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Ed Reeves is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

Close-up of Honda logo on hood ornament of a car
Sedans & Coupes

Honda Has Chosen Not To Compete in This Car Segment

Manufacturers are selling fewer sedan models these days, but Honda is sticking with them. “The Accord and Civic are the foundation of Honda’s business,” said Sage Marie, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations at American Honda Motor Company, according to Torque News. But, unlike other car manufacturers, Honda doesn’t sell a large car. Honda doesn’t …

A Koenigsegg Regera KNC hypercar on display at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does Hypercar Maker Koenigsegg Use Ford Engines?

Hypercars are the best of the best. These elite, ultra-high-performance vehicles set records and look stunning. So, would you be surprised to learn that one originally used a Ford engine? That’s the case with Swedish hypercar maker Koenigsegg. Here’s how its engines have evolved. Koenigsegg’s beginnings Koenigsegg is a relatively young automaker. It began in …

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

Which 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Trim Is the Best?

There are so many crossover SUVs to pick among, and they have multiple trim levels. MotorTrend proclaims the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek to be perfect as “a full-time city runabout and part-time adventure-mobile.” If you’ve already decided that this is the SUV for you, then what are the differences among the trim levels, and which one …

A silver Volvo logo is seen on the black grille of a parked car on Tuesday, January 11, 2021
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the Volvo Logo Sexist?

A logo can communicate a lot about a brand. It’s easily recognizable and establishes an identity. But what if a company’s logo offends a segment of the population? Will some consumers stop purchasing the product? And what if the company’s intended meaning differs from interpretation? This is the case with Volvo‘s logo. The meaning of …

Close-up of the Dodge Charger logo on a car dashboard
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Dodge Charger Has a Dramatic New Gold Trim

Gold is a particularly dramatic color. The already dramatic Dodge Charger has just made gold one of its new paint color options. The Charger has been around since 1966 and been a hit since its second generation arrived in 1968. After evolving, disappearing, and then returning in 2006, the Charger in its current form has …

The Mercury logo is displayed on a sign outside San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury on June 2, 2010, in San Francisco, California
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Did Ford Kill the Mercury Brand?

Many carmakers have come and gone in the automobile’s relatively brief history. One that disappeared only a decade ago is Mercury. The Ford Motor Company-owned brand died in 2010 after more than 70 years in business. Here’s what led to Mercury’s demise. Mercury: A brief history Henry Ford’s son Edsel created the Mercury brand in …

BMW and Mini logos on signs at a car dealership with a blue sky in the background
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does BMW Own Mini?

Noticing the United Kingdom’s Union Jack featured in Mini cars’ design, most people probably assume it’s a British company. They’d be partially correct. But with all the buying and selling of brands in the auto industry, Mini’s history isn’t that simple. Though it’s an iconic British brand, it also has German ties. Here’s a look …

A police car with red and blue lights behind a motorist's vehicle during a traffic stop at night
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Avoid a Speeding Ticket by Saying This

Speeding certainly isn’t a great example of car safety. But sometimes, you don’t even notice how fast you’re driving, especially if you’re traveling with the traffic flow. Though you can’t always wiggle out of a speeding ticket, here are a few things you can say to improve your chances of avoiding one. Make small talk, …

Toyota Motor Corp. Avalon TRD, right, and Camry TRD vehicles are displayed during AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show
Sedans & Coupes

Toyota’s Forgotten Sedan Just Racked up Another Award

It’s no fun to be overlooked. The Toyota Avalon is less popular with buyers than either the Toyota Camry or the Toyota Corolla, but it’s been noticed by critics. The 2021 Toyota Avalon recently won two awards from U.S. News. Here’s a look at why critics are so impressed with this Toyota sedan. The 2021 …

2020 Lincoln Navigator is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator Is as Good as Full-Size Luxury Gets

Three-row luxury SUVs are among the biggest, poshest, and most expensive vehicles today. The Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade are some of the best-known models in that class. In addition, they’re also the highest ranked, according to MotorTrend. For this year, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator comes in first, and here’s a look at why. What’s …

A red 2020 Subaru Outback midsize crossover SUV travels on a dirt trail up a pine-tree-dotted mountain with an ocean behind it
Crossover & Midsize

Does the 2021 Subaru Outback Have a Panoramic Sunroof?

Whether you enjoy sunlight streaming in while you drive or star-gazing at night, a panoramic sunroof can be an attractive amenity. But not all vehicles offer it. Does the 2021 Subaru Outback include one among its features? Let’s take a look. The 2021 Subaru Outback RELATED: Which 2021 Midsize SUVs Did Consumer Reports Recommend? The …

Japan's auto giant Toyota Motor managing officer Kazuo Ohara (R) introduces the company's newly designed Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUV with a 3.5-litre V6 engine
Crossover & Midsize

The 2013 Lexus RX Is Still a Used SUV Bargain

It’s great to get a bargain on a luxury vehicle. Buying a used vehicle is one way to get a fancier car or one with more features than you would have been able to afford if it were new. To help out buyers, Consumer Reports recently released a list of the best used vehicles that …

The GMC logo is seen during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is GMC a Luxury Brand?

It’s great to have posh comforts and high-tech features in your vehicle. But which vehicles and which brands count as luxury vehicles and luxury brands? Looking specifically at GMC, does this company count as a luxury SUV brand? We take a look to figure it out. Luxury in the GMC SUVs GMC offers SUVs across …

A Honda Motor Co. CR-V sports utility vehicle (SUV) bound for shipment, bottom right, is driven while others sit parked at a port in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Crossover & Midsize

Does the 2021 Honda CR-V Have a Panoramic Sunroof?

There are several different designs for panoramic sunroofs, but they all give drivers and passengers an expansive view of the sky above. They give some of the sensations of driving in a convertible without actually having the top down, and they’re often available in SUVs. Does the popular 2021 Honda CR-V offer a panoramic sunroof? …

A white 2021 Infiniti QX80 three-row SUV parked along a curb next to grass and trees outside a modern office building
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Infiniti QX80 Won’t Deceive You With Its Appearance

For drivers who want size, power, and a rich interior, large luxury SUVs fit the bill. These three-row behemoths include the well-known Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. However, MotorTrend recently included the Infiniti QX80 in its top five full-size luxury SUVs of 2021. This crossover might be one of the best, but it drives just …

A dark-gray 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV parallel-parked outside a stone office building as two businesspeople walk by
Crossover & Midsize

Avoid Luxury SUVs and Just Get a 2021 Mazda CX-5

Luxurious features in a vehicle are great, but is it worth paying extra for a luxury brand name? Now, even mainstream vehicles provide high-quality finishes, amenities, and performance without the exorbitant price. For instance, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover provides luxury for less. Though it’s a small SUV, it offers excellent performance, high-end features, …

2020 Ford Edge is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Which 2021 Midsize SUVs Did Consumer Reports Recommend?

Along with its extensive reviews of many products, Consumer Reports also recommends certain ones that have high scores. This information can be really helpful for people going car shopping for a new vehicle. If you’re looking for a new midsize SUV, Consumer Reports picked out just four that earned its “Recommended” stamp. Here’s a quick …

ASOBO CEO and Co-founder Laurens Friso, adjusts the electric motor engine at Kombe Oyuga beach in Mbita, Homabay county, in Western Kenya
Marine & RVs

The Most Common Outboard Motor Problems

As we head into warmer weather, it’s time again for boating. It’s great to head out on the water with friends and family to enjoy some time out in nature. It’s not so great, though, if your boat’s outboard motor develops issues. Here are a few common problems you might have with the outboard motor …

Close-up of the upper corner of a consumer credit report from the credit bureau Equifax, with text reading "Credit File" and "Personal Identification" on a light wooden surface on September 11, 2017
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does Buying a Car Build Your Credit Score?

For most people, buying a car is a big deal. It takes time to save enough money for such a large expense. But car loans make it possible to purchase a vehicle without having to scrape together the entire amount. How does car financing work, what effect can it have on your credit score, and …

A red 2021 Volkswagen GTI four-door hatchback traveling on a two-lane highway through arid mountains on a sunny day
Tips, Tricks & Trends

$30,000 Can Get You Fast Speed in the 2021 Volkswagen GTI

Supercars offer top speeds and high performance, but they also come with a high price tag. Luckily, some vehicles perform well and are still affordable. In fact, the 2021 Volkswagen GTI is number one on U.S. News’ list “Best Compact Cars for 2021.” Here’s what makes the 2021 GTI a standout. The 2021 Volkswagen GTI’s …

A customer inspects the window sticker of a 2011 Toyota Sienna at Fred Anderson Toyota in Raleigh, North Carolina
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Dealer Destination Charge: Do You Have to Pay It?

Car buying can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to get the best price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price, or MSRP, isn’t the final price you end up paying. There are usually several fees and additional costs like the dealer destination charge. Do you have to pay the destination charge, and what other fees can you …