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Charlotte Kennedy

Charlotte Kennedy is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

1968 Oldsmobile 442
Sedans & Coupes

Why Is the 1971 Oldsmobile 442 So Sought After by Collectors?

Prior to 1968 and after 1971, the 442 badge was merely the moniker for an Oldsmobile Cutlass performance configuration option consisting of a four-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual transmission, and factory dual exhaust. By 1971 General Motors was determined to reduce vehicle emissions and produce cars that could run on regular-grade gasoline instead of premium …

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Trucks & SUVs

The Best 3-Row SUVs You Can Buy Today for Under $15,000

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released a list of the best 3-row SUVs under $15,000. There are some expected names on the list, like Honda, as well as some surprises. Here are the top seven SUVs along with some information to assist potential buyers’ decision-making. 2013 Honda Pilot The 2013 Honda Pilot received 3.9 stars from …

2020 Toyota Highlander parked outside of a brick building
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2020 Toyota Highlander a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle?

One of the most popular midsize SUVs on the market happens to be the Toyota Highlander. This third-row sport utility vehicle checks off a lot of the boxes for many people. But the question most people want to know concerns how fuel-efficient the SUV is and if it’s worth their while.  US News & World Report has their list of the …

2019 Subaru Crosstrek is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Is Getting a Big Power Boost

The U.S. News expert review team had a lot of good things to say about the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek when they tested the sporty off-road capable subcompact SUV in late 2019. They remarked on the Crosstrek’s comfortable ride, user-friendly infotainment system, well-built cabin, automatic climate control, and exceptional cargo space. They did have some concerns, …

A sign with the Ford logo is posted in front of Serramonte Ford
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ford Wants to Dismiss a Lawsuit Over a Technicality

Multiple owners of 2017 to 2019 Ford F-150 models and Ranger models have banded together to file a class-action lawsuit – “In RE: Ford Motor Co. F-150 and Ranger Truck Fuel Economy Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation.” The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, claims that Ford Motor …

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crossover plug-in hybrid SUV on display at Brussels Expo
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Have Apple CarPlay?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is struggling against its competitors. U.S. News ranked it 15th against other compact SUVs with a score of 6.2 of 10. The Mitsubishi Outlander scored a 9.0 in safety but only 5.8 for interior and 5.6 for performance. A J.D. Power reliability rating of 2.5 of 5 further detracted from the …

Mazda CX-9 at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Crossover & Midsize

The Problems Mazda CX-9 Owners Complain About the Most

Overall, the Mazda CX-9 is popular among its owners. But as with any vehicle, mechanical failures often lead to customer dissatisfaction. Since its introduction in 2007, the most common major issues for the Mazda CX-9, as tabulated by Car Complaints, include brake system problems, engine failures, and coolant system issues. Overall, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 …

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Trucks & SUVs

The Worst Toyota Sequoia Model You Should Never Buy

The Toyota Sequoia is a large vehicle designed to bridge the gap between SUVs and pickup trucks. Equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 381 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque, the Toyota Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Multiple seating arrangements are simple with fold-down seats. Having all seats upright allows seating for …

A new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is shown on the assembly line at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant
Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Silverado Stormed out of the Gate in 2020

If you are in the market for a new Chevy Silverado you are not alone. The first quarter of 2020 has seen a dramatic improvement in sales numbers for Chevrolet’s full-size truck offering over the same period a year ago. The latest surge in sales propelled the Chevy Silverado 1500 into second place in the …

A Jeep Renegade 4x4 e is presented at the Geneva Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

You Need to Avoid the Jeep Renegade

Introduced in 2015, the Jeep Renegade looks to capitalize on the legendary Jeep brand of off-road capable vehicles. Smaller than a Jeep Cherokee but larger than a Jeep Wrangler, the Renegade aims to fill that gap in an attempt to capture buyers that cannot decide between the two. Unfortunately, Jeep’s troubles have followed the Renegade …

Toyota introduces the 4Runner TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Models Does Toyota Offer the TRD Package On?

Toyota’s factory racing division has been involved in automobile racing worldwide since the 1950s. Toyota Racing Development was created in 1979 as a way to transfer years of knowledge related to performance acquired from their racing research and development team to its production automobiles. TRD engineers strive to get the highest level of performance from …

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

These Are the Most Driven Pickup Trucks in the U.S.

A recent study by iSeeCars found that pickup trucks are near the top of the list of ten-year-old vehicles driven the most miles annually. Their study determined that, on average, people drive 11,987 miles per year across all vehicles. While it is not surprising that SUV’s and minivans top the list, it might surprise some …

Jeep Wrangler parked on a mountain top after adventuring all day

Jeep Finally Has a Fix for the Wrangler Death Wobble

There is little doubt that when it comes to midsize SUVs everyone has heard of the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has been around in one form or another for decades and despite an ever-increasing price tag, it remains a popular choice. One reason for its popularity is Jeep Wrangler’s reputation for offroad capability. Being named …

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Autos

This is How a Manual Transmission Works

Have you ever been car shopping and found the perfect car, only to find out it has a manual transmission? It seems that the majority of people in the United States do not know how to drive a stick shift these days. Honestly, if you’ve never had anyone take the time to teach you to drive a car with …

Mercedes-Benz X-Class
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Truck Reportedly Dead Already

If you are in the market for a luxury mid-size pickup truck then it’s possible that you have been considering the Mercedes-Benz X-class. Over the last 100-plus years, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz have been leaders in the automotive industry but have only recently dipped into the mid-size pickup market. But don’t get too excited about owning a …

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

Here’s What Makes the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Such a Great Truck

Doug DeMuro is a YouTube video creator who specializes in automobile reviews. Over the last five years, he’s reviewed hundreds if not thousands of different vehicles ranging from mundane daily drivers to high-end exotics. In early July, DeMuro reviewed Toyota’s 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro and came away convinced that it’s a truly awesome truck. Here’s …

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel parked on mountain top
Trucks & SUVs

Ram 1500 Beats Chevrolet Silverado Sales Yet Again

Until recently, General Motors’ Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has firmly held the lead over rival Ram 1500 in the full-size truck market. Sales trends for the first two quarters of 2019 seem to indicate a shift in that battle. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been a popular truck with a loyal following for decades. …

Trucks & SUVs

A Ford F-150 Tremor? It Might Actually Happen

Truck enthusiasts are no doubt familiar with the Ford F-Series Pickup. Ford actually began producing trucks based on the Model T platform in the 1910s. These early version pickup trucks were light-duty and had poor weight distribution, but they exposed a niche and people bought them. In the 1930s and 1940s, Ford sought to capitalize …