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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 She has created content for ExpressTruckTax, TruckLogics, Aeroflow Healthcare, and Camping for Women.

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A Chevy Colorado pickup truck on display.
Trucks & SUVs

Why You Should Never By A Used Chevy Colorado

With a name like Chevy slapped on a truck, you know you’re getting a good deal. Well, actually, this might not be the case. Even though Chevy is highly thought of in similar ways to Toyota is for long-lasting, reliable vehicles, not every model is a home run. For example, you should never buy a …
A red 2020 Subaru Outback driving on the countryside.

Subaru Recalls You Need To Know About

Subaru has an excellent reputation as a reliable, long-lasting family car. Plus, who can resist the tear-jerking commercials about keeping children safe as they grow up? Heck, Subaru even has dog commercials. How can a vehicle have a bad reputation if it’s dog-approved?  Too bad, you shouldn’t choose a vehicle based on its commercials alone. …
Kia Soul EV
Hybrids & Electrics

Is The Mini Cooper SE Or Kia Soul EV Better?

When it comes to the Kia Soul EV and Mini Cooper SE, you can sing it’s electric and do the hustle. Alright, setting our lame dad jokes about these funky little cars aside, the Kia and Mini both deserve attention as affordable electric models, but which one is better?  The Mini Cooper SE Vs. Kia …
2019 Jeep Compass Limited
Trucks & SUVs

Four Great 2020 SUVs That Are Actually Affordable

SUVs are becoming increasingly popular for there size, safety, and convenience. However, they are known for being incredibly expensive. Their expensive tags, and being notoriously bad on gas can turn buyers away. Although, you don’t have to give up your vehicle dreams. Check out these affordable, brand-new 2020 SUVs that you can confidently drive off …
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HPE1000
Trucks & SUVs

How Are The Jeep Cherokee And Compass Different?

There are a lot of Jeep models out today. It can be hard to keep up with all of them from the daily drivers, off-roading beasts, and even the truck. The Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass are two models that are particularly confusing by seeming so similar. They also start at similar prices, with the …
2020 Toyota Sequoia on-road
Trucks & SUVs

The Toyota Sequoia Is the Most Dependable Used SUV

Do you know what you still see on the roads today? Used Toyota Sequoias. Somehow this SUV has found the key to lasting longer. The Toyota Sequoia ranks at 7.35% as one of the most popular vehicles that’s still in use after 200,000 miles. What’s the secret to the Sequoia’s youth?! How Sequoias Out Last …
Nissan Terra
Trucks & SUVs

You Need To See These Major Nissan Xterra Upgrades

Forget everything you know about the Nissan Xterra. It’s receiving some incredible upgrades that may come to the states in 2021. This popular little SUV has been missed since it was discontinued and now gets to delight fans by returning with a boom!  What To Expect With The Return Of The Nissan Xterra  The Nissan …
Trucks & SUVs

Is The Rav4 TRD Really An Upgrade?

As America’s most popular selling compact SUV, the Rav4 is looking to maintain it’s award-winning title into 2020 by continuing to push boundaries. Even though the 2019 model received a redesign and modern updates, Toyota is keeping the steamrolling by releasing the 2020 Rav4 TRD off-roading model. The Rav4 TRD  Off-Roading Specs  The Rav4 is …

How Safe Is The Jeep Renegade?

Jeep is an auto brand that isn’t exactly associated with safety. Its reputation stems from Jeep Wrangler models in the past that weren’t exactly the safest vehicles to be in during collisions and rollovers. So, how does the Jeep Renegade compare? Is this small SUV that’s packed to the rims with attitude a safer pick …
Ford Raptor
Trucks & SUVs

Does The Ford Raptor Live Up To Its Name?

To call something the Raptor, then it has to be cool. It’s a name taken from one of the most famous dinosaurs. So, does the Ford Raptor live up to its name? While it’s a little subjective to compare a truck to a dinosaur, it at least has to be tough, powerful, smart, and sleek. …
Jeep Liberty
Trucks & SUVs

Why These Jeep Models Are The Worst

It’s a Jeep. That means you can trust it, right? Well, maybe. Jeep has been entrusted to produce reliable vehicles for close to a century. However, not all of their experiments are successful. A few Jeep models such as the Liberty, Compass, and even Grand Cherokee have been lemons. Just because the word Jeep hovers …
GMC Sierra
Trucks & SUVs

Three Dangerous Trucks You Need To Avoid

One of the primary reasons leading people to choose trucks is their capability. If you need to haul or tow loads, then obviously you need a truck. However, trucks aren’t the safest vehicles to choose from, so shop wisely by avoiding these most dangerous truck options.  The Most Dangerous Trucks You Need To Avoid  The …
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Audi Models For Off-Roading

Yes, you can believe your eyes. You may have seen an Audi Q7 or the electric e-Tron SUV hanging with the Jeeps and trucks on off-roading trails. Even though Audi is known for manufacturing luxury cars, they have proven themselves with capable 4×4 models. But how do they stack up against the competition? How Capable …
Kia Soul
Trucks & SUVs

The Jeep Renegade vs the Kia Soul: Which Is Best?

One has hamsters and the other has iconic X brake lights, while both vehicles provide a fair amount of spunk. When it comes to the Kia Soul Vs The Jeep Renegade, deciding which vehicle is better comes down to their features and your individual needs. The Jeep Renegade vs the Kia Soul  Both vehicles are …
A rearview of a white Ford Escape SUV.

Can The New Ford Escape Go Off-Roading?

With a name like Ford Escape, you expect to see some sort of SUV or truck suited for off-roading. However, the Escape is an angular shaped cross-over that looks like a daily driver, leaving us to wonder how it compares against other off-roading vehicles.  Can The Ford Escape Go Off-Roading?   As far as off-roading Ford …
Jeep Wrangler
Trucks & SUVs

Which Jeep Model Is The Safest?

There are a lot of Jeep models to choose from. There’s the Renegade, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Gladiator, and more. When making your decision on which Jeep to pursue, it can be difficult to get started, but one important factor to consider is safety. Which Jeep Is The Safest?  Since the first Jeeps were introduced as …
Mercedes X-Class
Trucks & SUVs

The Mercedes X-Class Has Been Pulled Early

The Mercedes X-Class has been discontinued before we really got to know it. In less than three years since this luxury truck was introduced, it’s officially saying good bye. This short-lived truck was only introduced two years ago to the Australian market, so what exactly happened? Why The Mercedes X-Class Is Being Discontinued  While BMW …
The 2023 Chevy Tahoe on the road at night

Why SUVs Make You Car Sick

Some SUVs are prone to car sicknesses. See why SUV models struggle with making passengers motion sick and what to do.
Jeep Cherokee at show
Trucks & SUVs

Why Did The Jeep Cherokee Turn Into A Premium Crossover?

There are a lot of new Jeep models such as the Liberty and Renegade that are clouding the market. These options are taking away from the originals, like the Cherokee, leaving us to wonder what exactly happened to the Jeep Cherokee? It seemed to suddenly poof from a square, capable vehicle into a premium daily …
Hummer goes off-roading
Trucks & SUVs

Why Hummers Aren’t Necessarily Good For Off-Roading

Sure, the H1 is a successful military-like vehicle used for traversing dunes and Humvees keeps our troops safe in battle, but the H2 isn’t so great. While the Humvee has a massive amount of respect for off-roading, civilian Hummers do not, and here’s why. Why Hummers Aren’t Good For Off-Roading  To be clear, we’re discussing …