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Alice Chase

The automotive community has always felt like home and being able to write about it is a dream job. My actual home is in Texas, with husband, two teenagers, and pets. Road trip travel is my passion and playlists are essential. You'll often find me tweeting about #newmusicfriday.

Hyundai Motor and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Unique and Pioneering Multi-Picture Promotional Partnership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Would Spider-Man Drive a Sonata? Hyundai Says Yes

Hyundai Motor Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment officially revealed that they have joined into a “unique and unprecedented” multi-picture promotional joint venture that will feature new automaker models and technologies in future Sony Pictures productions. Hyundai Motor will also provide marketing support through various methods under the agreement, and the companies will collaborate on a …

Red 2021 Acura TLX Type S
Tips, Tricks & Trends

New to the 2021 Acura TLX? Start Here

For years now, Acura has been alluding to the rise of a performance-focused sedan to its product line. Their newest reveal holds promise to bring some of the sport performance and style back to the brand that made it so successful. The introduction of the 2021 Acura TLX has given many doubters a renewed interest in the Acura lineup. …

Prius charges Subaru dead battery.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Car Battery?

Everyone will have to replace their battery at some point. Mechanics estimate the average car battery is designed to last anywhere from two to five years. Of course, other factors go into this. Factors such as your vehicle type, weather, and type of battery in your car are all at play in how soon your …

rear image of a red Honda CR-V
Crossover & Midsize

The Best Model Year for a Used Honda CR-V

Starting in 1997, the Honda CR-V has been a go-to choice for anyone looking for a great, reliable, and stylish SUV. The Honda CR-V pioneered the modern, streamlined look of the SUV. The designers opted for a streamlined look that eliminated some of the competitors’ boxiness, which is probably why this SUV is still a …

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid driving on city street
Hybrids & Electrics

Should I Buy the Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Honda CR-V Hybrid?

The hybrid vehicle market is an ever-expanding one. We’ve previously looked at the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid compared to the Ford Explorer Hybrid, Toyota RAV4, and Lexus RX Hybrid so far. The Toyota Highlander has performed very well in all of these head-to-head reviews. This time we are going to compare it against the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Can it …

Rear view of Lucid Air
Hybrids & Electrics

Lucid Motors and Tesla Motors: What is The Difference?

Lucid and Tesla are some of the most talked-about electric vehicle companies in recent years. They are both acquiring a sizable chunk of the EV market, with an increase in buyers looking for more sustainable vehicle alternatives than ever before. Lucid Motors and Tesla Motors: What is the difference? Although Lucid has stated that it …

Honda CR-V hybrid outside
Hybrids & Electrics

The Honda CR-V Hybrid Will Change Your Mind

The CR-V Hybrid is Honda’s first hybrid-electric SUV. There is a reason it has quickly become one of the most most popular SUVs in the world. The CR-V Hybrid has been designed for convenience and comfort. This vehicle is leading the way for Honda’s future electrification plans. If you are someone who has never experienced …

Rear view of Lucid Air
Hybrids & Electrics

Has the Lucid Air Evaporated?

Due in large part to the cancellation of the New York Auto Show, Lucid Motors, an electric vehicle company headquartered in California, did not make the global debut of its Lucid Air, its first production vehicle, as planned in April. In February, it gave a sneak peek in the Silicon Valley for reservations purchasers before …

A sign displaying the Subaru logo on display
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Subaru Dealers Organize Parade for Make-A-Wish Teen

During these trying times, many car companies have made it their mission to provide aid to their customers, including offers such as payment relief, car deals, and many more. Subaru has always been known for its commitment to love, care, and compassion. In case you thought Subaru was just a car company, they are here …

Dowsetts Classic Car on runway

Dowsetts Classic Cars Look for New CEO in a Unique Way

Have you ever wanted to run your own car company? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have run one of the great classic automobile companies? If you answered yes, look no farther. This could be the realization of your dreams. This is the Willy Wonka of the car world type of …

An orange 2020 Honda Fit EX-L driving around the city.

Cheap Cars You’ll Be Proud To Own

Luxury, performance, speed, all the things we say we want in a car. But sometimes you need to get from point A to point B without spending a ton and being reliable. Here is a list of some of the top reliable cheap cars out there right now. Cheap cars you’ll be proud to own …

2020 Red Nissan Sentra landscape image

The Nissan Sentra Could Be the Best Car for Graduates

Once students finish their last paper and receive their diploma, the last thing they want to be concerned with is added debt. Different transportation may be a necessity as they cross the stage and onto the next phase of life. Autotrader says a new Nissan Sentra may be the perfect car to get them to their new job. Autotrader …

2019 Toyota Highlander driving down the highway
Trucks & SUVs

Should I Buy a New or Used Toyota Highlander?

Sometimes when an auto manufacturer comes out with a vehicle refresh, the differences aren’t very noticeable. When a new generation is introduced with a full redesign, you will typically see dramatic differences in both design and performance. This can mean significant savings depending on whether a buyer prefers a new or used model. Let’s take …

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SE-Hybrid | Porsche
Hybrids & Electrics

Shhhh… Listen! Can You Hear the Sound of a Hybrid?

Some buyers love hybrid cars because they barely use any fuel to achieve the same goals as some of the gas guzzlers. As hybrids become increasingly popular, there are more of them on the road. While this may be better for the environment and the wallet, there is a hidden danger that isn’t seen but heard, or …

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota
Hybrids & Electrics

Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Ford Explorer Hybrid?

The popularity of SUVs has meant that more and more manufacturers are finding ways to keep ahead in the market. For many, this means developing newer, more efficient hybrid versions of their traditional models. Two vehicles worth considering are the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid. Both are popular options that have many …

2020 Toyota RAV4

Would You Be Happier With a Toyota RAV4 or a Highlander?

Crossovers and SUVs are the top choices for families, travelers, and anyone on the road who wants flexibility, and reliability all-in-one. Drive along the highway, and it won’t be long before you spot the Toyota badge. Both Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander are among the best-selling models on the market. So what sets them apart …

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid driving down dirt road
Hybrids & Electrics

Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Lexus RX Hybrid?

Looking for a high-end SUV but are also interested in being eco-friendly? Here are two vehicles to compare: the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2020 Lexus RX Hybrid. These are both popular options that have many similarities to consider. Should I Buy a Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Lexus RX Hybrid? There are also some significant differences …

Red 2019 Honda Pilot

Looking for a New SUV? Go First Class With the Honda Pilot

Honda builds some outstanding cars, creating icons, including the Civic, Accord, and CRV. So what about the Pilot? How does this mid-size SUV from Honda compare? Will it tow your boat? Is that a good driver for every day? If you are contemplating a new SUV for your household, here’s what you should know when …

2020 Toyota Highlander driving down city street

Is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid a Good SUV?

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the best vehicle options for families looking to be both economical and eco-friendly. It offers three rows of seats and room for as many as eight passengers depending on the interior configuration. Many trim levels are available, and all provide advanced safety features and driver-assistance features. Highlander Hybrid …

A blue 2021 BMW X3 at sunset.

It Might Surprise You to Learn BMW Is in Your Budget

In many ways, a BMW is a quiet announcement of success in the driveway. From high-performance vehicles to luxury SUVs and crossovers, BMW is an automaker with something that everyone admires. If you’ve been shopping for your next previously owned BMW or still aspire to it, here is a list of BMW’s best for your …

2020 Toyota Sienna parked outside of a house on the driveway

The Toyota Sienna Is the Most Reliable Used Minivan You Shouldn’t Ignore

Today there aren’t as many minivans remaining on the market as there once were.  Still, the latest models offer car-like handling, feature advanced technologies, and feature the best safety equipment. Minivans may be a smarter choice for you than a crossover because they have more seats and cargo capacity. Purchasing a reliable used model is …

2020 F-250 Super Duty Tremor
Trucks & SUVs

What You Should Know About the Ford Super Duty Death Wobble

Ford trucks are known to be built “Ford Tough,” but owners of Ford’s Super Duty F-250/350 pickup trucks have suffered a severe issue for the past 15 years. A chronic suspension problem is known as the “death wobble.” Death wobble is a frightening experience when the truck shakes aggressively after hitting a bump or groove …

2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Here’s What Car Experts Say About the Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic has been the go-to option for a dependable and cost-effective vehicle for decades. Tell anyone you’re buying a Civic from any generation, and if they’re an expert or know a little about cars, their likely answer is, “Oh, great choice.” When it comes to making a purchase, you want detailed feedback to …

A BMW X3 driving on a dusty road
Trucks & SUVs

Should You Buy a BMW X3 or a Lexus RX 350?

The BMW X3 and the Lexus RX 350 are fighting for the same target market for the luxury four-door SUV. These two vehicles are very evenly matched in many ways. To help decide which is the best buy, we will look at a few specific categories: safety, reliability, cost, and drive experience.  Safety While it …

2020 Hyundai Venue driving down road near beach
Crossover & Midsize

Would You Be Happier With a Hyundai Venue or Hyundai Kona?

Hyundai has been incredibly successful with its most recent vehicle introductions. The Hyundai Palisade has received a standing ovation from consumers with larger families. On the other end of the scale, their much smaller Hyundai Venue is also receiving a warm welcome. Right in the middle is the Hyundai Kona. There is no doubt Hyundai …

2020 Lexus RX 350 | Lexus
Trucks & SUVs

The 5 Best Things About the 2020 Lexus RX 350

Car sales in the U.S. have been on the decline in recent months. Not surprisingly, Lexus RX sales haven’t been struggling as much as others. That’s because there is a lot to love about this popular luxury SUV. While it’s true that some buyers side-eye the F Sport badge on the 2020 Lexus RX 350, …

Lexus RX 350 F Sport | Lexus

5 Reasons To Avoid the 2020 Lexus RX 350

When looking for a luxury SUV, there are quite a few things to keep in mind. Here are five reasons why the Lexus RX 350 F Sport will make you think twice. With its fair share of complaints year after year, there may be a better use of your luxury SUV dollars than the 2020 Lexus RX 350 F …

Martha Stewart Has Been in Love With Mercedes Since Her Honeymoon

In case you missed it, 9 Mercedes-Benz owners and experts gathered over Zoom for the first-ever #ConcoursdeZoom virtual automotive showcase. Among the famous celebrity participants were Jay Leno, Ludacris, and Martha Stewart. During the panelist discussion, Martha Stewart praised her 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550. She shared about her long commute to the office and how she depends on that opportunity in her vehicle each day to be successful. Like many of us, she uses that time to keep up with emails and calls. …

2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe | Honda

Cars to Buy Your Teen That You’ll Enjoy Driving Too

Looking at a car for your teen is not always about buying the least expensive vehicle around, or buying them the neighbor’s old station wagon. Sometimes it’s about buying something that you will like driving too. Here are a few cars that are not only low cost but fun to drive and great first time cars for your teens.  …

Lexus RX 350 F Sport | Lexus
Trucks & SUVs

What’s new for the 2020 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT?

The Lexus nameplate has been among the best-selling premium vehicles since its initial launch. It’s no secret that consumers love an SUV. While there is healthy competition within the market, such as the BMW X5 and Audi Q5, the recent updates to the Lexus RX 350 have only increased sales. Now in its fourth generation, …


Secretly Cool First Cars Your Parents Will Approve Of

When looking for a cool first car that still comes in under the radar of parent approval, there are a few cars that everyone will love. When deciding what to include on this list, the major requirements were reliability, cost, and fun. These cars look will good pulling up to school and also keep your parents …

2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe | Honda

3 Reasons Owning a Honda Civic Si Will Change Your Life

Is it a stretch to say that a car can change your life? Perhaps only in the same way that people say ‘dress for the job you want.’ Driving something new, or dressing in something new, likely won’t change your whole life, but it will enhance it. Maybe you’ll notice little details more or it …

2020 Honda Civic Type R rear

Would You Be Happier With a Honda Civic Si or a Type R?

The Honda Civic has been on the market for several decades and remains one of the most popular vehicles today. There is no denying its popularity, but for those desiring something with more performance, the Civic Si or Civic Type R can be great options. Both the Honda Civic Si and Honda Civic Type R …

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum parked in snow
Trucks & SUVs

Which Used Ford Is the Most Reliable?

Reliability, value, safety, and resale value are some of the keys to buying a new or used car. Business Insider named Ford in the top 10 most reliable car brands for 2020. With this in mind, the search was on to find the most reliable used Ford vehicle.  Ford Trucks If classic trucks are your forte, there …

2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan

How Safe Is the 2020 Honda Civic Si

The 2020 Honda Civic Si earns high praise from car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike. Few cars on the market offer this level of performance and fun at this price point. Whether you choose a coupe or a sedan, the six-speed manual transmission will get you where you need to go fast. If you are …

2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD front

The Biggest Differences Between the 2020 Toyota Camry and Corolla

Toyota’s two most popular cars are often in competition with each other at the dealership. Both the 2020 Toyota Camry and Corolla are excellent vehicles, but yes, one must be better. Which one? Each is available as a sedan, and both offer a fuel-efficient hybrid version. The Corolla is the only one offered as a …


The Five Secrets You Would Never Know About Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic has always had a great knack for being an economical vehicle known for reliability and stable resale value. It also has a wild side that made it the perfect enthusiast car. There is no denying the Civic Si has been well-loved in the car circuit for decades. As well known as it is, there …


Five Budget-Friendly Cars That Are Also Fun to Drive

In need of a new affordable car but also looking for something fun to drive? We’ve got a list of the top five best vehicles that are budget-friendly, and you’ll feel good driving them. Our recommendations are based on safety, affordability, reliability, efficiency, fun, and technology.  Budget-Friendly Cars That Are Also Fun to Drive Not …

2020 Nissan 370Z parked by the side of a canyon road.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Fun Cars To Drive Under $35k

What cars offer the most smiles per mile? And what vehicles on that list can be had for under $35K? No, the answer isn’t always a Miata. A Miata might be one of them, but it isn’t the only answer. What are the most fun cars to drive under $35k? There are several familiar picks …

2020 Honda Civic Si at COTA | Honda

Has the Civic Si Gotten Better Over Time?

The Honda Civic is a well known compact car offered as a sedan coupe and hatchback. Since 1985, Honda has also produced a sportier version of the compact vehicle, the Honda Civic Si. There have been 10 generations of this model, each gradually building in popularity and performance. Together we’ll take a look back at …

2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe | Honda

What’s New for the 2020 Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic has been a go-to vehicle for consumers for decades. Add the letter Si, meaning sports injected, and you add more power, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a lot more fun. While the Civic Si has been around since the 1980s, you’ll notice a lot of upgrades in the 2020 Honda Civic Si while still maintaining affordability and owner …


The BMW M3 Is the Worst Sports Car You Should Never Buy

The BMW M3 was once known as an enthusiast dream car. BMW started with a four-cylinder back in the 1980s. Then moved up to a six-cylinder until the 2008 M3, which debuted with a 4 liter V-8 that put our about 415 HP. This change significantly advanced it in the BMW line up and sports cars in …

Tesla Model 3 | Tesla

Maybe Your Next Family Car Should Be a Tesla Model 3

Four significant markers make the Tesla Model 3 great for families; safety, value, design, and technology. The combination of these four allowed it to take top place in the Good Housekeeping & Car and Driver ‘Best New Family Cars of 2020’ Awards in the category of Best Electric Sedan in 2020. What makes the Tesla Model 3 …