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Ron King

Ron King started as a contributing writer for MotorBiscuit in 2020. He spent 22 years as an aerospace machinist and aircraft structures mechanic for Spirit Aerosystems. An expert in explaining complicated subjects earned through 16 years as an adult educator, Ron currently teaches precision measuring and shop math at Tulsa Technology Center. He travels the country in a travel trailer, so Ron is most interested in new trucks, solar charging systems, advancing battery technology, and the EV wave to come.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crossover plug-in hybrid SUV on display at Brussels Expo

Does the Mitsubishi Outlander Have Apple CarPlay?

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is struggling against its competitors. U.S. News ranked it 15th against other compact SUVs with a score of 6.2 of 10. The Mitsubishi Outlander scored a 9.0 in safety but only 5.8 for interior and 5.6 for performance. A J.D. Power reliability rating of 2.5 of 5 further detracted from the …
2016 Cadillac XT5 is on display at the 108th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place

You Could Do A Lot Better Than a Cadillac for a Midsize Luxury SUV

Cadillac, long known as an icon of American-made luxury vehicles, offers two midsize SUV options for 2020 – the returning Cadillac XT5 and the new XT6 – for the sport utility vehicle market. The Cadillac XT5 Earning a four-star review from Kelley Blue Book’s expert review panel, the Cadillac XT5 has a starting price of …
A 2020 Cadillac is displayed at the New York International Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Cadillac CT6 Is the Worst Large Luxury Car of 2020 You Should Avoid

Until recently, the Cadillac brand was synonymous with luxury vehicles, in fact, professional heavyweight boxing legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier preferred them over others. Over the last few years, it seems that the automaker’s reputation is beginning to slip. And it doesn’t appear the 2020 Cadillac CT6 is going to help. How does the Cadillac CT6 …
The 2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 on display in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2018 at Automobility LA
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 Genesis G70 Proved How Safe It Is by Earning Another Award

In its inaugural year, the 2019 Genesis G70 was the top-ranked compact premium car for initial quality by J.D. Power and a finalist in U.S. News 2019 Best Luxury Small Car for the Money rankings with a score of 8.5 out of 10. For 2020, the Genesis G70 improved that score to 8.7 and earned …
2017 Chevrolet Colorado is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

2020 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2020 Ford Ranger – Chevy Takes Another Loss

The Chevrolet vs. Ford rivalry has raged for ages, and a large portion of compact pickup truck buyers fall into one of those two camps. However, the gap between the Chevrolet Colorado and the Ford Ranger is widening. U.S. News ranks the Chevrolet Colorado in the No. 5 spot compared to the Ford Ranger at …
A Mazda6 car being assembled at the Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus factory
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 Mazda6’s Safety Is Its Most Underrated Highlight

The popular Mazda6 is gaining momentum and by some accounts has achieved the top spot in the midsize sedan market. A recent review by U.S. News places the Mazda6 in the No. 4 spot. Ranking the Mazda6 in this low position may have more to do with the competitiveness of the class than any glaring …
The new 2020 Ford Explorer SUV is revealed at Ford Field on January 9, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Ford Explorer’s Third Row Is Its Only Advantage Over the Toyota Highlander

The Ford vs. Toyota rivalry has been around for decades and it seems to get more intense every year. As a long time industry leader, Ford Explorer is at the top of its respective mountain. But the Toyota Highlander keeps climbing higher and might push the Ford Explorer aside. The 2020 Ford Explorer The newly re-designed …
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is on display in 'Camp Jeep' at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Trucks & SUVs

The New Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel’s Noisey Ride Is a Problem for Some People

Jeep has been near the top of the mountain for those considering an off-road capable vehicle for eight decades and counting. Long-standing reputation aside, there seems to be growing discord among Wrangler owners, and the newest Jeep Wrangler has been receiving poor reviews. In most cases, the Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel is not making a positive …
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Trucks & SUVs

The Worst Toyota Sequoia Model You Should Never Buy

The Toyota Sequoia is a large vehicle designed to bridge the gap between SUVs and pickup trucks. Equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 381 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque, the Toyota Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Multiple seating arrangements are simple with fold-down seats. Having all seats upright allows seating for …
2017 Honda Ridgeline is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Trucks & SUVs

Truck Buyers Are Still Wary of the Honda Ridgeline in 2020

The Honda Motor Company has a good reputation as an automaker. So why does the Honda Ridgeline struggle to gain acceptance in the midsize truck market? Although the first quarter of 2020 saw a nearly 17 percent increase in sales over the same period last year, Honda Ridgeline sales still lag behind its competition. In …
A new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is shown on the assembly line at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant
Trucks & SUVs

The Chevy Silverado Stormed out of the Gate in 2020

If you are in the market for a new Chevy Silverado you are not alone. The first quarter of 2020 has seen a dramatic improvement in sales numbers for Chevrolet’s full-size truck offering over the same period a year ago. The latest surge in sales propelled the Chevy Silverado 1500 into second place in the …
A Jeep Renegade 4x4 e is presented at the Geneva Motor Show

You Need to Avoid the Jeep Renegade

Introduced in 2015, the Jeep Renegade looks to capitalize on the legendary Jeep brand of off-road capable vehicles. Smaller than a Jeep Cherokee but larger than a Jeep Wrangler, the Renegade aims to fill that gap in an attempt to capture buyers that cannot decide between the two. Unfortunately, Jeep’s troubles have followed the Renegade …
Jaguar I-Pace (I-PACE) battery-electric crossover SUV interior
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Jaguar Completely Did Away With a Driving Tradition in 2020 Models

British automobile maker Jaguar has a long-standing tradition of performance in the luxury vehicle market, but the future of the brand’s performance heritage is looking bleak. Recently, many automakers worldwide have shifted focus away from sedans and invested heavily in the SUV market. While Jaguar is present in the SUV market, it is still committed …
Toyota introduces the 4Runner TRD Pro at the Chicago Auto Show
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What Models Does Toyota Offer the TRD Package On?

Toyota’s factory racing division has been involved in automobile racing worldwide since the 1950s. Toyota Racing Development was created in 1979 as a way to transfer years of knowledge related to performance acquired from their racing research and development team to its production automobiles. TRD engineers strive to get the highest level of performance from …
2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Trucks & SUVs

These Are the Most Driven Pickup Trucks in the U.S.

A recent study by iSeeCars found that pickup trucks are near the top of the list of ten-year-old vehicles driven the most miles annually. Their study determined that, on average, people drive 11,987 miles per year across all vehicles. While it is not surprising that SUV’s and minivans top the list, it might surprise some …
red Tesla sign
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Pickup Truck: How Much It Will Cost and When It’s Being Released

It seems that as far back as 2006, Elon Musk had visions of producing all “major forms of terrestrial transport” under the Tesla banner. It should come as no surprise that a Tesla pickup truck would be in the mix at some point as pickups, in general, continue to sell millions of units annually. As an automaker, Tesla has experienced …
gear shift

This is How a Manual Transmission Works

Have you ever been car shopping and found the perfect car, only to find out it has a manual transmission? It seems that the majority of people in the United States do not know how to drive a stick shift these days. Honestly, if you’ve never had anyone take the time to teach you to drive a car with …