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Ed Reeves

Covering the latest automotive news, reviews, and buying advice. Every topic is balanced to give our readers insights they can trust.

2019 Honda Pilot Elite
Automotive News

How Safe Is the Honda Pilot?

SUVs are quite popular these days and can be good for transporting families and large groups. Safety is, of course, a top priority when looking for a family vehicle. Buyers looking for an SUV with top safety ratings that’s large enough for a family should consider the 2020 Honda Pilot. 2020 Honda Pilot The Pilot …

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Automotive News

Does the Jeep Grand Cherokee Have Android Auto?

While the current generation of Jeep Grand Cherokees has been around since 2011, Car and Driver calls this SUV “thoroughly enjoyable.” With numerous trims, Car and Driver says there’s “one for every budget.” The 2020 Grand Cherokee includes the latest tech and safety features that buyers have come to expect, including Android Auto and Apple …

2019 Mazda CX-5
Automotive News

How Reliable Is the Mazda CX-5?

With positive reviews using words like “dreamy” and “fun,” the 2020 Mazda CX-5 sounds like one to rush out and buy. But is this a crossover SUV that buyers can count on for years to come? For thoughts on reliability, we turn to Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and Associates. How is reliability measured? Both …

2020 Lincoln Aviator
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Lincoln Aviator Have Android Auto?

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator has gotten good reviews for luxury, technology, and safety features. While this three-row SUV is based on the Ford Explorer’s architecture, it is decidedly more high-end. The 2020 Aviator is the first year of the new second-generation Aviator, following a 15-year gap. Although it has more space for cargo than for …

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST
Trucks & SUVs

Does the New Chevrolet Tahoe Have Android Auto?

The Chevrolet Tahoe will be getting a major redesign for model year 2021, as its fifth generation rolls out. Changes include a new diesel engine option, a ten-speed automatic on all trims, and an independent rear suspension. The new Tahoe will offer even more interior space, new technologies and features, and what Chevy calls “the …

Ford Explorer Hybrid
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the New Ford Explorer?

Some people refuse to buy new vehicles without first understanding just how safe they are on the road. Safety for yourself and passengers is important, and for many consumers, a star or two short in crash test ratings can be a dealbreaker. For those of you considering a new Ford Explorer, you can breathe easy …

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST
Trucks & SUVs

Will the New Chevrolet Tahoe Be Reliable?

Nobody wants to buy a vehicle that breaks down. Car buyers are looking for dependable, reliable vehicles, so they turn to information from J.D. Power and Associates and Consumer Reports. Buyers looking for full-size SUVs may be considering the newly announced 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe, coming soon in mid-2020. What will these organizations have to say …

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Ram 1500 Have Apple CarPlay?

The 2020 Ram 1500 has been getting rave reviews. It has been named Edmunds’ top-rated truck of 2020. It’s also been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best list. Redesigned for 2019, it has four engine choices, including a diesel option new for 2020. It has strong towing and hauling capabilities matched with a comfortable ride …

2020 Honda Ridgeline | Honda-0
Trucks & SUVs

What’s New for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline has always been a unique truck with its unibody construction and exterior appearance. The 2020 Ridgeline continues to deliver, offering fewer trim levels and more standard features in the new model year. If you’re in the market for a new midsize truck, here’s what’s available on the new Ridgeline. A look at …

2020 GMC Sierra AT4
Trucks & SUVs

Does the GMC Sierra Have a Manual Transmission Option?

The earliest vehicles all came with various styles of manual transmissions. The first automatic transmission in the U.S. was developed in 1938 by Oldsmobile. It began selling automatic transmissions on 1940 Oldsmobiles; however, manual transmissions remained common into the mid-1980s. They began to disappear from trucks in the 2000s. The GMC Sierra initially included a …

2019 GMC Canyon
Trucks & SUVs

Does the GMC Canyon Have a Manual Transmission?

Once the only available vehicle transmission, manual transmissions have faded in popularity as buyers choose automatics. In 1985, 22% of U.S. cars sold were manual, while by 2007, that number was down to 3%. In 2018, that was down even more to 2%. These metrics help explain General Motors’ decision to discontinue the manual transmission …

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
Trucks & SUVs

What Features Come Standard on the Ford Raptor?

The Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling pickup truck for decades. It comes with lots of configurations and options. But, if you’re in the market for a new truck designed for extreme off-road driving, you’re probably wondering what the F-150 Raptor’s standard features are. The Raptor’s exterior features Exterior features on the Raptor contribute to …

2020 Nissan Frontier | Nissan 001
Trucks & SUVs

Buy a Nissan Frontier If You Hate Driver-Assistance Features

With technology constantly advancing, many auto manufacturers are using this technology to equip its vehicles with some of the most state-of-the-art safety and convenient features.  The Nissan Frontier’s technological features, however, have been known to be years behind other trucks in its class, especially when it comes to its driver-assist features. This year, Nissan announced it would …

2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Nissan Titan?

The Nissan Titan is an average full-size pickup truck, which U.S. News & World Report called “a decent truck.” There are other trucks that tow and haul more and get better gas mileage. An advantage of this truck is that it tends to have a lower price than other options and is often discounted. The …

2019 Honda Ridgeline
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Honda Ridgeline Have a Nice Interior?

The Honda Ridgeline isn’t the best at hauling or towing, but it makes up for those deficits with excellent comfort and interior features. The second-generation Honda Ridgeline arrived in 2017, and the 2019 model has remained pretty similar to that design. There are six trim levels, so the features included vary. Here’s a look at …

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Trucks & SUVs

Can You Lease a Jeep Gladiator?

There’s been tremendous excitement about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, Jeep’s first truck in decades. The original Gladiator truck was available from 1963 through 1971. It was replaced by the J-Series until 1987, when Jeep stopped making pickup trucks. The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator made its appearance earlier this year in April. How much will it …

2020 GMC Canyon Denali
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the GMC Canyon?

With more pickup trucks aimed at families, their safety has never been more important. Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test and rate vehicles, providing consumers with valuable data. One pickup that might not be the best for your family is the GMC Canyon. It has just …