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Jilly Capello

Jilly Capello is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

A metallic red 2021 Mazda CX-5 is parked next to a gray concrete building
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Is the Most Stylish Compact SUV

Consumers looking for a compact SUV have plenty of options to choose from. As auto manufacturers strive to stay competitive in a crowded market segment, the standard features just keep getting better. Each model offers differing capabilities in performance, storage space, predicted reliability, and fuel efficiency. With its stylish design and comfortable interior, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 stands out. The …

Jeep Cherokee luxury SUV on display at Brussels Expo
Crossover & Midsize

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Already Has Some Concerning Engine Issues

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee didn’t receive many changes due to the upgrades received in the previous year’s model. The reputation of the Jeep brand seemed to be enough to stay competitive with other compact crossovers in its class. With decent towing capabilities, the Cherokee appeared to be a solid choice for off road enthusiasts.  Unfortunately, many owners …

The new Midnight Edition Package, available on Nissan Armada SL, includes black exterior logos, black painted mirrors (heated, power adjust and fold, auto-dimming, reverse linked with puddle lights and LED turn signals), black painted roof rails, rear LED lamps with black paint finisher, black painted grille, and black painted front and rear skid plates.
Crossover & Midsize

The Best-Looking 2021 Nissan Armada Isn’t the Most Expensive

The 2021 Nissan Armada is receiving some bold updates for the new model year. The complete refresh of the full-size SUV will have new exterior features that create an aggressive and luxury-defining stature. The interior of the Armada also got a much-needed update, staying in direct competition with the Infiniti QX80. There are three trim levels for the enormous new 2021 Nissan …

A dark-gray 2020 Jeep Renegade Limited is parked on a street outside a light-gray brick building
Crossover & Midsize

Why Is the 2020 Jeep Renegade More Expensive Than the 2020 Compass?

Drive down any highway in America, and you’re sure to pass a crossover SUV. The versatile vehicles provide enough space for families without compromising performance or reliability. The automaker Jeep, known for SUVs and off-roaders, puts its reputation behind the subcompact crossover Renegade and compact crossover Compass. Offering affordability and classic styling, the brand’s products hold …

A dark-red 2020 Tesla Model S is displayed during the London Motor and Tech Show at ExCel on May 16, 2019, in London, England
Hybrids & Electrics

Does the Tesla Model S Have Apple CarPlay?

The Tesla Model S is the paragon of electric vehicles that other manufacturers aspire to create when designing eco-friendly automobiles. With a superior driving range and quick acceleration, the Model S is a class-leading example of impeccable performance and reliability. Despite the abundance of state-of-the-art technology, Tesla took a different route for the infotainment system. …

Lexus RX 450h luxury hybrid SUV on display at Brussels Expo on January 9, 2020 in Brussels
Crossover & Midsize

The Standard 2021 Lexus RX Is Safer Than Ever

When it comes to driving a luxury SUV, Lexus has been the industry standard to aspire to for many years. The 2021 models are no exception, offering consumers spectacular value with more standard features and upgraded safety enhancements. One model stands out – the Lexus RX. Lexus offers five SUV and crossover variants. The UX …

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Are Just 8 Alfa Romeo Giulia Models Getting Recalled?

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sporty sedan built on the heritage of more than 100 years of Italian racing. With a reputation for quality craftsmanship and high-performance capabilities, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is a noble contender in the compact luxury sport sedan segment. The Italian automobile is not without problems. The National Highway …

Sign on façade at headquarters of internet auction company eBay in the Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, March 15, 2019.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Buy a Car on eBay Without Getting Scammed

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people go car shopping. Transactions typically handled in person are happening online more frequently, with consumers preferring to skip the showroom. eBay Motors is a popular auction site to take advantage of good deals on new and used cars. With over 5 million vehicles sold on the website to date, eBay is …

Chevrolet introduces its new Malibu (shown) and Hybrid Malibu models at the New York International Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Chevy Made a Bold Choice Discontinuing the Malibu Hybrid

The end of the 2020 Chevy Malibu Hybrid was a bold move for the auto manufacturing giant. Despite several attempts at a refresh, the midsize sedan couldn’t hold onto its share of the hybrid market. Consumers blame the lack of advertising, while GM claims declining sales of hybrid technology. As the company directs its attention at electric …

Hyliion Hypertruck ERX
Hybrids & Electrics

The Hyliion Hypertruck Is an Alt-Fuel Beast

As interest in electric vehicles grows, Hyliion Holdings Corporation is the newest company to enter EV manufacturing. Expected to arrive in 2021, the negative net-zero-emission hybrid Hypertruck ERX promises to reduce the trucking industry’s reliance on fossil fuels. Not only does the Hyliion Hypertruck use an alternative fuel source, but it also boasts performance capabilities …

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Has a Disappointing Shortcoming

Today’s soccer mom has traded her minivan keys for an SUV. The smaller, more economical crossover has become more appealing, and its sales dominate the market. The automaker isn’t giving up just yet, though. The all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan has been reconfigured and will boast a hybrid-only powertrain. It’s one of only two gas-electric hybrid minivans …

2021 Honda CR-V Touring
Crossover & Midsize

Send Your Kid Off to College in a New 2021 Honda CR-V

Helping your child launch into college life is exciting and stressful. There are so many details to manage to give them the best shot at having a rewarding experience. Finding a vehicle that’s not only safe and reliable but also affordable is no easy task. Though you may want airbags covering every inch of the …

2021 Hyundai Accent Limited in Pomegranate Red
Sedans & Coupes

You Can Get an Advanced Safety Feature in the 2021 Hyundai Accent

The 2021 Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car that typically rates in the middle of the pack among competitors in its class. The vehicle offers generous seating space, user-friendly technology, and above-average fuel efficiency. Loaded with standard features, the surprisingly quick 2021 Hyundai Accent has an advanced safety feature that is desirable among sedan owners. The …

An RV camper parked on the shore along Kyle of Tongue, shallow sea loch in northwest Highland, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, UK.
Marine & RVs

How Do You Decide How Much Your Used RV Is Worth?

When it comes time to sell your used RV, the first thing you’ll want to do is determine the fair market value. Arming yourself with this knowledge will ensure you don’t get ripped off by a consumer, dealership, or consignment lot when you sell your camper. Unlike a car, there aren’t as many reliable tools …

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Truck appears at the Ford Built for America event
Trucks & SUVs

Will the Ford 2021 F-150 Hybrid Make You Forget About the Diesel?

Auto manufacturers have been competing for the past several years to add hybrid and electric vehicles to their product lines. Pickup trucks are the latest market to get behind hybrid technology, with the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid being the newest addition to the growing field. The Ford F-150 Hybrid offers brand reliability along with increased fuel …

A sunken sailing yacht with a Greek flag on the mast can be seen in a harbor after the heavy autumn storm Ianos.
Marine & RVs

What To Do if Your Boat Sinks

Boating offers a lot of enjoyment and recreational opportunities. There’s no better feeling than being out on the open water with your family and friends. Unfortunately, problems arise that can turn a fun day on the boat into a nightmare. One of the scariest hazards of boat ownership is when a boat sinks. An unexpected …

Cutting through roof of white metal camper van conversion to install ventilation window
Marine & RVs

Why Do RV Roofs Always Seem to Leak?

Most people who own a recreational vehicle know that RV roofs leak. It is one of the most common problems in the industry, yet many first-time buyers aren’t even aware of this ongoing issue. While a car can go a lifetime without a leaky roof, that isn’t the case for recreational vehicles. Most RV roofs …

2021 Kia Seltos SX is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

How Reliable Is the Kia Seltos?

Vehicles coming out of the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plants are known for their dependability. The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos is expected to continue in the tradition of its predecessors. In a crowded subcompact crossover segment, the newest addition to the world of small SUVs is a worthy competitor. The 2021 Kia Seltos is already receiving …

John Deere Gator transformed into ice-cream truck sells ice cream to tourists on the beach at a seaside resort on the North Sea coast.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Do You Actually Need a 2021 John Deere Gator XUV835R?

In 1837, a blacksmith named John Deere created the first commercially successful steel plow. The company has come a long way since those early beginnings, even branching out into ATV-like vehicles. The John Deere product line has been part of the American agricultural landscape for centuries, known for its iconic green tractors. Keeping up with …

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. electric car company Tesla in 2019
Hybrids & Electrics

Should You Get PPF for Your Tesla Model 3?

The Tesla Model 3 comes in a standard solid black exterior. But, the EV company understands that consumers like having options. That is why for an extra $1,000, you can choose between blue, white, silver, or the ever-popular red for the Model 3’s exterior paint color. Anyone who’s purchased a Tesla understands the need to keep …

2021 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid
Hybrids & Electrics

2020 Hyundai Ioniq vs. Toyota Prius: A Battle of the Fuel Sippers

In 1997, Toyota introduced the Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid. It became an instant success, and interest in electric vehicles was off and running. Only a few decades later, most major auto manufacturers produce environmentally friendly versions of their cars. Hybrid and all-electric vehicles have become highly competitive in an ever-changing market. The latest release …

The Lucid Air Dream, electric sedan is displayed during the New York International Auto Show
Hybrids & Electrics

Is the 2021 Lucid Air Dream Worth Its $160,000 Price?

Lucid Motors claims to be “a luxury mobility company reimagining what a car can be.” Going head to head with class-leading luxury electric vehicles, such as the Tesla Model S, this California-based startup company just unveiled its first luxury sedan. Backed by several Chinese investors, Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, the former Tesla Model S chief …

Volkswagen Up GTI is displayed during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Volkswagen Did the Impossible With the New GTI

The original hot hatch is back and more impressive than ever. The new 2021 Volkswagen GTI is turning heads with its nimble handling, speedy acceleration, and unmatched versatility. Always considered a fun car to drive, the GTI strikes the perfect balance between functionality and performance. Volkswagen took it a step further with this model year …

A red 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid parked in front of a house with trees in the background
Sedans & Coupes

You Won’t Find Too Many Complaints About the 2021 Honda Accord

The reviews are rolling out for the newly released 2021 Honda Accord, and there aren’t many negative comments about the popular midsize sedan. There is one glaring feature that is missing on the all-new Accord, but the vast array of new upgrades make up for the loss. The improved value of this year’s model is hard to resist. Upcoming …

2021 Kia Seltos X-Line Urban Concept is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 2020.
Crossover & Midsize

Is the Kia Seltos New?

Kia Motors has a strong reputation for building high-quality and affordable vehicles. The all-new 2021 Kia Seltos is no exception. This subcompact crossover utility vehicle offers attractive styling with a bolder, more rugged look than other models in the Kia lineup. With impressive features and capabilities, the Kia Seltos is an SUV worthy of its competitors in …

red 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
Trucks & SUVs

2021 Chevy Trailblazer vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: The Better SUV Is Clear

The subcompact SUV class is filled with worthy competition from every major auto manufacturer. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, although the newest vehicle to enter the arena, battles other models with confidence. The new stylish design and affordable price make it a worthy contender in the smaller SUV segment. The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, although aging considerably, …

Car tune up
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Is a Car Tune Up and Do You Really Need One?

Everyone knows that the most important part of vehicle ownership is proper maintenance. Following the schedules provided by the manufacturer will keep your car performing in optimum condition. When routine maintenance is overlooked, costly repairs can put the vehicle out of commission. Getting a car tune up is highly recommended, but sometimes it seems unnecessary. Does your vehicle really need …

2019 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Cadillac XT5 Does A Lot of Things Right

The new 2021 Cadillac XT5 checks all the boxes when it comes to power, performance, and pricing. Larger than most compact crossover vehicles, the Cadillac XT5 makes great use of its space. The cargo area is better than any other crossover in its class. The characteristic Cadillac style is apparent in the cabin, which offers a comfortable …

Polestar 2 all-electric 5-door fastback car in black on display at Brussels Expo
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Polestar 2 Beat Telsa for a Prestigious Award

The 2020 Polestar 2 is being touted as the first electric car to have an Android Automotive operating system that is exclusively powered by Google. As the battle for the best electric car rages on, major auto manufacturers are finding ways to make their vehicles unique and more appealing to consumers. The race is on to …