The Nissan Rogue is a great family vehicle. It’s the go-to solution for those who want a compact SUV that offers respectable styling and great fuel economy. It comes with an all-wheel drive, has a modest turbocharged three-cylinder, and isn’t particularly known for its compatibility with engine or transmission swaps. But what if you wanted […]
Month: September 2022
The Honda Civic Type R Gets a Glow-Up for 2023
Honda has been teasing the release of its 2023 Honda Civic Type R for quite some time now, and the specs are finally in. Everyone has had a lot to say about this model and what it might include, and it looks like it is quite a step up from the 2021 model. This model […]
Who Will Reign the Future Mid-Size Pickup Market? The Frontier or Ranger?
A lot is going on in the world right now, impacting us all in unexpected ways, including the automotive industry. For the pickup market, trucks are getting bigger, smaller, more athletic, and electrified, all at the same time. The Nissan Frontier and Ford Ranger have long, intricate histories, and rumors have been swirling about both […]
6 Reasons Why So Many People Choose the Silverado 2500 HD
Truck fans have no shortage of options when it comes to different models out there. Even if you start looking at fairly narrow markets, like full-size heavy-duty pickups, there are still tons of different ones to choose from. With so much available, it can be a difficult feat for a particular brand or model to […]
What Is the Ford Super Duty Difference?
The Ford F-Series pickup truck is the best-selling vehicle in the United States––but the F-Series is actually two separate vehicles: the F-150 and the Super Duty. While they are part of the same family, there are quite a few differences. Today, I will tell you what ultimately creates the Super Duty difference, and we’ll utilize […]
Summing Up the 2023 Acura Integra
We’ve written a little bit before about the power and significance of nostalgia—how the bittersweet emotion connects us to the past while keeping us grounded in the present and motivated for the future. Sometimes, however, the objects of our nostalgic affection take on the same kind of redshift that the James Webb Space Telescope was […]
Ford Throws a Wild Card With the 2022 Maverick
There was a time around the turn of the century when teeny-tiny trucks were totally The Thing. Drivers from all sorts of backgrounds were very interested in compact trucks, particularly if they had big engines. With the bed weighted down with kitty litter or mulch to prevent spinning out, these small-but-mighty vehicles zipped in and […]
The Chevy Traverse: A Family-Focused SUV
It’s easy to be passionate about things that are cool, like heading off-road in a flashy, open-air SUV or taking your muscle car out to spend a Saturday with your local car club. Those things are great, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not for everyone. Plenty of people find passion in other things: a […]
What’s It Really Cost? The 2022 Ford F-150 vs. the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500
There are lots of ways to compare vehicles, from horsepower and cargo capacity to passenger seating and interior tech. These might be some of the more alluring features that draw customers to certain models in the first place, but all too often some of the more practical considerations get left behind. Price is one such […]
The Future Is Blue: Ford’s Fanciest Features
It’s almost impossible to look at the history of the Ford Motor Company and not be impressed with its strides in engineering and technology. From a completely linear perspective, it appears that they’ve always been ahead of the curve. From the Mustang to the Bronco and beyond, there appears to be nothing the blue brand […]
2022 F-150 Raptor Offers A Lesson in Long-Travel Suspensions
A lot has been made of the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor’s power, and for a good reason. The veritable off-road beast is one of the most powerful pickups on the market, with a massive twin-turbo V6 that wouldn’t be out of place in the desert racing circuits that gave birth to this breed of off-road […]
Dinosaur-Burning Engines are Going Extinct in California
They did it, those crazy sunnuvaguns, they actually did it! On August 25th, 2022, California officially became the first state to ban the sale of gas and diesel-powered vehicles via the Advanced Clean Cars II Act (ACCII) passed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Now, don’t panic, petrolheads––the near-total ban on the sale of […]
Early Days of the Toyota Corolla
Most of us can definitely agree that the cars of the past just don’t look anything like what we have now. The big clunkers of days gone by have been phased out and replaced with sleek, aerodynamic vehicles. Some models have stayed pretty close to the same, despite these upgrades. Most of us can pick […]
Back to the Future: The DeLorean Returns!
Watching Back to the Future as a kid, my focus wasn’t on Marty McFly, his family, or the time travel aspect of the story. Instead, I was mesmerized by the vehicle that Doc Brown transformed into a time machine, provided it reached 88 mph. The DeLorean became a favorite with me, and I mourned the […]
Does the New Hyundai Tucson Live Up to the Hype?
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is turning heads with a bold redesign that looks like it rolled right out of a sci-fi movie. But it takes more than a cool aesthetic to impress real automotive enthusiasts, so we want to know: are these changes only skin-deep, or can Hyundai back up the SUV’s flashy looks with […]
The Honda Civic Type R’s Journey to America
There are two main reasons to look for a Honda Civic at your local Honda dealer: you need an everyday commuter, or you’re looking for a racing machine. Searching for the Civic Type R puts you in the latter category. This affordable compact hatchback lets drivers experience the racing world without paying the better part […]
After 100 Years of Innovation, Ford Introduces the First All-Electric F-150 for 2022
With the news that Ford will be introducing its all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 model this year, I got curious about how long they have been working towards this moment and where they hope to go in the future. There are rumors going around that we will see over a dozen all-electric Ford models by 2025, […]
It’s No Joke – The Lexus RZ Has a Yoke!
This spring, Lexus announced an electric alternative to the next-generation RX called RZ. Built on the same platform as the co-developed Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4X, there is much about the RZ to generate interest. However, perhaps nothing is drawing more attention than the optional One Grip Steering control system. The pictures show, and the […]
Do Chevy’s Sports Cars Have a Future?
As you may know, GM was built on a philosophy of multiple brands where each has a niche: Cadillac is the high-end luxury brand, Buick builds affordable premium cars, and Chevy has accessible vehicles for everyone. But in addition to creating vehicles that appeal to a wide range of drivers, Chevy is also the GM […]
One Surprising Thing You May Have Missed at Chevy’s Cincinnati 2022 Auto Expo Appearance
We’re months removed from the 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo in Ohio, which took place between February 3rd through February 6th. It may not have received a whole lot of attention, and it’s something that could have easily been overlooked by most motoring enthusiasts, but there was one thing that was interesting about Chevy’s appearance at […]