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Allison Barfield

A silver 2020 Toyota Tacoma compact pickup truck parked on display
Trucks & SUVs

Drivers Keep the Toyota Tacoma Longer Than Any Other Truck

The Toyota Tacoma just got another victory. It’s the truck that owners keep for the longest amount of time. You’ve probably heard that the Toyota Tacoma is the best-rugged truck before, and that’s not wrong as these bad boys will last forever.  How reliable is the Toyota Tacoma?  The Toyota Tacoma is very reliable because …

A silver 2021 Kia Telluride in the desert
Trucks & SUVs

The Biggest 2020 Kia Telluride Issues After 1 Year

We have one special long term 2020 Kia Telluride review for you today! We get to explore how reliable the Kia Telluride is after one whole year of use. Buckle up for the good, the bad, and the value.  Long term 2020 Kia Telluride review  We want to thank Edmunds for thoroughly reviewing the 2020 …

The Subaru Ascent is seen at the 2019 New England International Auto Show Press Preview at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Subaru Ascent is Painfully Average

It seems to be difficult finding positive or negative things about the 2021 Subaru Ascent. Reviewers are finding it to be an average ride. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying one. Check out how the Subaru Ascent compares to rivals.  The 2021 Subaru Ascent is a little boring  You can get started in the …

2022 Subaru EV SUV
Trucks & SUVs

The New Subaru EV Is Powered by Toyota

Wait, what? A new Subaru EV is on the way? Yes, the 2022 Electric Subaru will be here soon, and it will be powered by Toyota. Sneak peeks show an incredibly confident look that could change the way people think about Subieville.  The 2022 Subaru EV is coming  According to Torque News, Subaru and Toyota are …

A silver 2021 Toyota Highlander parked between two trees
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Struggles in 3 Key Areas

The 2021 Toyota Highlander received a few beneficial updates but still struggles in a few different areas. These issues might not be dealbreakers because the Toyota Highlander has been a trusted and reliable SUV for over 20 years! But let’s see what problems you should consider before making your purchase.  Is the 2021 Toyota Highlander …

2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel climbing rocks
Trucks & SUVs

The Most Frustrating 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Problems

It could be an excellent time to save on a 2020 Jeep Wrangler as the 2021 models roll out. However, do you really want this newer Jeep Wrangler model, or should you consider rivals like the Ford Bronco instead? Let’s explore the most significant drawbacks after having a 2020 Wrangler for about a year.  Frustrating …

A photo of the Chevrolet Equinox outdoors.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Chevy Equinox and Kia Sorento Have the Same Issue

Deciding between the 2021 Chevy Equinox and 2021 Kia Sorrento may be a little challenging because they struggle with a similar problem. This Chevy Equinox and Kia Sorento issue may have you considering rivals instead.  The 2021 Chevy Equinox and Kia Sorento are both a little weak  The 2021 Kia Sorento and Chevy Equinox are …

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Struggles With 3 Major Drawbacks

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is receiving some excellent reviews. Also, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave was a runner up for the North American Truck of the Year. The Gladiator certainly has shown its strengths, but the 2021 model also has some weaknesses.  The 2021 Jeep Gladiator has three issues to consider  First of all, what’s new …

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid driving around a bend
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Kia Sorento Large Enough For Families?

The 2021 Kia Sorento is a hot three-row SUV right now. It just got one heck of a new look to better compete against other mid-size rivals like the Toyota Highlander. However, is the Kia Sorento large enough to tote your family around?  Is the 2021 Kia Sorento a good family SUV?  Yes, the 2021 …

A 1983 Ford Bronco
Trucks & SUVs

New Ford Bronco Pickup Truck Clues Are Emerging

A new Ford Bronco pickup truck teaser has appeared. But with the Ford Maverick in the works, most people didn’t think Ford would offer another new truck. But now it seems like the Ford Bronco Truck could make a surprise appearance.  We have more Ford Bronco truck clues  Ford was being a little sneaky when …

A 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 driving on the road with trees and the sun in the background
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2021 Chevy Silverado Worth Major Price Incentives?

The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 just received new price incentives to drum up some sales. But are the discounts worth it? The Chevrolet Silverado is about to be redesigned for 2022. So, do you save with a 2021 model now or wait?  Are 2021 Chevy Silverado discounts worth it?  According to The Car Connection, Chevrolet …

A 2009 Ford F-150 on display at an auto show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2010 Ford F-150 Might Be a Money Pit

You might be able to find an excellent deal on a used 2010 Ford F-150. Heck, that truck is almost 10 years old! However, the 2010 Ford F-150 ranks as one of the worst trucks to buy, so it might come with expensive problems.  The 2010 Ford F-150 might come with problems  According to My …

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand's newest SUV.
Trucks & SUVs

The Hyundai Santa Fe is More Satisfying Than the Honda Passport

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2020 Honda Passport are both excellent midsize SUVs. However, it could be difficult to choose between them. That’s why Consumer Reports can help, and they suggest that the Hyundai Santa Fe makes drivers happier.  Consumer Reports recommends the Hyundai Santa Fe over the Passport  According to Consumer Reports, the …

A blue Hyundai Kona Hybrid sits in a driveway lined with palm trees.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Hyundai Kona Gains New Trims

The Hyundai Kona is already a great SUV, and it’s about to get even better with new model updates and trims. Check out what to expect with the 2021 Hyundai Kona models, including the sleek Night Edition. 2021 Hyundai Kona updates There are two major upgrades for the 2021 Hyundai Kona. There will be the …

2019 Audi Q3
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Audi Q3 is Surprisingly Affordable

Spoiler alert! The 2021 Audi Q3 is one of the most affordable luxury SUVs that you can buy. How can that be? It’s an Audi. Isn’t that brand only affordable for the super-rich? Apparently not, because the MSRP is lower than expected.  The 2021 Audi Q3 is shockingly affordable  According to Cars.com, the 2021 Audi …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

The Tesla Model Y Offers Useless Third Row Seats

It happened again! Tesla is being wild with brand new ideas. They just offered new third-row seats for the Tesla Model Y. However, this 2021 Tesla model is a bit small, so the seats may only be big enough for very small children.  The 2021 Tesla Model Y offers third-row seats  According to Electrek, you …

The Tesla Model Y is the brand's first small electric crossover.
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Tesla Model Y Just Got A Major Price Cut

The Ford Mustang Mach-E better watch out! The 2021 Tesla Model Y just got an $8,000 price drop to be more competitive. Will the Mach-E respond to the Telsa Model Y’s lower base model price as their EV battle continues?  The new 2021 Tesla Model Y variant saves $8,000  According to AutoBlog, Tesla just revealed …

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro off-roading in dirt
Trucks & SUVs

This Truck is $10k Less Than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

If you want an incredible off-roading truck, then the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is an excellent option. However, it could also break the bank. You can save almost $10,000 with another off-roading truck instead.  Save with the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road The 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro has an MSRP of around $43,960. …

The 2022 Ford Maverick might be a rip
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Ford Maverick is Borrowing From the Escape

Yeehaw, more information about the 2022 Ford Maverick is coming out, and it has us all excited! We just can’t hide it! That’s why we will share all the new facts with you. For example, the Ford Maverick is borrowing components from the Ford Escape.  The 2022 Ford Maverick borrows from the Ford Escape  At …

2020 Ford Expedition Platinum trim model driving in the city
Trucks & SUVs

Save on the 2021 Ford Expedition With Fewer Seats

The 2021 Ford Expedition has an attractive new deal for you. If you’re looking to save on its price, you can go without the third row. Having fewer seats seems to defeat the purpose of the massive Ford Expedition, but you can still enjoy its muscle and cargo capacity.  The 2021 Ford Expedition just got …

2021 TRD Pro Tundra in the desert
Trucks & SUVs

Will the 2022 Toyota Tundra Outmuscle Rivals?

The old Toyota Tundra is finally getting a makeover. But will the 2022 Toyota Tundra be able to compete with rivals like the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and more? Even the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra have had at least one full-on redesign since the Tundra was last updated.  What to expect with the 2022 …

2020 Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel
Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Silverado Finally Stomped the Ford F-150

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a wild year. It’s even been wild in the truck world, where the Chevy Silverado is finally shaping up against the Ford F-150. But General Motors and the GMC Sierra also deserve credit for selling more units than the F-150 and SuperDuty. Those trucks get to celebrate with …

Toyota Tacoma blazing through the sand
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma Can’t Be Caught

It’s too late to hit the gas. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is already way too ahead of the game to catch up. The Toyota Tacoma had more sales than the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, and GMC Canyon combined.  The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is the best selling midsize truck  While 2020 was a rough year for …

A silver 2021 Toyota Highlander parked between two trees
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Toyota Grand Highlander Copying Jeep?

The Toyota Grand Highlander is on the way. This will be a grand version of the Toyota Highlander, but where else have we heard ‘Grand’ before? If you said in front of the Cherokee, then you answered this question correctly. This leads us to the next question. Is Toyota copying the Jeep Grand Cherokee L?  …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30
Trucks & SUVs

What does the Mazda CX-30 Have on the Kia Soul?

Currently, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is ranking ahead of the 2021 Kia Soul. But we want to know why! Why is the new Mazda CX-30 considered slightly better than the Kia Soul, which has been around as a reliable subcompact SUV for years?  The 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. the 2021 Kia Soul  According to U.S.News, …

A red 2020 Ford Raptor runs through the desert.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Ford Raptor is Finally Getting a V8

Fans of the Ford Raptor can rejoice. The 2022 Ford Raptor is finally gaining a V8 engine. But will this beefy Ford pickup truck have more power than the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX? Also, having to wait until 2022 to drive it is a bummer.  The 2022 Ford Raptor gains V8 power  According to Torque …

2021-Toyota-4Runner-Trail-Edition parked in gravel is a cool but expensive SUV
Trucks & SUVs

Do You Need the Toyota 4Runner or Highlander?

If you want a midsize Toyota SUV with three-rows, then you have two great options to consider. The Toyota Highlander and the Toyota 4Runner both serve as reliable options, with a third row in the back to haul extra family members or cargo. But which Toyota is best?  The Toyota Highlander vs. the Toyota 4Runner  …

2020 RAV4 TRD edition driving on dirt road
Trucks & SUVs

Your 2020 Toyota RAV4 Might Come With Fuel System Problems

There have been reports of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 struggling with fuel system problems. This may have brought the Toyota RAV4 reliability ranking down and even spurred a recall. Check out what issues seem to be plaguing this model.  2020 Toyota RAV4 fuel system problems  Upon reviewing the Consumer Reports reliability ranking for the 2020 …

The Ford Ranger is a small but capable pickup truck.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford Ranger Just Outranked the Toyota Tacoma

Say what? The 2021 Ford Ranger outranks the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Did that information just make you spit out your drink? Well, grab a napkin and buckle up because we’re going to explore why the Ford Ranger was placed ahead of the incredibly popular cash cow known as the Tacoma.  U.S. News ranks the 2021 …

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe driving down the road
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe Worth the Extra Cash?

Holy smokes, the pricing for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was just released. It’s pretty shocking, no pun intended. But it is one of the most powerful Jeep models available. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has it beat with a V8 engine. But let’s see what’s included in the price.  How much does the 2021 …

A 2021 Forest River Chaparral Fifth-Wheel RV Trailer sits at the base of a mountainside.
Marine & RVs

Is Traveling in an RV Cheaper for Vacations?

Is traveling in an RV really a way to save money? Is it cheaper to haul your family around in a recreational vehicle for vacations instead of getting a hotel room or renting a house? Well, let’s cover a few hidden costs to consider.  Do RVs help save on travel costs?  The answer to this …

Hyundai Palisade towing a boat
Trucks & SUVs

The Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Trim Just Got Cheaper

If you really want the Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy trim, then it’s time to celebrate. Hyundai has decided to offer the Calligraphy trim at a lower price to make the most luxurious Palisade trim more accessible.  The Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy trim just got a price cut  According to AutoBlog, the Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy trim is becoming …