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Kristen McCoy

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The Toyota 4Runner on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Toyota 4Runner?

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is a rugged, venerable midsize SUV that has been in production since the early ’80s. For good or for bad, this off-roader has seen relatively few major changes in recent years. But is the Toyota 4Runner up to date on safety? The IIHS and NHTSA, two important automotive safety organizations, have …

The Toyota 4Runner displayed at the Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

How Reliable Is the Toyota 4Runner?

Toyota is a brand that consistently receives praise for its reliability. It recently ranked third on Consumer Reports’ list of top 10 automakers that make the most reliable cars. But does that sterling reputation apply to all vehicles in the carmaker’s lineup, even the ones that haven’t been updated all that much?  One example we’re …

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Best Used Luxury Cars

Buying a used luxury car is a smart idea if you want more amenities and better quality for less cash. But getting the car you want is not without its challenges. How do you know if you’re getting the best car for your money? The experts at have compiled a list of the best …

Nissan Frontier Midnight Edition
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Nissan Frontier Have Android Auto?

The Nissan Frontier is an inexpensive, practical, and sturdy pickup truck that happens to be spare on modern features such as basic infotainment and connectivity offerings. For example, if you own an Android smartphone and hope to use Android Auto on the Frontier, you’re out of luck. This may surprise you since Android Auto and Apple …

2019 Ford Ranger
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Ford Ranger Have Android Auto?

The Ford Ranger generated a lot of excitement when it returned to the market last year after an eight-year hiatus. It’s the second best-selling mid-size truck in the U.S. and it offers a range of up-to-date standard features, especially above the base trim level. But you might be wondering if the Ranger has smartphone compatibility, in …

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 | Chevrolet
Trucks & SUVs

How Safe Is the Chevrolet Colorado?

Overall, the Chevrolet Colorado has gotten a warm reception from reviewers and drivers alike. But how does the Colorado rate for safety? We’ll look at its IIHS and NHTSA safety test results to see how the Chevy Colorado stacks up. A so-so evaluation from the IIHS The Insurance Institute Highway Safety tested a 2019 Colorado …