Allison Barfield
MotorBiscuit Writer

Allison Barfield

Allison Barfield joined MotorBiscuit in 2020 and covers all things trucks, SUVs, and Jeeps. Having grown up on a farm in Rock Hill, South Carolina, she’s no stranger to the “Best in Class” truck and SUV debates; people in her hometown were always gathering to help work on vehicles together, and deliberation would naturally arise.

Allison graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Media Arts. She has helped bring awareness to issues Women In Trucking face and has promoted Truckers Against Trafficking, an anti-trafficking NGO.

A fan of creatively dark literature, Allison appreciates the works of Shirley Jackson and Emily Dickenson. She lives in a mountainous area of the country and enjoys off-roading and camping. Her dog, Bruce, often joins her in testing trucks and SUVs for our site.

Allison has made many editorial contributions in the last four years, including guest appearances on Big Rig Banter and AboutTruckDriving.com. She has created content for ExpressTruckTax, TruckLogics, Aeroflow Healthcare, and Camping for Women.

The 2021 Toyota Fortuner driving on a dirt road
Trucks & SUVs

Why Is the 2021 Toyota Fortuner Banned in the United States?

Have y’all seen the 2021 Toyota Fortuner? It’s one epic SUV that we can’t have, but we aren’t satisfied with that! We want to know why we don’t have the Toyota Fortuner in the United States because it’s one extremely cool off-roading option. Why isn’t the 2021 Toyota Fortuner in the U.S.? According to The Drive, …

The 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro 4X parked in sand
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Nissan Frontier Only Brags About New Looks

The 2022 Nissan Frontier has a new look and attitude, but does that mean it’s a good truck? There are a few things to consider before buying the new Nissan Frontier before going all in. For example, can it hang with the competition?  Is the 2022 Nissan Frontier worth buying?  Yes, the 2022 Nissan Frontier …

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline Spy shot
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline Is a Much Needed Upgrade

The 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline could be the beefy new off-roading variant that we’ve been waiting for. Finally, the Ford Explorer could get a little tougher to hang out on the trails with rivals such as the Toyota 4Runner.  The 2022 Ford Explorer Timberline means business  According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Ford Explorer …

A white Ford F-350 super duty pickup truck towing a camper
Marine & RVs

Before Buying an RV You Need to Know 3 Things

Buying an RV comes with its pros and cons. Sometimes the excitement of going out in a mobile home or travel trailer can blur the reality of the situation. Then when the costs of RV ownership, maintenance, and more kick in, you could find yourself in a stressful situation. Check out what you need to …

The Ford Tremor Winch and cable
Trucks & SUVs

You Need the Ford Tremor Winch

Did you know you can make your Ford truck even stronger? The Ford Tremor winch might be the accessory that you didn’t know you need. This integrated 12,000 lbs winch can now be added to more Ford models.  Add the Ford Tremor Winch to your Super Duty truck  According to Driving.CA, the Ford Tremor Winch …

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N with a dark background
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Can’t Be Caught

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N is ready to race. We’re serious. With 276-hp and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Hyundai Kona N will be zooming off into the sunset before you know it. The Kona is going from bland to pretty darn spicy!  The 2022 Hyundai Kona N is a major upgrade  According to cars.com, …

A white Ford F-350 super duty pickup truck towing a camper
Automotive News

RV Manufacturers Need More Workers to Meet Demand

With the RV demand continuing to rise, some manufacturers are struggling to keep up. RV manufacturers are in need of more people power to keep up. The recreational vehicle business is only expected to grow, despite the labor shortage.  RV manufacturers need more workers  According to RV Business, demand for RVs keeps growing, but some …

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander driving down the road
Trucks & SUVs

Are the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rogue the Same?

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander may owe its success to another SUV. The Nissan Rogue may have influenced its look, design, and feel. Check out how similar the Mitsubishi Outlander is to the Nissan Rogue that we already know.  The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. the Nissan Rogue  According to The Car Connection, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander …

The 2021 Kia Seltos in mud
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Seltos Overshadows a Forgotten SUV

The 2021 Kia Seltos may be overshadowing another reliable Kia SUV to consider. The 2021 Kia Sportage isn’t getting any attention since the Seltos came out, but it shouldn’t be ignored. See how these two compact options compare.  The 2021 Kia Seltos vs. the 2021 Kia Sportage  The 2021 Kia Seltos is a brand new …

The Tesla Cybertruck with Cyberlandr Camper
Marine & RVs

The Cyberlandr Just Made the Tesla Cybertruck Weirder

In case the Tesla Cybertruck didn’t look weird enough for you, there’s a way to increase its unique vibe. The Cyberlandr pickup camper for the Tesla Cybertruck looks like it just floated down from space!  Go camping in the Cyberlandr camper for the Tesla Cybertruck  The Cyberlandr pickup camper for the Tesla Cybertruck looks out …

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Charging Station
Hybrids & Electrics

Charge Your 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe at Trailheads

You know what’s exciting about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe? It’s electric! Now that the classic 70’s boogie-woogie, woogie song is stuck in your head, you can be even more excited about going electric. Jeep just made the 4xe electric hybrid even easier to charge by adding charging stations to a few off-roading trailheads.  The …

A spy shot of the 2022 Ford Maverick
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Ford Maverick Base Model Stretches Pretty Thin

It looks like Ford may be delivering upon their goal to start the 2022 Ford Maverick under $20,000. On the one hand, this provides a great economical option. But on the other hand, wow, they really stripped the Ford Maverick base model down.  The 2022 Ford Maverick base model might be basic  According to Driving.CA, …

VW Tarok pickup truck concept in blue
Hybrids & Electrics

The Volkswagen Tarok Is Joining the Compact Truck Party

Everyone say hello to the Volkswagen Tarok. It’s a compact pickup truck that could be coming to the United States to rival the upcoming Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, the Volkswagen Tarok has one advantage up its sleeve because it’s electric.  Is the Volkswagen Tarok coming to the United States?  Maybe, according to …

The 2021 Chevy Suburban driving on the street
Trucks & SUVs

Are the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL the Same?

The Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon might be twinning options. Both of these massive SUVs are pretty similar, but the 2021 Chevy Suburban and 2021 GMC Yukon XL have some differences to consider too.  Are the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon the same SUV?  Almost. The 2021 Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon could be fraternal …

2022 Hyundai Sant Cruz Teaser
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Might Look Misleading

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is almost here, so teasers are starting to roll out. The Hyundai Santa Cruz has a confident look, but does it have the power to match? We hope it has enough muscle to justify its aggressive face.  What to expect with the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz  According to CNET, the …

A silver 2021 Hyundai Tucson compact SUV travels on a desert road with mountains in the background
Trucks & SUVs

U.S. News Ranks the 2021 Hyundai Tucson in Last Place

Oh no, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson landed in last place! How can this be? The Hyundai Tucson is supposed to be an excellent economical SUV option. But it hasn’t been refreshed as recently as rivals. Does it deserve the last place?  Is the 2021 Hyundai Tucson a good SUV?  Yes, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is …

An image of a Tesla Model Y out on a race track.
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla and Toyota Are Trying for a New Electric Baby

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Telsa and Toyota with a baby carriage. Alright, so auto manufacturer relationships may not happen that way, but Telsa and Toyota might be revisiting their potential partnership to build a new electric vehicle.  Tesla and Toyota might be partners  According to Fox Business, Tesla and Toyota might …

2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy parked on display with a dusk sky in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The Best 3 Row SUVs for Under $35,000

You need a three-row SUV for your family, but you also don’t want to break your bank. That’s why it’s time to shop for the best three-row SUVs for under $35,000. Check out why the 2021 Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Palisade, and Kia Telluride are bargains.  The Best three-row SUVs for under $35,000  We didn’t pick …

A metallic bluish-gray 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo subcompact crossover SUV travels on a bridge away from a city
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Snagged a Major Safety Award

It’s safe to say that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is incredibly safe. It just snagged a significant safety award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Check out why the Mazda CX-30 is one safe option.  How safe is the 2021 Mazda CX-30?  According to Property Casualty 360, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is the …

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness off-roading in dirt
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Challenges Rivals

The 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness just made its debut, and it looks pretty darn rugged. But can this Subaru Outback model keep up with rivals such as the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Toyota 4Runner TRd Pro, and other off-roading SUVs?  How capable is the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness?  The Jeep Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner might need …

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing an airstream trailer
Automotive News

Airstream Financial Makes Financing Your RV Easier Than Ever

Financing a new Airstream travel trailer just become easier than ever! The new Airstream Financial program is powered by Bank of American to make it easier for customers to apply for vehicle financing at the dealership.  Check out the Airstream Financial program  This is hot off the press from Airstream in Jackson Center, Ohio. Airstream …

A red 2021 Ford F-150 Diesel Lariat parked on display with trees in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford F-150 Outmuscles Rivals

The 2021 Ford F-150 out muscles the competition with stronger towing and payload capacities. It can out truck rivals even if it doesn’t have the best interior or ride quality. Check out how much stronger the Ford F-150 is.  The 2021 Ford F-150 is the best truck for towing  According to Truck Trend, the 2021 …

A blue 2021 Honda CR-V Touring driving down a highway road
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Honda CR-V Suffers Another Loss to Rivals

The 2021 Honda CR-V can’t catch a break. It was narrowly defeated by rivals such as the 2021 Toyota RAV4 again! Why can’t the Honda CR-V outrank competitors to take home a best SUV victory?  The 2021 Honda CR-V struggles against the 2021 Toyota RAV4 According to U.S. News, the 2021 Honda CR-V is the …

An image of a 2021 Ford Bronco parked outdoors.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco Faces Roof Related Delays

What? Not again! The 2021 Ford Bronco faces another delay. But this delay depends on what type of roof you want. If you spring for the Ford Bronco with the painted modular hardtop then you may have to wait until 2022.  The 2021 Ford Bronco delay includes your roof  According to Auto Blog, the way …

The 2015 Nissan Patrol Nismo parked on display
Trucks & SUVs

Will the Nissan Patrol Nismo Become the Off-Roading Armada?

It’s no secret that people want the Nissan Xterra to return. However, There is another SUV that’s getting all the attention and off-roading goodies. The Nissan Patrol Nismo is a rugged SUV that serves as a cooler Armada model that we can’t have. But maybe the Nissan Armada will gain similar off-roading and performance upgrades.  …

A black 2021 Kia Telluride with the Nightfall edition
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Telluride Triumphs as Best Family SUV

Winner, winner, chicken dinner is something that the 2021 Kia Telluride gets to say as it continues to win awards. The 2021 Kia Telluride ranks as the best SUV for families for the second year in a row! So, let’s see what features helped it add another victory to the list.  The 2021 Kia Telluride …

A silver 2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid compact crossover SUV parked on the dirt in front of shrubs and trees

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Beats the Ford Bronco Sport in 3 Areas

Ding, ding! We have a battle of SUVs for you today. In one corner the best-selling 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be defending its honor against the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, which is a new option on the scene. Is the Toyota RAV4 the better option to buy? Maybe, we have three points to consider!  The …

A red 2021 Ford F-150 Diesel Lariat parked on display with trees in the background
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Pickup Truck Shortage Getting Worse?

It might be a bad time to buy a truck. The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to a pickup truck shortage in 2020 that we are still facing. Now the global computer ship shortage may cause more delays.  Is a larger pickup truck shortage coming?  Maybe. According to CNN, the global computer chip shortage is …