand. Niche may not be a fair assessment, however as Subaru has a strong following in the U.S. market. The Forester was last fully … Read more

Clever by Design: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is your three-row family utility vehicle. Family cars were once represented by large sedans and station wagons, with minivans flourishing in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in more recent years, the prevailing trend is crossover utility vehicles, which offer the best fusion of passenger room, cargo space, and … Read more

Driven: 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe

BMW M4 Competition

The ultimate 4 Series is the M4 Competition. We expect BMW to deliver performance options and this German automaker doesn’t disappoint. Indeed, under its heralded “M” moniker, BMW lives out its “The Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan with abandon. Select sedans, coupes, convertibles, and utility attest to this marque’s capabilities, delivering … Read more

How to Prepare for Your Christmas Road Trip

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If you’re going away for the holidays you’re not alone. Millions of Americans head out, with others flying, others taking the train or bus, while a significant number choose to drive. Roads can become quickly clogged, especially around major metropolitan areas and anyplace where snow, sleet, or ice are a … Read more

GM Delivers First BrightDrop EVs to FedEx

BrightDrop EV600 for FedEx

BrightDrop, which is GM’s commercial EV arm, delivered the first five of its EV600 vehicles to FedEx this month. The initial delivery kicks off an order totaling 500 electric Light Commercial Vehicles (eLCVs) contracted by the delivery company. The all-electric, zero-emissions vehicles represent an important component in FedEx’s quest to … Read more

Full Electric: 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Crossover

Since its 2017 model launch, the IONIQ has represented Hyundai’s electrification efforts under one model name. The original model, offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full-electric versions, gave the Korean automaker a solid offering in a small, but growing segment. Fast forward to 2022 and the latest IONIQ models debuts, … Read more

At a Glance: The Electric Lexus RZ 450e

Lexus RZ 450e

Toyota Motor Corporation announced this week that the company is investing $70 billion to move the automaker toward an electrified future. The pivot includes both its Toyota and Lexus brands, with the latter slated to become electric only. Kicking off the effort for the luxury marque is the Lexus RZ … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan. Introduced in the 1990s, the Avalon has played a significant role in expanding Toyota’s product reach to segments never previously tapped. But like other flagship sedans, the Avalon is on its way out. Indeed, 2022 is the final model year for the Avalon … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan. Likely, it is the last of its kind for the bowtie brand as Chevy does away with most of its car models in favor of utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans. Chevrolet’s domestic competitors have quit the segment, while most foreign makes are … Read more

The All-New Subaru BRZ is Pocket-Sized Excitement

Subaru BRZ

A new engine for Subaru’s rear-wheel-drive performer. The BRZ is the rear-wheel-drive performance coupe from Subaru and a natural complement to the WRX/STI. Together, the duo gives Subaru an uncommon edge in the market, where thrills and chills are always expected. For 2022, Subaru launches an all-new BRZ, supplying it … Read more

Highlights of the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro is a sports coupe and is also available as a convertible. After a brief hiatus, the Camaro returned in 2008 and was updated in 2016. Chevrolet isn’t likely to continue with the Camaro once this generation ends. Electrification is in the works and that leaves the Camaro … Read more

How to Save Money With a Lease Buyout

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If you lease a vehicle, you’ll return it at the conclusion of the contract’s term. But what if you prefer to keep it? In most cases, you can, by simply paying the residual value listed in the contract. That value, though, is determined years in advance and may not reflect … Read more