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Carol Rao

Carol Rao is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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Raindrops are seen on a silver and blue BMW logo of the hood of a black car on January 5, 2020.

BMW Has Struggled to Keep Up With Mercedes-Benz Recently

There’s an old saying: Dress Italian, speak French, drive German. Let’s leave couture and language to Vogue and Vanity Fair and focus on why German cars are the worldwide standard for performance and luxury. You could argue that the Brits make the most elegant and refined luxury cars, but nobody ever accused Rolls-Royce (a division …
2020 Mopar-Modified RAM 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Ram 1500 Is the Perfect Way to Deal With Winter This Year

Winter’s coming, and truck enthusiasts forget about four-wheeling for fun and start thinking about the ice and snow that’s right around the corner. They also spend a lot of time trolling the internet for closeout 2020 models. That age-old combination of want, disguised as need, has a new suitor for the best winter truck – …
2019 Mazda CX-5 is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 8, 2019.

You Can Get a Used Mazda CX-5 for Less Than $10,000

Looking for a used car? Most Americans buy used — or pre-owned or certified pre-owned — vehicles. For one thing, a used car is much cheaper than a new one: A year-old SUV loses 20 to 30 percent of its value after one year. Given the cost of a base-level Tahoe — $49,000 for 2021 …
A 2020 Subaru Outback parked in front of a school.

What Does JD Power Have Against Subaru?

Every year, when JD Power comes out with its Vehicle Dependability Survey, Subaru owners feel a lot like Charlie Brown at Halloween (he always gets rocks instead of candy). Even though Subaru makes some of the safest, affordable, and most durable vehicles, JD Power snubs the brand every year. And those same years, Consumer Reports …
2020 Audi A4 interior

The 2020 Audi A4 Gets Everything Right

Mercedes, BMW, Audi. The big three German automobile manufacturers have a lock on the high-performance luxury market. Every car enthusiast has a favorite brand within the three. Mercedes lovers tend to be more conservative and traditional, and they keep their cars forever. The folks in the BMW camp are fans of performance-enhanced luxury and a …
Toyota Motor Corp. logos are displayed outside one of the company's dealerships on May 8, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

Toyota’s Newest Project Could Its Most Ambitious Yet

Toyota is reinventing the company town. No, seriously. The Japanese automaker is breaking ground on Woven City, a prototype “city of the future” that’s equal parts Disney, Bond villain’s lair, and the Jetsons. Actual Toyota vehicles are not welcome in Woven City – the only vehicles running on the campus will be fully autonomous, zero-emission, driverless …
2021 GMC Yukon XL Denali parked on snowy mountain top

What’s the Difference Between the GMC Yukon and the Yukon XL?

Forget the 2020 new car models–that’s so last year. GMC has already introduce their next generation Yukons and Yukons XL for 2021, and, well we can’t say that we blame them. This new Yukon is redesigned and one good-looking SUV–this is a real luxury ride. Even the brand new AT4, which was built for off-roading, …
2019 Subaru Forester Sport parked in front of mountains

Does the Subaru Forester Have Apple CarPlay?

Subaru redesigned the Forester in 2019, so the 2020 model year is pretty much the same, including Apple CarPlay. There are a few tech and safety upgrades for this year. Now, the standard adaptive cruise control features lane-centering capability, individual tire-pressure monitoring, and a rear-seat reminder to check for the kiddos if you opened the door …
The Toyota TRD Pro 4Runner at the Annual Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner Is Disappointing Despite Its Reliability

When Toyota introduced the first LandCruiser FJ40 to the US in 1958, it was the start of a love affair for Americans who wanted an off-road driving experience. Since then, Toyota has kept up its end of the bargain by adding more SUVs to the lineup, and the Toyota 4Runner remains one of the most popular choices …