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Lillie Champlin

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

An RV tows a Jeep and outdoors gear while filling up its gas tank
Marine & RVs

Are Campers and RVs Really That Bad on Gas?

Many adventurers across the U.S. have a great love of RVing. It’s a great way to save money on travel because you’ve got accommodations and transportation covered. And with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it presents a safer solution for social distancing. Pack for your trip, stock the RV, and you’re ready to go. The one challenge …

A man dusts the new-unveiled Genesis G90 at AutoMobility LA
Sedans & Coupes

How Safe is the Genesis G90?

The 2020 Genesis G90 is a luxury car that’s been wowing industry experts and consumers alike. It offers a top-quality interior with great comfort and loads of passenger space. The G90’s infotainment system is easy to use. It offers amazing power with either the twin-turbocharged V6 or the V8 and a smooth, refined ride. But …

Hyundai Venue in Miami with a mural in the background
Trucks & SUVs

How Reliable Is the Hyundai Venue?

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a new SUV offering that’s agile, affordable, and stylish. There’s plenty of room inside for passengers and has many standard driver-assist features. The Venue might not be the best choice to buy if take a lot of long road trips. In the city? It’s got you covered. How reliable is the new Hyundai Venue? …

Volkswagen Passat driving through the countryside
Sedans & Coupes

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat Can’t Keep up With the Class

Volkswagen has updated its aging Passat for the 2020 model year though it’s still part of the fourth generation launched in 2012. In the mid-size sedan class with heavy hitters like Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia’s new K5, the new Passat would need a strong update to stay competitive. The new 2020 Volkswagen Passat features some exterior and interior …

Volvo XC60 parked
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Avoid Sharing Photos on Instagram of this Car Brand

Swedish automaker Volvo resumed production earlier this year following a short hiatus to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Volvo addressed safety concerns across its facilities, partnered with healthcare organizations to provide life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE), and got to work on ways to boost sales from the lull the pandemic closure caused. Marketing is vital for the success of any commercial business. …

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA next to a barn or shed
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Might Not Be as Big a Failure

When the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class landed, it was the smallest SUV in the Mercedes-Benz stable. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was that there was nothing of the luxury you expect from owning a Mercedes-Benz.  What went wrong with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class? Will the 2021 models be an improvement? The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class When the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class …