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Kristen McCoy

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

The Lexus LS500h on display during the second press day of the Geneva Motor Show
Hybrids & Electrics

The 2020 Lexus LS500h Is a Waste of $100K

For years, the Lexus LS reigned supreme with its robust engine, smooth ride, and posh interior. For buyers who want better fuel economy from their luxury sedan, Lexus offers a hybrid version, the LS500h. Does this model provide both the performance and the improved gas mileage that makes it worth the significantly higher price tag?  …

A Hummer H3T truck is displayed prior to the start of the 2004 Greater LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Trucks & SUVs

Why Did Hummer’s H3T Fail so Quickly?

Many people are familiar with the Hummer H3. It was the last iteration of General Motors’ attempt to popularize a civilian version of the M998 Humvee. GM stopped production on the H3 when it discontinued the brand in May 2010. But not many may have known about the H3T, the pickup truck variant of the …

2017 Nissan Pathfinder is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the Nissan Pathfinder?

The Nissan Pathfinder is a midsize SUV with an energetic 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 284 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. It’s also earned 3.5 stars out of 5 from J.D. Power for reliability, making it slightly better than average compared to rivals such as the Chevrolet Traverse or the Volkswagen Tiguan. Besides reliability, …

A logo of Tesla is seen outside its showroom
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What’s Safer: Self-Driving Cars or Drive Assistance Technology?

Many new cars today are equipped with advanced driver assistance features. They help with driving or parking and include features such as automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning. Sometimes cars are marketed as self-driving, but most actually just have driver assistance technology. Since companies like Tesla haven’t completely ironed out the glitches in their self-driving …