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Jilly Capello is a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit.

A silver 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan parked on gravel in front of snowcapped mountain with the sun behind them
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Chrysler Pacifica Blew Every Other Minivan Away in 2020 Sales

Minivans used to dominate playground parking lots and school pickup lines. Today, the family-friendly people movers have taken a backseat to smaller, more efficient SUVs and crossovers. But one minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica, won’t go away quietly. In fact, it dominated the minivan segment in sales last year. Also winning countless accolades, the Pacifica blew away the …

Consumer Reports chose the 2021 Toyota Avalon as the best large car, shown here outside a modern cabin in the snow
Sedans & Coupes

Consumer Reports Recommended Every Large Car It Tested for 2021

Consumer Reports reviewed the five most popular new large cars on the market today. The 2021 Toyota Avalon came out on top, receiving the highest score among its competitors. After thorough testing and evaluation of each vehicle, CR ended up recommending every full-size sedan it tested. Though these large cars are in the same class, each offers unique features and benefits. Let’s …

Light reflects off the Porsche logo on a red vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Angry Porsche Owners Are Suing Over Stop-Sale Order

There might be no better feeling than driving a Porsche automobile, listening to the gentle rumble as you take every turn with confidence and precision. Owning one of the iconic vehicles is a rite of passage that only a few experience in their lifetime. Hitting the American roadways in 1950, Porsche has always been synonymous with luxury …

U.S. President Donald Trump tours an RV manufactured by Newmar Corp. during a "Made in America" products showcase on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, July 23, 2018
Marine & RVs

This Diesel RV Is a $405,000 Masterpiece

When most of us think of camping, it involves a tent, a couple of well-used sleeping bags, and a campfire under the stars. For those who prefer a softer bed and all the conveniences of home, a camper is a preferred method of enjoying their next adventure. And for a select few, camping involves a luxury motorhome that takes …

Philanthropist and businessman Warren Buffett on-stage during the Forbes Media Centennial Celebration on September 19, 2017, at Pier 60 in New York City
Marine & RVs

Does Warren Buffett Own Forest River RV?

Forest River is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of recreational vehicles. Based in Elkhart, Indiana, the company has been an industry leader since 1996. Its massive production facilities assemble a vast array of RVs. They include travel trailers, motorhomes, truck campers, and more. And behind the successful company is one of the world’s richest people. His …

A partial close-up view of three racing tires with the red Pirelli logo on them
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why You Should Never Buy a Tire Based on Its Warranty

If you’ve driven cars, you’ve likely experienced a flat tire at some point. Whether it’s a blowout on the highway or deflation in your driveway, a flat is a major inconvenience. Your first instinct might be to call road service. Or you speed-dial your insurance company, knowing your policy covers roadside assistance. Or you might …

A dark-colored 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle minivan parked outside a large shingled home
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Your 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Is Perfect for Kids and Dogs Alike

The award-winning Chrysler Pacifica‘s design makes this minivan a favorite among active families. Not only does the Pacifica offer plenty of room, but it also delivers impressive driving dynamics. Boasting a makeover for 2021, the Chrysler Pacifica now offers more standard features. The improved exterior styling and interior upgrades make this versatile vehicle a leader in …

A 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan with Selenite Grey Magno exterior paint travels on a highway along hills and trees
Sedans & Coupes

Downgraded 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Won’t Have V6 or V8 Engines

Since its introduction stateside in the early 1990s, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been an American auto industry mainstay. The top-selling luxury compact has offered high style and performance. And the automaker recently unveiled the model’s latest iteration. But it has consumers and industry analysts perplexed. For the first time, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class won’t be available with …

A close-up head-on view of a red 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor full-size pickup truck parked in a mountainous dessert
Trucks & SUVs

Both the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX Will Fit in Your Garage the Same

Their names might sound like dinosaurs, but they’re anything but prehistoric. The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX are battling for this year’s super-truck title. The F-150 has dominated the truck segment for decades, and the Ram 1500 poses Ford’s first real competition. Both trucks are big enough to tackle virtually any challenge thrown their way. And …

A dark-gray metallic 2020 Subaru Outback crossover SUV parked on a foggy shore
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Subaru Outback Lost This Huge Award but Is Still a Great Value

The Subaru Outback has had a cult following for years. Outdoor enthusiasts find the midsize crossover SUV the perfect vehicle for casual and off-the-beaten-path adventures. On the road since 1994, the Outback offers unsurpassed versatility and comfort. Loaded with advanced safety features, the 2021 Subaru Outback is family-friendly with plenty of space. Recently, the rugged SUV was among the nominees for …

The black leatherette front seats of a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Adventure model with red accents
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Is Surprisingly More Comfortable Than Its Bigger Sibling

The Toyota RAV4 and Highlander are two of the most popular vehicles to roll off the automaker’s assembly line. Both crossover SUVs offer distinct styling and features, but the RAV4‘s comfort oddly surpasses that of the larger, higher-priced Highlander. Consumers and industry analysts alike were surprised to find the compact crossover is the more comfortable model. It …

A red 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E parked in a circular driveway outside a modern building lined with palm trees
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Took Home an Impressive Award

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has a hint of the classic muscle car from the 1950s but is a new animal unto itself. The five-passenger electric crossover SUV is turning heads with its captivating looks and superior packaging. Already winning awards, the Mustang Mach-E is a hard-to-beat EV. It recently received an impressive award. And from the …

A blue 2021 Honda CR-V Touring compact SUV traveling on a city bridge
Crossover & Midsize

Is the 2021 Honda CR-V Touring Worth $3,200 Over the CR-V EX-L?

The 2021 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular compact SUVs. Among the best-selling vehicles in the United States, the spacious CR-V offers great value. Its quick acceleration provides reliable performance for commuters looking for a practical car with good fuel economy. And the comfortable interior appeals to families and drivers looking for luxurious touches in …

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader speaks to members of the media outside a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on October 30, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ralph Nader Slams Politicians for Making NHTSA ‘Meek’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has come under fire from safety advocacy groups claiming it’s not doing its job. The groups are calling for action and hope that the Department of Transportation will better enforce car safety regulations. For the past 50 years, consumer advocate and NHTSA co-founder Ralph Nader has been a proponent …

A red all-wheel-drive 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle minivan traveling on a two-lane highway flanked by trees with autumn leaves
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Worth $53,390 for a Minivan?

Busy parents once filled carpool lanes and soccer field parking lots with economical minivans. That was decades ago, and times have changed. For the past several years, consumers have traded their vans for family-friendly SUVs. Today’s three-row models are not only sleek but also comfortable and easy to drive. Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) acknowledged the changing …

A blue and white Alaska vanity license plate reading, "Snow me"
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2 Nazi License Plates Got a State DMV in Trouble

Cruising down the highway in an expensive sports car is a surefire way to catch other drivers’ attention. But realistically, most people don’t have the bank account to support that type of self-expression. That’s where personalized license plates come in. For a small fee, drivers can select a unique combination of letters and numbers to …

A 2021 Nissan Titan navigates a steep hill
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Nissan Titan Just Beat the Toyota Tundra on This Important List

Ford and Ram usually lead the pickup pack. When comparing towing capacity, performance, and reliability among full-size trucks, the Nissan Titan normally lingers at the bottom of the list. But not now. The 2021 Nissan Titan just ranked higher than the Toyota Tundra on an important list. It didn’t beat Chevy and GMC models, but placing ahead of the Tundra is a …

A flat tire on a red vehicle
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Here’s Why Driving on a Flat Tire Is the Worst Idea

Regardless of the make or model, a common factor in all vehicles is their need for four properly inflated tires. An essential part of car safety is knowing what to do when an unexpected flat tire occurs. Inspecting tires regularly and understanding how to avoid a flat tire will enhance performance and ensure your safety. …

A navy-blue Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender camper van parked on grass next to trees
Marine & RVs

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender Camper Van Makes No Sense

Glamping just got easier with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender. Available for the first time in the U.S., this camper van accommodates up to five passengers, taking the ultimate road trip to a new level. Travelers looking to get behind the wheel of this luxury camping vehicle will need deep pockets. The hefty price tag will undoubtedly deter the …

2017 RAM 1500 Rebel TRX 4x4 is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Is Simply the Best-Looking Truck Out

The business sector was hit hard last year as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the nation. The auto industry had to postpone new model debuts, cancel auto shows, and close manufacturing plants. Despite the hardships, several companies managed to create some great-looking trucks, cars, and SUVs to appease consumers’ desire for something new. FCA …

Mercedes Benz car emblem is covered with snow in Krakow, Poland
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mercedes’ 4.7-Foot Hyperscreen Will Blow Your Mind and Massage Your Body

Infotainment systems have become a valuable interactive hub for drivers. Automakers are in a fast-paced race to provide the latest and greatest technology in new vehicles. Mercedes-Benz pulls ahead of the competition in 2021 with the introduction of its MBUX Hyperscreen. Measuring an astonishing 56-inches, it spans the entire length of the dash, offering never-before-seen features …

RV campers and travel trailers
Marine & RVs

The Keystone Montana 3231CK Is the Goldilocks of Towable RVs

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people travel, creating a surge in RV sales. Campers are more popular than ever as hoards of Americans take to the roadways in search of adventure.  To meet the growing demand, manufacturers are getting creative with floor plans and interior design. Recreational vehicles come in all sizes. You …

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 …