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Cecelia Fields is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Best Used Acura Models You Can Buy These Days

Are you in the market for a luxury automobile? If so, it’s important to get the most for your money. So if you’re looking for a high-quality pre-owned vehicle, there are plenty of reasons to consider a used Acura. In 2019, Kelley Blue Book named the automaker “America’s Best Value Luxury Brand,” and if you …

2020 Tacoma TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

The Ford Ranger Still Can’t Measure Up to the Toyota Tacoma in 2021

For several years, the midsize-pickup segment has proven lucrative to automakers. During this time, the Toyota Tacoma has established itself as an industry leader. Will the Tacoma continue to dominate now that Ford has re-released the Ranger? A recent comparison from Kelley Blue Book provides all the details.  Ford Ranger specs The newly reintroduced Ranger …

A motorhome with bicycles on back at Valle Grande in Valles Caldera, Northern New Mexico, September 2010
Marine & RVs

Why You Should Never Buy an RV for Your Retirement

Planning for retirement naturally includes ideas of what to do afterward.  For many people, the thought of hitting the open road in an RV sounds delightful. After all, there’s no job stopping you from traveling, and downsizing your possessions is probably in your future anyway. But before you jump in and purchase an RV, there …

LEXUS UX 250 H. ENGAWA in exposition in the first day of the 'Salon del automovil 2019' on May 09, 2019
Crossover & Midsize

The Cheapest Luxury SUV That’s Still Worth Buying

Many people long for a luxury SUV but feel they cannot afford one. That could all change thanks to the brand-new 2020 Lexus UX, an affordable luxury SUV that has received very high markings from Consumer Reports. In fact, the 2020 UX has received considerably more accolades than one of its competitors, the Buick Envision. …

KIA Niro EV all electric subcompact crossover on display at Brussels Expo
Crossover & Midsize

Why the Kia Niro Might Not Deserve to Be Called an SUV

Year after year, SUVs continue to be popular because of their ruggedness and versatility. Even so, one downside to owning an SUV is fuel economy. As Edmunds notes, a hybrid SUV or crossover is a little more challenging for automakers to develop. Even so, that hasn’t stopped the Kia Niro from positioning itself as one. …

2016 Infiniti QX80 Limited is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Trucks & SUVs

The Infiniti QX80 Fares Poorly in This Crucial Safety Area

When buying a new vehicle, its safety ratings are always a primary concern. For those considering a 2020 Infiniti QX80, one safety rating, in particular, should give buyers pause. In what area did the Infiniti QX80 do poorly, and how does it rate overall for safety? Here is some important information you need to know. …

A Ford Edge concept vehicle is shown during media preview days at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The Worst Ford Edge Model Year You Should Avoid

Every vehicle has its best and worst model years. The Ford Edge, which was first introduced in 2007, is no exception. As reported by the consumer advocacy website Consumer Complaints, that dubious honor goes to the 2013 Ford Edge. That model year has the most overall complaints and is also known for its high repair …

The Nissan Murano at the Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

What Features Come Standard on the Nissan Murano?

U.S. News gives the 2020 Nissan Murano a four out of five-star rating, while Edmunds has ranked it No. 7 among midsize SUVs. Those high accolades have many people wanting to know more about this crossover. In case you too are wondering, here is some information about the Murano’s standard features. The Nissan Murano’s appearance …

The newly unveiled Tesla Cybertruck at the Tesla Design Center
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Tesla Cybertruck a Full-Size or Midsize Truck?

Elon Musk revealed the long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck back in November 2019. Its new design and impressive features garnered a lot of attention from fans and the media. Tesla, which has plans to produce this pickup in 2021, compared it to the Ford F-150 when they unveiled it. They even showed that the Cybertruck had enough …

2018 F-150 Power Stroke Diesel driving on the road
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Ford F-150 Have Apple CarPlay?

These days, having a vehicle with outdated technology is akin to owning one without power steering. That’s because it is awkward and makes the driving experience feel clunky. Accordingly, if you are shopping for a new pickup such as the Ford F-150, one of the first things you may want to know is what features …

2019 Toyota Tacoma SX Package parked in a field
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Toyota Tacoma Have a Manual Transmission?

Manual transmissions come with an array of benefits. For example, they are easier to maintain and historically provided better fuel economy. Some may argue that they also add to the driving experience, especially in full-size pickups. Accordingly, many people are wondering whether or not the latest Tacoma comes with a manual as well as an …

2019 Ford Expedition Platinum parked in sand
Trucks & SUVs

The Ford Expedition is the Safest Large SUV

If you’re in the market for a new SUV, there’s a lot to consider. Roadworthiness, agility, and hauling capacity are all important; however, your primary concern is probably safety. After all, SUV owners often drive under treacherous conditions, and are known for carrying their most precious cargo: their families. As Consumer Reports notes, not only …

2019 Ram 1500 North Edition driving through snow
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Ram 1500?

If you ask the folks at Ram, they will happily tell you they have the “most loyal half-ton pickup owners.” Part of the reason for that may have to do with safety. Two groups recently announced their safety ratings for the Ram. Here is how the latest Ram 1500 measured up. National Highway Traffic Safety …

2019 Nissan Frontier
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Nissan Frontier?

As one of Nissan’s most popular vehicles, the Frontier has earned many accolades for its quality and affordability. But how safe is this pickup? We’ll look at some areas where the truck scored well for safety, as well as a few others where it could use some improvement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ratings In …

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Trucks & SUVs

The Jeep Gladiator Actually Makes an Awesome Work Truck

The ideal work truck will have the perfect balance between performance, comfort, and price. One possible work truck that many people overlook is the Jeep Gladiator. MotorTrend recently test drove the Gladiator and made some interesting observations about its potential as more than an off-roader. Here’s what their experts had to say. About the Gladiator …

2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn
Trucks & SUVs

2 Things MotorTrend Loved About the New Ram 1500

Now in its fifth generation, the Ram 1500 has traditionally lagged behind the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford’s F-Series trucks when it comes to sales. However, recent changes to the truck may cause more people to consider choosing it. MotorTrend recently drove the 2019 Ram 1500 and had some surprising things to say about it. Let’s …

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as Good as the Gas Version?

Ram pickups have won some pretty impressive awards over the years, including Autobytel’s Pickup Truck of the Year Award in 2014 and North American Truck of the Year in 2013. The Ram 1500 was also the second-best-selling truck in the country in 2019. Has the EcoDiesel engine changed the truck’s performance, and what could you …

2019 Ford Ranger
Trucks & SUVs

How Much Does a Ford Ranger Cost?

Ford has been producing the Ranger since 1983, and the vehicle has achieved quite a bit of notoriety since that time. For example, U.S. News and World Report recently rated it #2 among compact pickup trucks. According to Ford, the 2019 Ranger also has “best in class torque” and is the “most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize …