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Jordan Almond

luxurious interior of the consumer reports number 1 pickup truck of 2021
Trucks & SUVs

The Best Luxury Car of 2020 Is a Pickup Truck

Yes, we know. This definitely shakes things up a bit. According to, the best luxury car of 2020 is a pickup truck. The 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited trim took home the win for this year’s best luxury car. So how does this happen? It’s simple. The honor of best luxury car …

A photo of the 2021 Honda Odyssey outdoors.
Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Minivans?

Some drivers swear they’ll never own a minivan. Conversely, there are plenty of families out there that swear by their van. Models like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna continue to improve year over year. But what’s so great about minivans? First off, I’ll start by saying that I am definitely one of …

A Class C RV is parked in a car park as members of the public are asked to stop traveling to the Scottish Highlands
Marine & RVs

Don’t Expect People to Stop Renting RVs in 2021

The RV rental business is experiencing dramatic fluctuations. Due to a surge in the popularity of the camper business, both sales and rentals of the Recreation Vehicle (RV) saw unprecedented success in 2020. In fact, this vacation trend isn’t likely to lose much momentum any time soon. Don’t expect people to stop renting RVs in …

2021 new Kia Telluride driving down an empty road
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Telluride Isn’t the Best SUV With 3 Rows

The 2021 Kia Telluride is an acclaimed family SUV. But is the Telluride the best SUV with three rows? U.S. News and World Report says no. It’s just one of the best crossover SUVs with third-row seats. There’s no denying that the popular Telluride is a great SUV. The 2021 Kia Telluride has already won …

A press image of a silver 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition in a southwestern outdoors scene
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ram 1500 Is a Kind and Gentle Pickup Truck

In the road test review by Consumer Reports, the 2021 Ram 1500 pickup truck received a number of compliments. Its overall score ties with the 2021 Toyota Tundra. Still, it’s sitting pretty up top in the No. 1 spot on the list of best full-size pickup trucks. This is largely due the fact that the …

2021 Toyota Tacoma on display
Trucks & SUVs

How Will the Toyota Tacoma Survive Until 2022?

The last full redesign seen by Toyota’s popular Tacoma was for the 2016 model year. So what does that mean for the future of this tough little truck? How will the Toyota Tacoma survive until 2022? According to The Drive, it’s actually very likely that the Toyota Tacoma won’t even see a full workup and …

An image of a Toyota GR Super Sport parked in a warehouse.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Upcoming Toyota Models Have Something to Prove

Models like the Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla, or even the tough Toyota Tundra, are popular and durable. They are marketed as simple cars for simple purposes. However, some folks look at the Toyota lineup and think––boring. So ho will the Japanese automaker continue propelling itself into the future? This year, we saw the release …

100th anniversary Mazda Miata MX-5 with a 1960 Mazda R360
Sedans & Coupes

What’s So Great About Mazda Cars?

Since the old school “zoom-zoom” commercials, Mazda cars have made quite a name for themselves. These days, the Mazda slogan says “driving matters,” and the company holds claim to a lineup of cars said to be fun to drive. Year after year, the MazdaBut what’s so great about Mazda cars? This isn’t a brand with …

2021 Toyota Tundra Trail Edition parked near mountains
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Toyota Tundra Is Limited

The 2021 Toyota Tundra pickup truck is Consumer Reports‘ most reliable full-size pickup truck of all the 2021 models tested thus far. In addition, it tied with the 2021 Ram 1500 for the highest overall score. But the 2021 Toyota Tundra is limited. Consumer Reports certainly appreciates this truck’s predicted reliability. In addition, the publication …

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition off-roading
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Still Has its Selling Points

While the 2021 Toyota 4Runner is an SUV that seems a little overpriced, it has its selling points. There’s a reason why Toyota still sells so many units each year. This year, there’s a new Lunar Rock paint color for the 2021 TRD Pro model. It’s undeniably rugged and cool looking––especially in the trail or …

2021 GMC Canyon AT4
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 GMC Canyon Came in Dead Last

The 2021 GMC Canyon shows up in last place of all the compact pickup trucks tested by Consumer Reports for the 2021 model year. That means out of six tested compact pickup trucks, the new Canyon is listed dead last. But this truck offers a diesel engine –– a feature that most others in its …

2021-Toyota-4Runner-Trail-Edition parked in gravel is a cool but expensive SUV
Trucks & SUVs

The New Toyota 4Runner Is Cool But Insensibly Expensive

The new Toyota 4Runner is a good reliable SUV. It’s one of the few family SUVs still built with a body-on-frame design rather than a unibody construction. It’s easy to feel tempted to buy one with all of the end of the year sales still going on and tantalizing models like the Toyota 4Runner TRD …

Tesla Model 3 vehicles which will be exported to Europe
Hybrids & Electrics

Can You Even Buy a Used Tesla?

It’s no secret that media and mystery are integral elements of the Tesla marketing strategy. Between Twitter and surprise announcements, Elon Musk continues keeping EV consumers on their toes when it comes to buying a Tesla product. I mean, really. Can you even buy a used Tesla? When it comes to buying a used car, …

2019 Toyota RAV4
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Some 2020 Toyota Models are Less Reliable Than Others

Reliability is the primary calling card for this Japanese car company. In fact, there’s a good chance that if you are shopping for 2020 Toyota models, one of the main reasons you’ve chosen this brand is because it’s commonly considered to be one of the most reliable. Some 2020 Toyota models are less reliable than …

2021 new Kia Telluride driving down an empty road
Crossover & Midsize

Are Crossovers Girly?

Some men might shy away from certain crossovers because they seem a little girly. Whether we like it or not, there are cars, trucks, or SUV models that seem geared more toward one gender than another. For example, a big black Ram 1500 pickup truck definitely appeals to more masculine energies than a red Mini …

The 2021 Honda Accord is the brand's midsize sedan.
Sedans & Coupes

Is the Honda Accord Actually That Awesome?

The Honda Accord has reached legendary status as a family sedan both new and used. It’s usually at or near the top of every best list in its class. This Japanese mighty machine even took a spot on the Car and Driver 10Best list so many times “it’s become a nearly permanent fixture” in the …

2021 Mazda CX-5 parked outside of a store
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Are Crossovers Really Safer Than Sedans?

The crossover segment shows no sign of slowing down its success anytime soon. There are many reasons that a family might choose a crossover instead of a sedan. One of them is safety, but is it actually true that crossovers are safer than sedans? Crossover safety Crossovers offer a blend of car comfort and SUV …

2020 Lexus RX 350 | Lexus
Trucks & SUVs

2 Lincoln SUVs Beat the 2020 Lexus RX

In terms of quality, J.D. Power ranks SUVs based on the results of a consumer survey. Vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 are rated the highest. According to the study for the 2020 model year, two Lincoln SUVs beat the 2020 Lexus RX. The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus and the 2020 Lincoln Navigator made it …